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Mummelmann said:

Repetitive, boring quests, flat writing, poor animations, recycled voice-acting, poor and unresponsive combat, quirky angles and uninteresting lore. And then you cite Mass Effect, Skyrim and modern Fallout games as an example of, what? The opposite? Those games fall flat on those points to such an incredibly higher degree than TW3 that it beggars belief that anyone would even go there. I hope OP is some form of parody or satire, it certainly reads that way.

I understand how it might not appeal to everyone, but the critique in the OP is against the very things the game is the most lauded for by far for doing way better than other games in the same genre.

In fairness to the OP i really like fallout and eldar scrolls games (not played any Mass Effect) buy i dont like The Witcher 3, which is a shame as i bought GOTY edition but it juat doesnt click with me at all.



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Nogamez said:
Mummelmann said:

Repetitive, boring quests, flat writing, poor animations, recycled voice-acting, poor and unresponsive combat, quirky angles and uninteresting lore. And then you cite Mass Effect, Skyrim and modern Fallout games as an example of, what? The opposite? Those games fall flat on those points to such an incredibly higher degree than TW3 that it beggars belief that anyone would even go there. I hope OP is some form of parody or satire, it certainly reads that way.

I understand how it might not appeal to everyone, but the critique in the OP is against the very things the game is the most lauded for by far for doing way better than other games in the same genre.

In fairness to the OP i really like fallout and eldar scrolls games (not played any Mass Effect) buy i dont like The Witcher 3, which is a shame as i bought GOTY edition but it juat doesnt click with me at all.

This is basically the same for me. Loved Fallout 3/NV/4 and ES 3/4/5, but absolutely despised Witcher 3. (I have played a loved Mass Effect 1 and 2, and parts of 3) I even bought the GOTY Edition since I heard it was so good. Played about 10 hours, couldn't stand the controls, and gave it to a friend. The art style was really great, and I thought the lore seemed interesting, but the actual gameplay was atrocious.

We even have Zelda avatars. Coincidence?!



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Medisti said:
Nogamez said:

In fairness to the OP i really like fallout and eldar scrolls games (not played any Mass Effect) buy i dont like The Witcher 3, which is a shame as i bought GOTY edition but it juat doesnt click with me at all.

This is basically the same for me. Loved Fallout 3/NV/4 and ES 3/4/5, but absolutely despised Witcher 3. (I have played a loved Mass Effect 1 and 2, and parts of 3) I even bought the GOTY Edition since I heard it was so good. Played about 10 hours, couldn't stand the controls, and gave it to a friend. The art style was really great, and I thought the lore seemed interesting, but the actual gameplay was atrocious.

We even have Zelda avatars. Coincidence?!

Haha well thats cool, and talking of Zelda, after BotW i tried Witcher 3 GotY edition again, and i had to go around a cliff, i was like just CLIMB the hill its only 2 meter bloody high, but no Geralt had to walk around the bloody hill. I was snapped. Add in totally clunky controls and horrible combat.



You should probably not fall for hype next time and, considering RPGs you listed, stick to American made WRPGs (not that anything is inherently wrong with them per se).

Witcher 3 is definitely not as good of an open-world WRPG as people tend to rate it, it fails in so many aspects, especially when it comes to overly horizontal world building and proper RPG skills, yet calling its story, characters and combat boring or otherwise is...well silly IMO. And FFS, will you people stop comparing DS combat with Witcher, both are quite functional and quite average.

Making good open-world action WRPG is probably the hardest thing dev can set upon to do - it used to be quite niche genre, that peaked with Gothic 1/2 and Morrowind and it makes it even harder when they try to cater to mainstream audience. Unfortunately, CDPR decided to make mainstream game, and since open-world games became mainstream, they went with it. Witcher 2 is fairly linear game, but is much more detailed and overall much better game...well at least IMO.

But this is the price to be paid - Skryim is utter garbage compared to Morrowind, but Bethesda knows what they need to do to sell tens of millions instead of few millions.

