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The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Old 05-21-15, 08:08 AM
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

I wish they hadn't removed dice poker. I may be the only person that actually liked that minigame.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Originally Posted by james2025a
Great game and getting better. Still a little lost on Gwent though.
Yeah, I still don't get it. All I know is that it's giving me horrible flashbacks to that brief period in college when I played Magic: The Gathering.

Originally Posted by kgrogers1979
I wish they hadn't removed dice poker. I may be the only person that actually liked that minigame.
I couldn't get into it on my first playthrough of The Witcher 2 but got totally hooked on my second playthough. I really miss it now.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Maybe dice poker will be one of the free DLC packs?
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Patch 1.03 just released for PC.

The patch 1.03 has just been released and is now available for all PC versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The update introduces a range of stability and performances ehancements as well as allows users to take advantage of some additional graphics settings. Please find the detailed list of fixes below:

Improves stability in gameplay and the UI
Improves performance especially in cutscenes and gameplay
Fixes grass and foliage popping that could occur after density parameters were changed
Improves Nvidia Hairworks performance
Boosted texture anisotropy sampling to 16x on Ultra preset
Sharpen Post-process settings extended from Off/On to Off/Low/High
Blood particles will now properly appear after killing enemies on the water
Corrects a bug where player was able to shoot bolts at friendly NPCs
Improves menu handling
Corrects an issue with Stamina regeneration while sprinting
Fixes a cursor lock issue that sometimes occcured when scrolling the map
Generally improves world map focus
Improves input responsiveness when using keyboard
Corrects some missing translations in the UI
Corrects an issue in dialogue selections
Rostan Muggs is back
Minor SFX improvements
Old 05-21-15, 09:23 AM
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Originally Posted by RocShemp
Nope. All that is part of the standard edition. That's just the way CD Projekt Red does things with this franchise. You get similar goodies with the standard edition of The Witcher 2.
That's a good deal, kudos to them!
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Has CD Projekt mentioned anything about remaking the first game? I know they had planned a console port many years ago, but it was canceled for whatever reason. Many people never played the first game since it was PC-only, and now that Witcher is a bigger name, it seems like a remake would sell well.

A remaster of the second game on the PS4 might be good too since it was never released on PS3.
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They are currently busy with Cyberpunk 2077 (their answer to Mass Effect) so it would be a while before they even consider remaking The Witcher. I would love a remake of the 1st and second game done with the engine (and gameplay tweaks) of the third game.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

I don't play RPGs but tried the sample of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Is this game comparable to that one?
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Originally Posted by RocShemp
Patch 1.03 just released for PC.
Good. Hopefully that'll give the graphics a boost. Looks like Fable now.
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Originally Posted by covenant
Good. Hopefully that'll give the graphics a boost. Looks like Fable now.


Even I will admit the article made it seem far worse than how it truly is. In fact, it's a beautiful game to look upon.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

the story in this game is fantastic, but can't there be like one fucking quest where you do it and it is over? everything is like, do this, ok, great, now go do this. oh wait, there's 19 more parts to complete it.
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I just finished the Keira Metz quests. I decided to check online what others did
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since I wasn't sure if I did the right thing taking the notes from her. I had convinced her to go to Kaer Morhen and give me Alexander's notes (since I figured she'd be less likely to change her mind and go bargain with Radovid anyway). However, I was afraid she'd be later caught on the way and have no potential bargaining chip. Much to my surprise, what I instead discovered is that the conversation can go radically different with Geralt forced to fight and kill Keira.
I love the wild way these games branch like that.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

so i'm too lazy too look. sometimes there are dialogue trees where you can influence people. what skill is that and when can you get it?
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Originally Posted by Deftones
so i'm too lazy too look. sometimes there are dialogue trees where you can influence people. what skill is that and when can you get it?
Go to the Signs skill tree and place some ability points in Axii. So far it seems one point is enough but I'm sure that will change later in the game (when I'm sure we'll encounter characters with magical protection from mental spells).
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Originally Posted by Deftones
the story in this game is fantastic, but can't there be like one fucking quest where you do it and it is over? everything is like, do this, ok, great, now go do this. oh wait, there's 19 more parts to complete it.
The
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Sylvan
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He's pretending to be a god (the All God). You can either kill him, tell him to at least accept cheaper tributes, or tell the villagers to accept his demands.

As a special bonus, you can go for option B and then suggest the villagers check out this crypt where he's hiding. I can't wait to see what havock that will wreak later on.
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If they make a Witcher 4 and assuming she survives, I would love for Ciri to be the protagonist. (Hell, I'm upset that Andrzej Sapkowski's follow up novel was a prequel rather than the beginning of a new series starring Ciri.)

Really loving this game.
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By the way, if y'all want to take advantage of the DLC packs, it's not enough to just download them. You have to "purchase" (it's free) the Free DLC Program and then activate the individual DLC packages through the GOG Galaxy setup menu.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

I dunno. That sounds like a lot of work.
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I dunno. That sounds like a lot of work.
It's less effort than going out to a bar.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Played for a couple more hours last night. Damn this game is gorgeous to look at. I am loving the world, the buildings, the people and the creatures. Had to venture to the larger cities last night and it took my breath away. Not many games have as great a spectacle as this. Starting to enjoy the fighting more as well, not gotten back to Gwent yet...but will. Found a whore house and was tempted to pay for one, but the pull of the adventure was more appealing at the time.

Its funny, but each time i have bought a new game this year i have considered if Game of the Year contenders. Just one after another this year, and a few that promise real greatness still to come. This might very well be the best year for gaming i can ever recall, and i have been gaming since the 70s.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Does this game have an easy mode like the first one where you don't have to bother with magic.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Originally Posted by Maxflier
Does this game have an easy mode like the first one where you don't have to bother with magic.
Yes they have an easy mode. It's not too hard on normal.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Originally Posted by Maxflier
Does this game have an easy mode like the first one where you don't have to bother with magic.
Yes. They call it "Just The Story".



However, "Story and Sword" (the "Normal" mode) is actually much easier than the Normal mode of The Witcher 2. In fact, I saw a review that mentioned that. So you're better off picking a difficulty level one notch higher than you did the last game to get a similar challenge in The Witcher 3.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

You can also change difficulty at any time (even in combat mid-battle)
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Originally Posted by mhg83
You can also change difficulty at any time (even in combat mid-battle)
That was a welcome feature in The Witcher 2. Haven't had a reason to check if they kept it this go around but glad to read they did.

I am sad they got rid of free storage at the inns but I suppose it'd make saddlebags superfluous.

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