Shack PSA: The Witcher on Sale for $20

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Direct2Drive's '24 Days of Christmas' sale today brings a 50% reduction on CD Projekt RED's RPG The Witcher, on sale for $19.99 until roughly 1pm EST tomorrow.

Digital nipple fans will be delighted to hear that The Witcher was recently restored to its full uncensored glory in the US. I have rambled incoherently about The Witcher but in short it's an enjoyable RPG with a refreshing European flavour, well worth $20.

Early alpha footage of The Witcher's sequel 'Assassins of Kings' leaked ahead of the game's announcement, leading CD Projekt RED to reveal a few details in response.

From The Chatty
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    December 2, 2009 4:08 PM

    If I love Dragon Age, will I love this?

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      December 2, 2009 4:26 PM

      Probably, but keep in mind that the combat is quite a bit different. You take the role of a single character that wields various weapons and spells himself. You switch between different fighting styles quickly during a battle, each with different attack timing needed to achieve maximum effect (this is much easier than it sounds, and really helps to mix things up). You switch through and execute spells, as well, and which abilities perform the best will depend on how you had built up your character through the course of the game so far.

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        December 2, 2009 4:56 PM

        Can you pause combat?

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          December 2, 2009 9:08 PM

          yes you can pause combat in The Witcher. the combat is much more of an "action-rpg" style than traditionally point, click, watch. takes some getting used to, but is rewarding when you start pulling off crazy combos. the combat is a nice contrast to the more rpg-like elements of storytelling and questing in the rest of the game.

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            December 3, 2009 5:53 AM

            Bought and added to my big backlog.

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      December 2, 2009 4:56 PM

      I was about to ask the same damn question.

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      December 2, 2009 5:03 PM

      I would guess that yes, you will also love this. Yes, you can pause combat but really only to switch weapons and other simple tasks iirc. A freakin steal at 20 bucks.

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      December 2, 2009 8:00 PM

      If anything, the storyline in the Witcher is even better.

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      December 2, 2009 11:03 PM

      It's worth mentioning as well that you can play The Witcher using the action/rpg-ish over-the-shoulder camera and controls, or from an overhead tactical viewpoint. When you start your game, it asks you which you prefer and you can also switch on the fly while playing. In that way, it's similar to DA. BTW, The Witcher is a fantastic game and universe. The books are great as well (The Last Wish, and The Blood of Elves).

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      December 3, 2009 4:57 AM

      The Witcher tops Dragon Age anytime!

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      December 3, 2009 6:49 AM

      Yes, in fact some will argue that the Witcher kicks DA:O all over the room.

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      December 3, 2009 7:31 AM

      i love dragon age, i didn't love the witcher, couldn't stand the combat mechanics. reminded me of gothic in terms of having that weird feeling. although i eventually got used to the gothic way of doing things, on the witcher i just couldn't get past it.

      i'll pick it up again eventually, but not before i finish dragon age and mass effect 2, and about a 100 iphone games...

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        December 3, 2009 8:19 AM

        I feel the same way about Witcher's combat. Just never got used to it...really odd combat system.

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      December 3, 2009 6:25 PM

      I loved both.