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BlackScythe Jun 12, 12
Stupid as it may say I feel I can only expect good things from CD Project Red. Though as I write that I remember saying similar things about Bioware before they released DA2. I'm really excited to see what they have planned for this game.
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Aulis Vaara Jun 12, 12
BlackScythe : I wouldn't worry about it. CD Project doesn't seem like it'll go down a dark path soon. Plus, they're against DRM, which is a big plus in my book. It's a shame Bioware has managed to shake our trust in all developers...
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Abyss Raider Jun 12, 12
Agreed I haven't seen anything from CD Projekt yet that I haven't loved. I have high confidence that this Cyberpunk will be great too, like The Witcher.
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BlackLabel Jun 12, 12
quote BlackScythe
Stupid as it may say I feel I can only expect good things from CD Project Red. Though as I write that I remember saying similar things about Bioware before they released DA2. I'm really excited to see what they have planned for this game.
BioWare sold out, they started listening to EA and started scheming for ways to nickel and dime the loyal fan base they had earned. CD Projekt Red won't do that.. They are 100% against DRM and the only DLC they have said they will ever do will be in the form of substantial expansion packs. Despite having one of the most pirated games of modern times with The Witcher 2 they still offered the massive Enhanced Edition upgrade on PC for free.. The day CD Projekt Red become like BioWare is the day I will probably stop gaming as they are one of the last AAA studios that cares about value and a quality product.
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RabidChinaGirl Jun 12, 12
Witcher 2 was seriously one of the best-looking games I've seen on 360 in a long while (and much needed after DA2). Now if they'd only make a create-your-own-hero RPG, I'd be the happiest person... ever.
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TheDevian Jun 12, 12
Gonna have to disagree. What drives a 'good' rpg is not just story, but content, and if you spend all that money on making the game "look good" then you are taking money and effort away from making a compelling story with a huge world with lots of quests.
It's like the whole argument about a voiced protagonist in an RPG, sure in theory it's nice, but to do it right you have to have a lot of voice actors, with tons of lines, that is a lot of money to spend on voice acting and a lot of space to use on the disks. Money time and space that could have gone toward give us richer dialogue, a fuller world, and more stuff to do, and to do it wrong it takes too much choice away from the player.
Of course the makers of The Witcher don't see a problem with mimicking FPS games, (like so many others these days) they pretty much are one to start with. Too bad they can't make the game and the cuts scenes match up.

So in essence, there is nothing wrong with making an RPG look good, but not if it comes at the cost of the richness of the world and the way you interact with it. And if you build your RPG on top of a FPS engine, it is still a FPS (or third or whatever), if you have the controls of an action game, then your game is an action game, no matter how many RPG elements you add to it. Putting ranch dressing and croutons on chips does not make them into a salad, no matter how much you want it to be so.
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Crafter Jun 12, 12
It's a heck of a lot easier on a 10 year old processor to render a series of corridors than to pump out an entire world. It might be a little different for """""next gen""""" consoles running hardware that's only like 5 years old but I have faith that CD Projekt will succeed in whatever they put their minds to. They did a great job with The Witcher 2, giving full attention to PC gamers as well as console people. We just need to hold our breath that they don't join the countless others that have fallen to the dark side.
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