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Editorial The Witcher 2 vs. Dragon Age II

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    <p>... which one will be better and why? Which one will have the best graffix? The best story? The biggest boobs?</p>
    <p>Esteemed RPG expert Stefanie Fogel <a href="http://www.gamezone.com/editorials/item/the_witcher_2_vs_dragon_age_2/" target="_blank">ponders the issue</a> over at GameZone. Yes, <em>two dark, story-driven RPGs are coming to the PC this spring</em>. Hmmm, gritty.</p>
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    <p><strong>Gameplay</strong><br /> <br /> Combat in The Witcher relied on timed mouse-click combos, different stances, consumables and a handful of spells. Although it wasn't a bad system, it felt a little bloated and unwieldy, and CD Projekt has completely revamped it for Assassins of Kings. Right now, though, there are no specifics on what the new system will be like. Origins' gameplay, on the other hand, was highly-touted as a "spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate," and was a more strategic, turn-based affair. It appears that the PC version of the sequel won't stray far from the same formula, even though BioWare is promising a more streamlined experience the second time around on consoles, with controls better suited to a gamepad. Both versions of the game will also feature a new dialogue mechanic similiar to Mass Effect. With so little information out there right now about both sequels, and no demos available, it's a toss-up on which will have the better gameplay and comes down to personal preference - do you want turn-based combat or a click-fest?</p>
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    <p>Yes, what do you want? Turnbased Dragon Age combat or Twitcher clickfest or both, the choice is yours.</p>
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    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/101112-the-witcher-2-vs-dragon-age-ii.html">Gamebanshee</a></p>
     
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  2. chzr Scholar

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    more liek turd-based affair amirite? :M
     
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  3. Baron Arcane

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    The Witcher 2. For I am gravely afeared that DA2 will bear some passing resemblance to DA1.
     
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  4. torpid Liturgist

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    Ez predections: both games will have bad combat. DA2 will have no redeemable features, while Twitcher 2 will have a decent atmosphere. Truth be told, I'm not looking forward to either game.
     
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  5. bhlaab Arbiter

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    Also it was named from an anagram of Wet Fart
     
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  6. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Buying The Witcher 2 on day 1 in a special edition box. Not buying Dragon Age 2 ever.
     
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  7. SimpleComplexity Arbiter

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    Shit vs Shit
     
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  8. FatCat Educated

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    Who the fuck can even compare this piece of turd DA2 which target audience are bisexual horny and lonely teenagers to The Witcher 2 which was developed for PC master race and ppl above 18 years of age.
     
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  9. CrusaderTemplar Liturgist

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    Just get both and then leave it on the backlog?
     
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  10. ortucis Prophet

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  11. Lesifoere Liturgist

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    This, except the box thing as I'll be buying TW2 off GOG.
     
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  12. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I've been considering that as well, the deal is pretty good.
     
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  13. AlaCarcuss Arbiter

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    Oh come off the grass you pack of bullshit artists.

    You've already got your pre-orders in for both games. You will play and enjoy both - then start a bazillion threads here about how shitty they are.

    That's just how the codex rolls. :smug:
     
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  14. Lesifoere Liturgist

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    But why would anyone pre-order DA2? I mean if you want to play it might as well torrent.
     
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  15. CrunchyHemorrhoids Liturgist

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    RPG addicts need their fix.
    The old stuff doesn't give a kick any more so they have to resort to the new low-grade stuff as it still provides a short buzz.
     
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  16. Codexlurker Savant

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    Lol. Anyway, yea, I prefer Witcher 2.
     
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  17. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    So much :lol: in a single paragraph.
     
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  18. denizsi Arcane

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    DA2. Turn-based.

    If Bioware games are turn-based, what should the real turn-based games called?
     
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  19. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Old.
     
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  20. Jools Eater of Apples Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Codex USB, 2014 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    I'm confused. I preordered the boxed "premium edition", which apparently is the "basic" one (comes with making of dvd, soundtrack cd, game guide, map, cursed coin and the papercraft stuff and). The other (supadupa collector's edition pro plus advanced) one has Geralt's head sculpture and stuff and was way too expensive.

    Which one guys you got? What does it come with?
     
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  21. Morgoth Arcane

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    I'm gonna get both and will have plenty of fun.

    Hence I win, and the Codex loses.
     
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  22. CrimsonAngel Prophet

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    Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    Even with the lack of boob cards (The greatest invention known to MAN right after bacon) i am still going to give this to the witcher2 .
     
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  23. Lesifoere Liturgist

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    Dunno about Angthoron, but the GOG pre-order is the same basic one you're talking about. Barring the physical goods, so it's all in mp3 and pdf.
     
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  24. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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    YOU ARE RIGHT, MY POWERFUL NEGROID

    I APPRECIATE THE DEEP THRUSTING OF YOUR SAGACITY
     
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  25. Jools Eater of Apples Patron

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    And how much does it cost? Could you link it?
     
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