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I prefer...

Witcher 3 44 66.67%
 
Skyrim 22 33.33%
 
Total:66

Witcher 3 is such a depressing game, in the good way, because it feels very real. All characters are mean to each other, the state of war is constantly present and the curse brought by monsters and other entities is there in every corner. 

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Skyrim is a bit soulless with autistic features. The Witcher 3 is a lot more believable both in terms of storyline and character depth. Give me Ciri over Delphine any day.



ManUtdFan said:
Skyrim is a bit soulless with autistic features. The Witcher 3 is a lot more believable both in terms of storyline and character depth. Give me Ciri over Delphine any day.

I'm not not quite sure what you mean here. I hope you're not using it as a synonym for "bad" as that would be rather rude.



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Opinions are good, we all like different things

My experience, I played both the enhanced versions on my xbox X, I would choose Skyrim, no questions about it, but I'm a bit different than modern gamers, I like the freedom and I prefer games with gameplay instead of videos and people talking, in witcher I'd be able to lay down the controller for several minutes at a time, and then I would move 10 seconds and have another cutscene for like 5 minutes or more.

I am against this mentality in videogames, I believe story is great but should be quick clips, like uncharted for example, or like several games where they tell the story while you move the character, and I also hate games when you are not allowed to move at speed, when they force you to walk slow while they are talking, its boring, I play games for gameplay, story helps but don't cut me out of the game altogether.

Skyrim is perfection in this, it allows me to play the game and the story is told anyway.

Witcher has several things I hated not just against skyrim but as gaming in general

1 - The quests you get a bunch just on billboards, that's no fun, I prefer to get quest as I'm exploring the world and talking to people

2 - I am forced to be Gerald, I don't want to be Gerald, I want to be myself in the game

3 - You only get 1 single weapon for the whole game, unlike Skyrim and other rpgs where you have a wide range of weapons

4 - If you meditate, anywhere anytime, you just refill your potions, what? That's cheating, and I hate cheating in games, in skyrim if you run out of potions, guess what you need to find them or buy them or craft them, furthermore if you need sleep you need a bed in skyrim, not just any bed either

5 - auto horse riding, seriously? I laughed when I saw that

6 - A lot of combat feels like cheating, just keep spamming Quen and you are always protected, that feels like cheating

7 - Witcher 3 is not a full open world, its in sections

8 - Story is bland, just looking for ciri that's it

9 - To play witcher 3 it helps to have played the previous ones, same characters and such, but skyrim its like its own story

10 - The most important thing in gaming from the very beginning of history of games is FUN, witcher bored me, its too slow and a bit tedious at times, on the other hand, all Elder scrolls are FUN

11 - I hate the witcher sense, basically several missions you have to find something, you just keep following a red arrow, that's it, CHALENGING? Yeah very difficult to just follow a red path for minutes at a time.

12 - They try to put a lot of naked people and sex in the game, because they assume gamers are teens nerds who have never seen a naked girl before, skyrim respects us and treats us like adults

13 - I found the witcher extremely easy on the hardest difficulty, I've been playing games for 30 years I expected a challenge, I think its too easy mostly because you can just spam the signs all the time. Some people find it hard because they don't even bother to learn how to use oils and upgrades and such.

14 - I like in skyrim that you start out from nothing, you have to build up from a very average guy, in witcher you start out with amazing clothes, amazing weapon, amazing skills

15 - You have 2 weapons for different enemy types, but that's pointless because he automatically picks the right weapon for the enemy type, might as well just have 1 sword and call it a day

16 - Skyrim feels more connected, because you can speak with anyone and everyone seems like a character, but in Witcher people are just there for show

17 - You can rob peoples houses with them looking at you, and you wont get arrested, people will still love you

18 - Skyrim has so much more variety, you could play as a swordsman, or totally different game as a bow and arrow, or a totally different game as a wizard. Witcher you play one way and that's that

19 - You can have your own houses in skyrim

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shikamaru317 said:

I love them both, but Witcher 3 is definitely the better of the two. Bethesda has always been weak at main quest storytelling, and while Skyrim has a lot of great side quests, Witcher 3 has great side quests and a great main quest. Witcher 3 also has better combat imo, and of course better graphics. Music is about tied though, love both soundtracks, two of my favorites. Skyrim has better exploration and customization though, and stealth options which I love. But overall, Witcher 3 is the better game. Will be interesting to see if TES 6 can top it.

