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Old 04-28-15, 09:00 PM
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
I want "story & sword", but no menus...
And you can have that. They named it "Just the story!"
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In "Just the story!" (a.k.a. "Easy") you get to play the game without concerning yourself with potions, alchemy, or crafting. But the combat itself will still be challenging, as it was in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings when you played on "Easy".
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

I played W2 on easy, and there was still plenty of that shit to do.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

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

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
I played W2 on easy, and there was still plenty of that shit to do.
Oh you could do all of it but, other than taking a few key potions (mainly Cat, Swallow, and Golden Oriole), I never bothered with anything else. Heck, I never crafted any items and simply upgraded my gear when I either found something better or had enough orens to buy new weapons/armor. I also never used any traps or explosives during my Easy playthrough.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
In "Just the story!" (a.k.a. "Easy") you get to play the game without concerning yourself with potions, alchemy, or crafting. But the combat itself will still be challenging, as it was in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings when you played on "Easy".
OK, the no menus thing made no sense to me.
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OK, the no menus thing made no sense to me.
Gotcha. Yeah, you do still have to access the menus (especially if you want to save every so often during a quest) but it's not really required for you to be so inventory-intensive.

This thread actually got me finally playing the first game (I was turned off by the mouse click combat the last time I tried to play it) and simultaneously playing the second game on Normal.

I actually don't find combat all that difficult anymore in TW2, despite playing on Normal. Yes, when swarmed (which happens every so often), Geralt goes down quickly. However, I've learned to evade when fighting groups and use magic (like Igni) to separate my enemies and punish them from a distance while I dispatch foes one by one (or two at a time, at the most). Truth be told, the combat mechanics in the second game feel very true to the books and I get the intent behind the potion making/use and bestiary data collecting. The higher difficulties demand you study up on your opponents so you prepare what you need before you go into battle or areas where you expect certain monsters to roam (based on what you've learned about them).
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

I still need to play the first 2 games, I don't think I have even loaded them at all...
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

If anyone here is playing Witcher 2 on PC there's a handy mod that gets makes all items weightless. No more messing around in the inventory and menus

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/U1AwB2diIQ0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Originally Posted by mhg83 View Post
If anyone here is playing Witcher 2 on PC there's a handy mod that gets makes all items weightless. No more messing around in the inventory and menus

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/U1AwB2diIQ0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
One minor correction. The inns you visit throughout the games have storage chests where you can stash all your excess items (with no limit as to how much you can leave in them). Also, gear stashed in one storage chest can be accessed from a different one. So if you left stuff in FLotsam, as long as it's in a storage chest, you can access it all at the next game location.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Melonie Mac is sooo hot.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

I will get this on discount or wait for a GOTY edition.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
I will get this on discount or wait for a GOTY edition.
If you own the first two games on PC, register them on GoG. Then you can preorder this game for $35.99 on GoG. Oh and it doesn't matter where you bought them. I got the first two on Amazon (a few years ago) and still qualified for the deal.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

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If you own the first two games on PC, register them on GoG. Then you can preorder this game for $35.99 on GoG. Oh and it doesn't matter where you bought them. I got the first two on Amazon (a few years ago) and still qualified for the deal.
That's a great deal, but I never bought the first two, and I was planning on getting it for PS4 anyway.
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That's a great deal, but I never bought the first two, and I was planning on getting it for PS4 anyway.
Ah, gotcha. Oh, well. Was hoping that might've helped you out.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

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Melonie Mac is sooo hot.
YES SHE IS!, only discovered her like 2 months ago.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Couple of PS4 gameplay vids:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/R1HPulLdatI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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In terms of platforms, it looks like there is no platform exclusive in-game content, but the Xbox One version of the CE comes with a cloth map of the game world along with two decks for the card game Gwent. Gwent is a card game that also appears within Witcher 3, with players battling head-to-head using spell and character cards. PC and PS4 are 1080p, and XBO is 900p. All are 30fps.

Game looks great. Loving the foliage...and them hair physics!
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

I think all of the collector's editions come with the same stuff. The statue looks pretty cool. $150 is pretty steep though.

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

Several sources have XBO getting a cloth map and the others a paper map.

As far as exclusives for marketing deals go, it's one of the least annoying I've seen.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

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PC and PS4 are 1080p, and XBO is 900p. All are 30fps.
Actually, as previous videos have shown, the game is 60fps on PC.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

The environments look amazing, but look almost too realistic, as in not fantastical enough.
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
Actually, as previous videos have shown, the game is 60fps on PC.
Well, if you have beefy enough hardware, sure. It's also whatever resolution you want to play it at, they don't restrict it to 1080p (rare, but sometimes resolution restrictions happen on PC).

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