These days, true WRPGs are more or less dead - at least when it comes to AAA devs - some genres are simply too niche in their core to remain true to itself when they go mainstream and are better left alone being niche.

That said, there might come the time when some new developer, bold enough to make paradigm shift, or at least go back to roots, will show up and make something really worth the praise.



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My experience with this series:

- The Witcher 1 I saw as a solid 8/10 game, actually played it twice.

- The Witcher 2 I was excited to play but it was a big wtf from the very beginning - they went for Hollywood style, I thought it looked really stupid, but the biggest drawback was the chaotic combat, and the messy inventory. I played maybe one hour.

- The Witcher 3 there was something in those first dialogue cutscenes that made them so boring, I can't explain it but I was immediately turned off. Played maybe 15 min after that intro.



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Nogamez said:
Medisti said:

This is basically the same for me. Loved Fallout 3/NV/4 and ES 3/4/5, but absolutely despised Witcher 3. (I have played a loved Mass Effect 1 and 2, and parts of 3) I even bought the GOTY Edition since I heard it was so good. Played about 10 hours, couldn't stand the controls, and gave it to a friend. The art style was really great, and I thought the lore seemed interesting, but the actual gameplay was atrocious.

We even have Zelda avatars. Coincidence?!

Haha well thats cool, and talking of Zelda, after BotW i tried Witcher 3 GotY edition again, and i had to go around a cliff, i was like just CLIMB the hill its only 2 meter bloody high, but no Geralt had to walk around the bloody hill. I was snapped. Add in totally clunky controls and horrible combat.

That's a problem I've had with a lot of games since playing BotW. Just climb over it! It's three feet high!

Another problem I had with Witcher 3 was the arbitrary gating with levels. I made the mistake of trying to explore on Roach just outside the starting town after the pub scenes, and I was attacked by Level 15 skeletons in a graveyard not far from town and destroyed. As far as I can tell, the only way to stand a chance is just to level up so they don't do as much damage. It made me not want to explore at all.



Medisti said: 

That's a problem I've had with a lot of games since playing BotW. Just climb over it! It's three feet high!

Another problem I had with Witcher 3 was the arbitrary gating with levels. I made the mistake of trying to explore on Roach just outside the starting town after the pub scenes, and I was attacked by Level 15 skeletons in a graveyard not far from town and destroyed. As far as I can tell, the only way to stand a chance is just to level up so they don't do as much damage. It made me not want to explore at all.

What? .... I've played that first region tons of times. That's literally the only area that has enemies of a way higher level than you, and it's because they're guarding treasure. By the time you are ready to leave that area, you should be able to easily kill them in the graveyard.

I mean, the Witcher's combat is never easy but it's not "arbitrary level gating", at least not from the 30+ hours I played. It just sounds like you literally tried one time to branch out and said nope, which is fine but ... 



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Medisti said: 

That's a problem I've had with a lot of games since playing BotW. Just climb over it! It's three feet high!

Another problem I had with Witcher 3 was the arbitrary gating with levels. I made the mistake of trying to explore on Roach just outside the starting town after the pub scenes, and I was attacked by Level 15 skeletons in a graveyard not far from town and destroyed. As far as I can tell, the only way to stand a chance is just to level up so they don't do as much damage. It made me not want to explore at all.

What? .... I've played that first region tons of times. That's literally the only area that has enemies of a way higher level than you, and it's because they're guarding treasure. By the time you are ready to leave that area, you should be able to easily kill them in the graveyard.

I mean, the Witcher's combat is never easy but it's not "arbitrary level gating", at least not from the 30+ hours I played. It just sounds like you literally tried one time to branch out and said nope, which is fine but ... 

The enemies I found in the swamp on my way to deliver the griffin head were also much higher leveled than me, though not as bad as in the graveyard. I'll admit it may be possible I just happened to wander into the worst possible areas which wrongfully gave the impression that was the whole game, but it's bad game design regardless if that's even possible. I absolutely despised the clunky combat and broken controls anyway, so I had no desire to play anymore. Fighting the griffin was a nightmare.