A number of bug fixes are on the way.
IS bug after bug with each patch.
It's* Otherwise I'm assuming you're asking a question and leaving out the question mark.
It's tough in these open world games. Bethesda has made a ton of them, and there's still always alot of them. This is their 1st open world game, and they are staying on top of it. I'm happy. And it looks fine to me.
Maybe because it was delayed
Looks fine is an understatement - this game looks better than almost any linear game, but is open world. This is where things like 'Fallout 4 graphics look terrible' come from, because this looks incredible - look at the character graphics and compare that to that trailer and you'll see why people are massively underwhelmed for something that's releasing in the future. The game will be very good, but still should look better
Was never really interested in this game, but it's got so many good reviews, should I pick it up? I loved skyrim and fallout, just wondering if this is worth a purchase.
You should pick up this game. It's the experience of this generation.
Hard to say without knowing what kind of combat you like in your RPGs. I wanted to love the game but the combat is too slow and clunky for me. I hate it. Not sure what else to compare it to, except maybe Demons/Dark Souls a little bit?
Lol id hate to know the games you think have good combat.
It's not even that I think the combat is "bad". I just personally don't care for it. That's why I said that it's hard to say if he'd like it without knowing what kind of combat he likes.
It's got better combat than ES and Fallout can't see how anyone can say that those games have good combat when they don't ES just feels like your swinging at nothing and fallout is insanely clunky and feels like a terrible fps.
I'll agree that fallout and TES have pretty bad combat, but there has always been something exhilaratingly comical about swing a weapon at someone like a madman while jumping like a freak. You do not want to hate the combat when you do it all the time though. Its the reason alongside an oversaturation of fetch quests that I couldn't get into DA:I.
Different strokes for different folks, WellyUK. I love both of those games, combat included. I also love games like Dragons Dogma and Kingdoms of Amalur. Souls series and Witcher just doesn't do it for me. It's not because they are "hard" either, they are just terribly slow for my taste. I don't like the slow methodical combat. There's no right or wrong here, I was just trying to answer the guy's question by pointing out that the combat might be an issue depending on his taste.
One thing I forgot to add that is a big thumbs down to me is the lack of character class customization. What I mean by that is that although you have a wide variety of skills to choose between, Geralt is essentially always going to be a "Warrior" class. You can't be a "mage" or a "rogue", not really. So for somebody that loves the freedom of being any kind of character you want in a game like Skyrim, this could be a downside. As a guy that is always 100% mage on my first run of every RPG, it's a major hurdle for me knowing that isn't even an option.
If you like skyrim I say go for it. I am more of a fallout guy so I do like witcher and enjoy it but I wish the combat was better Cd project red are awesome. And other developers should Take notice on how you fix the Game and how to treat your fans the right way
After going from Bloodborn to this, I have to say the combat and controls in general are much more satisfying in Bloodborn. Witcher feels very clunky. Fighting a few foes always has you locked on to the worng one. I'm thinking its better not to lock on but sometimes you dont even realise when youve done it. Even lining up objects to loot is a chore and gets real annoying sometimes. And dont get me started on the horse. God its cumbersome. I just find myself fighting with the controls more than I would have liked when Bloodborn controlled like a dream to me. I'm still loving the game but, I just think its a tad overrated. The missions are a bit better that most RPGs but it still all feels like Oh please kind Sir, I needs me a bucket to feed my pigs, can you find me one from somewhere? just like all other games of this type. And the combat is better than Skyrim if that helps, not slashing at paper targets so its still a great game and worth playing.
you need to allow time to get used to different styles... when I was a kid I was allot like you, I'd pick up the controller and if it didn't feel just right, I'd say the game sucks and move on. now I give things time, and surprisingly I end up loving games I didn't think I'd like after the first hour. the witcher 3 combat is different and rather challenging at times, but if you give it time, you'll end up enjoying it 😀
Best Game This gen so far.
It's dam good but I think Bloodborne is still the game that holds the title for now.
