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halil23 said:
Look like this guy convince me not to buy W3, so I'll just get Horizon Zero Dawn CE and Zelda.
Good plan guys?

If you can, get all 3 imo.
But yeah nothing wrong with starting with Horizon Zero Dawn.



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Areym said:
foodfather said:
I agree.

I'm convinced people only like it because it tries to be ''edgy'' and has titays.

I find the writing in particular quite woeful.

You know there's literally videos of those same characters fucking each other's brains out, some fairly high quality so why would anybody buy them to see those boobs for 5 seconds? Not sure how the game is edgy.

Also disagree on the writing, it's fairly solid and many of the side quest feel meaningful for those characters involved. I will agree that the combat is sluggish and awkward.

In the end game when you get whirlwind the combat becomes a form of art. Very fluid and you start to see the designers visions.

 

I have over 300 hours on the witcher 3 and I found it boring at first and it got me so mad how I would die and the  no auto save would make me repeat shit. but I learned and learned. Its a modern masterpiece.



I'm amused to see so many people not realizing that you can't just spam a bunch of buttons and expect Geralt to do them all. Combat has animations for each swing/maneuver and each animation must be completed before you can start the next. That's why there is "lag". The combat actually requires you to use some level of timing to chain swings/dodges.



It's your opinion in the end, it's just not for you
I found it to be entertaining, rich & beautiful, It was a pleasant surprise for someone who didn't like the first two games, the third was a giant leap forward and it still stands as one of my best gaming experience this generation





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I disagree with damn near everything you just said. Controls are the only thing I would tweak but they're far from unplayable.



m0ney said:

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.

I agree about TW2, I loved TW1 more than that...But TW3 is by far the best game and one of my top 3 ever games and RPGs. You definitely won't get a picture of the scope of the game until you finished the first 3-5 hours or so. Give it a chance, and play it on hard or better deathmarch difficulty.

It's so much better than TW2 that it's kind of unbelieveable how they could do that in such a short amount of time.



halil23 said:
Look like this guy convince me not to buy W3, so I'll just get Horizon Zero Dawn CE and Zelda.
Good plan guys?

Both great games as well. You shoudn't let other talk you out of The Witcher 3, it and its expansions are among my top 3 games ever only rivalled by TLOU and RDR.

Just saying.

 

 

Megiddo said: 
I'm amused to see so many people not realizing that you can't just spam a bunch of buttons and expect Geralt to do them all. Combat has animations for each swing/maneuver and each animation must be completed before you can start the next. That's why there is "lag". The combat actually requires you to use some level of timing to chain swings/dodges.

Thank you so much, this is so true. People who played TW1 will understand. Witcher combat was always like that. It somehow seems as if most people complaining didn't even finish the tutorial in TW3.



I actually prefer the combat in Witcher 1 over the next 2 games. Witcher 3's combat isn't all that good, but it's writing and world-building are probably the best of any videogame to date. Having read the entire book series the games are based on since beating Blood and Wine I can say that the games capture the spirit of the novels very well.



I'm on my NG+ now, Deathmarch run for the platinum...and doing every single sidequest and POI on the map that I've already done the previous playthrough.

I love little bits of follow up quests that just take a few minutes but complete a bit of the story in a way that I do not expect. I tell some peasant to start burning bodies taken by the plague or he'll get sick and later on run into him in some remote part of the world, sick of the plague because he didn't listen to me.
I heal some girl by giving her a risky potion of mine, and her boyfriend tells me later on that she's alive but vegetative, which is an awesome way of building a persistent, believable world.
I find an old couple somewhere in the woods and they're perfectly well and happy, thriving. I explore their home and discover they're cannibals preying on the lost and weary.

It's all so engrossing and absorbing.

I got bored of Skyrim in the first ten hours and I gave that game so many chances. I played it on the PS3, played it on PC, modded it, retried it on the PS4. It feels as if I need to dig out my fun from the Elder Scrolls games, piece by piece. Same for Fallout 4, even if I did enjoy Fallout 3 previously.
I got bored with Dragon Age: Inquisition in just a few hours, even if I did enjoy Origins in the past.

The Witcher 3 is the first Witcher game that I've fully enjoyed of the series, and the first RPG that I feel so engrossed in since Gothic 2.

There's, of course, no accounting for taste in this. Yours is just...bad, I guess.

(The above is a joke, of course).