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Average User Score: 7.8Feb 7, 2019Tyranny excells in storytelling, lore and characters (Voices of Nerat for example). Also the moral choices and overall treatment of "good andTyranny excells in storytelling, lore and characters (Voices of Nerat for example). Also the moral choices and overall treatment of "good and evil" concept feels lot more realistic than in other RPGs.
The game felt oriented too much on action and fights. Basically every quest had at least 1-2 enemy encounters. I wanted to solve most quests in a diplomatic way but in 4 out of 5 cases all options led to a fight. The combat mechanics aren't great and it got boring pretty early, AI's not great either.
The character development offers lot of ways for character building but I didn't have to think much about stats and skills and still got through 80 % of my game without any trouble. The UI could be better. Also, I didn't need any item management and the most of the good and powerful items are acquired too late in the game.
Tyranny can't compete with other isometric RPGs like Baldur's Gate or Neverwinter Nights, but it's still a good game. But when I compare it with other modern "RPGs" (DA: Inquisition, Witcher), it's a gem that reminds me of the good old classic RPGs of early 2000's.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.2Feb 7, 2019Firstly, I'd like to thank Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski, without whom there wouldn't be any Witcher universe, and CDProjekt for their (albeitFirstly, I'd like to thank Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski, without whom there wouldn't be any Witcher universe, and CDProjekt for their (albeit non-canonical) expansion of Mr. Sapkowski's work. Thank you.
So many memories... When I've been reading the Witcher books, I loved the fairy-tale-styled duchy of Toussaint with its chevaliers and culture. I loved vampire Regis who became one of Geralt's closest friends (and who died heroically in the end of the book saga) and I loved Mr. Sapkowski's non-stereotypical approach to vampire mythology. And this DLC has all of these things and adds a lot more.
Story, characters, soundtrack, new gameplay mechanics, atmosphere, jokes... Simply great. And when "Dusk of a Northern Kingdom" started playing during one cutscene I almost died from nostalgia.
Blood and Wine is well-crafted DLC and and excellent send-off to Geralt.
Va fail, Gwynbleidd!… Expand
Average User Score: 9.4Feb 7, 2019First and foremost, I'd like to thank Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski for his Witcher book series that served as inspiration for all the Witcher games.First and foremost, I'd like to thank Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski for his Witcher book series that served as inspiration for all the Witcher games. Dziękuję bardzo!
Also, READ THE BOOKS BEFORE PLAYING THE GAME! Or at least find someone who has read them to give you detailed summary of the plot and events in the book series.
Just as the W2, Wild Hunt works best as a story-oriented action adventure. The universe, lore, characters, story and dialogues are simply great. The gameplay is average to above-average and when judged from this perspective, Witcher 3 isn't really memorable game.
The combat is too simplistic, but still fun. RPG elements are way too primitive (I don't consider any Witcher game to be an 'RPG'), the world's too big and exploring it feels somewhat dull. The main problem with W3 is that it gets repetitive and predictable too soon. Almost all quests go like this: talk to NPC -> use Witcher sense (which is INCREDIBELY dumb ability from both lore and gameplay perspective) -> fight with generic enemies -> (repeat 2 times) -> get a reward. Enjoyable at first, pretty dumb and boring after a while. Same logic applies for other aspects of the game.
Witcher 3 has great story, universe and characters. But apart from that it's just well-crafted modern open-world game - enjoyable but lacking any deeper gameplay value. Nothing more, nothing less.
Again, GO READ THE BOOKS FIRST.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1Feb 7, 2019Hearts of Stone brings phenomenal story and characters. The Man of Glass, the haunted mansion (the scariest quest in the entire Witcher seriesHearts of Stone brings phenomenal story and characters. The Man of Glass, the haunted mansion (the scariest quest in the entire Witcher series for me so far), the village wedding (the funniest quest in the entire Witcher series, I couldn't stop laughing), heist mission, challenging boss battles and more.
Great DLC.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Feb 7, 2019Witcher 2 has great storyline, memorable characters, well-written dialogues, outstanding soundtrack and overall it's one of the most immersiveWitcher 2 has great storyline, memorable characters, well-written dialogues, outstanding soundtrack and overall it's one of the most immersive games of it's time.
However, apart from the great universe and its lore (mostly the work of Andrzej Sapkowski), Witcher 2 is not that good game from the gameplay perspective. The combat and RPG elements are almost non-existent, combat is waaaay too simplistic, maps are small and very limited. It's not bad, but it definitely isn't great either.
