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Provided, that is, you decide to play the role-playing title on "insane" difficulty. Which gives you one life. For a game that could take anywhere from 30-60 hours to finish.

While this mode allows you to save your game, if you die, those saved games will be locked and you won't be able to load them again.

But will they be locked forever? Probably not. "Of course we plan to have a resurrection scroll, maybe DLC or something", says Mateusz Kanik from developers CD Projekt, a workaround that sounds just as insane as the idea of a "one shot" role-playing game itself.

The move was partly inspired by the success of Demon's Souls, 2009's role-playing game that was notorious for its difficulty and lack of forgiveness for players that made mistakes.

Those terrified by the idea of a long and lasting death, don't worry; "insane" mode is the hardest of four difficulties, so those who just want a stroll through the woods can scale it back to something easier.

I know this is a bit old but it was never posted here and i find it awesome. After i finish the game on sub-insane, i'm definitely giving this a go.

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Edited by Razultull - 4/15/11 at 7:23am
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More than "insane", that's "realistic"!
Nah, not for me, it would be too much pressure and I would concentrate on staying alive rather than having fun.
     
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"Maybe DLC or something"

The worst lines in gaming history.
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The first one was a pain to play, but not in a bad way. It just wasn't easy and the mechanics were tricky. This one is definitely for the hardcore RPG fans. I might give it a go, but seeing as I only got a few hours into the first one before giving up because of the PITA fighting system, I doubt this one will be any different Wouldn't even try insane mode since I would have hundreds of locked saves. Cool nonetheless.
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"Maybe DLC or something"

So that means that we can expect some expensive DLC about a week after its released then...
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"Maybe DLC or something"

So that means that we can expect some expensive DLC about a week after its released then...
Don't think CDprojekt would do that, it would be out of character if they did. Most likely you havet o fulfill some in game condition to obtain a resurrection scroll. And, nothing stops you from copying that saved game out and pasting it back in for when you die
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The witcher 1 on normal difficulty was pretty damn hard when it glitched out and wouldn't let my use my signs.. grrr
    
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so insane mode is essentially coin arcade game where if you die you have to"insert more coins" in order to continue... i see
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so insane mode is essentially coin arcade game where if you die you have to"insert more coins" in order to continue... i see
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so insane mode is essentially coin arcade game where if you die you have to"insert more coins" in order to continue... i see
EPIC! We should boycott every DLC of every game! Too many producers are jumping on the DLC's bandwagon...
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