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Old 11-07-07, 01:52 AM   #1
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Default Oblivion Platinum Pack VS The Witcher

Both are 50 dollars

Oblivion Plat Pack comes with Oblivion, Shivering Isles, and Knights of the Nine
The Witcher, of course,comes with The Witcher.


for the same price... im pretty sure the Oblivion deal will deliver many more hours of gameplay, however, will they be as good as the hours spent playing the Witcher?


Please drop your thoughts,

soon i have to go to the hospital and will be out of commision for 1 FULL WEEK

I got COD4, will have Crysis, and possibly, NFSProStreet... and i am unsure if i should get the witcher or oblivion pack to help the time go by faster when i will be stuck at home.
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Old 11-07-07, 02:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: Oblivion Platinum Pack VS The Witcher

The Witcher, hands down. At least for me.

Oblivion is a good game for what it is, but if you really want a good RPG, it can't even compare to the witcher.

Oblivion wouldn't be much different if it had no leveling or character advancement. And the story and NPCs are pretty thin. In that sense, it is a "light" RPG, with a lot of action.

The Witcher on the other hand, relies on character development completely and is a much much deeper game.

No doubt Oblivion is a larger game with more "stuff" and more likelihood to eat away more of your time, but its a sandbox game. You just run around and do whatever you want pretty much.

The Witcher, on the other hand, plays out like an open ended yet well scripted movie.

I actually never beat Oblivion. I put in over 100 hours and never finished the main storyline. It just didn't do anything for me. Its fun to just wander around and explore and there are a lot of cool side quests, but its just not a very deep or involved game.

If you're looking for a heavily story driven RPG like KOTOR, Vampire: Bloodlines, Deus Ex or (to a certain extent) older CRPGs like Baldur's Gate, The Witcher will be fill that void very well.

If you just want to explore and romp through some dungeons, and if you think stories and dialog just slow a game down, Oblivion is probably more of what you're looking for.

They are both great at what they are, but IMO, The Witcher is a much better game and will make the days fly by.

Oh, and the combat in The Witcher is awesome. 100x better than Oblivion's.
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Old 11-07-07, 02:10 AM   #3
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oblivion was so crappy..tbh..
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Old 11-07-07, 02:16 AM   #4
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thank you very much for the compare and contrast captnkill

i just wish you would elaborate more on the COMBAT SYSTEM

i for one loved oblivions (i played it at a friends house) first person type fighting... and i HATE absolutely HATE World of Warcraft style combat...

Is the Witcher like or unlike WOW? and do you actually swing your sword..?
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Old 11-07-07, 02:30 AM   #5
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I'd go with Oblivion.

i've put more than 140h on it & the game is still fun (Oblivion + shevering isles + QTP3 ftw!)
i didnt play the Witcher so i have no idea how good/bad is it.
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Old 11-07-07, 02:32 AM   #6
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Problem with Oblivion was that...after you destroy the first gate...its the same thing over and over..its so boring..It was interesting to me @ the start..but then just...wow so boring after..

And its 3rd person mode was...very strange...and i just don't like a RPG in FPS mode..unless it was designed to a FPS like say something like Bioshock...but Oblivion was so boring..
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Problem with Oblivion was that...after you destroy the first gate...its the same thing over and over..its so boring..It was interesting to me @ the start..but then just...wow so boring after..

And its 3rd person mode was...very strange...and i just don't like a RPG in FPS mode..unless it was designed to a FPS like say something like Bioshock...but Oblivion was so boring..
With the Shievering Isles you'll encounter new quests.
as for the 3rd person cam well i'm using the camera mod which modifies the camera view to lockup behind the player. its not perfect , but its good nevertheless.
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Old 11-07-07, 03:18 AM   #8
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another vote for the witcher . . combat in oblivion is stiff and soulless. swing, block, swing, block . . ad nauseum. combat in the witcher actually engages the player, and mixes it up with magic signs and special attacks.

and that's just the combat. the witcher's story beats oblivion by a mile. or many miles. I dunno, it seemed like the story for oblivion was rather slapped on so if you enjoy a good, engrossing story go with the witcher.

character development . . uh oblivion has character development? another win for the witcher.

about the only advantage oblivion might have is the different mods available for it, but that doesn't save it from its yawn inducing combat.
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Problem with Oblivion was that...after you destroy the first gate...its the same thing over and over..its so boring..
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I'd go with Oblivion.

i've put more than 140h on it & the game is still fun (Oblivion + shevering isles + QTP3 ftw!)
i didnt play the Witcher so i have no idea how good/bad is it.
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Old 11-07-07, 04:46 AM   #11
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I haven't played Withcer yet, i plan to get it, from the sound of everything, it seems the story is as good or better than NWN2 was, and i really enjoyed NWN2, seems like Wither is better at that...

plus you get to bang people..cant compete with that -.-
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LOL

Once you go Witcher, you'll never go back.
Ok ok seems most guys around here are praising the Witcher. i'll check this game soon .. first i have a little bit of Oblivion to finish & once i get CoD4 , GoW & Crysis i'll take the time with it.
tbh the biggest turn off for me with the Withcer was the graphics (i'm a graphics wh0re & i can't help it ) , but since all of you guys are recommending it i'll pass this condition.
one quick question : Is The Witcher open-ended ?
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