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Preview Fight or Flight in The Witcher 2

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Jason, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    <p>Gamespot is next in line to deliver <a href="http://gamescom.gamespot.com/story/6274227/the-witcher-2-assassins-of-kings-impressions" target="_blank">their impressions</a> of <strong>The Witcher 2</strong>.</p>
    <blockquote>It was time for our demo to showcase some of the choices available to players. Rather than simply provide a set story and ask players to follow the bouncing ball, we were given a first-hand look at how the game will branch as a result of your choices. A two-PC set-up had one guide take the combat route to escape the prison, while the other snuck around in the shadows, blowing out fire torches illuminating the corridors and stealthily knocking guards unconscious. The first path led us to a woman being tortured, and after springing to her defense to confronted her attackers, we opened up additional dialogue with her offering optional help from her associates. Path two had us locate the woman's missing son and escape the prison before burning it to the ground. Different choices will determine whether you walk the worn path to the front door, scamper around underground in hidden passages, or accept NPC assistance to use secret exits.<br /><br />The final part of our demo showcased a boss fight in an open space with a huge elemental field commander named Draug. The three-phase fight included dodging the flaming arrows of his archer minions, running to safety as tornados destroyed objects on the battlefield, and a meteor shower that charred the earth.</blockquote>
    <p><br />Glad to see Drog has a new alt already.</p>
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    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.gamespot.com">Gamespot</a></p>
     
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  2. xemous I have shit taste in games

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    lol thats stupid

    everything has to be completely balanced these days, regardless of the choice u made, u get either to save A or B, but not save AB with one choice and nothing with the other, because the faggot player will feel sad and reload the game to get the best outcome

    rpgs just arent anymore

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    so the idiot reason she helps u is because u took the combat route to even it out agaist the guards, well thats just fucking super

    the deepening choice boils to "do u want to work hard 10x to sneak, or work hard 10x to attack" instead of
    do u want to work 10x hard to sneak and get out alive or work 20x hard to attack and save a women and her son from torture regardless of rewards

    thats would be proper and interesting
     
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  3. Andhaira Arcane

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    TWitcher II
     
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  4. CrimHead Scholar

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  5. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    Yawn, the faggot haters start early, yet will be gleefully playing it non-stop when it comes out :roll:
     
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  6. Gerrard Arcane

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  7. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    I was watching a TW2 presentation and the devs proudly announced that the combat system still retains the same depth as the first Witcher had.

    :retarded:
     
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  8. made Arcane

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    in before skyway/QTE comment
     
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  9. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Sounds good enough. I'm still looking forward to this game.
     
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  10. Lothers Scholar

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    No matter what, I'll buy.

    :D

    Still, it'll be ten times better than Dragon Effect 2 or Arcania: The Gothic Parody...
     
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  11. Erebus Arcane

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    This sounds disturbingly WoW-like.
     
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  12. yes plz Arcane Patron

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    A video of that Draug battle. Looks... okay, but I've always preferred boss battles to be difficult encounters that test my character's abilities rather than my ability to dodge crap.

    EDIT:
    Here's a slightly better quality one.
     
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  13. Phelot Arcane

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    Well it's fucking great that I already know what will happen and what all my choices are. Wouldn't want to find out on my own.
     
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  14. Lesifoere Liturgist

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    I would kill to have WoW-level fights in my singleplayer RPGs. Yes, it's just a boss following set scripts, but damn they're good, challenging scripts.
     
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  15. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    Yes, come into the BLOBERT

    let it fill your soul
     
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  16. ricolikesrice Arcane

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    The Witcher has heart, it has sou.... eww fuck it. Actually colour me interested in this sequel, i ve been to gamescom on saturday where i unfortunately only saw a trailer of TW2, but after reading up some informations on my favourite enemy (mind you i ve always thought/said part I was a good game, just a really shit/no RPG and stand by that.... ) it sounds like its shaping up to be a great game (maybe even more of a RPG this time around). a proper stealth system is something that d make both TW and Mass Effect much better games, nice that at least one of them realized it - now i just hope the implementation is good. also good to hear they re improving the abysmal combat system and offering some more equipment choice. also it pleases the graphicswhore in me where dragon age 1 (and apparently 2) look like shit in addition to BEING/turning out shit.

    this.... unless they somehow completely changed the WOW combat system in the last years... but what i played before i quit was miles above the crap we see in oblivion or ANY other single player RPG (read: i m obviously talking about RPGs where you control ONE character, not party-based ones that are obviously best left turnbased...).

    if someone told me a few days ago i d be looking most forward to Guildwars 2 and Twitcher 2 after gamescom i ve probably called him crazy.....
     
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