1. Post #2161
    Iggy the mean Piggy
    Legolas's Avatar
    September 2007
    9,080 Posts
    Insane? So no saves when you die?
    Insane difficulty in The Witcher 2 is what people these days call Ironman mode. One single death means you have to start from the very beginning.
    Dark Mode, which is coming with 2.0, will be as difficult as Insane but will allow you to resume your saves and some of the weapons, armours and (I think) locations/characters will be redesigned to fit the Dark Mode theme.
    That's what you call post-release support!
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  2. Post #2162
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    November 2006
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    Insane difficulty in The Witcher 2 is what people these days call Ironman mode. One single death means you have to start from the very beginning.
    Dark Mode, which is coming with 2.0, will be as difficult as Insane but will allow you to resume your saves and some of the weapons, armours and (I think) locations/characters will be redesigned to fit the Dark Mode theme.
    That's what you call post-release support!
    It would be neat if they added some post-processing stuff into Dark Mode to make the game less lively and what-not. Can't wait though, I know I'll be replaying the Witcher 2 a few more times now.
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  3. Post #2163
    "Only through the elimination of violence can we achieve world peace." - Y.K. Kim
    Dennab
    August 2009
    7,639 Posts
    Ugh, finally made it to Chapter 3 in TW1.

    ...do I ever leave Vizima?
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  4. Post #2164
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    November 2006
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    Ugh, finally made it to Chapter 3 in TW1.

    ...do I ever leave Vizima?
    be patient, you will
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  5. Post #2165
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    June 2008
    17,316 Posts
    Does anyone recommend reading the books (this and this)? Coming from someone who liked TW2 and never played TW1.
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  6. Post #2166
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    Dennab
    October 2010
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    Does anyone recommend reading the books (this and this)? Coming from someone who liked TW2 and never played TW1.
    They're very good books, I'd recommend it.
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  7. Post #2167
    Does anyone recommend reading the books (this and this)? Coming from someone who liked TW2 and never played TW1.
    Haven't read Blood of Elves, but The Last Wish is incredible.
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  8. Post #2168
    "We should allow child labor overseas ...the sweatshop is what is saving the 9 year old worker"
    Pepin's Avatar
    April 2007
    6,864 Posts
    Just finished the second game. Thinking about it, there are so many different ways that could go, and I don't see how they are going to be able to do a sequel.    It worked out pretty well where all three endings of the first game pretty much had the same effect in the second, but I can't see this happening in the third unless they do some crazy stuff. I have only gotten one ending, but there are too many major plot points to work from.   
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  9. Post #2169
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       I have only gotten one ending, but there are too many major plot points to work from.   
    All the endings are pretty much presented the same with minor details changed.
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  10. Post #2170
    "Only through the elimination of violence can we achieve world peace." - Y.K. Kim
    Dennab
    August 2009
    7,639 Posts
    Haven't read Blood of Elves, but The Last Wish is incredible.
    Agreed, I fucking LOVED Last Wish. Blood of Elves is kinda underwhelming in comparison, though. Most of the focus is on Ciri.

    Also, I finally played through TW1. Took the neutral path and ported my save into TW2. I like how I even start out with the armor and weapons I had in the first game.
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  11. Post #2171
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    June 2008
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    Agreed, I fucking LOVED Last Wish. Blood of Elves is kinda underwhelming in comparison, though. Most of the focus is on Ciri.

    Also, I finally played through TW1. Took the neutral path and ported my save into TW2. I like how I even start out with the armor and weapons I had in the first game.
    In other news I picked up The last wish yesterday, enjoying it so far :)
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  12. Post #2172
    "Only through the elimination of violence can we achieve world peace." - Y.K. Kim
    Dennab
    August 2009
    7,639 Posts
    In other news I picked up The last wish yesterday, enjoying it so far :)
    You will.
    My favorite story was the one where Geralt and Dandelion get iron balls thrown at them by a red goat devil
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  13. Post #2173
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    February 2011
    107 Posts
    Witcher 2 Version 2.0 Changelog

    http://en.thewitcher.com/community/entry/93
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  14. Post #2174
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    December 2005
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    Looking awesome.
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  15. Post #2175
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    October 2007
    6,366 Posts
    I wish the other novels were translated more quickly.