Why do people keep saying this? I found Oblivion and Skyrim to have better story, the story in Witcher is basically looking for ciri, where is ciri, she's been here, she's heading there, go there and look for ciri, get there she has already gone somewhere else, go there and repeat and repeat until the end.

Why is this story so amazing for a lot of people?



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javi741 said:
I haven't played Skyrim yet so I didn't vote on this poll, but imo I found the Witcher 3 to be overrated. There's little to no actual gameplay in the Witcher outside of combat and running around a set path and running around from place to place just to watch a cutscene or explore with your witcher senses is boring and tedious. It really just feels like an interactive movie, and I regret spending 60$ on essentially a movie ticket.

You will love Skyrim, if you are a gamer who enjoys more gameplay, just like me, then trust me, Skyrim is pure gameplay, you don't get the red path to follow, or the 10min long talks, in Skyrim you are 98% of the time playing the game, versus 30% of the time in Witcher.

Then Skyrim is a full open world, and much more interactivity everywhere, you can change clothes, change weapons, armour, upgrade everything and so on. Then Skyrim has the choice of first person which makes you feel more in the game, like its really you out there.

Your thoughts are mine exactly, so I highly recommend you Skyrim and also fallout 4.

PS - With that said, I still prefer Xenoblade chronicles and Xenoblades X over those games. I wouldn't take gaming advice from anyone who hasn't played the xeno series, any person who enjoys videogames as much as me have bought a wii/wiiU just for those.

Ask yourself this, if witcher 3 was really that good, how come those fans didn't buy an xbox to play witcher 2? Most people on ps4 that I know here in Europe that loved witcher 3 have not even bothered to get a 360 or xbox one to play the second one. So much for all that love for witcher.

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victor83fernandes said:

Ask yourself this, if witcher 3 was really that good, how come those fans didn't buy an xbox to play witcher 2? Most people on ps4 that I know here in Europe that loved witcher 3 have not even bothered to get a 360 or xbox one to play the second one. So much for all that love for witcher.

This is pure nonsense, and I think you're aware why. In part because the people you know don't represent the majority, in part because Witcher 3 is the standout of the series, and, most importantly, the quality of a game simply can't be defined by the traction it generates on people to play other entries of their respective franchise. You're here to judge the individual strenghts of the game, whatever it does for CDPR and their adaptation of The Witcher is another story. 



So... If I really didn't like Skyrim because I found the combat to be very meh, and I didn't find the disparate narratives very engaging, would I enjoy Witcher, or would I have the same issues?



JWeinCom said:
So... If I really didn't like Skyrim because I found the combat to be very meh, and I didn't find the disparate narratives very engaging, would I enjoy Witcher, or would I have the same issues?

Witcher's narratives and combat are a lot better than Skyrim's.



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victor83fernandes said:
shikamaru317 said:

I love them both, but Witcher 3 is definitely the better of the two. Bethesda has always been weak at main quest storytelling, and while Skyrim has a lot of great side quests, Witcher 3 has great side quests and a great main quest. Witcher 3 also has better combat imo, and of course better graphics. Music is about tied though, love both soundtracks, two of my favorites. Skyrim has better exploration and customization though, and stealth options which I love. But overall, Witcher 3 is the better game. Will be interesting to see if TES 6 can top it.

Why do people keep saying this? I found Oblivion and Skyrim to have better story, the story in Witcher is basically looking for ciri, where is ciri, she's been here, she's heading there, go there and look for ciri, get there she has already gone somewhere else, go there and repeat and repeat until the end.

Why is this story so amazing for a lot of people?

When people talk about Witcher 3 having a great story, they're talking less about the central thread of finding Ciri, and more about how much effort has gone into the individual strands; the way even optional sidequests have more depth than main story quests in most RPGs. Instead of just being "go to this location and exorcise the ghost" you'll find out the whole backstory of the person who became that ghost's life, for example. You'll find out about their relationships with the still living characters you talk to and interact with, who themselves may be directly affected by your taking on that sidequest, and its all treated with a level of gravitas and attention to detail far beyond most other games of this type.



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