May
22
2015
5

No video tonight: I’m bleary-eyed.

Witcher: Wild Hunt is a vicious time-suck.  It just eats ALL the time.  You have been warned.

May
20
2015
4

Well, The Witcher: Wild Hunt is going well.

The machine that I bought specifically for The Witcher: Wild Hunt is working fine and the game play is nice and smooth. I still need to get a handle on crafting, and of course relearning the keyboard commands is always awkward. I figure that once I do I can crank the difficulty above Pathetically needs his hand held.  So: so far, I’m enjoying the game.

Moe Lane

PS: Some people apparently hate the keyboard bindings and/or think that it’s a console game imperfectly adapted for a keyboard.  I have no idea if those are legitimate gripes, or just people complaining like people do on the Internet. :shrug: I’m having fun, at least.

 

May
19
2015
4

At last: The Witcher Wild Hunt.

Here we go.

witcher3

Mind you, gotta install it first.

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May
08
2015
1

Just a reminder: Wticher 3 will be taking over my brain in two weeks.

At least for a while.  Fortunately – and again, thanks largely to my readers – I have a computer now that can handle what’s below.  Thanks, people.

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Apr
08
2015
1

First bits of DLC announced for Witcher: Wild Hunt.

Sounds fairly filling.

Hearts of Stone will take Geralt on an all-new, 10-hour-plus adventure into the wilds of No Man’s Land and the nooks and alleys of Oxenfurt, where he’ll try to complete a contract from the mysterious Man of Glass. Caught in a thick tangle of deceit, Geralt will need all his cunning and strength to solve the mystery and emerge unscathed.

Blood and Wine, a 20-hour-plus tale that will introduce the all-new in-game region of Toussaint, will take Geralt to a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret.

Mind you, the game’s not going to be out for – dammit – another month.  Which is mildly frustrating. I mean, my new desktop is sufficiently large and imposing that my father-in-law made sardonic comments about it looking like a server. Which is true, and why I bought it in the first place. I want to use it, you know? (more…)

Dec
08
2014
9

Another three month delay on Witcher 3 release.

Now it’s going to be out in May of 2015.  I feel that this does not generally bode well for the game.  But that may just be my general gaming cynicism talking.  Oh, yes, I do have some of that.

Still want to play it, though.

Sep
27
2014
2

New Trailer for the New Witcher Game.

Not a gameplay trailer.

Also, it omits mentioning anything about the rather, ah, ribald nature of the Witcher universe. Not that any of my readers would find such things to be anything except unfortunate distractions from monster slaying and Kings Behaving Badly… (more…)

Feb
05
2013
1

First Word on The Witcher 3: like Skyrim, but more German/Slavic/Magyar.

Which is not necessarily a bad thing; I’ve clocked in a staggering amount of hours in Skyrim*.  And, apparently, so have the folks making The Witcher 3.  Anyway, first details here; sounds like I’m not the only one who found certain aspects of The Witcher 2‘s inventory system annoying as all hell.  It also sounds like The Witcher 3’s not quite yet ready for release, alas.

Moe Lane

*Dragonborn’s going well so far, actually.

May
13
2011
3

This happens every time.

I received The Witcher Enhanced yesterday – three weeks early, actually! – and now I’m having difficulty trying to convince my hand-eye reflexes that no, I’m not still playing Dragon Age 2.  At least there’s no nausea this time…

Graphics-wise: the people are a lot more believable-looking than some of Bioware’s other NPCs.  It’s a pretty game, for given values of pretty.  And, hey! – an user’s manual that’s actually useful.  Woo-hoo!

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