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Y'all really gonna just not play as Chun-Li in her best outfit? This is hardly scientific.
I don't know why I thought Lou Bega was dead, but I definitely thought Lou Bega was dead.
Anyway this QL is a masterpiece.
Janina quietly becoming a regular E3 fixture on Giant Bomb is one of my favorite goddamn things.
Damn it Dan, everyone knows the reason the man on fire was on fire was because young Psycho Mantis was lending his pyrokinetic powers to Volgin (somewhat unwillingly, as Mantis was easily controlled by strong emotions). That's why when Mantis sees Eli and switches sides, Volgin immediately goes out and just stands like an enormous turd to get stepped on by Sahalanthropus.
I MEAN COME ON IT'S ALL SO SIMPLE.
LET ME SHOW THEM SOME FANCY ACTION NOW
Hot damn this was a classic. I loved every tortured minute of it.
@drpotato: I fully recommend the books! The first two are basically episodic, with a bunch of short stories tied together by an overarching plot, so to speak, and after that you get the same style but with a stronger narrative arc. The translation quality is really good, and for me it manages to tread in the same darker fantasy world that something like Game of Thrones does, only it isn't tedious as hell.
Like I said earlier, though, while the Witcher 1 is definitely fun, it's very different from the other two, combat-wise. Also, it goes without saying the graphical quality is... a bit lower than you'll find in 2 and 3 (there's lots of mods you can grab to pretty it up a little, but I've been playing without it and it's... fine?). Some of the quests are kind of bad at telling you where to go next, so I also recommend having a walkthrough or something open for when you get stuck. I've had an immensely enjoyable experience with it so far and I'm a solid 24 hours in or so (on chapter 4 of 5), so I expect it'll probably come in at around 35-40 hours with me doing most of the side stuff. I might do a little review or something when I finally finish it. I'm super-eager to actually see Witcher 2 though! Also to play with a controller so I can choose to lounge on my couch rather than sitting at my desk.
Yeah, the controls of Witcher 3 took some getting used to. I've kind of gotten fond of it - I tend to focus on parrying attacks to get my licks in. It demands you be way more careful in combat, and I at least take care to prepare the proper oils and potions in order to murder more effectively. As for the older games... well, I can't say I blame you for skipping them. The first game in particular basically demands you meet it on its immensely... unique terms. I've been oddly charmed by it, but I also enjoy weird systems in games and the combat in the Witcher 1 is odd enough to fit the bill. Plus I have a terrible completionist streak that demands satisfaction.
Good luck with Witcher 3 - my advice is to just muck about with the tutorial until you get the hang of it. I'm not sure a more souls-like scheme would fit.
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