Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > Gaming Central

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-26-11, 01:03 AM   #145
Sean_W
Registered User
 
Sean_W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,423
Default Re: Official Witcher 2 - The Assassins of Kings

Well honestly, it's what DX9 games should look like for the PC. We have just been used to below par ports with meh textures.
Sean_W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 01:57 AM   #146
Squishy Dude
Ati to Nvidia
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N.S. Canada
Posts: 62
Send a message via MSN to Squishy Dude
Default Re: Official Witcher 2 - The Assassins of Kings

do you guys think my rig can handle it? I know its a crappy oem gpu (gonna replace it later aslo need to replace the psu)


It plays Stalker SOC at 1080P max everything just fine and plays mass effect at 1080 max too
__________________
CPU:I7 870
MB:Intel H57
VGA:Geforce GT 320
RAM:4 GB
SOUND:Audigy 4 w/Logitech x530
DISPLAY: Ben Q G2410HD 24inch
Squishy Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 04:48 AM   #147
wysiwyg
Registered User
 
wysiwyg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: London, England
Posts: 2,991
Default Re: Official Witcher 2 - The Assassins of Kings

Quote:
Originally Posted by Squishy Dude View Post
do you guys think my rig can handle it? I know its a crappy oem gpu (gonna replace it later aslo need to replace the psu)


It plays Stalker SOC at 1080P max everything just fine and plays mass effect at 1080 max too
yes (with uber sampling off, which still looks great)
wysiwyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 10:21 AM   #148
LurkerLito
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,550
Default Re: Official Witcher 2 - The Assassins of Kings

The console-ish GUI design was the first thing I noticed and disliked about this game. When I heard it was being ported to consoles I wasn't surprised just look at the horrible non PC like GUI. Just by the way the (control key) quick option screen is designed it's obvious they were porting it to consoles. I think the GUI was significantly better in Witcher 1. Everything was accessible to you in one spot. You opened up the interface you could select from the menu what you wanted to see, Journal, inventory, stats, etc... No need to exit the current part you are viewing now to view another area, you just had to press the hotkey or select it from the menu. The current Witcher 2 if I am in inventory and want to check the journal, I can't just press J, I have to exit inventory back into the game then press J to access it. For a PC game it's a horrible design, but it's fine for consoles as they don't have a lot of buttons they can map.

Still with all it's flaws it still feels like a proper Witcher game. Unlike DA2, where the epic-ness of DA:O was lost to their flawed "let's hope they don't notice we are repeatedly reusing everything" design. DA2 felt like a fan made as a mod with professional voice acting. A 2-3 person team, doing their best to make a new game in the same universe as DA:O but reusing a lot of their level designs to reduce their work load. If DA2 was a mod, I would give them a lot of respect, but for a full bioware sequel, it was extremely disappointing.
__________________

Main PC: Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe ; Intel i7-3770k ; GSkill Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3 2133 (2x8GB) ; Seasonic X Series X-1050 PSU ; Corsair H100 ; EVGA GTX-670 ; Mushkin 240GB SSD system drive
Old PC: ABIT IP35 Pro ; Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 ; Patriot 6GB (3x2GB) DDR2 800 RAM ; EVGA GTX480 SC ; Antec P190 Case ; EnzoTech Ultra120 CPU Cooler
LurkerLito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 02:13 PM   #149
JohnDio
Registered User
 
JohnDio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,026
Default Re: Official Witcher 2 - The Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Patch 1.1 Leaked
JohnDio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 03:25 PM   #150
HiCZoK4
 
HiCZoK4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Poland
Posts: 3,467
Default Re: Official Witcher 2 - The Assassins of Kings

patches leak too?
HiCZoK4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 04:46 PM   #151
Squishy Dude
Ati to Nvidia
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N.S. Canada
Posts: 62
Send a message via MSN to Squishy Dude
Default Re: Official Witcher 2 - The Assassins of Kings

__________________
CPU:I7 870
MB:Intel H57
VGA:Geforce GT 320
RAM:4 GB
SOUND:Audigy 4 w/Logitech x530
DISPLAY: Ben Q G2410HD 24inch
Squishy Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 05:37 PM   #152
Yaboze
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 2,057
Default Re: Official Witcher 2 - The Assassins of Kings

Started playing with my wired 360 controller...it's surprisingly good with the controller.

It does make it feel like a 360 game, except for the awesome graphics, even the open/dialogs and such show a blue X (as on the controller) instead of a mouse button. I find it more enjoyable for some reason.
Yaboze is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-26-11, 06:18 PM   #153
Sean_W
Registered User
 
Sean_W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,423
Default Re: Official Witcher 2 - The Assassins of Kings

Well, I don't like the graphics settings that are outside of the game, that feels tacked on and cheap.
Sean_W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 07:15 PM   #154
Yaboze
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 2,057
Default Re: Official Witcher 2 - The Assassins of Kings

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean_W View Post
Well, I don't like the graphics settings that are outside of the game, that feels tacked on and cheap.
I don't like it either. Graphic and key binding options should always be "in game".
Yaboze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 07:20 PM   #155
JohnDio
Registered User
 
JohnDio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,026
Default Re: Official Witcher 2 - The Assassins of Kings

Patch has been officially released. Also, the retail version is now DRM-Free

Quote:
So, we felt keeping the DRM would mainly hurt our legitimate users. This is completely in line with what we said before the release of The Witcher 2. We felt DRM was necessary to prevent the game being pirated and leaked before release. This purpose has been served, so we are pleased to let our users enjoy the full freedom of game usage they deserve
JohnDio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 08:17 PM   #156
Sean_W
Registered User
 
Sean_W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,423
Default Re: Official Witcher 2 - The Assassins of Kings

Yeah just installed the patch. It loads a lot quicker now as said.
Sean_W is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.