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Barkley said:
Chris Hu said:

That somewhat makes sense since it contains more stuff. 

Well not really, cause if you buy DLC for the original game your saved data doesn't just stop working.

GOTY saved data not working with the original is understandable, the opposite isn't. For some reason the GOTY edition is treated as a seperate game on PS4, even the trophy list is separate.

Well I guess that makes sense also.  Its also treated as a separate game on X1 even though both have 78 achievements and 2000GS if you include all the DLC for the original version.



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I think this may be the second game in my life that I buy on two platforms, as I may use the Switch version as an excuse to play it again. I'll need to wait for reviews though. Part of the appeal is the beautiful setting (especially the second DLC), and I'm afraid, having played it on Xbone, that I'll constantly be noticing downgrades on Switch. If reviewers indicate that it still looks awesome, I'll likely pick it up. But, if they say they've been constantly noticing how not-as-good it is, I'll likely pass.



m0ney said:

I'm 8 hours in and I have yet to see strong wind NOT blowing and bending trees and bushes like crazy.

So far I'm not impressed with this game, it doesn't feel like an RPG but just another open world game with busy work activities. It feels like the original game from 2007 but more technically advanced and with more stuff to do.

Yeah, the "haunted" trees are moving way, way too much.

As for being RPG...if you're frequenting RPG sites, you will actually see lot of people considering TW3 not to be RPG at all. Personally, I think it's borderline case, still being RPG (just barely, though), but setting blueprint for this popular brand of pseudo-RPGs (like Horizon, AC:Origins/Odyssey), action-adventures masquerading as RPGs.

Depending on how much you've been exposed to old RPGs, you might find it severely lacking when it comes to RPG mechanisms, but it does maker up for it in great world and good story and characters.

For all the praise it got, it is actually worth playing (though I prefer TW2, due to attention to detail that TW3 lacks), but lower your expectations - it is fairly good game (personally, it's 8 for me, though depending on particular element of game design it swings all the way from 6 to 10), but IMO nowhere near the best that genre has to offer.



Shiken said:
Chris Hu said:
Never could get into the second game so I doubt I will ever play the third one.

Witcher 2 is to Witcher 3 as Ocarina of Time is to Breath of the Wild.

So true.

As long as Witcher 3 isn't as rainy as BotW.



Chris Hu said:
Never could get into the second game so I doubt I will ever play the third one.

I never could get into the second game either.  Never played the first game because it never made it to consoles.  Still, Witcher 3 is probably one of my favorite games this gen.  It’s mostly a self contained game, but there are some references to previous games that don’t make sense to me.  I’d give it a shot.



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Haven't played Witcher 3 yet; picking it up when it releases for Switch later this year.

I did really like Witcher 2 on Xbox 360. I had a few minor gripes like how quickly your inventory filled up with mostly useless crap, the needlessly convoluted process of making potions and such, and that the story was so labyrinthine it was often hard to keep track of all the factions, characters, and motivations.

Still, the combat was satisfying, its distinct and colourful yet grounded flavour of fantasy was more interesting then the usual Medieval-Britain-but-there's-dragons thing, its moral choices were generally more nuanced and impactful than is typical in gaming, and its bold, sweeping ambition made it easy to forgive its occasional stumbles. A very good 8/10 game teetering on the brink of 9/10 greatness.

Radek said:
Can't wait to see Switch version... it might be the most demanding game the Switch will ever get.

Quite possibly, and as such I'm also very keen to see how it turns out. It's not often we see a conversion this ambitious.



Snesboy said:
Shiken said:

Witcher 2 is to Witcher 3 as Ocarina of Time is to Breath of the Wild.

So true.

As long as Witcher 3 isn't as rainy as BotW.

Well apparently rain is to BotW as wind is to Witcher 3.



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Ok I'm hooked 13 hours in. I turned down all the visual 'enhancements' like blur and bloom to make it more easy on eyes.



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m0ney said:
Ok I'm hooked 13 hours in. I turned down all the visual 'enhancements' like blur and bloom to make it more easy on eyes.

You can turn off chromatic abhorattion and vignette as well, they only make image look worse (especially CA).