Ian Cooper finds himself blown away by CD Projekt RED’s rich, captivating open world adventure.
Care to name another as majestic, open-world, grandeur and fantastical? Eurogamer: "It's huge yet crafted; its systems are purposeful and it doesn't have a whiff of design by committee. It will last you months, yet not waste your time. Above all, it has a vivid, enduring personality, something that is exceedingly rare among its breed of mega-budget open-world epics"
Open world RPG's are my favorite genre. and I can hands down honestly say The Witcher 3 is the best one I have played.
I still have to make that statement. I played couple of hours and have enjoyed myself tremendously. But my top 5 openworld games that the witcher needs to beat are. 1)skyrim 2)Morrowind 3)Dragon-Age Origin 4)Fallout 3 5)Oblivion And the witcher 3 passed at least dragon age IMO. What a great game it is.
skyrim is far better
Its not even 100% open world... Dude you getting a % or something to spread lies?
Care to elaborate?
I LOVE the witcher 3, but guys, Fallout 3, Dark Souls and Bloodborne also exists.
Although Bloodborne and The Witcher belong in the same genre, they're actually quite different in their design and execution. I would find it extremely hard to pick a favourite.
Probably best WRPG...but best RPG? Not even close. I would put Final Fantasy IX&X/Chrono Cross&Trigger and Persona series at the top.
It is definitely a rich and wonderful world they've created. Side quests feel like they have meaning in this game, and there's just so much to see and do...
Yea a lot times quest in RPG suck and generic... Almost every quest in this game had a twist too it was really fun. Each one was interesting too. I cared about the characters and stories involved with them.
Side quests in Witcher 3. better than most main quests in other games.
Side quest can also fuck you over in the long run or work to your advantage say you kill some nilfguardians during a side quest and you have the choice to let one live or to kill him either choice you choose can effect how they treat you while working for them later on
Quick question guys, where do I find my in game stats like total playtime etc? Everyone seems to know how long they've been playing for yet I don't have a clue! Cheers
On PC you can see it on the game info page on steam or GOG Galaxy. It's probably noted on your save file on PS4 or XBO.
Hmm, I'm playing on ps4 but it doesn't appear to be on my save file weirdly, maybe it just isn't on the console ones
Go to your inventory or character screen and press R2 or RT.
As tsivik said, it's in your character section of your inventory. Bottom left of the screen after pressing R2 or RT for more detailed information.
Amazing, cheers guys!
Until Fallout 4 is revealed Witcher looks fantastic but I like an RPG where my character is a blank slate and I get to shape them anyway I want. With the Witcher it feels you are set to a "Warrior class" but with something like Elder Scrolls you come out of that cave/dungeon and you can be anything
That's actually a very good point. Geralt is a fantastic character and I love playing as him. But being able to create and shape your own unique protagonist is something I really enjoy about other RPGs. Hell, I even create my own back story for them sometimes, because I'm sad like that... Still, Witcher 3 is an absolute monster. No pun intended.
I feel that's the problem with story driven RPG games like the Witcher. When you create your character who only speaks by using speech options (no voice actor) we select, it usually means there's no development on them because he, the character is supposed to be you. The person is a blank slate for you to create. When you have a character which is already created like Geralt and the game story driven then you don't really get a say in the characters style. Geralt is a warrior, not a mage or a thief. You can use other options but it's not his main thing. So is very possible for someone who loves RPGs like Elder Scrolls for example feeling restricted by something like the Witcher. Although that's NOT me trying to say the game is bad...just a simple observation However sometimes you get games which can break this rule like Mass Effect for example. Shepard could be customized, you could select a backstory and what his fighting style was. The story then revolved around him and he had many interactions with characters using voice acting.
I see your point but the characters in oblivion,skyrim and fallout are all basically the same. I think the characters have no charisma and are boring. I'm not saying those games are bad I actually beat and enjoyed them alot. Geralt on the other hand is a very charismatic character.....I prefer The Witcher3. Gotta go play some more it's calling me back right now.
Agreed Fox. Not a negative against the Witcher, but I also prefer to develop a personality for my Character (Start with a blank slate). Bethesda has been really, really good at that. It adds that bit more immersion and deepness of playing the role for me. Some people look at RPG's as a long action game. I prefer a long journey where I feel like I am writing the script.
so fetch quest is the future of RPG??
Play the game before saying that. Its not a fetch quest.
woah people chill I mean no offense to this game..its an awesome game yeah I play it they trying so hard to remove fetch quest but storyline still have a little in them
This has the fewest simplistic fetch-type quests of any RPG I can remember. Seriously, the quality of quests in this game is pretty much unparalleled in the genre.
Witcher 3 is a Fetch quest ?! Why in god's name people comment on games they haven't played at all ?!
Because its cool to hate on something that is good. :D And witcher 3 is one of the best rpg's out there.
The Witcher 3 is about as far from being riddled with mundane fetch quests as it gets.
Dragon Age is not the future of RPGs.
dragon age fetchquestision??
