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    Dirtbag African Astronaut
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/292030/The_Witcher_3_Wild_Hunt/
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    Cowboy2013 African Astronaut
    Steam is like for the computer?
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    Cowboy2013 African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Dirtbag https://store.steampowered.com/app/292030/The_Witcher_3_Wild_Hunt/

    Do you usually end up with Yennifer or Triss? I normally loathe redheads IRL but every time I played I picked Triss.
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    Elbow Tuskegee Airman
    The Witcher 1 is the only good Witcher game. The casual misogyny of the getting lewd trading cards for seducing busty wenches is peak Gamer material.
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    Cowboy2013 African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Elbow The Witcher 1 is the only good Witcher game. The casual misogyny of the getting lewd trading cards for seducing busty wenches is peak Gamer material.

    Going back and playing older games is rarely good. Unless it's old old. I play San Andreas on my phone. I probably like it more than GTA 5.

    But me and my kids mom both liked Witcher 3. And I liked the vampire and the genie DLC
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    Bradley Florida Man
    I like Zelda 1
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    ner vegas African Astronaut
    I just finished the mass effect remakes after not playing them since the originals came out, not quite as good as I remembered but I mostly liked the story anyway
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    Elbow Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by Cowboy2013 Going back and playing older games is rarely good. Unless it's old old. I play San Andreas on my phone. I probably like it more than GTA 5.

    But me and my kids mom both liked Witcher 3. And I liked the vampire and the genie DLC

    For all its dated, janky bullshit, the first Witcher game is genuinely kind of charming. I beat it a couple years ago, and I honestly don't beat that many games. I start a lot of games! But it takes something special, some... je ne sais quoi... for me to actually play one to completion. Witcher 1 had that. It wasn't the busty wench trading cards. That was just me being cheeky. And it definitely wasn't nostalgia because it's not like I'd played it when it came out. Maybe it was a more general nostalgia for the technological limitations of the era? Or maybe those limitations were simply conducive to more engaging game design. I don't know.

    It's genuinely pretty good though. I think. I don't think I'd ever play it again.
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    Elbow Tuskegee Airman
    I mean there's a reason CD Projekt Red got to make 2 sequels and Cyberpunk 2077: they made a good game, and it paved the way for their future successes.

    The Witcher 3 is undeniably very good though. I don't know what it is about the first game that I found so charming, and found so lacking in the much acclaimed third installment. I want to say "the first game knew it was a game, and it had no pretentions about being anything greater" but that just sounds good to me, and I don't how true it really is.
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    Crispy Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by Dirtbag https://store.steampowered.com/app/292030/The_Witcher_3_Wild_Hunt/
    I told u i wont buy it for u!!!
  11. #11
    Lanny Lanny African Astronaut
    Games are for children not 30 year olds living in their Moms basement
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    Originally posted by Lanny Lanny Games are for children not 30 year olds living in their Moms basement

    This goes for any sport where tights and shoulderpads are required too.
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    Lanny Lanny African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson This goes for any sport where tights and shoulderpads are required too.

    Say that to someone in the 285 weight class or a running back.
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    Lanny Bird of Courage
    Originally posted by Elbow I mean there's a reason CD Projekt Red got to make 2 sequels and Cyberpunk 2077: they made a good game, and it paved the way for their future successes.

    The Witcher 3 is undeniably very good though. I don't know what it is about the first game that I found so charming, and found so lacking in the much acclaimed third installment. I want to say "the first game knew it was a game, and it had no pretentions about being anything greater" but that just sounds good to me, and I don't how true it really is.

    What order did you play them in? You said you didn't play 1 on release, but did you play it before 2 or 3? I started with 2 and it still holds some magic for me. I suspect a lot of the appeal of the series is in how different it from the rest of the WRPG genre, and it's kinda jarring initially but definitely a change of pace from beth-style games where a silent protagonist emerges in their early 20s with about 3 sentences of history at best and proceeds to be an empty vessel to be filled by the player's ambitions.

    I spent a lot of W2 confused about what was going on, then after going back to 1 I realized it wasn't because I missed a game but rather because "here's a bunch of characters with elaborate backstories we're not going to tell you" is kinda just how witcher stories go. I think W3, with its aim of mainstream success, dropped some of that. I mean you do kinda show up and all the kings and busty ass sorceresses already know you but they actually explain it sooner than later. You end up learning a lot of things as Geralt does, rather than having this weird disconnect where the character you control is constantly saying stuff that you as the player didn't know.

