Kicking Ass With The Witcher 3's Complex Combat

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gives you plenty of opportunities to solve problems without violence, but when things go south, Geralt’s swordplay ends up as a tense, entertaining alternative to talking it out.

Combat in The Witcher 3 is, as expected, considerably improved over The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, which shed the original game’s rhythmic slicing and dicing in favor of more action-oriented engagements. It worked, but The Witcher 2 was hard, meaning players had to rely heavily on dodge-rolling before mashing the attack buttons. In The Witcher 3, evasion is equally important during challenging combat encounters. The way in which you let loose on some poor soldier, drowner, or griffon, though, requires the sort of care, patience, and precision usually reserved for Dark Souls or Bloodborne.

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Crimzon1187d ago

"This is what a leveled up Geralt looks like"

*goes and fights a bunch of level 1 enemies*

starchild1187d ago

Yeah, IGN definitely isn't very good at showing off combat in most cases.

Either way, from what I've seen and read the combat looks to have been improved in just the ways I was hoping for. I'm going to have so much fun with the combat in this game.

Cra2yey31187d ago

Ign logic. I figured out they suck at playing games.

GreetingsfromCanada1187d ago

Who the hell is choosing the music for these things?

starchild1187d ago

Somebody with really bad taste, is all I know.

BallsEye1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

When the hell IGN will start uploading better quality vids? 1080p my @s5.

2 copies of The Witcher pre-ordered just so I don't have to take turns with my wife ;)

oIITSBIIo1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

You are harming the game with your bad videos.