Wow dude. Really?. Wanting more monster contracts in the game is SELFISH? Wishing that the game world was larger is disrespectful? This is fanboyism at its pinnacle. Believe me, I'm glad that the game is 100% perfect in your mind. That's a good thing - or it would be, if it didn't elicit such an absurd reaction to my opinion. I find the part about "asking for things out of a game that it was never meant to do" particularly mind-boggling, because almost everything that I mentioned in my post IS IN THE GAME. I just want more of it. The only thing that I brought up that isn't currently in the game is the ability to return to the game-world after completing the story-line. And that could easily be done without altering the course of the plot. Just because you don't see how it could be done does not mean that it's impossible.
And FFS the devs did NOT create the lore! Andrzej Sapkowski did. You wanna talk about "respect?" How about showing a little for a) the source material and b) other people's opinions.
Not sure I entirely agree. It sounds like what he's asking for (which, I admit, I'd also like to have seen) is more like a slight change to the mechanics of the game, and an expansion of the world into something larger and more free-roaming.
Considering that TW2 is basically billed as an RPG, it's not unreasonable or disrespectful for one to wish that the game wasn't missing some elements that most people would consider a 'standard' for an RPG ... having 'optional' areas/dungeons where one can go and grind and loot and such ... that's not asking for a big change, that's asking for normal RPG stuff.
To me, this does not seem mutually exclusive w/the developers 'vision' in terms of the story and the lore and such. With people nowadays acclimated to massive RPG's like Diablo, WoW, Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Dragon Age, etc ... it's not surprising that people would find the 'RPG' elements of TW2 to be lacking. Cause let's face it ... they are lacking.
Still a great game and everything, but ... the parts that are missing from the traditional RPG experience ... are pretty glaring.
I never said the game was perfect either. Awesome games should never come to an end, they should go on being awesome for as long as i want to play it. Should i complain that game isnt 1000 hours long then?
The game has ample character development with different trees, multiple ways to handle combat, multiple ways to handle dialogue and decisions in the game. It is also statistically driven like other RPGs. It has more depth in the characters you meet, than pretty much every other recent RPG available. Tons of loot to buy,craft, or find.
There is quite a bit of optional things you can do, The game does not tell you about them all either. But the game is primarily story driven, putting the story on hold so geralt can jack around for 30 days before going after the killer kinda breaks the plot.
what exactly is lacking? The size of the world????? sorry, but if you think that having a free roam world like oblivion would make the game better, you are sorely disturbed, that a world should be crossable in a matter of minutes. It breaks the realism of the world to cram multiple nations into a small chunk of land.
Please tell me what is lacking in the game. Do it. I want details on where the witcher is weak in terms of RPG elements. I have a feeling we are discussing a strawman argument here. Or you dont know what an RPG game is.
Also, it requires 2 playthroughts to get the entire story. So much for it being such a short game, which it isnt even at 1 play through. How many endings does the game have??? 3??????????no 16 different endings based on everything you do in the game. Yeah, sure seems lacking in the RPG content.
I mentioned the books in the 2nd sentence of my previous post man. so back off. Having read what i can, i have great respect for the man. Though i dont respect opinions that are just plain stupid.
Such as, The witcher 2 is a failure as a game, why isnt it a huge open city with cars for me to drive. Geralt would have been pimp in a nice mustang. Driving around slaying monsters.
Nothing wrong with wanting more, but that is your own failure, not the games for delivering everything it needed to, and everything it tried to do.
The game will be followed up by some more DLC, and they have said they have plans for expansions to continue the story, rather than making little 1 off stories for DLC. They want to continue the main plot, and extend the game.
Edited by Vhati - 6/12/11 at 4:39pm