Posted May 18, 2011
Almost as pathetic as not playing a game due to it having black bars on top and bottom? :p Well, I can happily say I'm on my second playthrough now, despite how horrible of an experience those black bars were for me at 1920 x 1200 res. ;p
Leondres: As for giving the witcher 2 a 0, that's pathetic and completely unrealistic. Same goes for giving dragon age 2 a 0.
As an aside, I'd rate DA 2 a 6 as the recycling was way over the top and the one plot point that shed light on the fight between mage and templar not being real but a manufactured part of something much bigger was in the DLC rather than the actual game).
Based on one run through of W2, I'd rate it an 8. While I mostly loved it, it followed DA 2 in consolizing the UI with its scrolling lists designed around a console game pad that doesn't take advantage of our huge screen resolutions, but rather caters to the low resolution UIs console games are designed around. All that, despite all the reassurances of it being PC-centric. I was actually quite miffed at this. It also added unnecessary complications to perfectly fine mechanisms from the first game: 1) Rolling dice via mouse movement (fuck that-I just dropped them straight down, but again, more consolisation with the sheer amount of fucking buttons you have to click for everything), 2) Potions being a pain now as you have to meditate to use them coupled with very short durations, 3) very little return for spending skill points on most skills (even if you love sword fighting, I'd strongly suggest not bothering to invest points past being able to deal group damage); in fact I'm 100% positive I could have still beat the game without spending a single skill point without finding it any harder (you know what, I'm going to do that on this runthrough), 4) Pretty short game; while I missed a few side quests (if the game guide that came with the game is anything to go by, a grand total of 5 of them), I still beat it in under 20 hours without use of the guide the first time around. Using it now to make sure I do every quest this time. That said, I loved how much more in tune with the novels it was this time around, as opposed to just leaving easter eggs related to the novels in books/songs like in the first game. Loved it. Though I'm sure non-novel players will lack that appreciation.
Post edited May 18, 2011 by revial