Friday, May 11, 2012

She’s Gaming: The Witcher Initial Impression

Initially, I started this after I beat both Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age: Origins, but I still had a lot of Bioware feelings left. So, I ended up finishing Mass Effect 3 again and beating Dragon Age 2. Now, I think I’m sick of all the Bioware feelings and need a change of pace for a bit. Not that I’m going to actually stop talking about all things Bioware with everyone or even playing through the games. That’s beside the point, though. The Witcher will be my main focus along with Max Payne 3.
Initial response: I’m intrigued. The voice acting leaves a little be desired, but the opening cutscene definitely held my attention with Geralt battling the striga in a pretty epic battle. The graphics are pretty good, but I am not one of those people who has to have these better than perfect graphics for a game to be enjoyable. I’m currently still defending Kaer Morhen. I’m plodding through it slowly because I don’t know how I feel about the combat right now. It’s giving me some issues. 

Okay, maybe that’s not the problem. I think it’s the camera that’s presenting the problem. In combat, since most of it is close range combat, it can be a little hard to keep targeting what you’re trying to kill with the sword. I’m using the OTS (over-the-shoulder) camera right now, and it makes me feel like I don’t have enough room to maneuver. I think I’m going to have to try something different with the camera when I start back to playing.

I know there will be three fighting styles, but right now I only have two--the quick fighting style and the heavy fighting style. I really like the quick style, but I’m learning that this game is going to require that I switch out styles to defeat certain enemies, which is fine. That’ll keep me from mostly button mashing my way through this... I think. I don’t really have much more to say. I’m still very early in the game, so I’ll leave you with this.

I love how he is holding this sword, guys. I swear that is exactly what I would look like if you game me a word in real life and told me to go forth and conquer.


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2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Tiara has read 6 books toward her goal of 52 books.

Tiara's bookshelf: currently-reading

The Elfstones Of Shannara
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Gardens of the Moon
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Tiara's bookshelf: read

really liked it
Review to come.
tagged: 2016-star-wars-reading-challenge and 2016-audiobook-challenge
The Girl from the Well
liked it
More reviews @ The Bibliosanctum TL;DR Review 2.5 to 3 stars. Not badly written… I’m just disappointed by the squandered potential. I’m going to reread Anna Dressed in Blood to make myself feel better about this Longer Review: T...
tagged: 2016-women-of-genre-fiction-reading, horror, and young-adult
Thirteen Reasons Why
I don't think this quite captures the complexity of bullying and suicide, and some of the issues that Hannah started facing toward the end of the novel really seemed to detract even more from the feelings she was going through by having ...
tagged: young-adult, popsugar-2016-reading-challenge, 2016-audiobook-challe...
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
liked it
Spoiler free review to come.
tagged: 2016-star-wars-reading-challenge
The Phantom of the Opera
really liked it
tagged: classic-horror, classics, audiobook, 2016-audiobook-challenge, horr...

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