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There's just so much wrong with Witcher 2 - Dirk's Blog Thing
There's just so much wrong with Witcher 2
This is ridiculously annoying. I was going to play Witcher 2, and there's just so much that seems rushed and unfinished.

Every time you want to start the game, the launcher just hangs there for half a minute before it lets you do anything. It's a fricking launcher, what's taking so long?!
The game itself has a tray icon and informs you that indeed, the game is running, right when it's going full screen.
Funnily enough the tray icon doesn't go away on its own after you quit your game. It disappears as soon as you move the mouse over it. You know what kind of programs do just that? Chrashed ones.
The game itself becomes unplayable if you made the mistake of setting your keyboard layout to german in the launcher. WASD / cursor keys don't work so you can't move.
The tutorial is a messy mess. It shows you too many things in too short a time. It tells you to wait for an icon to appear and then click, but the icon never shows. It tells you to use an ability, but the ability fails every time you try, and the game doesn't give any feedback on what went wrong.
Once in the actual game you see cutscenes that seem like rough drafts. The sound levels are off, and you can clearly understand everyone but the main character. In fights you just mash the attack buttons which seems to work just fine, even though it got you killed in the tutorial.
At one point the game informed me that a quest I didn't know I had had failed. At the same time a tutorial message showed me something which I can only assume was important, but it disappeared about the time I was done reading the "quest failed" message. I haven't figured out how to re-read the tutorial message, even though earlier it said I could see those when pressing TAB.

Honestly I'm not sure I should bother. Of course not playing 2 I will not pick up 3 either ...
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tma From: tma Date: May 28th, 2016 08:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Weirdo - Witcher 2 was great, the combat takes some getting used to, mind. I don't recognise the rest of the problems you have described. W3 though is the best game I've ever played, so you might want to persevere.
inane From: inane Date: May 28th, 2016 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Mhh. I guess I did get better combat wise. The game had set to easy difficulty after the tutorial and I didn't change it because apparently I sucked at it. Now that I'm into it a little, most opponents barely scratch me, but some still easily kill me. It's kinda weird.

I did continue to play it though. I guess I'll do Witcher 3 as well, but I'm in no hurry and will probably wait for the price to drop. I bought 1 and 2 for less than 3€ each ...
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