Bloodborne is 1000 times better imo.
I never thought I'd like something more than the souls series, so i am a huge fan of bloodborne. It just wasn't the same great experience throughout and the vast majority of boss I could beat my 2nd try. It started off great but didn't maintain that or carry through to ng+ very well. I was able to beat the game on ng++ for the platinum on mine and my friends game in 3 hours. If they would have done more with pvp and kept some of what made ds1 so great it could have been better. Don't get me wrong, bloodborne is easily my 2nd favorite by far, but the witcher is just the better game.
Yeah, it's a great open world rpg and all. But Bloodborne is sooo much better imho. Different experiences, but if we talk about goty, BB is easily the winner.
@dirty Opinions are opinions. And while they can be argued, you can't tell anyone what to think. That said, knowing you, if Witcher 3 were a PS exclusive, you would be singing a different tune. Then again, that's just my educated opinion.
If you love those games, you're going to love this one even more. It is the best open world RPG, I feel, that has ever been made. The visuals are so good, they suck you into the world. You learn to care for the characters and your actions affect everything from story, to the game world and on a superficial level. It makes you feel like each action you are making in the game has consequences, both good and bad. No other game before this one went so deeply into story interaction. In Oblivion, Skyrim and Fallout... Your choices would affect a few story arcs and maybe a town in the game world, but not like The Witcher 3, where even the simplest of conversations you have with a non story related NPC, can have reprecusions down the line. You can clear monsters or wildlife out of an abandoned town and watch people start to slowly populate that town. Bringing life back to what was once lost forever. It makes you truly consider every move you make in the game. Which also makes you care about the world around you and the people who populate it. I don't think a lot of people really understand how deep the gameplay goes and the effect that their actions have. There are 30+ endings, all affected by your actions throughout. Both small and large. your relationships with people go a long way into how your future plays out in the game. if you can take one thing away from this game, it is that it allows you to play the way you want to… and be the character you want NPCs to see and talk about. You start the game with most peoples opinions of Witchers being very low, but you can change that throughout the game to make an entire village love you and cherish your existence. Because if it wasn't for you, they may not be prospering or alive. Buy it. You wont regret it.
Very well said
Sound like CDProjeck got inspiration from Fable game. But got to say, the witcher series is one of the best Rpg out there no doubt.
Hmm...you could probably get hired on as a sales rep at CDPR. Or at the very least, you could be the person to write the paragraph on the back of the box that is supposed to sell you on how epic the game is lol. I already know the guy that does the art on the front for most of the big games (really just organizes and lays out assets he's given) so why not?
Im usually a Racer/FPS type of gamer, This game I feel will go down in my top 10 best games of all time. Now Im no "Pro Gamer" by any means, my top 5 games are Zelda: OoT, Halo (original), GTA3, Mario 64 and MGS:2 The feels I get from this game and how dark the story can be is amazing and keeps me intrigued unlike other open world games which dialogue is usually meh. Im only lvl 9 but this game is AMAZING so far, Im playing on the normal difficulty and it took me over an hour last night to kill a werewolf that was a couple lvl's higher than me, until I figured out I could make a useful stack out of an Igni Place of power to enhance my fire sign, use a potion that made stamina regenerate faster, craft an oil to help deal more damage for beast, and place a mutagen for the right skills for a werewolf made the fight MUCH easier! This game has so much depth (to me lol) and im taking a while to learn this Fantasy RPG elements im not use too, but it's a blast!
This game is worth every Oren...
I nearly passed just because of Giant RPG fatigue, and that's still kinda true for me, but the overall experience is really well done. It's almost one of those games that you should play just because they got so many things right. Yes, there are serious bugs still getting fixed but they're responding fairly quickly and with humor. It's hard not to appreciate the effort they're putting into getting it right. If you liked Skyrim and Fallout then you'll almost certainly like this one a lot.
