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Is the Witcher 2 worth getting?

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November 27, 2012 12:17:16 PM

Ok, before you answer, let me give you some facts to consider...

http://steamcommunity.com/id/BlastXBlast/games/

I have tons of games, over 200 on steam alone, and counting origin and other sources, close to 300 PC games. I have probably played about half of them, and keep wanting to get into them.

I have Witcher EE, but didn't like it. The combat wasn't really my thing and I don't plan on playing through that game even if I do get Witcher 2. Granted, I only played about an hour and don't really understand the combat engine - don't know if my opinion would change any if I played longer or if Witcher 2 does it better - that's why I'm asking you.

I have every Blizzard game and am starting to get heavily into Starcraft 2 - and recently added Borderlands 2 to my collection. I spend about 10 hours a day playing PC games, so I have a lot of love to give, but at the same time I have more games than I know what to do with.

So I guess the TLDR version of my question would be this...

Considering the abundance of amazing games I have - the greatest PC games to come out over the past two years that I haven't gotten around to playing yet but own, is the Witcher 2 worth buying because of the Steam sale, all things considered, for me, even though I didn't particularly care for the first game?

Thanks.

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November 27, 2012 12:52:43 PM

Hi, sorry I cannot offer opinion in regards to W2 vs W1, because I haven't played W2 yet, but have really liked W1 (which differs from your experience a lot)

But pardon my offtop, I just wanted to ask how old are you and if you're over 23-25 where do you find the time to do all that gaming?
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November 27, 2012 5:06:23 PM

AntiZig said:
Hi, sorry I cannot offer opinion in regards to W2 vs W1, because I haven't played W2 yet, but have really liked W1 (which differs from your experience a lot)

But pardon my offtop, I just wanted to ask how old are you and if you're over 23-25 where do you find the time to do all that gaming?


I went ahead and got Witcher 2 before it went off sale just in case I ever want to give it a shot. As much as I would like to impatiently move on to what seems (according to the general consensus) the far better game in Witcher 2, I plan to force myself through the first Witcher, and who knows, maybe if I put a little more time into it the engine will make sense and the story will hook me. We'll see. I do hope I made the right decision, but it's only $7.50.

I am 31 years old and am married to a professional. I have resources and have no need nor desire to work full time, although I have taken on "projects" out of boredom. I am blunt when people ask about that, for some reason.

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November 27, 2012 5:58:15 PM

It took 6 hours of The Witcher (first one) to hook me up. Don't give up early. After the story caught you, it will be extremely fascinating and interesting franchise.

P. S. The combat in Witcher 2 is totally different than The Witcher.
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November 28, 2012 2:09:33 PM

Thanks a lot. Yea, I bought Witcher 2 and plan to give Witcher another shot.
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November 28, 2012 2:36:03 PM

Both Witcher's have odd combat systems. The first one is all about timing, the 2nd one did make it a little more traditional, but it is still kind of different. Because of how different they are to what you are used to, you have to get used to it a bit to appreciate them, but they are good games.

I would have told you not to buy it, but it seems you already did. You have a lot of games you should force yourself to get into. It seems to me that you don't like the initial learning curve of a game, but if you get past that, you would likely find a lot of fun games to play.
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November 28, 2012 4:44:30 PM

witcher 2 is very different to w1 possibly enough to make me not like w2. so not liking w1 is no reason not to try w2.
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November 28, 2012 5:16:40 PM

13thmonkey said:
witcher 2 is very different to w1 possibly enough to make me not like w2. so not liking w1 is no reason not to try w2.

My reason for not buying the Witcher 2 has more to do with the fact he has hundreds of bought games he has never played. Surely some of those games should be worth playing.
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November 29, 2012 1:32:03 AM

bystander said:
My reason for not buying the Witcher 2 has more to do with the fact he has hundreds of bought games he has never played. Surely some of those games should be worth playing.

I know - I have ADD and steam keeps popping sales I can't resist. Bad combination. I need to start playing what I have.
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November 30, 2012 7:10:47 AM

Witcher 2 is worth full price like I paid for it a year ago when it came out.
It's phenomenal. The combat is much different than the first installment and storytelling is very good. Its an adult game, forewarning if you have little ones. Language and nudity.
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November 30, 2012 7:30:44 AM

Personally, i didnt like witcher 1 combat system at all, but i enjoyed the game enought to live with it.
Witcher 2 was a totally diffrent expirince for me, combat was far more dynamic and fun, as well as more free.
I think witcher 2 is the better game of the two in combat, but witcher 1 is better in story.
When it comes to graphics, witcher two demolishes witcher 1.
In terms of replayability, i think they are both about the same (not 2 replayable, maybe once each 2 years?).

Thats my view on the games.
Finally, i think getting it is worth it (one of those games that suprise you because it is simply better than the generic junk that comes out all the time).
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November 30, 2012 5:26:42 PM

I dunno, Ive replayed witcher 2
4 times and am on a fifth
i only played the first witcher once.
I enjoyed the story more in the second game.
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November 30, 2012 6:01:46 PM

FlintIronStagg said:
I dunno, Ive replayed witcher 2
4 times and am on a fifth
i only played the first witcher once.
I enjoyed the story more in the second game.

I may just skip the first and start on the second because I don't really have the time to mess around.

I need to brush up on my Starcraft 2 anyway, with HotS coming soon.
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December 7, 2012 7:51:54 PM

yes very good game really recommend
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