CD Projekt RED or Bethesda? Mike takes a look at who has the better formula for making a compelling and superb fantasy RPG.
They already put Bioware to shame, would love to see them do the same with Bethesda, however, it's going to be a tough battle, great for us gamers though!
Bethesda is already the worst out of those three so obviously the witcher 3 will beat bethesda's best offerings.
I can't wait for this to hit Xbox.
Elder Scrolls is a tough king to overthrow. I hear great things about Witcher but Skyrim is really shaping up to be GOML. (Game Of My Life)
"but Skyrim is really shaping up to be GOML" Untill Elder Scrolls 6
Haha. Skyrim won't be the goml.. Fallout 4 using the Creation engine on a next-gen console will be. Mark.My.Words.
I guess it depends on which universe you prefer
''The Witcher 3 Will Beat Bethesda's Best Offerings'' - Never.
I think the Witcher 2 is a superb game, BUT it will never take the mantle from Bethesda. The problem with Witcher is that they are tough hardcore PC RPGs. They may be ported to consoles, but TES and Fallout will always be more popular due to their 'pick up and play' version of the RPG genre. I'm not downplaying The Witcher at all; I just don't personally think they will ever achieve the mass appeal of Bethesda RPGs unless they become more accessible...and if they do that, they'll compromise the kind of gameplay that Witcher fans like.
I love RPGs, in fact that's what most of my collection is made of, but I find it terribly boring to ALWAYS worry about stats stats stats. I don't mind having one or two that does that, but it takes away from the story a lot, to the point where it's not fun. Bethesda "downgrading" their game isn't downgrading at all, just like a lot of people have said, switching things up to focus on the story isn't a bad thing. They already said that the points and stats are still there in the game for the stat lovers of RPGs. I'm not going to say it's impossible to "dethrone" Bethesda, but I think they know what they're doing. Remember, they're a business and they have a passion for games. So if they see something that they can improve to make their next game even better than a competitor's RPG, they'll probably do it.
Well said. Also, I think that RPGs should try to outshine each other (so long as they maintain their indivual styles). Surely that'll just make both franchises better in future installments as they each try to outdo their rivals.
The witcher 2 was awesome..!
+i don't see any comparition here... One is story based RPG and one is open world non story based hack and slash..
Which one plays like a fantasy world with dynamic events and no predetermined route how to experience those events? And which one follows a script? I will take the dynamic fantasy world rpg.
you forgot that what you wrote should be in oblivion as developers said about random quests and that npc "can even remember you" That was called RADIANT AI.. Problem is they never delivered it... and it was hoax. Skyrim devs again try to buy audience with those lines. I say: " I will believe it when i see it"
You have seen radiant AI in skyrim. The dragons operate on radiant AI. One made the decision to pick up a giant the character was fighting and toss it to the ground. In oblivion testers demoing radiant AI gave a rake to an AI and told him to rake leaves. Another AI was given a broom and told to sweep paths. Both were to accomplish this task randomly. When the devs switched the tools but not the command, one killed the other to get his rake back so his task could be accomplished. In oblivion I have seen countless AI sit down and eat per the intent of radiant AI. In a dark brotherhood mission you were tasked with killing an NPC with a poisened apple. Problem was there was plenty of apples in a bowl the npc ate from and I couldn't get him to eat the specific apple I placed. I took all the apples and placed one apple (poisoned) in the bowl at the table the npc ate randomly from, and he died. I have seen AI walk randomly out of the city and engage in fights with other npc creatures. You may have not seen the radiant AI at work. It can easily go unnoticed. But either you did not know the full range of what it does, but don't claim I don't. I never forgot anything. I had oblivion day one and played hundreds of hours which include specifically with the intent to examine radiant AI behavior. Yes there may be omissions to it's full range, but once again it may happen when you are not looking or around. Doesn't mean it was not there. So look for the dragons to burn crops and effect local economy. Look for them to 100% ignore your precense if you don't attack. Look for AI to go about their daily work unless you interfere, a NPC enemy interferes, or you effect their family by killing a member thus effecting them emotionally an economically. It will be there. And I have faith it will be a little more complex than oblivion, especially after all these years in development.
The Witcher 2 is the best game this year imo.
same here, cant wait 2 play Skyrim tho :P
Well....well....witcher 2 hasn't ended yet......CDP told earlier that an expansion will be released....I think witcher 2 is gonna give skyrim a tough fight.
played out fantasy is the wrpg version of the the spikey hair
Playing The Witcher 2 I get a real sense of the Dev's passion for the game. CD Projekt red is one of the few who really support their fans. Frankly, I want them just to keep doing what they are doing and not let competition influence their design. Let Skrim be Skyrim and let The Witcher be The Witcher.
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