a reply to: Ploutonas
Ya well all those things you linked have been done. I never really found much stock in them however, in skyrim and all other games that did them they
never felt right. I mean its a videogame and you can only simulate so many things, besides Gerald's like all witchers, do have a home.
I think in the first witcher game you start out at there castle, I forgot its name but basically a place they all gather and train and live and all
that. From there it just branched out into the whole romance thing and quests and missions and what not. The story line is pretty compelling in
itself, or at least in the second game for what it was, i would say it was better then a lot of games out there.
I really dont get why people always complain about the story being from the books. The truth is I thought the witcher 2 even with all its shortcomings
was up there with skyrim if not better in some respects. But to each there own, the truth is when I played skyrim, the only thing I used "homes" for
was for storing things, other then that I rarely steeped foot in there and was mostly out in the world doing quests and such. Really my only gripe
with the witcher 2 was that it had a linear world and storyline. But that has been fixed with this third and likely last installment. I for one
thing they went in the right direction.
All your questions are really easily answered.
There are plenty of them, but instead of going for the many companions route they opted for the few but more charter route. In skyrim you had
followers, which was kind of meh! In the witcher games all his companions have there own tale to tell and backstory as well.
Other then the witcher keep whatever its called. Really its not a big issue in a action adventure roleplaying game. To tell the truth i dont really
care. In dragon age inquisition they did it right with skykeep, and they could have done the same sort of thing for this game as well. After all in
the first game and storylines they do have there own castle were they live and meet up...But if they didn't I really dont care all that much.
First: Because I already did it in Dragon Age and while its cool. This is a different game.
Second: I think the whole premise of the story is the Wild Hunt. Basically while there are other quests and things to do Gerald ultimately is not
staying in one spot, he is hunting for ciri, his adopted daughter and protege, its the whole thing behind this third game installment. So basically I
dont think we will be staying in one spot to long even if you wanted to.
3) LGBT romance
Its the story of geralt of rivia, they have plenty of sex scenes in the game and even whole romance arcs. But really the dude is straight. So what do
you expect? Most of the fans who read the books or play the game I do not think they do so because of the whole romance scene no matter which way
they swing. Its a non issue but to those who make it an issue.
Its like saying I dont like to play Mario because hes a plumber and Italian. I mean what else should he be. French and a mime? Really! OK whatever
4) etc stuff...
Plenty of that as well.
so there is not much things left to "wish for" from an open world rpg, is it. Skyrim had all that, pregnancy, lgbt romances, companions, hirelings,
blablablabla... I give my hopes to moding mostly, no to the actual devs but it will take some time... lol
Ya but thats the thing. Skyrim had all those things. But really now that it has been a few years for me playing both games. Really I can remember
Gerald's companions and the things they got up to, and I cant remember anything about skyrim companions or hirelings or any of that, my hireling
from what I rember now while it was a cool mechanic the NPC spent most of his time getting stuck in the world in something, lets just say they were
not that usefull. Even the main hero is kind of just a voice. The only thing that sticks in my mind now is the world was big, and it had cool
dragons. I remember more the dragons in the game then anything else.
So if I am going by that alone. I would say that the witcher 2 had better and more memorable things in it then skyrim did. To tell the truth I would
rather have less occupant and npcs who have a better backgrounds or storyline arcs, then a bunch of them running around which I will forget the
minute I turn around. More does not necessarily equal better.
But in this third installment it should have the best of both worlds. So everybody can quit complaining.