posted by Oberdan (Oklahoma City, OK) Nov 12, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
Why a 3? Simple.
Strike One: This game is a beast to install and get configured correctly. I have downloaded and installed complex games before, and my comp is not an old system, less than a year old as of this writing. I've wrangled with .ini files before, but this is the first game ever where I needed to set the .ini file to 'read only' as it will change it back to the crud settings at every start of the game. I ended up configuring it more than I actually played it. Not good.
Strike Two: Do you recall those early Korean Free to Play games where you needed to control the camera with WASD and your mouse separately, as there was a terribly programmed chase camera that didn't turn when you did? Yup. It takes getting used to, but you can eventually learn to ignore watching your character turn while in the heat of combat, then remember to sway your mouse so you can get the new target into view. Sort of. It's a skill I don't care to further develop. It's also why I don't play Korean free to play mmorpgs.
Strike Three: Terrible Combat Controls, a terrible, stupid tutorial where you get more 'explanatory popups' telling you about how to do something, and before you can do it, another two pop-ups stop everything to tell you what's going to happen after you learned about it. Meaning you're a few hundred words past the actual skill they're teaching and into a new skill before you can actually 'do' it the first time. Plus, the ending Arena battle that determines your game difficulty settings is a complete mess. I've played free games with less frustration than I do with Witcher 2.
Save your money. I wish I get could mine back. By the time you're done looking up how to get this game smoothly working with your computer, you could have been enjoying a day or two's worth of fun in any other game that is actually enjoyable the first day you download and install it.