Professional monster hunter or Dovahkiin? Leviathyn.com's Lawson Douvier makes the decision as he compared two game that have made waves through the RPG world. This all just makes me wish I could play as Geralt in Skyrim.
Yep got to play my 360 again^^
Actually, it kept me playing xbox. Normally, i am 80% ps3 but i chose skyrim for 360, for obvious reasons, mass effect 3 for obviois reasons and now the witcher 2. I love it. Its hard for me to say one is better than the other as they are both superior in different aspects. I will say though, that skyrim is amazingly great in its open world structure and in its ability to let u craft whatever story u want. It lacks in story, due probably to its non linear nature, and its combat struggles. Also, i find it hard to be satisfied leveling up or gaining skills. And these negatives are where the witcher 2 shines so bright. I am happy to have played both. Thanks for making ur way to my xbox.
I think skyrim is better. and demons souls/dark souls is king.
Lol of course you'd think that
And of course you wouldn't. It goes both ways you know ;)
@tentonsoftube And your pool is draining in a hole.
I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.
So you admit that you're stupid. Sorry, I just had to. Anyway, story, dialog, characters, combat, graphics, sound, controls, I'd give to The Witcher 2. Open world, choose what to do etc., loot, exploration, lore, I would give to Skyrim. And as you can tell, they're both two... completely different games. Saying one is better than the other doesn't really make sense.
I agree with the OP. My personal opinion is that open world and number of things to do in Skyrim blows the other two titles out of the water. However the combat in Dark Souls and Witcher 2 was much more fun. The story of Witcher 2 is better than the other two titles. And Dark Souls was just plain fun and the PvP/Co-op was a lot of fun. But if I have to rank them it would be DS>W2>Skyrim. But I had a LOT of fun with all three.
I'd consider Demon/Dark Souls to be action-RPGs. They have less focus on leveling and dialogue, definitely not in the same league as Skyrim or Witcher 2.
Eh? They're all action rpgs. And I haven't played Witcher, but I find the combat, atmosphere, and level design of Demon's souls to appeal far more to me than skyrim. That's just me though, I think its a better game. Haven't played dark souls yet.
I like the fallout series more then skyrim but your right dark souls is better then all as for demon souls never beat that game .
I like skyrim and Fallout the same...similar to how a parent loves both kids the same....although elderscrolls, to me, is first born..lol
I have both games, they play so differently from each other that I have no favourite. They accommodate two different gaming needs,to say one is better then the other is just odd to me.
I agree. They are both fun and amazing games. I don't care which is better because they are both worth your time and money!
Why does one have to be better than another? Both are amazing and a ton of fun in their own regard. Not everything in life has to be a competition. If you are a fan of this genre of video game, both are MUST HAVES.
This is like picking between two of my children! I just can't, they're both so awesome. Witcher 2's story is so incredible and the choices you have to make so tough, there's NO game like it. Skyrim is just epic all around.
Maybe you should try cutting the children in half and sowing half of each together. That way you never have to worry about choosing between them :)
i like that idea =)
Agreed. Both are terrific games. Skyrim edges it slightly for me on the overall experience, but The Witcher 2 takes in on story and characterization. Also concur that the choices you're faced with in Witcher 2 are so unbelievably tough. Infinitely better than the usual moral choice stuff. Instead of binary good vs evil decisions, they're either about emotional satisfaction vs duty/wider political ramifications, and generally all options are morally murky and complex. It reflects the wider gameworld brilliantly in that sense.
Next up why apples are better than oranges >.>
Lost interest in skyrim on my pc but the witcher 2 was amazing! I preferred its slightly more linear style as it helped tell an amazing story and its production values were great! A nice point in the withcher that can offer a different experiance to my first play through where as skyrim doesnt really offer that as you can do everything whenever u want
maybe, but Dark Souls is better than both
dark souls is no doubt king however the witcher 2 is a close second both destroy skyrim, tie morrowind
is all about personal taste and preference , I think they are both great
i agree that they're two different types of RPGs and it can be hard to compare them because of that. however, i would say The Witcher 2 is definitely better, because if you compare what each game attempts to do respectively, The Witcher 2 does what it's trying to do far better than Skyrim does what it's trying to do. Skyrim's world is like the universe--mostly void of life, but if you travel far enough, you'll come across something to see/do. that's its biggest flaw (outside of the technical issues)--the game as a whole is lifeless. The Witcher 2, on the other hand, is overflowing with life, vibrancy, and believable characters.
i think each game did different things better than the other but they were both great games!
