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The damned video never loaded for me. Still, I don't mind a hack-fest. Diablo and Dungeon Siege are great games.

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I don't like the idea of doing everything with the mouse (don't think my hand could stand up to all the clicking). I hope they give us some decent keyboard controls, maybe even in the style of Crusader: No Remorse -- but that's probably asking for too much.

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I think they should make the healing and mana potions work from hotkeys. Assuming they have health and mana potions. Playing the game completely one handed will mean my gamin' arm is hugely overpowered.

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Hmph.. I much prefer mouse focused games. Much more fun than those who force ya to use half the keyboard...

 

As for the video, it looks good. Much like NWN2, you can see specs of the Aurora style shining through - just with way better graphics...

 

The Witcher despite its 'limitation' of only one kind of PC is shaping up to be a rather neato game. :cool:

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Still not impressed. It looks like Diablo III: Back in the Habit of the Legend of Curly's Gold.

 

I'm still waiting for them to show some actual dialogue rather than a 10-second snippit of the game cutting to letterbox mode with a guy telling you what to do.

 

That's not an RPG. It's an action game. Like Diablo.

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I'm still waiting for them to show some actual dialogue rather than a 10-second snippit of the game cutting to letterbox mode with a guy telling you what to do.

 

That's not an RPG.  It's an action game.  Like Diablo.

 

Me too, they need to back off of hyping the combat already and put the dialogue system on display. They've said it will be fairly robust with multiple options and far-reaching outcomes, but that remains to be seen. If it's true however, it will certainly seperate it from being a mere Diablo clone, and will be a big improvement seen over the annoyingly simplistic Wiki system in the "action game", Oblivion. :(

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The way german/eastern european developers look at the CRPG genre, Id say its not strange that nothing worth playing has come from there. Things like:

 

"Why would you want to create somerandom character yourself when you can play this cool guy with a big sword?!"

 

 

and Ive met one IRL, so Im not completely out of my hat here.

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Funny, I don't recall Oblivion showing us much more dialogue, either.

 

Innocent (I swear it was!) jibe aside, it's true that we want to see more of the dialogue, but I'm not certain we'd get it. Every game keeps some things back from us, someitmes because they're disappointments, other times because it's a surprise.

 

Honestly, I don't foresee anything too different from KOTORs - classic dialogue system with a fair bit of skill/attribute/etc checks thrown in and a decent amount of choices. No worse than Oblivion or NWN.

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Looks good to me. I liked the Diablo games and this will be good like those.

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There's a lot of good looking stuff in there.  I'm not a big fan of mouse-driven high-action melee combat, but I'd like to try it.  I wonder how ranged targeting works.  Is there auto-targeting, or is it manual?

 

The demo they posted on the NWN Vault last year, looked like manual targeting. Mouse click on target. The game was a little rough then too. Have they been in development longer than you guys have been working on NWN2?

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Funny, I don't recall Oblivion showing us much more dialogue, either.

Indeed.

 

But then, showing dialogue doesn't impress the average gamer.

 

Look how they all skipped through the text for NWN2 demos.

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This is a game I will definetly wait until after release and see what people think. I've really never been impressed with this title, but if people say its good after playing it, then I'll pick it up.

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I think it looked pretty good. I'd consider getting it after reviews, etc.

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Funny, I don't recall Oblivion showing us much more dialogue, either.

 

Innocent (I swear it was!) jibe aside, it's true that we want to see more of the dialogue, but I'm not certain we'd get it. Every game keeps some things back from us, someitmes because they're disappointments, other times because it's a surprise.

 

Honestly, I don't foresee anything too different from KOTORs - classic dialogue system with a fair bit of skill/attribute/etc checks thrown in and a decent amount of choices. No worse than Oblivion or NWN.

 

Uh... Oblivion had the whole "come with me upstairs" dialogue thing. Everyone knew how Oblivion's dialogue would work from that, and what it would be like.

 

Not to mention, if you had played any of the Elder Scrolls games before, you pretty much knew what to expect.

 

I'm haven't seen a single demo of a conversation in the Witcher. I can keep waiting, though.

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The way german/eastern european developers look at the CRPG genre, Id say its not strange that nothing worth playing has come from there. Things like:

 

Bah, the Gothics have been the best action RPG series to date. If you consider yourself a CRPG fan and didn't give them a real chance, you did yourself a disservice.

 

"Why would you want to create somerandom character yourself when you can play this cool guy with a big sword?!"

 

Sure you're not referring to Japanese RPGs?

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I'm haven't seen a single demo of a conversation in the Witcher.  I can keep waiting, though.

Last year I saw a demo that had some pretty extensive dialogue going on. The whole sequence revolved around The Witcher trying to get past a guarded gate. He could convince a prostitute to lead one of the guards away, get some thugs to attack the guards, etc.

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