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Postby NEOnburN9 » 16 Jun 2010, 12:02

Is this or is this not coming out on console...can anyone clarify please? :?
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Postby BattleMoose87 » 16 Jun 2010, 12:29

You're thinking of Rise of the White Wolf, which was due for PS3 and 360. This later got cancelled although many suspect it will now be a port of The Witcher 2. CD Projekt RED have reiterated recently that they are concentrating solely on the PC version first and will consider a console version once it is finished.
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Postby Wilzy » 16 Jun 2010, 15:11

There's one final point left to deal with and that's the fact a console version of the game is being produced.

Think that sums it up, in the article itself :wink:
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Postby grimlock047 » 16 Jun 2010, 16:55

Fortunately this guys know what they're doing and something tells me they won't make the mistake of developing a "multiplatform" game like all the recent crap of shooters and other games.
Instead (I hope) they would continue with what they wanted to do with the first Witcher: release a proper PC version with proper controls, interface and technical options; and a console version with controls and interface tuned down and adapted for joypad (or lollipop and hand waving if you will).
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Postby The_KFD_Case » 16 Jun 2010, 18:14

The Witcher was my GOTY for 2007. "Love" is a strong concept yet nonetheless I did "love" The Witcher (although it did have some at times infuriating bugs - e.g. loooong loading times, disjointed plot progression and mission triggers in-game, etc). It was nonetheless a fantastic, dark, gritty, and adult action RPG that left me wanting more.

The Witcher 2 is one of my most anticipated games and I dearly hope that it won't be published by THQ (if IIRC) since they have the unfortunate tendency to bundle their PC releases with mandatory Steam registration. Since I just spent 5 days waiting for Metro 2033 to download despite having the physical DVD in my hands, only to discover that apparently it somehow "missed" 2GB of data, which I now have to wait for for God knows how long, I will pirate whichever PC games I want and would have paid money for in the future if they require Steam. I'm done playing ass clown circus with these imbeciles. A shame the developers have to suffer for others' hubris. Oh well.

P.S. I'll miss the sex scenes and the following sex conquest cards.
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Postby ragna_bloodedge » 22 Jun 2010, 12:08

I really wanted to think the Witcher was a great game, but it just fell short. The story was awesome, espically the creppy ending, but the combat was a mixed blessing and the item system, as well as creation and leveling up were a bit too fiddley.

Still, I'm very excited for this game, not just for the improvements I hope they make but for the story as well.
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Postby krisk7 » 01 Jul 2010, 18:21

I strongly believe The Witcher 2 is going to be as good as RPG can get!
If you are a Witcher fan please show your support and vote for it at E3 (till July 9):
e3.gamespot.com/best-of-e3-2010/genre-awards/index.html?page=8
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