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SKYRIM vs KINGDOMS OF AMALUR vs WITCHER 2??? (with poll)

Poll Results: SKYRIM - AMALUR - WITCHER 2

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 59% of voters (46)
    Skyrim
  • 14% of voters (11)
    Kingdoms Of Amalur
  • 25% of voters (20)
    Witcher 2
77 Total Votes  
post #1 of 27
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So far I have these games - Company of heroes, Counter Strike Source, Day of Defeat Source, Mass Effect 2, Metro 2033, STALKER SoC and CoP, Battlefield 3, and the Guild Wars Trilogy, and EOTN Guild wars. I'm thinking about getting Kingdoms of Amalur, Skyrim or Witcher 2, however I'm not sure what one to get?

Thanks!
Edited by FGFxGamers - 2/15/12 at 9:09am
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I read some where Amalur (which I have not played) was more fable style than skyrim/sandbox style. Which may not mean anything but skyrim has got me all pro-sandbox at the moment. I don't know if this helped rolleyes.gif
 
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post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by subassy View Post

I read some where Amalur (which I have not played) was more fable style than skyrim/sandbox style. Which may not mean anything but skyrim has got me all pro-sandbox at the moment. I don't know if this helped rolleyes.gif

This is correct it is more Fable style... But, I am love it so far... I have about 20 hours in it.. I prefer it over Skyrim that's for sure!
post #4 of 27
UGGGGHHH this is a tough call as I have all 3 and love all of them.

The Witcher 2 was fun and had an interesting story line that really sucked you in. Perhaps I just flew through it but I believe it is the shortest of the 3 options here, either way the lore of the game is pretty cool and if you make a second play through it is almost impossible to play the same way twice due to the choice/decision divergence. (Ex. Friend and I bought at same time and when we were comparing how far we had each gotten and what we had done it was as if we were playing two completely different games)

Skyrim, as others have said, is an amazing sandbox-ish game where you can pretty much go anywhere and do anything at your leisure. It has a good main story line and a HUGE modding scene (lol I think I have about 20 different mods installed). This is a game where I have sunk about 133 hrs of my life. There is just so much to do and anywhere you can see you can go. Wanna climb that huge mountain in front of you? Do it. biggrin.gif This game I think grants you alot more freedom than the other 2 games, and you can tell that Bethesda put a huge amount of time and effort into making this great game.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning took a little getting used to for me, but once I did I have really enjoyed its style of gameplay. As others have said it is more of an action RPG/fable style game. It does have a few quirks that kind of annoyed me (ex. awkward NPC dialog, CANT JUMP- this almost drives me crazy the most, somewhat disappointed in cartoon-ish graphics, & slightly clunky in-game menu navigation), but if you look beyond those things and just play it you realize the combat system is amazing and VERY gratifying (better than the Witcher 2 and Skyrim combined if you ask me...just my 2cents.gif).

While all 3 are awesome games, if I had to choose only one (at a time tongue.gif) I would choose Skyrim first. I think it is the best bang for your buck. Hope this helps thumb.gif and sorry if it was slightly confusing.
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i voted for skyrim as my personal recommendation and not as something recommended for you, because i don't really know what you like.

skyrim is a big open world and you can do whatever you choose, it's dark and gritty as opposed to Amalur's WoW-y graphics and i just could not get a good handle on witcher.

i still am going to revisit witcher 2, but right now skyrim is just an absolute time suck with all the mods coming out and the simplicity of them running through steam. i have spent hours since the mods were released collecting crap to put in my new hideout.

i would say play time to dollar ratio skyrim is going to be the best.
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post #6 of 27
Haven't played Kingdoms of Amalur yet, but I doubt you could go wrong with any of these three.

Some of these points have already been covered but I'll give you my take.

I finished Skyrim in a little over 60 hours and really liked it but started to get a little bored. I had never played any of the past Skyrim games, and don't really play this style of RPG very often. For me the game broke down like this:

First 5 hours - A little confused but impressed
Hour 10- Getting the hang of things enjoying the ability to "do anything"
Hour 20- Really impressed with the depth of things and learning how to customize items and character
Hour 30- Confused, I got side tracked with additional quests/missions and started to forget what was going on with the main plot
Hour 40- Back on track, finally understanding all customization and leveling options, still enjoying the beautiful scenery
Hour 50- Confused again, starting to get tired of the "fetch this for me/solve this for me" side quests
Hour 60- Finally got the hang of everything, still enjoying the scenery but happy to have finished things up

There were several times while playing that I actually said out loud, "whoa, that was awesome".

Having finished up Skyrim, I got the Witcher 2. I got it on sale for 1500 JPY (around 20 bucks maybe?), and I have to say that it is WELL worth it. If you can find this game on sale GET IT.

After playing Skyrim I found the lack of "true open worldness" a little off putting at first, but the fact that it is somewhat linear helps you stay on track and the story is delivered more clearly. But don't worry, you can still walk around freely and do what you want, your paths are just a bit more limited.

The graphics in this game are sick. If you have the hardware, which you do, you'll be blown away. I was impressed with Skyrim, but even with the hi-res texture pack installed it pales in comparison to the Witcher 2. Secondly, the dialog is great. The accents are awesome, the content is more mature and quips are smarter. As others have noted, it is more story based, which in my opinion should be a top priority for an RPG.

If the game is not set on easy, the combat system can be difficult to grasp at first but you can change the difficulty at any time and there is a training mode now.

I have a fairly demanding job, a girlfriend and other hobbies, so for me the Witcher 2 experience is a little better. I haven't finished it yet, but it is more concise, which allows me to get back into the swing of things when I haven't been able to play for a week because of other commitments.

If you are short on funds get the Witcher 2 now and wait for a sale to get Skyrim or Kingdoms of Amalur. If you've got some cash get them all. They are very different games and all have a lot to offer.
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post #7 of 27
You can't go wrong with skyrim or witcher 2... not sure about kingdoms but if you pick up Skyrim you won't regret it with the community all mod crazy right now.
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post #8 of 27
I have all three, and I absolutely love kingdoms of amalur. The graphics aren't as good as the other two, but to me its the most fun. I have about 200 hours logged in Skyrim and honestly a lot of it feels like work after the initial "wow factor" wore off, even with all the mods I've been trying its just over for me. Witcher 2 is good but relatively short compared to the other two. Kingdoms of amalur is a lot more fun to me, I've barely touched the main quest yet and I've got 12 hours into it already. Its the first game in a while that I sit down to play for like 45 minutes and look at my watch to notice several hours have gone by tongue.gif I prefer the combat style, much more dynamic and challenging than Skyrim, which becomes easy mode after you get a decent set of gear.
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^ this. I beat the main quest BTW.
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post #10 of 27
I got bored in Skyrim after about level 48. I hadn't completed the main quest. I no longer play Skyrim because a bug destroyed all my saved games, so my level 48 character is kaput.

Skyrim is great and all, but the combat is weak and quite frankly the storytelling sucks too. The one thing it does have going for it is the game is HUGE. I spent at least 100 hours and I still only completed about 50% of the quests.

Witcher 2, great game visually. I couldn't get into the story that much because it had been so long since I had played the Witcher 1. The Witcher 2's story line builds quite a bit of the original and more often than not I was saying to myself "***" and had no idea what was going on.
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