Yes. One of my favorite games this current generation, and I'd go as far as to say last gen too. Not far enough to say for certain, but I'm loving it, and I really really enjoyed both skyrim and fallout. Think Skyrim and Dragon Age, but with a defined existing character, decision making that changes the world state. Super well done game man
If you loved Skyrim, you will shit yourself for The Witcher 3. *Inb4 you need some air freshener and a change.*
Yes, totally. This game and Splatoon. Only games one needs.
Fps needs a boost, starter area was fine but when you reach the bog it really bogs down.
and the stutter in Novigrad need to be fixed it got worse after 1.05 other than that the game is awesome
Not encountered any problems or bugs what so ever on the ps4. (Up to now)
I haven't experienced any major bugs (game breaking) but I have ran into a few for ps4 myself. I've had the terrain pop up once like it couldn't decide what level it should be on but it never happened again and spent plenty of time there so just random craziness testers can't really do anything about--a simple fast travel fixed it for me though and as I said never happened again. That was by far the strangest bug I've encountered in almost any game ever though. Falling through the map I've seen but never had map rise up above me ;) For most part though most bugs I've seen are rare grasses, sword, etc that float in space instead of on land where they belong but that can happen with any game so don't hold it against them as it has only been a few times in several days worth of playing time. Lately though one of the brothels and sometimes Cleavers place has serious texture issues. Not sure if it was a patch or not that caused it or just didn't spend enough time in the city to notice. It made minecraft textures look good till they load which was depressing as everything else has been pretty fantastic till it happened. It isn't a big deal but only spot I've noticed serious texture issues.
I love the game, there's some stuttering in the FPS at certain moments, have had a few actual crashes with the PS4 crash report screen coming up and 2 days ago I had an NPC trying to run in front of me thru a narrow door but she somehow got stuck in the running animation without moving and thus blocking the only narrow way out. Took me a bit of trying stuff to get past that but once I was the NPC got unstuck. Also had a weird triangle like shadow while nothing was around to be the cause of it, NPCs and items hanging mid-air and once it seemed the game thought I was on a different terrain height than I actually was with Geralt being midway in the ground, not noticing he was walking in/on water and a little later everything turned black on screen. But have to say they weren't game breaking or anything, am enjoying the heck out of it!
You must be a PS4 fanboy. My PC is much stronger than a PS4 and I experience bugs. Its just not as bad as people make it out to be, game is 100% playable.
Finally encountered a bug where the enemies would stay in pace after being defeated meaning they wouldn't drop to the floor. Then upon dying I was received with a very long loading screen in which I had no option but to quit the game. All was well after that. For those who are curious all this happened between Baron/Ciri missions and hunting a witch ;)
I noticed the death freezes this weekend. At first thought it might be a Yrden issue (as I love the slow down) but doesn't matter if I used it or not. Not a big deal but didn't seem to happen till recently and rather it get fixed than even a few floaty corpses (mostly Drowners/Humans seem to do it).
I played for a couple hours yesterday, first time in a week or 2.... seemed smooth to me. Fixes have improved performance on X1, beyond that cant complain.
So happy I didn't preorder this game! Once (if ever) the bugs are worked out of this beta version I might think about buying it second hand or in the bargain bin.
lol. Gets positive reviews from 100% of critic reviewers. Scores over 9/10 @ every major online publication. Overwhelmingly positive user reviews. Wins over 200 awards. Every screenshot and trailer look absolutely amazing. Yet... "Might think about buying it second hand or in the bargain bin"... Wtf would warrant buying a full price game for you?
Man ppl jus cry and moan about everything the game is playable do I like bugs? Hell no but these developers are human bugs are going to pop up with millions of ppl playing the game that's jus how it goes. As long as the CD team know about the bugs and on top of them making patches in a timely manner give them the benefit of doubt it's a huge open world game that's beautiful
winning awards and getting positive reviews means jack sh!t now days, look at titanfall for example, they made that out to be the best game ever made in the history of gaming at E3 and it turned out to be worse than COD somehow.
