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I love Skyrim, but trying to enact change is like getting blood from a stone. This video glances at the 6 main quest-lines within the game and nags them a bit. Spoilers are kept to a minimum, I hope. Some of the visuals represent important places, but you'd need prior knowledge to spot their relevance :) I'm truly sorry for murdering the Abba song. It's almost 5am.
A 'Witcher' is a 'monster hunter' btw, not someone who turns people into witches, or does witchy things. Except a witch. There. I felt silly droning about the game for 5 minutes without mentioning the nature of the protagonist. He kills things. Probably not strictly my kind of game (3rd person is always a barrier to immersion for me), but I still think it's excellent and am now really looking forward to The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, as well as the rest of The Witcher. As long as there is no compromise on the story-aspects, some streamlining is welcome - Doesn't always have to mean 'dumbing down'. See below link to secret note found within The Witcher 2 trailer: http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j78/Levethian/2r3jmkp.jpg?t=1305414524 Great sentiment, lots of respect for this developer. I will issue an addendum to this video if there's anything else that needs said once I finish the game. Mephistoau! - Thanks for the recommendation. Probably wouldn't have touched it again otherwise. *Subscribing* will put you in a prize draw for a chance to accompany Geralt to Tuscany! Thanks to Google Image Search.
Bioshock is pretty, System Shock is intelligent. Feedback from knowledgeable fans of both games would be appreciated. Let me know with which points you disagree :) Exceedingly tired at the moment, so excuse the jumbled argumentation. Thanks to Google image search.
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Spoiler-free. Hope you enjoy it. I blame the quality* of this review on sleep deprivation & hurriedly trying to get back to play Skyrim.
Probably not going to mean much to you if you're brand new to RPG gaming.
Genuine congratulations if you manage to get through this video in 1 sitting. Needs an intermission.
Issues since upload:
More regular crashes & quest bugs.
UI is starting to get on my wick.
Phobia of numbers/stats makes details vague (what does dual-casting do? What is a 'level 10' enemy?).
Enchanting & crafting negates loot-hunting.
Too few outlets for money spending.
Selling loot is a chore (Banks & 'letters of credit' back, please).
But most importantly:
Very little portrayal of consequence for your status / actions. Bugger.
Mods required. :)
*(Assumption based on my being too tired to judge. Possibly ranty, holier-than-thou, unfocused, with less time spent on image editing. I don't usually deal with reviews of this length. I didn't talk enough about combat (dual-wielding, spells). Is revealing the very general nature of quests a 'spoiler'? I don't know. I should sleep. I keep clicking on the bed and resting for 8 hours, but I'm still tired. I'm sure comments will reveal further shortcomings).