Posts I've Made
05.01.2013 @ 14:53
dragonbird said:That was YOUR choice, not Geralt's. Next time you play, don't ask for money. Choices do have consequences in this game.
If don't ask for payment, their relatives approach you in the streets in Flotsam, thank you for saving their family, and give you a reward. I think it's higher than the amount you get for extortion.
You can kill the Fisstech dealer after completing the mission.
Thorak you can interpret as it simply being none of his business. ›››
Did all of that the first time... except that I made Geralt kill Thorak(ouch). But that's beside the point. My point is, sure it's possible, but so is Geralt killing off an entire town just because they're full of shit (oh wait).
Oh well... but end of the day, I like Geralt of Rivia as a character - guy's got depth and realism we rarely see in most books/games/well, just about anywhere.
05.01.2013 @ 13:26
Gibb_Geralt said:Totally agree with you. The short stories are the books that i feel best show Geralt's intelligence. But when/if you get into the novels, you'll see that all that profound advice he spouted he doesn't actually follow himself. ›››
Just a thought, but does that discontinuity show what the writer himself thought of the worth of Geralt's worldview when it is put under the screws?
05.01.2013 @ 13:21@ Blothulfur
No, I don't think he is a saint either - but, every time he's gone extreme, he has a reason behind it - not necessarily even a remotely "good" one, but, well I'm not bugged about that. The option to beat up the peasants for money after saving them from extortion/burning bugs me, cause that's just him trying to add +1s to his coin pouch(and not many, at that).
Same with the recipe quest in chapter 1 - they refused to pay him, knocked him out, held him prisoner etc, the fisstech thing is just a bonus. So the option to walk away kind of grates in my mind.
The King Ziggy "taking a fall" thing was reasonable but petty... basically the same problem as with La Valette peasants, but far less exaggerated. I'll be taking this point back because it can't stand up by itself, along with the Thorak deal in Vergen, which was just fishy, nothing else.
Lots of other examples too, but this is good enough to show what I mean.
05.01.2013 @ 09:45Thanks for the info everyone, it's really useful.
But, honestly, there are some moments in the game that are not at all sympathetic to portraying Geralt - like, for example the extortion of money from civilians outside of La Valette castle, after saving them from soldiers who were trying to do the same ( and then shoot/burn them, but that kind of misses the point) is - well, how is it better?
Another moment is when Geralt conducts business with - think his name was Vencel Pugg, the Salamandra "scientist" in Flotsam, where the witcher has the option to simply walk away from fisstech-dealing assholes with nothing on his conscience, and with a *slightly* bigger coin pouch - or during the Ziggy brawl sidequest where there is an option of intentionally failing to earn a 3x pouch of gold - or during the Baltimore sidequest where there is an option to agree to Thorak's offer for the witcher to keep his mouth shut....
My point is, since CDPR is basing the games on lore as much as possible and still giving the player a game where the entire story is affected by decisions, some of these decisions seem to be in major conflict with the Geralt that is portrayed in the books. Thoughts?
29.12.2012 @ 06:11worked! thanks slimgrin that really saved my EE playthrough - before, i just worked around it by using a act 1 crossroads save i had from v2.1/ thanks again man
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