What Videogame(s) are you playing?


#1644

I have decided to read the books instead of replaying Witcher 1 & 2. Did watch some recaps myself, but i think the books will be an easier transition then going backwards.

To be honest i never went into potions and oils, and i’m on the end road of Blood and Wine now. To me it’s not worth the hassle and i been doing fine without it. But what really took my gameplay to the next, was grinding the Witcher Griffen School Gear and getting it upgraded to Mastercrafted. The set bonus is crazy, Yden buffs Igni with 100%. I been able to clear 10-12 enemies who’s 5-7 levels above me with one Buffed Igni.

That said i begun to look into some oils and moon dust bombs for boss fights in BaW, since there so damn meany Vamps.

I would say so, almost ever Sliver Sword in the game has a higher dmg output the steel. They are more or less your main weapon


#1645

Same, and same. I don’t know what you’re supposed to do with potions, healing during battles? Could be pretty useful I guess.

Do you just need to find the blueprints for master crafted? Using the Viper armor myself and it’s definitely my favorite. Looks just like the standard armor but it’s for level 40.


#1646

So far i just eat normal food during battles, if i need more health.

Yes you need to find all blueprints for every little damn upgrade, though that is pretty easy. I think i gathered all blueprints from the start version of the gear to Mastercrafted in around a hour. They are just very expensive to craft, if you buy the supplies.

Yeah i thought about going for the Wiper, but since i don’t use Alchemy, Potions and such the set bonus became useless for me. But it looks damn awesome, the Griffen Gear is pretty “meh” Geralt ends up looking a bit chubby.


#1647

Watch out,I heard that the plot in the books at times is different,certain characters act differently and things like that. I think I’ll read them as well though,that universe has captured me!


#1648

From what i have heard, the games are heavily tied into the book and you can read them as a connected story and then playing either of the three titles. But the characterisation is a bit different. But to be honest i have no real idea, i want to play the first two games as well, but i’m not sure when i will get around to it.


#1649

Oh I would like to aswell but I don’t have a gaming PC and the Witcher 1 is PC only while Witcher 2 is Xbox 360 AND PC only. I am a console peasant so whatamigonnado? I guess sooner or later I will have to get something better than the shitty laptop I have now.


#1650

I understand @Pissfloyd is an avid bloodborne fan, right? Anyone else?

I have a PS+ courtesy of Ingrobny and I wanted to plan ahead to see if anyone here would want to play anything with me during that time period. I’ll only have 15 days so I wanted to ask before activating.


#1651

I could tear you apart in bb yeah


#1652

If we use passwords can we be matched up even if our levels are far appart? I have an 85 and a 125.


#1653

So been also playing this:

Nice graphics. Passable controls… Yes… I know GOW4 is an esport game whatever… I’ve been spoiled by Splatoon 2 OK? Swim-and-shoot (as well as the variant SquidWallRun-and-Shoot) is way more exhilarating than tumble-and-shoot. That said, yes it is fun, and it’s a good change of setting from either HITMAN or Splatoon 2.


#1654

Books are different. Their author actually kinda hates games and he’s a jerk, he’s all like “mah books are the only true witcher stories” etc. Games aren’t canon, or rather, games are in their own canon. They draw the lore from books, characters, monsters, places etc, the stories themselves are different.

For example, there are like 5 books if I remember correctly, and Yennefer is Geralt’s major crush throughout all of them, she wants him too, but they’re kinda in the “it’s complicated” situation, Triss was like a one off for Geralt. Games take it in a different direction.

But yeah, don’t treat books and games like a whole canon, like Disney is doing with Star Wars now, doing this cross-medium universe. I mean you can if it makes you feel better, but it’s not official.


#1655

Yeah I saw some interviews and the writer clearly does not realize how good the games are and how lore friendly they managed to be. Honestly if someone made a game about a book I wrote and it was that good I’d be honored. But he’s just there acting all condescending like they don’t get “it”. IDK it always bothered me. Still,hasn’t stopped me from enjoying the work the guy did,but I agree,he can be a reeeaaally biiig jerk.
As for whats canon and not canon yeah I always kinda thought of the games as a separate universe/different spin on the events of the book to make it all more gamerfriendly,I mean,it’s hard fitting all of the stuff that goes on in both and claim it’s all canon!


#1656

The guy is a douche that is true but I also think he’s salty for how cheap he sold the rights to Witcher. CDPR tried to get him some initial pay and then pay him some small % of all profits the games make, but he never believed they will succeed, he wanted 35,000 PLN upfront and that was it for him. This amount equals to little over $9600 today or 8200€.

