You also get DLCs, like, without paying dollars for just getting a shitty hat.
The whole feels very complete and full of details - and it completes the circle of the game world. Kaer Morhen looks mostly the same as in W1, you recognise every part of it. In Hearts of Stone DLC you get professor’s glasses, in Blood & Wine you get multiple adversaries that were otherwise absent from W2 and main W3 game but which are well known from W1 (like barghests, archespores and other). The possibility to import a save game from W1 to W2 and W2 to W3 and continuing to see small details and story elements. Even the nonsense once like having the tattoo that you can get drunk in W2 and still have in W3 after import. It is truly a big world.
I’m currently at 160h and counting (although the end is closer than I’d wish for). Not using fast travel and playing Gwent at every opportunity certainly had their part in that. Thinking I initially dismissed the game as sporting too much action for my taste … glad I reconsidered after reading the books (which are great indeed! Especially like the short stories, but the style of the last 3 novels is also quite distinct. And it’s funny how there’s a sentence in the short stories that foreshadows the entire “Season of Storms”)
Do you mean the short mention or summary in “Something More”? In retrospective quite awesome, that Sapkowski built a whole novel around this short sentence! Geralt has so many adventures that everything can be of some importance. Just noticed, that English translation of Season of Storms is yet to be released. Now I’m happy that in Germany everything was released already.
Interesting coincidence - I’ve just bought Season of Storms a few days ago. Looking forward to reading it.
As for the game, I think I spent over 200 hours in it. It kept me company for over a year too. I’d like to see more Witcher-related content from CD Projekt Red, but sadly, it doesn’t look like we’re getting any (at least anytime soon). Well, hopefully Cyberpunk 2077 will be another great game we can get immersed in for hours and hours. But Geralt’s sarcastic remarks will certainly be missed.
In a pizzeria in Turin, Italy, there is a menu inspired to the Lucasfilm adventure games world, especially Monkey Island:
* I TRE UOMINI DI BASSA MORALE = MEN OF LOW MORAL FIBER
Do they serve grog?
Who knows, maybe in terracotta mugs, on request!
Unfortunately I didn’t pay visit yet, a friend of mine told me about this.
I will next week, probably. I go to Turin every week and the place is quite easy to reach from where I work. I’ll ask them about that menu, maybe the owner is also a player of TWP.
Great! Please take a picture of you with the menu
Is it OK if I take it with my smartphone, instead?
Yep, that one! I only really noticed because I re-read the short stories after reading the 6 other books, and it kinda blew me away . (I’ve also read the books in German; I got my copy of the short stories almost 20 years ago:
The others I only bought this spring.
There’ll be the single player campaign for their Gwent card game:
Not in the same league, but better than absolutely nothing.
They say that Geralt’s story is over, but they now say that there might be another game in this universe. It was said in an interview: https://www.resetera.com/threads/cd-projekt-ceo-reveals-new-details-about-future-games.4889/
I can’t wait to get my hands on Cyberpunk. I trust CD Project Red with great storytelling.
SCUMM BAR - for real, in Italy!
But is this the one based on Monkey Island or the one based on scum?
SCUMM bar in Argentina:
I still have to try this one. Although it is in Buenos Aires, it’s not near from where I live.
So… I was watching BBC’s Inside the factory yesterday, when suddenly - while they were talking about sailors, clothing and waterproof sails - I hear something familiar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad5DQmSPyxs at 0:14 and 0:45.
Since the bone song is referencing dem bones, is it the same here - a MI background music referencing some preexisting tune - or is it the show’s musician referencing MI in a ship related topic?
PS: yes, Discourse, I do want to revive this topic, since it’s the one YOU suggested me when I was creating a new one.
Yes it is.
Well, good to know. It makes sense in the context, given the title and what you need to do at Rum Rogers’ cottage.
Sea of Thieves very appropriately features some Monkey Island references. A ship seller quotes one of Stan’s lines, saying “Stan” was a mentor: https://www.seaofthieves.com/forum/topic/74103/monkey-island-easter-egg-am-i-the-only-one-who-noticed-it/12
And, less obscurely, some of the game’s achievements are references to some famous insult swordfighting lines: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pcgamesn.com/sea-of-thieves/sea-of-thieves-achievements-monkey-island-reference%3Famp
There’s also one called “I Wanna Be A Pirate!” Could be more, too…
And it makes sense that that’s the case, considering the developers have said that the Monkey Island series was a significant inspiration to their approach in making the game (https://www.polygon.com/2016/7/21/12250792/sea-of-thieves-will-feature-plenty-of-references-to-rare-classics-like-banjo-kazooie). Speaking of which, man oh man would I love to see a new Monkey Island with the graphics and engine of Sea of Thieves. It would work so well!
Also, there’s a bit more to the Uncharted references than just the painting alone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHa3_eNq8DM
And a couple of the Assassin’s Creed games include Monkey Island references, as well; on the Easter eggs list for Black Flag on the Assassin’s Creed Wiki, there is the following information: “In ‘The Pirate Captain’ memory, Edward assassinates a pirate captain called Mancomb Seepgood, which references the video game The Secret of Monkey Island, as a pirate by the name of ‘Mancomb Seepgood’ appears early in the story. However, judging by his claims that soon he will be the mightiest pirate in the Caribbean, it is likely he was also intended as a parody of the similarly-named, better-known protagonist of the Monkey Island franchise, Guybrush Threepwood. Additionally, during Sequence 10, Bartholomew Robertsremarks that ‘there’s nothing like the hot winds of Hell blowing in your face,’ the same line uttered by the Ghost Pirate LeChuck in The Secret of Monkey Island .”
Plus an insult sword fight in Syndicate: https://kotaku.com/nice-monkey-island-reference-assassins-creed-1752778360