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Witcher lookings at RPGDot
Preview - posted by Saint_Proverbius on Wed 24 August 2005, 20:18:41Tags: Witcher, The
RPGDot has a nifty preview of The Witcher. Here's something I thought was neat:
Another important aspect of the The Witcher is the Alchemy system. Components can be gathered from fallen monsters and combined in different ways to produce elixirs. CD Projekt hinted at a large number of recipes and far-ranging optional sidequests to obtain more obscure recipes and components. In an interesting twist, every elixir has a poisonous side effect, with each consumed adding to the level of poison in Geralt's system - and ultimately fatal. Meditation in a tavern or safe area cleanses the effects but players will have to weigh the benefits of elixirs against the increasing danger.
That's kind of neat. I always liked the effects of the drugs in the Fallout games such as coming down off them, addiction, and so on. More games need things like that.