    Or I understood Polish.
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  16. Post #2176
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    July 2008
    3,468 Posts
    When exactly does patch 2.0 come out. I know it's today.
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  17. Post #2177
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    June 2010
    2,321 Posts
    When exactly does patch 2.0 come out. I know it's today.
    It's on 29 September, not today.
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  18. Post #2178
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    March 2010
    4,472 Posts


    Click to download now!

    Edited:

    http://www.thewitcher.com/patch2/
    patch notes / changelog
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  19. Post #2179
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    November 2008
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    aww yeah
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  20. Post #2180
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    Dennab
    October 2010
    12,084 Posts


    Click to download now!

    Edited:

    http://www.thewitcher.com/patch2/
    patch notes / changelog
    Wow, almost a gigabyte. Not that I'm complaining about the size.
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  21. Post #2181
    YOU ARE DUMB AND NOBODY LIKES YOU
    69105's Avatar
    January 2010
    6,052 Posts
    2.0 just made witcher 2 even more amazing
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  22. Post #2182
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    January 2007
    11,522 Posts
    BRB reinstalling

    Still need to finish my 2nd playthrough, never did see Vergin (went with Roache in my first playthrough)
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  23. Post #2183
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    March 2010
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    -snip-
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  24. Post #2184
    Black0ut's Avatar
    June 2008
    1,060 Posts
    If I read correctly there's meant to be a new CGI intro done by the guy who did the intro and end of credits clip for the Witcher 1. As I don't really intend on playing it again so soon and therefore don't intend on downloading the update would anyone be willing to upload the clip so I can see it? I would appreciate it and I'm sure many others would too.
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  25. Post #2185
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    July 2006
    8,064 Posts
    Haven't played Witcher 2 since June. I really need to finish my first playthrough.
    Amazing game. Glad I bought it. I just have to hone my skills in the arena once the patching finishes.
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  26. Post #2186
    27X
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    July 2010
    5,999 Posts
    If I read correctly there's meant to be a new CGI intro done by the guy who did the intro and end of credits clip for the Witcher 1. As I don't really intend on playing it again so soon and therefore don't intend on downloading the update would anyone be willing to upload the clip so I can see it? I would appreciate it and I'm sure many others would too.
    You won't get the intro until the xbox version is released.
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  27. Post #2187
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    June 2007
    2,202 Posts
    2.0 update is out on Steam now.
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  28. Post #2188
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    November 2010
    8,445 Posts
    Does Dark Mode seem easier than Hard to anyone else?
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  29. Post #2189
    27X
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    July 2010
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    Depends on how good at the game you are.
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  30. Post #2190
    YOU ARE DUMB AND NOBODY LIKES YOU
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    January 2010
    6,052 Posts
    Does Dark Mode seem easier than Hard to anyone else?
    dark mode makes the enemies more difficult but on the side it makes geralt much more lethal. i'm loving it atm and i'm especially loving the arena
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  31. Post #2191
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    November 2010
    8,445 Posts
    dark mode makes the enemies more difficult but on the side it makes geralt much more lethal. i'm loving it atm and i'm especially loving the arena
    Ok that's why it seems easy. Everything was dying really quick I thought they accidentally set the enemy stats to normal difficulty.
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  32. Post #2192
    27X
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    July 2010
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    Consider like the rebalance mod for TW1, the shit that was ok before now sucks, that shit that worked for X enemy now does mega-damage.
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  33. Post #2193
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    September 2006
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    It's a shame that there's no save function in the arena mode.
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  34. Post #2194
    Movie quote goes here, because...
    Dennab
    October 2008
    8,076 Posts
    Just got into this after the GOG sale. Holy shit! It's everything an RPG should be. When i play this it felt like there was hope for gaming evolving again. You know? There's these games once a few years that break the mold and takes games further as a medium. GTA3 addressed the fear of violence caused by entertainment media. Baldur's Gate was a step towards more depth in the gameworld. Dungeon Keeper opened up to being evil for once.

