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Never got to play it, is it any good? I'm thinking of buying it since it is on sale on Steam.
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Yes, very worth it. I was playing it around 5-6hr at one point. It has an interesting story which draws you in. The characters have interesting personalities, decent combat system, nice spells and moves, etc.... It's also a pretty dark atmosphere and adult oriented
    
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apparently it's supposed to be an RPG in the vein of older better RPG's like Baldur's Gate.

it's $5 though, so i guess you can't really go wrong, can you?
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Yes. Very worth it. I had been playing a pirated copy for about a week then I saw this sale today and was like "Hurray now I don't have to be a doucher!" Totally worth 5$.
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Yes. Very worth it. I had been playing a pirated copy for about a week then I saw this sale today and was like "Hurray now I don't have to be a doucher!" Totally worth 5$.
If I were you, I would fix that quickly, otherwise, you're going to be flamed to hell and back by other members on here

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apparently it's supposed to be an RPG in the vein of older better RPG's like Baldur's Gate.

it's $5 though, so i guess you can't really go wrong, can you?
Doesn't sound like you played the witcher, should give it a try
    
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The writing is better than most RPGs as people seem to try to avoid the boring "explanation of recent feuds" things. The characters are prone to cussing, and voice acting is generally good from what I've played. The only reason I'm not still playing is I found other games that drew my attention.

Just so you know, the control system involves clicking to move somewhere or to interact with something. It's not what I expected, but seems to work out okay.
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The writing is better than most RPGs as people seem to try to avoid the boring "explanation of recent feuds" things. The characters are prone to cussing, and voice acting is generally good from what I've played. The only reason I'm not still playing is I found other games that drew my attention.

Just so you know, the control system involves clicking to move somewhere or to interact with something. It's not what I expected, but seems to work out okay.
That's pretty much the reason that I haven't played it in a while. Was focusing on SC2 SP then MP and took a break from the Witcher. As for the control system, I personally found nothing wrong with it. Maybe clicking too much isn't a great thing, but, you have to time your clicks to make the different combos, plus you have the different styles, so, that adds more to the game
    
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And for $5 how can you not?
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i couldnt get into it AT ALL. ended up selling my retail copy on amazon. blech. although, its 5 bucks... you will get at least that much out of it before you realize either you love it or you cant get into it.
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THIS IS THE BEST RPG SINCE......BALDURS GATE!! THE FACT IM TYPING IN ALL CAPS USING THE SHIFT KEY PROVES THIS!!!

No seriously, this is probably one of the best games I've ever played. The fact you can get it on steam for 5 bucks right now is an even more righteous deal. HOURS upon HOURS of gameplay. I own 2 copies of the game

Oh and the developers own gog.com
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