As someone playing this on PS4, I'm pretty glad about this. Framerate is still grossly underrated with devs who port their stuff to consoles - a victim of static screenshot comparisons, really. I'd rather have less freckles and scars on faces than Ocarina of Time-esque animation speeds. And seriously, I know that you avoided getting this game because you heard about some bugs, people, but it's worth it. Awesome game. Imagine Red Dead Redemption with swords and a much bigger and vibrant world.
Man I hope they fix the framerate on the PS4 version, its horrible especially when you look at the map? I also got this funny jumping bug lol! https://www.youtube.com/wat...
i took a screenshot of the witcher 3 before 1.04 and after. and there is no difference. its just smoother. maybe people think it looks better if the game runs on low frame rate, because low frame rate means that the game is using more power to run.
Meanwhile, I am having so much fun with The Witcher 3 on PS4 and I am glad I haven't encounter any problems or perhaps I don't mind some things that others do. Yesterday I confessed my love to the beautiful and kind red head Triss. That's the woman I want, not some selfish self centered black dressed sorceress who only cares about sex.
Best game ever!
I have been noticing frame stutters every 2 seconds while running around beaches on skellige after the latest patch. Great game, but man they need to stop messing with it, i never had this problem before.
I played last night for the first time since the last patch and the game felt great. I went back to finish a few quests I had in the Bogs area before I was overleveled and the frame rate seemed improved. I haven't noticed and graphical downgrades. It's still arguably the best looking open world I've seen. Still amazes me how CDPR even created this universe. 20 something hours in and I'm not even close to finished with Act 1.
Please add a storage chest
Console players talking about a downgrade is laughable, especially when its probably the best looking game on either system atm.
Definitely one of the best for graphics. Not much in it between this, Bloodborne, and Dying Light (probably missed a few that are almost as good).
Another Gamingbolt article, another deceptive title for clicks. There was no downgrade to respond to. Idiots on a forum were incorrect about something (shocking, right?) and they were corrected.
Either the title changed or I read it wrong. Considering that GamingBolt constantly does that sort of thing, I take no blame for thinking that it didn't say "claims" in the title :)
Actually I've played many many hours of this game and I have to say I usually don't get involved in th is crap but there is a slight difference since last patch. The pop in which was minimal has gotten worse in some locations draw distance is reduced. Also kill animations seem to not be activating as often another glitch I presume. It might be none of its intentional but items a Shane ei th error way as game ran fine before only had a few noticeable frame drops through most of main story on 1.02.
Something else i noticed is that whales in Skellige stutters when surfacing and submerging. It's like the animation is not working properly. Just a small thing, but still.
I haven't noticed anything, game looks amazing. But when you grew up in the 80s/90s you can't help but look back and think....everything looks amazing.
I have yet to experience any sort of problems with this game. Kids are so damn entitled when it comes to their games these days.
I can't understand why the PS4 version doesn't have the locked 30fps option that the X1 version has. If it did I would absolutely enable that option!
It is locked. Look it up.
Ok this game isn't as good as every one makes it out to be. Literally all i used on everything other then wraths was the quinn (shield) i believe it's called sign and igni once in a while. I made it to level 19 and did most of everything in velen and novingrad before i quit do to way to many bugs. Never used any potions other then the boost to health regen. While playing on the 2nd to hardest difficulty. And only used quick attacks and a grenade once in a while. No oils or any of the other useless crap you were given. Lol real tough stuff I'm telling you.
The game isn't challenging. I passed level 24 suggested missions at level 16 on 2nd to hardest difficulty. It trivializes the detail put into the story and writing that the gameplay is so bland and buggy. I want to give the game a 9 out of 10 but cant. 8.5. Sad but true-ski. Not as good as skyrim or the last of us.
Did you do the "Now or Never" quest with the Katakan in the sewers? Can't tell me you breezed through that. If it's too easy why are you only playing on the second hardest difficulty? Not the toughest game I've played I admit, even on the hardest difficulty, but the hardest difficulty does make you think about alchemy and gear a lot more. Mate of mine struggles on the default difficulty, so each to their own I guess.