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The Witcher Demo

The Witcher Website now offers downloads of a playable demo for The Witcher, CD Projekt's recently released action/RPG, though word is "Links currently don't work for people in United States - the appropriate ones will be given as soon as possible." To that end, manual downloads are available from ComputerGames.ro, FanGaming, FileFront, FilePlanet (registration required), Gamer's Hell, and PixelRage. The demo is accompanied by this blurb: "We encourage anyone who’s been on the fence about the game to check out the demo and to begin their adventures in the world of The Witcher."

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13. loading times Dec 14, 2007, 14:00 peteham
 
The absolutely horrendous loading times in the current version cant be stressed enough. I honestly didnt think I'd care so much about it when i purchased the game but, but i had absolutely no idea how bad it would be. Let alone how frequent you have to load something.. Throw in the frequent crashes, and you've got one hell of a package.

You really do spend half your time staring at the damn loading screen. With this in mind, the game is really poorly designed since it requires you to leave and enter lots of little buildings/shops to talk to the people inside. I've only gotten as far as Visima, and that's when I'd had enough and quit. When they knew they had an engine which sucks ass in the loading-department, the very least they could've done was drop all that enter/exit building gameplay, even if it does make the world feel smaller and more restricted..

Why do they have to reload the WHOLE fucking world every time you exit a tiny hut, anyway? And what's taking so long? Thought you'd run defrag while you were at it? Anyone calling the delightful combo of crashes & loading "minor flaws" have to be tinfoilhat-wearing loons.

Maybe there's a gem underneath all the crap, but I for one am not touching this bucket of turdspill again until the patch comes out. If the loading times have been significantly improved (and I do mean significantly) it might actually be worth playing. Until then, none of the game's other qualities could possibly make up for the agony (and the annoyingly poor voice-acting.. Just stick to the written word next time and reserve recorded dialogue for key sequences, thanks).

Until then: anyone interested in a copy of this astounding game? European and uncensored! Special price for you my friend...

 
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  1. Dec 14, 11:13 No subject nin
  2. Dec 14, 11:14 Nice !! Jonny5
  3. Dec 14, 11:32 No subject ^mortis^
  31. Dec 16, 08:17  Re: No subject MacD
  4. Dec 14, 11:32 No subject manic half
  5. Dec 14, 11:35  Re: No subject Morgan19
  32. Dec 16, 08:23  Best RPG of the past couple of years MacD
  6. Dec 14, 11:55 patch PoopieMoopie
  7. Dec 14, 12:23 Oohh... JohnBirshire
  8. Dec 14, 12:36  No subject HardCore
  9. Dec 14, 12:39   Re: No subject Morgan19
  34. Dec 16, 08:31    Re: No subject MacD
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  11. Dec 14, 12:50    Re: No subject PHJF
  33. Dec 16, 08:29  Re: Oohh... MacD
  12. Dec 14, 13:51 Not bad at all! Techie714 ©
>> 13. Dec 14, 14:00 loading times peteham
  14. Dec 14, 14:11  Re: loading times DarkCntry
  15. Dec 14, 14:59   Re: loading times ibm
  26. Dec 15, 04:09    Re: loading times kyleb
  29. Dec 15, 10:55     Re: loading times Shreek
  30. Dec 15, 23:52      Bring on the Patch Golem
  35. Dec 16, 08:36  Re: loading times MacD
  16. Dec 14, 15:00 No subject Bone43
  17. Dec 14, 15:07  Re: No subject Overon
  20. Dec 14, 20:22  Re: No subject Gymper
  18. Dec 14, 17:45 try it Fausticle
  19. Dec 14, 19:52 ... theyarecomingforyou
  21. Dec 14, 20:23  Re: ... ^mortis^
  22. Dec 14, 22:20 ... theyarecomingforyou
  23. Dec 14, 23:42 Crappy camera Frijoles
  24. Dec 15, 01:31  Re: Crappy camera Jerykk
  25. Dec 15, 03:28   Re: Crappy camera Cutter
  27. Dec 15, 06:04    Re: Crappy camera CreamyBlood
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  36. Dec 16, 23:14 Not bad! Ant
  37. Dec 18, 20:24 ... theyarecomingforyou


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