[Act I] How do I win a battle in this game ???
18.09.2009 @ 20:27 #1
I have played Oblivion and Fallout 3 and others, but I cannot understand how to win battles in this game when I am attacked by five people immediately when I come through a door. I can't arm myself beforehand, I can't choose a 'sign' beforehand. I do not see anyway to prepare for the battle in any way.
I am reduced to 'dead' in ten seconds! I have tried to win the battle with the Salamanders in the abandoned house at least twelve times. It is very frustrating! I hope the rest of this game is not like this !!!
18.09.2009 @ 20:58 #2
Try to jump over them (double click behind the Salamandras), us Igni on them and use the group style.
When you turn they will be gone, whispering their hidden song.
Then you see what cannot be, shadows move where light should be.
Out of darkness, out of mind – cast down into the Halls of the Blind…
18.09.2009 @ 21:34 #3
Thou I agree its a bit of a bad design to suddenly stumble upon 5 opponents without being able to do some preprations befor...
18.09.2009 @ 21:40 #4
HIt "q" and Geralt draws his steel sword (the only one you have for this battle). Press "z" for Strong Style (for a single, fairly slow oponent), "x" for Fast Style (for a single, quick oponent) or "c" for Group Style (three or more opponents close together). Press "1" to switch to the Aard sign or "4" to switch to Igni.
So, as Petra says, drink a swallow before you open the door, and if you have a whetstone or grindstone, use it on your sword. You might want to drink a Tawny Owl, as well.
You click on the door, the inside of the hut loads, and you're surrounded by bad guys. Hmm. Do you have anything that could get the bad guys to back off for a minute? How about an Aard? If Aard is already selected, just right-click (if you have something else selected, type "1" and then right-click), and that'll blast the Salamanders back for long enough to draw your sword in peace. If you've upgraded Aard, it may even knock one or more of them down.
Hit "q" to draw your sword. If one of the Salamaders has been knocked down by your Aard, click on him, and Geralt will perform a finishing move that takes him out with one blow. If they're all still standing, then you need Group Style. If it's not already selected, hit "c." The game calculates how you hit everybody in the group depending on which member of the group you aim at. So if you have a couple of guys who look like low-level minions and one guy who looks like a boss, click on a minion when using group style, since he'll be easier to hit.
The swallow should keep your health (Vitality) recharging. If you've taken a Tawny Owl, your Endurance should be recharging fairly quickly, too, which will allow you to either blast them with another Aard when you need a bit of breathing room or hit them with an Igni, for some damage AND -- and probably more importantly -- for the distracting effect of pain and incineration. If you set all the guys on fire, several of them will be too overcome by this to attack you, even if they don't die from the effect, which lets you kill the ones that are still fighting and get to the other ones later.
This battle is very winnable!
Oh, and there's a battle coming up soon that many people find very hard, but it is very winnable, too. If you have any trouble with the big boss at the end of this chapter, just come by again -- we have a lot of advice for how to win that one, too!
18.09.2009 @ 23:38 #5
I did win it (the 'jump over' really helped. I am simply not used to the combat system yet (I have to think too much about the 'key combos'!
Thanks for all the hints for the quick keys. The documentation I have does not show anything about 'walking' vs 'running'.
There is only an electronic manual with the Enhanced Version (but a nice 'walkthrough' book.
BTW, I did win the boss level (but I don't know HOW I won it!). I am just not the level where the fights are instinctive.
What a great game!
19.09.2009 @ 00:42 #6
There is only an electronic manual with the Enhanced Version.
They don't tell you how to make Geralt walk because he doesn't walk. You can find all the commands there are here.
19.09.2009 @ 00:56 #7
For myself, when I can walk, I enjoy the game a lot better as I can 'take my time' and explore everything.
Ah well. It is just the first RPG I have played that did it this way.
19.09.2009 @ 07:21 #8
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