I think very soon I'm going to head to the Devil's Pit, make a save and start using my Potion of Clearance to knock out some achievements there. I still have to finish the Humpty Dumpty achievement, I've only knocked maybe 3 or 4 guys off a ledge so far lol. I wish this game had the achievement tracker on our tiles so we could see our progress. Either way, looking forward to seeing what Yen is up to at Kaer Morhen next!
I'll keep that in mind with Cave of Dreams in case I wind up failing that too, after I complete that. I remember seeing something about that somewhere, either here in a Witcher thread or it might have been the Steam Hub for the game, as I've been browsing that a good bit lately. Someone said you have to do another quest before starting Cave of Dreams I think, or it will fail. I'll have to look it up again and try to find it! Either way, if it doesn't actually affect anything, then I'm not super worried about it.
I did talk to Lambert a bit and he explained his mixed feelings about being a Witcher, and I kind of understood him after that. :/ I almost felt a bit bad for the guy. He has definitely grown on me, and now I understand his dry humor and sarcasm better. I love it when Geralt gives it right back to him, too! I like the other Witcher too (can't think of his name right now, ugh!) so I hope to see more of him as well. And I have to say it was nice to see Vesimir again. It's cool being back at KM, and I'm glad I can still travel back and forth to Velen as well.
I tried the fist fight one, but that darn rock troll was smashing me in one hit lol, so I'm gonna go try again when I level up once or twice lol. I could have done the horse races, but I wanted more story, so I put them off lol. I'll definitely finish them soon though, before I leave for Isle of Mist for sure.
So I started Ugly Baby, thinking I would just run to the Bloody Baron's to get Uma, and when you get him I didn't realize it would start a cut scene and boom! You're in Kaer Morhen! So, I wound up there and now I've started a little bit of questing at KM. All I did was help the two Witchers with killing the Forktail and filling the Phalactery (spelling? ) with the elements. I headed back to talk to Yen and that's when I last saved and quit.
But then when I think of being above ground, I can see the grayness of the City and the broken remains of the buildings, and the Great Library and the hunt for air filters, and I can still see Artyom wiping his mask to see better. It really sticks in your head, that game does. That was a truly immersive experience, and I will never forget it. Gosh, I really hope they're already working on the next Metro game.
I haven't gone to Isle of Mist yet, no. I actually just started the Ugly Baby quest the last time I played, because I had almost nothing quest-wise left to do! I only have a handful of Contracts left, and they're all too high level right now, and the same with side quests. I only had two I think, which were higher level (I got that Tower Out of Nowheres quest now, and it's a level 30 for me too!) and then I have the final quests for the fist fights and horse races.
The ending in TNO just broke my heart! I was like, "Noooo!" And I waited to see if somehow he made it, if somehow he was ok... I didn't want it to end like that, but what can you say, it was meant to happen I guess. I wonder if they really could have made it out, and found somewhere to live and be happy together. That was so sad and I was really in the dumps for BJ after finishing the game. It was SO good.
The Metro games were very much the same. Very, very atmospheric. I think they are the most atmospheric games I've played as well. And they did a great job in balancing out your experience with the tunnels versus above ground! Like, now that I've played both of them, I can think back in stark detail about the tunnels. I can still see the cobwebs, spiders, broken down trains, skeletons and Nosalis's clear as day.
I've never played Max Payne 3, but you made it sound really good. What a shame that so many posts got deleted and they closed it down! I don't really understand why they would close that thread down though? Even now, I would happily go on there and post my Top 10, if I could. That's a list that people could continually add to, as we get new members on XBA...
Oh yes, I remember that scene in Wolfenstein, when Anya's grandmother gets super emotional with that soldier. And I remember that line that BJ says too! When I read it, I could just hear him saying it. Yeah, that's what made that game so great. BJ's monologue sometimes is just so powerful to the story. They wrote it perfectly, in those short, chopped up sentences. Each word he says has more impact that way. I agree, Bloom nailed it and really helped make that game what it is, with his voice acting.
Yeah it's odd, but I still don't really consider the Gwent cards collectibles. They might seem to be to others, but I never really thought of them that way. Finding them and building your deck was just a means to have better chances and more fun with Gwent when you played. Yeah I've played a bunch of games with super crappy collectible systems as well. I've heard Sunset Overdrive has a lot of them too, so I'm not looking too forward to that lol.
No, I wasn't active on the site when you made that Top 10 Games list! I had never even seen that before, thanks for the link! I read through your entire list and then browsed some others too, and it was really interesting. It's a great thread, because it actually has a lot of ideas and suggestions on games you might not have played yet.
Thanks for the tips on Gremist!! I'm wearing the Feline gear right now but I need to level it up very soon. I really love the look of the armor that Geralt starts the game off with, it's a shame you can't upgrade to have variations of that. Sometimes I'll wear ugly mismatched pieces that I find or buy because they're the best I'll have at the time, but I can't help but notice that most of the ugly tops you wear poof out and make Geralt look like he has a belly lol! I don't like them.
Man, when I was looking on the Steam Hub for the game, people were saying that CD hasn't started anything major on Cyberpunk yet because they said that CD has still claimed to have their entire studio focused on The Witcher for now, even after its release. Seems like it might be legit, since they've pumped out so many patches since the games release already. But I'm with you, I'm not okay with that, lol!