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09.12.2013 @ 13:06Och CDPR ! I had been planning to use Naglfar in a TW3 mod, ever since I first saw Geralt in a boat !
But you guys will use it better, no doubt... can't wait
19.11.2013 @ 19:47OP: First, I don't like your poll options or descriptions, they aren't clear enough. That said, I didn't want to dodge them, so I have answered them as I think you meant for them to mean, but worded more clearly I might give different answers. One thing for certain, my answers reveal nothing about me personally.
The Scene described in your quote that set this running: I detected ZERO homophobia from the devs in that, just like I can deduce zero sexism or racism or anything else by playing their games. For me that scene shows an extremely angry man, who we already know is vicious & thinks with his blade, take revenge on a power crazed manipulator who we also just discover likes sexually abusing people. Is he gay or bi, or will he simply abuse anybody? I don't know for sure, but theres obviously no tenderness in the relationship - as there is in the previous, obvious, gay bedroom scene, even though that relationship turns out false. Complicated eh. You see, the scene adds depth to this minor character, which is exactly what CDPR seem to try to do to all their characters, a wide variety of depth at that.
CDPR as a company entity definitely can not be accused of purveying any political or social ideology beyond perhaps "freedom in gaming". As individuals they no doubt run the whole gamut of beliefs and attitudes, but collectively in their products any such extremes are nullified, just as in any sufficiently large non-affiliated organisation.
Geralt having a homosexual relationship is simply a non starter, amnesia included. Wait, are you saying that If i lost my memory I could become gay? Loss of memory is the same as having different memories which is the same as being brainwashed, or reprogrammed to use the modern parlance, so push this one and you are saying that homosexuality is entirely to do with nurture (your life experiences), and nothing to do with nature (born that way). Brain damage *can* completely change people, but that does not equal amnesia, or what happened to Geralt.
Other characters have been gay, and can be gay, I have absolutely no problem with that, and CDPR have handled it astutely so far, imo. I'd even welcome your scenario of "two men about to be hung for their relationship", seems to me it would suit the setting fine. Point is there can be no judgement of the players decision by the game, no declared right or wrong, no attempt veiled or otherwise at "education", and you know what... that is exactly what CDPR have always given us with the moral dilemmas they present. The choice is ours, there are outcomes but none of them judge the decision made or the decider. Whether the player subconsciously ponders that decision for their own real life benefit? Not CDPRs problem.
But I'm with most people here in that DA2 & ME3 really sickened me in the way Bioware approached this. So tacky and forced, the irony is that what was called for by the LGBT community, and what we got is exactly that - cant only blame bioware, has done more harm than good to the cause. And its 5-10% maximum mate, same as the population as a whole.
Perhaps the solution is to declare sexual preferences at character creation, then encounters can be tailored in advance. Most of us know we can guess with some accuracy someones preferences without actually talking about (which was another thing that completely deadpaned BWs attempts). But some guy touching for Geralt? They'd need to be blind, dumb, or crazy.
19.11.2013 @ 18:26My secret hope for TES5 was destructible environments. I thought Skyrim would be the perfect setting for this, using magic strategically to freeze / melt lakes around / under npcs for example. After all bethesda often applauded Bioshocks creators for their combat innovations, even stole a few eventually, but not enough.
Point is, destructible environments would clearly add to that game, as it would to CP2077, because the weapons & powers are there... I don't see Geralts abilities enabling the same level of usage.
13.11.2013 @ 10:36Far more dialogue in TW2 than is immediately apparent, if you judge it by time required to complete one playthrough.
TW2 may suffer in the length department, but factor in the breadth and you've got a square, length * breadth = area^2.
13.11.2013 @ 10:26New Suggestion, just occurred to me: Something from the greatest comics writer in history: Alan Moore.
He doesn't even talk to hollywood anymore, sticking his principles for not pandering to the masses right up the greed mongers bottom line. I wouldn't be at all surprised if he'd chat with the Reds though.
Theres never been a game from his writing, that would be a coup in itself, and his observations about the complexity of existence & morality would chime with CDPR.
Mostly Scifi in his existing stuff though, Promethea is a great one thats not been touched - too controversial. I bet they could collaborate on something new tho...
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