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18.05.2013 @ 12:04
Flixster said:As I've said before, this is one of my very favorite adventures and I highly recommend it to anyone who is playing adventures for TW1. It's very ambitious, big and full of content, but it's also got quality to match.
-I thought the quests were very well designed and thought out. Like "Entrapped" and the main Witcher campaigns, this mod cries out for multiple playthoughs because the plot branches at various decision points, taking you down different paths and leading you to very different endings. This is true not just for the main quest but for side quests too (especially the Enchanted Circle). This is the hallmark of what a Witcher story should be.
-In a way, I think of the Enchanted Circle quest as part of the main quest as well. Even though it's not required to complete the adventure, it's very long and detailed and it provides important information to Geralt that he is looking for. I think I was most emotionally invested in this quest.
Thank you very much, Flixster for the review of the adventure I'm glad that you liked my quest The Enchanted Circle. I wanted to integrate it with the plot of the main quest, because the main quest did not answer an important question: What Yennefer was doing in the village? At the same time this was my sort of farewell to modding for The Witcher (later I only helped with The Crossroads and published the improved version of Entrapped), it was my last Witcher quest so I wanted to make it special and worth playing
Quote-I thought the characters were interesting because they were almost all ambiguous in their morality. Geralt was never sure who to trust, because everyone has secrets and has some lies to tell. No one was instantly likable (or despicable), and there were both heroes and villains in unexpected places.
-The cutscenes were great fun to watch, and often really dramatic or funny. It was really like being caught up in a movie with a great story. ›››
I made most of the cutscenes, but the best ones were created by Adam "Adrael" Wiśniowski: the opening cutscene, the kikimore queen, the noonwraiths and the showdown in the ruins.
Quote-The challenge in this adventure was quite steep! I played on Hard (no difficulty mods) and I got thrashed by every monster I fought at the outset. Ah, but how satisfying it was to grow in power and gain levels and gear, to then come back and defeat those monsters! It was an interesting design: you start with an underleveled "Chapter II" Geralt in what is basically Chapter IV, so he has difficulty to start, but he quickly levels up since the monsters and quests give such good XP. ›››
I was responsible for the implementation of the main quest and some game mechanics such as balance, so the challenge was my idea, and I was criticized a bit for it by some players. If anyone finds the adventure too difficult I recommend getting some useful tips on combat by reading my guide to monsters and side quests available in the download section of the adventure on Moddb.
Quote-There were a few different quests involving the law and law students (they also happened to involve a lot of alcohol and drinking - coincidence?). I enjoyed this since I was a student of law myself - this transformed something that people find dry and boring into some interesting quest material. I am actually shocked no one has put a trial sequence in a Witcher adventure before now. ›››
You can have a look at the first post to read the names of the people responsible for the quests. Also, you can check the folder The Witcher/Data/z_zmilosci; there you can find a txt file "Credits" and, if you have Bik Player, you can play the file cursenloven.bik to see the closing credits and listen to nice music by Grensir.
Quote-Quick travel with the horse and cart was a great touch. It made going from one end of the map to the other so much easier. ›››
Thanks. The idea was suggested by Wojciech "Dorwall" and I implemented it in the adventure.
QuoteThis is the last of my feedback for TW1 adventures, but I couldn't move on without leaving my appreciation to Fantasta and those who worked on this great mod. Thank you! If you decide to create adventures for TW2 then I am highly looking forward to it!
I put together a screenshot gallery for And a Curse, and Love, and Betrayal showing off all the cool people, places, and monsters. ›››
Thanks a lot for the review and gallery
Ah, those years devoted to making this adventure were not wasted
On behalf of the whole team I thank you for your appreciation of the adventure!
Parcival Godrigson said:Gotta find my old Witcher 1 for this. The Noonwraith scene was... beautiful as well frightening at the same time. So, you have my thumbs up! ›››
The cutscene was created by Adrael. The interesting thing about it is that it is the first version of the scene. I liked it a lot, but it didn't appear in the final version of the adventure, you can find a shorter, more dynamic second version with a different music in the quest The Dealer's Dad. We had several problems with implementing the first version due to lighting and grass. If the player had the grass switched on, the sun reflexes in the rye and the height of the rye made it difficult to see what was going on. So I told Adrael to make a different version set in a different part of the fields. But I liked the first version so much that I decided to add music by Grensir to it and put the cutscene on YouTube.
Have fun with the adventure.
13.05.2013 @ 21:03
Flixster said:I definitely got that one! I think I liked that quest even more than the main quest actually. ›››
It was my special addition to And a Curse..., my last quest for The Witcher 1, so I wanted it to be of decent quality, it's like a small adventure within a big adventure
It's really heartwarming to see such a comment like yours, so thanks a lot
13.05.2013 @ 12:03
Flixster said:There was some kind of clue about a hidden treasure, I think. Or maybe that was in And a Curse, and Love, and Betrayal. I played them back to back. Either way, I never found it! ›››
A treasure in And a Curse, and Love, and Betrayal is to be found in the quest The Enchanted Circle, it is somewhere in the fields and you can't get hold of it easily, but it is visible from the very beginning.
A secret in The Crossroads is connected with finding:
I don't want to spoil what you can find, though it's definitely worth a bit of effort. So my little tip is: after finding the
11.05.2013 @ 09:20Thank you for a detailed review. I think this is one of the best adventures for The Witcher 1 (btw, I also highly value Corylea's adventures and Dan's Wraiths of Quiet Hamlet I'd like to congratulate the Ifrit team for their excellent work: great music, interesting quests, characters and atmosphere, and superb artwork. I was hesitant at first when asked for help with finishing the adventure because there was a number of issues and game breaking bugs and I wanted just to polish some Polish dialogues and remove some typos, but when I saw the plot, the art, the locations, well, how could I say no?
Thanks to the quality of the adventure the tedious work -- connected with making quests playable till the end and removing bugs -- was very, very rewarding. Thanks to all the Djinni artists and translators for their work, too You can find all the names of the creators when you open the folder Public Documents/The Witcher/The Crossroads, plus you can find the great soundtrack there.
I'm glad I could help with finishing this adventure. By the way, did anyone find a hidden secret in the village?
30.04.2013 @ 17:36
.Volsung. said:Damn, seriously? What bundle? Not the Humble Bundle that's for sure, I usually get those. Did they come Linux ready? ›››
It was Groupees bundle. Oddworld was bundled as a DRM-free game, plus you could get a Steam key, unfortunately no GOG key. But the good thing is some bundles have recently started adding GOG keys too -- e.g. IGS bundles -- and Groupees I think are going to do that too.