    As of late, RPG's in particular (especially Bioware) have become more stiff and kinda plastic glossy, very contained and unreactive games in spite of their advertising to the contrary. Now we have a game that tries to push as many boundaries as it can and actually goes for it. Proper nudity, Proper sex, Proper consequences of choices, actually believable characters with a believable story and somewhat realistic (or non-manga) combat skills and vulnerability.

    Maybe i'm just hyping here, but it feels like i just finally bought a game that was exactly what the dev promised. No Molyneux'ing, no pseudo-truth with kinda/not- choices from Bioware. I actually have a say. Not to mention that it doesn't contain any major canon changing retcons to the books or first game. I haven't seen such things since BGII.

    It's pretty shit that this should be what we expected every production to be. Playing this makes me depressed at the state of the game industry. It's actually fucking shit and static.
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  35. Post #2195
    few words to create space
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    January 2009
    7,760 Posts
    Sorry for bumping the thread, but I recently bought this game and I have to fully agree with the post above. This game surprised me a lot because I haven't seen an RPG lately that made the experience so different based on your decisions. Very unique gameplay, great humor, characters and story. I'm glad I finally got it because the game is also a gorgeous to look at.
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  36. Post #2196
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    November 2006
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    Sorry for bumping the thread, but I recently bought this game and I have to fully agree with the post above. This game surprised me a lot because I haven't seen an RPG lately that made the experience so different based on your decisions. Very unique gameplay, great humor, characters and story. I'm glad I finally got it because the game is also a gorgeous to look at.
    Try the first one, you won't regret it.
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  37. Post #2197
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    October 2007
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    Too bad like none of the choices you make in the first one have any meaningful consequences in the second one.    Which woman you side with, which order you side with in the final battle in Vizima, etc.) Hell, after massacring dozens of Flaming Roses in the Witcher 1, I was expecting them to outright attack you when you reach Loc Muinne    While there were big choices that were made within the Witcher 2 when taking it as a standalone game, hopefully every choice you've made throughout the entirety of the series comes into play when the third game comes out, and the choices in the Witcher 2 aren't just swept under the rug.

    Edited:

    Not saying I didn't enjoy it. It was one of the top Singleplayer experience I had in 2011, but I was hoping for more consequences related to the first Witcher.
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  38. Post #2198
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    September 2006
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    Too bad like none of the choices you make in the first one have any meaningful consequences in the second one.    Which woman you side with, which order you side with in the final battle in Vizima, etc.) Hell, after massacring dozens of Flaming Roses in the Witcher 1, I was expecting them to outright attack you when you reach Loc Muinne    While there were big choices that were made within the Witcher 2 when taking it as a standalone game, hopefully every choice you've made throughout the entirety of the series comes into play when the third game comes out, and the choices in the Witcher 2 aren't just swept under the rug.

    Edited:

    Not saying I didn't enjoy it. It was one of the top Singleplayer experience I had in 2011, but I was hoping for more consequences related to the first Witcher.
    I don't think a large part of my ending    giving Anais to Radovid    would not have been possible if I hadn't    saved Adda    in The Witcher unless you could do that regardless which would seem pretty strange, though admittedly that is the only real carry over I can think of.
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  39. Post #2199
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    March 2010
    3,114 Posts
    Is the rebalance mod for TW1 as good as everyone says? I'm thinking about installing it.
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  40. Post #2200
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    November 2006
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    Is the rebalance mod for TW1 as good as everyone says? I'm thinking about installing it.
    I'm wondering this as well
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