Most RPG's are better than Skyrim....
Yep, like Fable, Final Fantasy 13/13-2, Mass Effect 3, Fallout... oh wait, there not.
Well, I haven't played any of the Elder Scrolls or the Souls games. But I have played Fable 2 and 3 and The Witcher 2 stands head and shoulders over both. Now don't take this the wrong way, I LOVE Fable. And I would love it even more if Fable IV took a step back to being an actual RPG again, but so far, The Witcher 2 is better than the experiences I've had in the Fable Universe. Perhaps I shouldn't compare The Witcher and Fable universes, because one is meant to be cartoon fantasy, and the other is more mature, dark fantasy. From the customization, to the environments, to the enemies, to the unrelenting, "OH CRAP, I SHOULD NOT HAVE CHOSEN THIS OPTION" choices, heck, as a matter of fact, The Witcher 2 is one of the best games I've EVER played in my life. Did I mention that this game is tough as hell? It's one of the very few games I've played that actively seeks every opportunity to kick my ass.
Skyrim - does many things well Witcher 2 - does few things perfectly So it's more less quantity over quality
Design,story,characters,combat and complexity of overall experience is much better in Witcher 2,very mature game which is pretty rare.Witcher games did justice to Sapkowski,and that was pretty hard considering the quality and entertainment of books.
They're both overrated and they both suck. I'd rather play Dragon Age 3 over both of them.
I haven't played The Witcher 2 yet, but I have the first and have played that some, but not a lot. To be honest, I really don't care for how the combat is set up in the game; Click to attack, wait a second, attack again for a combo-hit kind of thing, repeat. I'm sure it gets a bit more fun as you go on, but I just don't like that style over the combat style in the Elder Scrolls games. It's just my opinion, but I think that The Witcher would have been a whole lot better if the combat was done in the style of Baldur's Gate, or Dragon Age. I would have enjoyed that much more. Both Skyrim and The Witcher 2 offer some great things, though, but they each have a completely different direction that they're taking. The Witcher seems to be more of a story and character driven game, while Skyrim is more about loot, killing, exploring, leveling, and just getting lost into the world and great music. To me, Skyrim is the better game, but I can certainly see why someone may choose The Witcher 2 over it, or maybe even give them both the same rating. It really just comes down to preference. Just like some people love Halo, some people love CoD, and some people love both.
Everytime I read the words 'Dark Souls' I remember why checkpoints, quick saves and the overall todays save game mechanics were invented. Also I tend to feel very sleepy.
Demon's Souls and Dark Souls are better than both if you can handle them.
The Witcher 2 actually has depth. All the quests aren't just "Go here, talk to this guy, go to this cave, kill this monster, get this item, go here, talk to this guy, win." The choices you make in The Witcher actually matter. The combat in Skyrim is just atrocious. Backpedal while mashing left mouse button, oh gee that's fun. While the combat in The Witcher 2 really isn't anything special, compared to Skyrim it's god damn amazing. Oh, and The Witcher 2 actually looks like it came out in 2011, while Skyrim looks like something from 2006.
I agree with you. I wish they made Skyrim more like New Vegas in that sense. I felt that no matter what i did in Fallout, one group would become my enemy and another my friend. In skyrim, as long as you leave innocents alone, pretty much everybody loves you...except for the dam windhelm blacksmith
You can't compare two games that are not the same. That being said, i have not found another game that takes my attention like Skyrim. The only game that comes close is fallout, which is understandable because it's elderscrolls with guns
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