CD Projekt RED Treasure Hunt

The Witcher Website has word that CD Projekt RED is starting to offer clues about what they are up to, saying: "Are you eager to learn our deepest, darkest secrets? Would you really like to see what we're working on before anyone else?" They promise you'll need "to be very smart and perceptive," but they do offer one clue, pointing the way to the GOG.com Website as a starting point.
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Nov 30, 2008, 09:57
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Re: CD Projekt RED Treasure Hunt Nov 30, 2008, 09:57
Nov 30, 2008, 09:57
 
I probably should give them a go. That might give me a chance to try out GOG.com, which looks pretty interesting.
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Nov 30, 2008, 02:32
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Nov 30, 2008, 02:32
 
You should try the Fallout games (1 and 2) and Planescape: Torment. And the Baldur's Gate games as well, of course.
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Nov 30, 2008, 01:23
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Nov 30, 2008, 01:23
 
However, I could easily forgive all of that because the game offered meaningful choice and consequence, something which most games do not.
Fair enough, but the immersion and presentation the other games I mentioned provided led to a better experience for me personally. I admit I am still relatively early in the game (I bought it last year but put it on hold with the announcement of the update) but the other factors really detract from the game - the camera, the poor combat, the terrible animations, etc. I'd like to see a game more like Oblivion but with significant character choice and real consequence; it would also need to get rid of difficulty scaling and improve the combat (make ranged weapons viable, magic less powerful).

RPGs have always interested me but I've never found one sufficiently deep enough (I didn't play Baldur's Gate, though I've heard good things), therefore it usually comes down to the other mechanisms to hold it together (hence why I liked Oblivion).
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Nov 30, 2008, 00:41
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Re: CD Projekt RED Treasure Hunt Nov 30, 2008, 00:41
Nov 30, 2008, 00:41
 
I just don't see it as being a particularly good example of what a true PC game should be. Games like Oblivion and Final Fantasy VII were vastly superior, imo.

The key difference between The Witcher and the games you mentioned is the idea of choice and consequence. To me, that's the most important part of any RPG and why Oblivion and JRPGs fail completely as RPGs. They didn't really provide any choice or consequence. In The Witcher, you are often faced with morally ambiguous choices that have far-reaching consequences. That's what really set the game apart for me. I'd actually have to sit there and think about my choices instead of picking whatever option would get me the best short-term rewards. I'd have to consider the potential long-term repercussions of any given choice because they all had the potential to greatly impact the game later on. This is a far cry from Fallout 3, for example, where you are given a lot of choice but none of it really makes any difference in the long run.

The individual mechanics of The Witcher weren't all that great. The combat was overly simplistic and easy, the character development system was too minimalistic, secondary weapons were useless, etc. However, I could easily forgive all of that because the game offered meaningful choice and consequence, something which most games do not.
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Nov 29, 2008, 23:40
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Re: CD Projekt RED Treasure Hunt Nov 29, 2008, 23:40
Nov 29, 2008, 23:40
 
I really would have liked to see this implemented in the PC version, as the combat was a bit too simplistic for my tastes.
I read a forum post suggesting a 1.5 patch could see these changes brought to the PC version. Considering how little is known I think this is pure speculation, though given the EE it's entirely plausible.

I'm just playing through The Witcher at the moment, as I've been distracted with other games. I do like it but I don't find it as engaging as Oblivion. It's more linear and feels restrictive, the story is interesting but not particularly well delivered, the combat is very crude and based nearly entirely upon timed clicks, the inventory is still a bit 'bleh' (not as friendly or engaging as games like Clear Sky / Final Fantasy VII), the graphics aren't anything special, the animations are terrible (gliding characters), the camera is still poor, the voice acting is poor (in comparison to games like HL2, Oblivion). I just don't see it as being a particularly good example of what a true PC game should be. Games like Oblivion and Final Fantasy VII were vastly superior, imo.
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Nov 29, 2008, 22:31
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Re: CD Projekt RED Treasure Hunt Nov 29, 2008, 22:31
Nov 29, 2008, 22:31
 
