Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Ahhh yeah, let The Witcher 2 make it all better
I'm sorry Dragon Age 2 hurt you. It broke your heart and made a mockery of the preorder you shared. But you can forget about all that now. I'm here - or at least I will be in a few weeks. The Witcher 2 will show you what it means to roleplay again.
Yes, I come with some baggage of my own. If you play me, you're going to have to use a pregen character just like in Dragon Age 2, and yeah, I don't even offer the option to play a female PC. But it's a good pregen character. Besides, at least I'm upfront about it. I didn't wait until the sequel to spring this on you. You always knew it was part of the deal.
OK, I admit I added a dialogue wheel. I know how that offends your old-school sensibilities, and I'm sorry. But I did it for you! Did you really want to spend the whole game listening to Geralt speak the exact same line you just selected? Besides, all the single-player RPGs are doing it these days. You want me to look my best, don't you?
Did I mention that I'm PC-only? My interface and gameplay haven't been dumbed down to appeal to console players. When you're playing me, you never have to worry about whether I'm thinking about someone else.
I know it's going to take some time for you to heal, but c'mon baby, you can trust me. I had a good upbringing. I wasn't developed in two years (I'm not trying to say "I told you so," but that was a sure warning sign). I may not have the same pedigree, but the CD Projekt RED family is tight-knit. As an only child, I'm secure with my place in the world, instead of being all wrapped up in sibling rivalry. You won't catch me trying to emulate a popular space opera just to increase sales. There, I said it.
Hey, I know you like me. I heard you've been saying nice things about me on Internet forums and in the gaming press. It's OK to let go. Dragon Age 2 is gone now - its repetitive combat and recycled areas are behind you. It's time to open your hard drive to a new RPG. One that won't let you down.