Meanwhile these guys robbed a bank with these games and all he’s left with are just some pathetic scraps, some time ago he actually admitted his mistake by not believing these games will succeed, that’s probably why the Witcher series is being made for Netflix haha, old asshole smelled the money.


#1657

Hearts of Iron IV is pretty awesome. Totally recommend that.


#1658

Reminds me of when former Fox boss Alan Ladd Jr. agreed in around 1971,72,73-ish to sign away all merchandise rights of STAR WARS to George Lucas, in order to get a discount on his director’s fee, because “This is a B-movie that will probably tank”.

This resulted in a strange result where STAR WARS broke all kinds of records, leading to Ladd getting praise from the board for record performance at Fox, and then Ladd being asked to leave following discovery that Fox had no merchandising rights to STAR WARS.

P.S.: I want to add that while Alan Ladd Jr. may have spoken outwardly about a lack of confidence in STAR WARS, by proportion, he continued to defend the film even when it more than doubled its original budget in cost overruns. Life is a complicated thing.


#1659

Interesting stuff about The Witcher books. Shame that the guy who wrote them is a douche, and in a way, a little sorry he got so little. OK, the guy might not be cool but at the end of the day the games may not have succeeded without the source material. I dunno, I feel like he deserves at least a small cut if you ask me, but then, I tend to dislike alot of these business deals.

Anyway, as for The Witcher 3, making some good progress. When I upgraded my silver sword, suddenly level 6 bosses wern’t so tough. I’m level 12 now, and making a habit to keep upgrading my gear every 2-3 levels. I finished the Bloody Baron and Keira Mitz storylines, and both were pretty excellent, especially the Bloody Baron questline. Very mature storytelling there. I do find it mildly funny though that considering the shit that happens in the BB quest though, you can still play Gwent with the guy, like Geralt doesn’t like the guy but he apparently tolerates him enough to play a card game with him.

Speaking of Gwent, I got to be honest, I really do not care for it. I’ve only played it twice and it’s not a game I find terribly interesting. Find it funny integrated it is in the game, and I believe they even made a spin-off game about it? Don’t know what you guys think of it, but may wind up being the bunch of side quests I just not bother with.

Using oils alot more too, especially when I realised that once you craft an oil, you can apply it infinite times. The oil against humans especially is useful since that is what I use my steel sword on most of the time, and the silver sword is good for using oils on to prepare for boss fights.

Definetly enjoying myself. Honestly, my only real gripe is that I don’t like it when I have to play as Ciri in flashbacks. I just don’t really find her that interesting, and I really do feel like I need to of played the previous games to really care about this character.


#1660

A year ago, i swore i would stop with WOW. I did, even if i enjoyed the latest expansion very much. Then came blizzcone and the promise of Legacy servers and now all i can think is


#1661

Finished Witcher 3 and halfway there on Far Cry Primal,it really gets boring after some time everything is the same.Next on my list will be AC Syndicate probably or Mafia 3.Heard these are good games.

Watch who you call a jerk.Pokemon.Witcher 3 could be cannon,it tell the story AFTER the latest book,it’s just something that could actually happen but of course modified for the game to be better.It’s sad that true author is getting nothing but disrespect by toddlers like this one over here.And of course the guy felt bad that his books didn’t get much recognition and didn’t get paid well.


#1662

I’ve promised myself I would finish the last two AC games I bought (Black Flag and Unity) before buying Origins (I’m going to skip Syndicate). I’m almost done with BF but spending so much time playing one AC game makes me loath the idea of starting the next. This is probably why I finished Wild Hunt 2 times but never got to finish the DLCs.

I also got a Age of Sail itch I need to scratch from playing BF so I reinstalled EmpireTW just for the naval battles ( I’m playing with Naval Supremacy of Empires mod), installed the Born in fire America mod for MOWAS2 and bought Holdfast Nations at War. So far I think I’ve spent more time waiting for the games to download than playing them. :sweat_smile:


#1663

Get off your high horse please. I’m Polish as well, so I’m a bit more into the subject of Andrzej Sapkowski’s personality, I’ve watched interviews with him and he’s been an asshole on numerous occasions. Just because he’s a good writer doesn’t mean he can’t be a douche and bafoon. Look at Keanu Reeves, he’s a shit actor yet still an amazing person.

And no, no matter how much you tell yourself that games are after books, they aren’t canon. If Sapkowski were to write new stuff taking place some time in the future, he will not reference games in any way since they are not in the books’ canon, he’s been clear about it time and time again.