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Game News The Witcher 2 combat changed but not dumbed down

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Jaesun, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    <p>CDPR&rsquo;s Tomasz Gop spoke with Videogaming247 and reveals some info on what is in store for us in The Witcher 2:</p>
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    <p>&ldquo;First of all, the combat has absolutely not been dumbed down,&rdquo; Tomasz Gop, senior producer on The Witcher 2, is keen to assure those of us that have gathered for this online Q&amp;A session. &ldquo;Nor has the game been consolised,&rdquo; he continues.</p>
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    <p>The &lsquo;fast&rsquo; and &lsquo;heavy&rsquo; combat styles from the first game are still present and, as before, each works better against a light or heavy-set foes. This time around the styles have been mapped to left and right mouse buttons respectively, allowing you to chain your attacks on the fly without having to switch between one move set and another.</p>
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    <p>There&rsquo;s also more emphasis on the &lsquo;signs,&rsquo; Geralt&rsquo;s magical abilities that allow him to shoot fire from his finger tips or protect himself from attacks with a shield of electricity. It&rsquo;s now possible to charge and aim these attacks, giving Geralt limited ranged combat options as well as being able to set traps for enemies.</p>
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    <p>Gop goes on to discuss gameplay details, some reiterated and some new. There will be 16 &lsquo;states&rsquo; in which the main plot, which Gop places at some 40 hours of gameplay, can end.&nbsp;</p>
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    <p>The fist fights and poker dice from The Witcher 1 make a return, though both have been tweaked, with QTE elements added to the former and physics to the latter, allowing you to manipulate the rolling of the dice. A new arm wrestling mini-game has been added and there&rsquo;s now the chance to take control of characters aside from Geralt, with Gop confirming that Geralt&rsquo;s bard companion, Dandelion, will be playable for parts of the game. At this stage, it&rsquo;s not clear in what capacity you&rsquo;ll play as him, or whether any of Geralt&rsquo;s other companions, such as spellcaster Triss or the irascible Zoltan, will be available to play.&nbsp;</p>
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    <p>CD Projekt has built a new game engine from scratch and the appearance of the game has benefitted greatly with some smart lighting effects, but the biggest improvement has been in the character models. The interface, too, has been overhauled, with abilities and magic now accessible from a radial menu that allows on-the-hoof selection and looks to further streamline combat.&nbsp;</p>
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    <p>Gop was vague when asked about potential plans to bring The Witcher 2 to consoles, stating simply that they would &ldquo;like to see it happen&rdquo;. Nor would he confirm what the team might work on beyond this game, stating that CD Projekt were very much a &ldquo;one-game-at-a-time kind of team&rdquo;. He did quash rumours that CD Projekt might next work on an MMO, however.&nbsp;</p>
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    <p>And don't forget, the DRM free version can be <a href="http://www.gog.com/en/page/tw2v2/pp/cb4e5208b4cd87268b208e49452ed6e89a68e0b8">pre-ordered here a GOG</a>.</p>
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    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.vg247.com/2011/03/22/witcher-2-gop-details-combat-confirms-pc-controller-support/ ">Videogames247</a></p>
     
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  2. CrimsonAngel Prophet

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    The fast and Heavy combo are a good choice for a Action oriented game.

    Every thing from DMC to God Of War and so on uses a variation of this.
    The Deept comes from the combo's, abilities and how it is uses.
     
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  3. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    The phrase "dumbed down" has such negative connotations.
    That's better.
    The article writer is also dumb. That was already present and I'm not seeing the connection at all.
     
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  4. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    “First of all, the combat has absolutely not been dumbed down,” Tomasz Gop, senior producer on The Witcher 2, is keen to assure those of us that have gathered for this online Q&A session. “Nor has the game been consolised,” he continues."

    Thou protest too much.

    then again, TW's comabt was amongst the shittiest combat ever it can't be any worse? RIGHT!?!
     
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  5. Antihero Educated

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    So I guess that means they dropped group-style? Not sure from that what's so different about the signs either - couldn't you already charge some of them, at least with enough points invested? Edit: beaten to the punch by Roguey.
     
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  6. Black Arcane

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    How would they dumb down TW1 combat? Make it "press button, skip battle"?
     
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  8. quasimodo Augur

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  9. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Whaaaaaaat? U No see how Dragon Age created groundbreaking abilities, such as Traps? They even made possible for you to CRAFT Traps, but that was so amazing that people mind blew up, so they removed it from DA 2.
     
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  10. ortucis Prophet

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    I only used magic in first witcher a few times aginst some enemies (as a crowd control..) but overall it was a waste of time and dissapointing. So hopefully this time they have made it more useful. Oh and I hope there is more gear (which they have said there is in previews).
     
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  11. Murk Arcane

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    Heh, the Igni sign when maxed out was basically auto-win. It was the only one I used after chapter 1, before that Aard was cool to stun some people for a quick kill.
     
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  13. AlaCarcuss Arbiter

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    Agreed. With a slightly better melee mechanic and more emphasis on magic, 'could' make the combat a bit more interesting.

    As volly put it, it would be kinda difficult to make it any worse. Most of the rest of the game made it worth playing however, so looking forward to TW2.
     
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  14. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    In before Witcher apologists.
     
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  15. kasmas Educated

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    Ah they took back the infamous witcher was made with consoles in mind statement
     
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  16. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    I'd rather pre-order it from a certain potato shop that sells it for half the price :smug:
     
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  17. curry Arcane

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    But of course it's not dumbed down. It just has been changed so that when you push a button, something awesome happens. [​IMG]


    Right Potatofags?
     
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  18. Azrael the cat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    As opposed to the original? Please enlighten me, I'm genuinely curious to know how you managed to find a use for more than one button in the first game's combat. I can only guess that your version came with attacks that weren't included in mine.
     
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  19. made Arcane

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    LMB, RMB, hotkeys for styles, signs, pots... wait, why do I even bother lololol witcher combat suckzzz ballzzz dragon age 2 ftw!!!
     
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  20. turn_based_fanboy Educated

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    Are you sure it will have english version? :)
     
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  21. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Pelvis Knot Cipher

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    The Witcher 2 will have the best combat since Dragon Age 2.
     
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  24. Commissar Draco Codexia Comrade Colonel Commissar Patron

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    I'll preorder this too, you can always aquire English version by other means. :smug:
     
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  25. Baron Arcane

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    Bunch of Street Fighter II playing Koreans in here...

    Witcher 2 will be the penultimate RPG. A true open magnum.
     
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