    And I think that was part of what made it unique. Like if you want to geek out about witcher stuff you say "Geralt did this, Geralt did that" as much as "I did this or that". You control the character in combat and some of his choices but he's got his own thing going on and no matter what you're not going to turn him into a moral crusader or total villain. I distinctly remmeber in W2 being really gungho about want to side with the elves and not _really_ being able to take sides and feeling like the game was shoving it's grey/grey morality system down my throat. But in a good way! 3 kinda had this going on, G-dawg would bashfully grumble in his sexy baritone if you tried to be too good of a guy, but you could swing pretty far out of character in terms of being charitable, supporting political causes, etc.
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    Elbow Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by Lanny What order did you play them in? You said you didn't play 1 on release, but did you play it before 2 or 3? I started with 2 and it still holds some magic for me. I suspect a lot of the appeal of the series is in how different it from the rest of the WRPG genre, and it's kinda jarring initially but definitely a change of pace from beth-style games where a silent protagonist emerges in their early 20s with about 3 sentences of history at best and proceeds to be an empty vessel to be filled by the player's ambitions.

    I spent a lot of W2 confused about what was going on, then after going back to 1 I realized it wasn't because I missed a game but rather because "here's a bunch of characters with elaborate backstories we're not going to tell you" is kinda just how witcher stories go. I think W3, with its aim of mainstream success, dropped some of that. I mean you do kinda show up and all the kings and busty ass sorceresses already know you but they actually explain it sooner than later. You end up learning a lot of things as Geralt does, rather than having this weird disconnect where the character you control is constantly saying stuff that you as the player didn't know.

    And I think that was part of what made it unique. Like if you want to geek out about witcher stuff you say "Geralt did this, Geralt did that" as much as "I did this or that". You control the character in combat and some of his choices but he's got his own thing going on and no matter what you're not going to turn him into a moral crusader or total villain. I distinctly remmeber in W2 being really gungho about want to side with the elves and not _really_ being able to take sides and feeling like the game was shoving it's grey/grey morality system down my throat. But in a good way! 3 kinda had this going on, G-dawg would bashfully grumble in his sexy baritone if you tried to be too good of a guy, but you could swing pretty far out of character in terms of being charitable, supporting political causes, etc.

    I kind of lied. I actually played The Witcher around the time it came out, and I fucking hated it. To the point where I was basically turned off of the gaming output of the entire continent of Europe, with the notable exception of England (God Save the King!), after briefly playing it. I thought it was janky European garbage, and I quit ~immediately. I remember the alchemy system being insane, frustrating nonsense. This is something that was 'fixed' (I hate to call it a 'fix' since the issue really probably was that I and many others were too retarded to grasp the Polish genius on display) in the Enhanced Edition of the game, so I must have played it within 12 months or so of release when the alchemy system was still weird.

    If we aren't counting that, which I'm not, my first game was Witcher 3. I put like 15 hours into it, thought it was pretty good, but ended up dropping it. Half a year later I played it again, same thing happened. Got a little bit farther, but couldn't see it through. In the end, I decided next time I would play Witcher 1 and Witcher 2 first so I could import my save from game to game. The way it was meant to be played, y'know? So I did that. Or tried to. I kicked the absolute shit out of the first game and loved every minute of it. I was confused that I enjoyed it as much as I did, because I remembered thinking it was garbage and being confused by alchemy and it was just... fine. A good, solid game.

    And I uhh... I hate to say this, seeing as it's magical to you, but I dropped The Witcher 2 when I ended up playing it too, much like I did the third game. Couldn't even tell you why, really. I want to say it had something to do with it feeling like it was made for consoles, and maybe I ran into some mild bugs? I don't know. My memory is dogshit. If I'm being honest, I probably just didn't have it in me to power through another long ass game hot on the heels of ~100%ing the first game (especially with the promise of a third, much longer game looming in the horizon), and allowed mild irritations to crush my will to keep going.

    I probably need to go back and try all that again at some point in the future. On meth. Or something.
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  16. #16
    the man who put it in my hood Black Hole [miraculously counterclaim my golf]
    Personally i'm waiting for Wariat to finish translating Witcher 4 into english (2027 release)

    oh shit does that break your NDA dawg lmk if you need me to edit this post
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    Still havent finished 3
  18. #18
    Lanny Bird of Courage
    Originally posted by Elbow And I uhh… I hate to say this, seeing as it's magical to you, but I dropped The Witcher 2 when I ended up playing it too, much like I did the third game. Couldn't even tell you why, really. I want to say it had something to do with it feeling like it was made for consoles, and maybe I ran into some mild bugs? I don't know. My memory is dogshit. If I'm being honest, I probably just didn't have it in me to power through another long ass game hot on the heels of ~100%ing the first game (especially with the promise of a third, much longer game looming in the horizon), and allowed mild irritations to crush my will to keep going.

    I get it, 2 is far from a perfect game. It's a narrative heavy slog with a pretty uneven difficulty curve and gameplay that's... well it's better than skyrim but worse than darksouls, so if want an action RPG from the era for gameplay just go souls. I want to say it's darker than 1, not that 1 was sunshine and flowers, but it had a kind of whacky levity to it and 2 was more srs bsns. So I'm not sure I would even recommend going back to it unless you just want a good solid witcher story and some context on the sate of things at the start of 3.

    A meth feuled witcher run would be poetic though, something about ingesting toxic chemicals to enhance your combat abilities.
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