Witcher 2 is great as an story-oriented adventure but it's average game otherwise. And it's not RPG in any way.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Feb 7, 2019This game is considered a classic and that was the reason I decided to play it. It wasn't easy (nor hard) but I successfully finished it.This game is considered a classic and that was the reason I decided to play it. It wasn't easy (nor hard) but I successfully finished it. Yeah, it was repetitive but mostly I enjoyed playing the game.
Since it's 1996 game it is understandably dated and in some aspects it obviously didn't age well. But I can't count old graphics, clunky controls or convoluted level-design as negatives because that would be like complaining that old movies are black&white.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Feb 7, 2019I enjoyed the story and the setup, the 20th century Taiwan setting and examination of topics such as: nationalism, freedom, psychology,I enjoyed the story and the setup, the 20th century Taiwan setting and examination of topics such as: nationalism, freedom, psychology, existentialism. I'm usually skeptical about non-linear storytelling (especially when it's done in 'surrealistic' way) but Detention did it great. The visual style and atmosphere of the game is also great.
However, the story is pretty simplistic and I was able to deduce lot of things before the game's narrative showed them to me. Also, most of the puzzles seemed too easy and the horror elements quickly disappeared after the first chapter (1/4 of the game).… Expand
Average User Score: 8.9Sep 21, 2018Perfect, perfect, perfect! (almost) An RPG gem that still has no equal to this day.
Negatives first. The game is dated and buggy sometimesPerfect, perfect, perfect! (almost) An RPG gem that still has no equal to this day.
Negatives first. The game is dated and buggy sometimes but unofficial patches from community fix most of these issues. The combat, shooting with guns especially, could be more polished. Another negative is that main story ends abruptly (developers worked in tight time schedule).
What Bloodlines lacks in combat and technical aspects, it makes up for with RPG elements, dialogues, story and atmosphere. You can choose from 7 vampire clans. One clan focues primarily on melee, other on stealth, other on vampire magic etc. Together with multiple attributes and skills it makes truly rich character building. Bloodlines can be replayed 7 times and each time it will feel/play a little bit differently.
Characters and dialogues are deep and well written. Not one character is either good or bad, everyone has own motivations and morals. Countless times I paused for a moment and asked myself "Should I trust this guy? Should I tell him the truth? What's his agenda?" etc. At the end of the game, I was quite paranoid and considered everyone as a potential enemy - and that's how it should feel in dark vampire underworld.
The story is very intriguing. It's not like in modern RPGs where the entire world revolves around you. No, in Bloodlines you are just a small pawn caught in the complex web of relationships of other people and groups. You know that your goal is, for example, to get information. But how does this information fit with other information you already have? How much do you trust the source of this information? And why did that person suddenly die?
The side quests, despite there's not much of them, are well designed, entertaining and offer multiple ways how to solve them. The level design is also thought out and if you carefully explore you may find lot of hidden things. For example, if you take time to explore a medical clinic in one of the first missions, you discover that there's a wounded girl in one of the rooms. You can ignore her (she'll die) or save her (in that case, you may have her as a roommate). And that's just one example from many other quests.
The atmosphere in the game is simply brilliant. If you like suspense, dark nights, Los Angeles, industrial music or decadence, then you will love this game. Otherwise, you will love it too.
Comparing this game with Deus Ex is IMHO completely justified, because I really consider Bloodlines to be "Deus Ex with vampires".… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Sep 21, 2018Better than predecessor. Great puzzles, fun combat, solid story. The dark atmosphere is pretty dense, nice world design and some reallyBetter than predecessor. Great puzzles, fun combat, solid story. The dark atmosphere is pretty dense, nice world design and some really intensive parts (Dahaka chases come to mind).… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Sep 20, 2018Masterpiece! Magically intriguing story in the style of modern fairy tale, extremely likeable characters (especially the adventurous mainMasterpiece! Magically intriguing story in the style of modern fairy tale, extremely likeable characters (especially the adventurous main heroine), reasonably challenging puzzles. The dialogue options are not only about getting further in the story, you have lot of options to just chat with the characters you meet - all of which helps you to immerse you further in the game's universe.
The game's setting is beautiful, imaginative and made with attention to detail. And heroine's sidecick, the Crow, is the funniest character I've ever met in a videogame.
The Longest Journey to this day remains the best adventure game I've ever played. Masterpiece!… Expand