I'm actually somewhat irritated by this. Apparently they are completely revamping the combat system, giving you much more control over Geralt's moves. I really would have liked to see this implemented in the PC version, as the combat was a bit too simplistic for my tastes.
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Nov 29, 2008, 21:38
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Re: CD Projekt RED Treasure Hunt Nov 29, 2008, 21:38
Nov 29, 2008, 21:38
 
A console port of The Witcher? I really couldn't care less. How disappointing.
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Nov 29, 2008, 18:51
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Re: CD Projekt RED Treasure Hunt Nov 29, 2008, 18:51
Nov 29, 2008, 18:51
 
Boooo, the surprise announcement has been leaked. It's just a console port of The Witcher.

http://ve3d.ign.com/videos/39841/PC/The-Witcher/Trailer/The-Witcher-Rise-of-the-Wolf-Announcement-Trailer
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Nov 29, 2008, 15:25
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Nov 29, 2008, 15:25
 
It looks like the future apocolypse/world transformation that was hinted at in the Witcher opening movie.
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Nov 29, 2008, 11:15
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Nov 29, 2008, 11:15
 
CD Projekt RED= Lots of LOVE!!
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Nov 29, 2008, 09:17
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Nov 29, 2008, 09:17
 
That would be tedious to say the least.
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Nov 29, 2008, 04:36
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Nov 29, 2008, 04:36
 
I just entered the user name and password on the site and a chunk of the background cracked away and you can see that there is a picture of some sort underneath, my guess is that if we keep going back a bit more of it will break away every day and gradually reveal the picture.
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Nov 29, 2008, 01:54
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Nov 29, 2008, 01:54
 
I actually bought Witcher: EE at full price, a very, very rare thing for me to do. Just goes to show what happens when you actually design a game for the PC instead of porting it from consoles.
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Nov 29, 2008, 00:15
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Nov 29, 2008, 00:15
 
I've asked for Witcher enhanced edition for Christmas. I missed out on this game when it came out, and have heard so many good things. I'm looking forward to checking it out.
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Nov 28, 2008, 19:29
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Nov 28, 2008, 19:29
 
It doesn't look like anything more than the exaggerated graphics that often feature in trailers, though the scenes with the gun are clearly a different game (as I mentioned earlier). Even if it is new you can't tell anything meaningful from it, making it worthless anyway (especially without a confirmation).
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Nov 28, 2008, 19:04
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Nov 28, 2008, 19:04
 
In the anniversary video they showed a futuristic game with what looked like technology / lasers and might have been in a first person view... I forget. Certainly I didn't see anything that suggest The Witcher 2.
There are few frames but you can see it's a witcher themed game with better graphics than witcher 1.
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/42116.html
Look at 48 seconds into the video and keep watching and tell me that's not stuff from a new witcher game.
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Nov 28, 2008, 18:27
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Nov 28, 2008, 18:27
 
nice, but if you go to www.thewitcher.com you get the same thing (choose flash)

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Nov 28, 2008, 18:22
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Nov 28, 2008, 18:22
 
http://www.thewitcher.com/dev/

Username: witcher
Password: reborn

But I don't get what it's trying to show. I'm bored.
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Nov 28, 2008, 18:09
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Nov 28, 2008, 18:09
 
Anyone solved this?

spoiler:
looks like there should be a login page somewhere.. I think that the login is "witcher" and password is "Reborn", only I can't find the login page...
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Nov 28, 2008, 18:07
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Nov 28, 2008, 18:07
 
In fact you could see scenes form Witcher 2 in one of the videos they released.
In the anniversary video they showed a futuristic game with what looked like technology / lasers and might have been in a first person view... I forget. Certainly I didn't see anything that suggest The Witcher 2.
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