No exaggeration one bit with this article...
Yes, yes it is...
Freaking can't stop playing this game. Play with headphones trust me! Still trying to learn how to craft and make potions. There's so many items I don't know which to sell or keep yet but I'm learning as I bet we all are as we keep playing.
Keep 10 of all crafting items
It is probably the best open-world RPG i have ever played The gameplay could still be better though.
It's awkward to get used to but once you do it's fantastic.
I'm still waiting for the day when Action RPG's have the same smooth, satisfying, incredibly tight gameplay like Hack and slash games (Ninja Gaiden is my optimal example) A dream come true for me.
I do agree that Ninja Gaiden has incredible combat mechanics. That's pretty much the gold standard of combat systems for me as well. I would love to see something with that kind of depth, responsiveness and fluidity in an RPG, but until then I think The Witcher 3 has some of the best combat I've played in an RPG and I'm enjoying it immensely.
Hands down not other games can really compare. Skyrim was great but the witcher3 does it so much better then them.
As an RPG I must say I really love it, even the side missions have meaning no doubt about that BUT the gameplay needs work! The combat get's fustrating at times! It's just non responsive! Got killed a few times already because of this. The Horse needs to be put down and the autolock needs to be redone.
I've never had a problem with the responsiveness of the combat. It feels a tiny bit clunky at times, but overall I haven't died much at all. I'm playing on the harder difficulty as well. It's all about dodging, using your signs at the right times, and waiting for the opportune times to attack. I do agree about the horse and the lock on though. The horse has gotten in my way a couple of times, and I've wished I could just cut it down. I only ever use lock on if I'm against one or two enemies. If it's a group, you're better off not using it.
Suppose the word I was looking for is clunky, that describes it better, specially agains multiple enemies in a closed space... Gets on my nerves quite a bit.. After playing bloodborne for so long it's one of those thing that annoys me lol. The horse just gets stuck a lot... The PS4 version seems to be poorly optimized... Sometimes, I think I should wait for the patches to play the game how it's mean to be played, but I'm enjoying the story far too much.
Does anyone else have an issue with Roach just galloping away from you at times whenever you go to mount him lol? No enemies in sight, and he just bolts away from me at times.
It's one of the best open world games I have played ever. But there is no best rpg ever because there will also be bigger and better plus this gen already started we still have yet to have fall out elder scrolls final fantasy 15 and true fable game mass effect also many more rpg games that we don't know about I can't wait for more rpg this gen.
It's a good rpg no doubt, but all I have to say is....Fallout 4.
I'll be honest, it's not as good as Witcher 2. I keep waiting for something big to happen and haven't seen it yet. I remember in the Witcher 2 from the very start it pulled you in and had epic set pieces...plus the boss fights were really good. I'm almost at the end of the story and while the combat is better the story and "epic fights" is lacking compared to 2. I'm even a little disappointed but I guess it was hard to top the last game.
By epic boss battles, do you mean the QTE s filled, clunky battles from Witcher 2? Personally, wasnt the biggest fan. In witcher 3, though, almost every fight feels epic to me. Whether Im storming a beach full of bandits or using everything in my arsenal to take down an werewolf.
Better than dragon age? Uh..... Don't think so.
Definitely. What compares? This game released in a playable state so Skyrim is out, have to also mention the stupid, immersion breaking leader of the fighters, thieves and mages guild. Dragon age, no these guys prove that Bioware suck at story writing, come on, singing like a bunch of mary's at Haven. No logic to the world, it's like a bloody Disney movie, if Disney came out of the closet. Those two games are the closest to the best and that's not saying much.
I have the first 2 on PC but only bothered to play a few hours of each. Knowing this, do any of you recommend that I pick up Witcher 3?
Yes. Even if you hate RPGs, I'd recommend buying this.
It's got me hooked.
I was the same exact way, only played a few hours of both. Never really bothered to go much further than that on either. I'm already 20 hours into Witcher 3, and I'm level 5...
While W3 is great, and beautiful on my PC the best RPG's out in my opinion are Persona games.
I know most wont agree with this, but it isn´t even in my top 5. The world is gigantic and well thought out, the graphics are beautiful and i am enjoying the game a lot. Still the battle system is quite boring, and the controllers are clumsy at times. All in all I would agree with this statement if they had polished the game for another half a year, but i´m guessing it will be better with patches. Also, i´m playing on PS4 and understand that PC is a whole another experience. Just my thoughts
I think videogames are underappreciated in terms of what they can mean for the player. I was told my 85 year old granpa had passed away today after I had been away buying this game. I was devastated. Once I had cried as much I could. I decided to give this game a go and to get mind off reality. Having felt a loss the same day I felt like even the tiniest good I could do for the characters and NPCs in the game made me feel better and the vivid world around me invited me to momentarily forget the dark side of reality and experience the untamed wilderness of No Mans Land. Dear CD Projekt RED,thank you.
Not even close, combat is button mashing garbage.
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