With Patch 1.07, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt should finally become the gem it was supposed to be at launch. It makes the day-one purchase iffy, right?
My son bought it day one. A few glitches here and there, but nothing close to a game breaker. Saying that games should NOT have to be patched this much after the release date.
This patch seems less about game breaking bugs and more about adding things people complained about. Changes to their design choices, which were not bugs at all... "the new patch from CD Projekt Red will deliver player stashes, an optional movement response for Geralt, improved horse controls, a ton of positive inventory alterations (like Alchemy and Crafting supplies no longer count toward overall weight"
If that's the case I'm in trouble. I finally gave in after 60 hours of dealing with crashes and game freezing. its a shame cause I like the witcher series story and lore so much. Smh
I've played it since day one and I've had no real issues. Tip for anyone playing this on a gsync monitor: set pre-rendered frames to 1 in the Nvidia Control Panel...it gives you a perfectly smooth framerate.
A lot of these issues are design choices and CDPR is not obligated to patch them, be thankful they are. They could choose to release the game as is and offer minimal support. I applaud how they've handled the release of the Witcher 3, the graphics are almost on par with the E3 video now.
I'm starting to wait a couple months after games come out to buy them. I have such a backlog it doesnt matter anyways. The only Dayo 1 games I've preordered are fallout 4 pipboy edition bc its limited. usually everything drops by $10+ by the time im ready to play
It's worth to have since day 1. These patches are fixing things players want and adding some new stuff. I don't regret buying it day one.
I got it a few days after the first patch, completely worth it, no game breaking issues or maybe it was so good of a game I didn't notice.
Doesn't the free DLC help cover this sort of stuff up though.
Why, none of this stuff was a game breaker. ?!?
I spent 136 hours on it and my wife is still playing at 190 hours. We've both played it from day 1 and have absolutely loved the experience. It still goes down as not only my favorite game ever, but - in my opinion - the greatest game ever made.
I'm at 185 hours, got the game day one, no game crashing bugs have thoroughly enjoyed it. CDPR did not release an unfinished game they just keep making the game better by adding stuff and making tweaks. If it was a buggy mess when i first got it yeah i would of been pissed but it was fine. go complain about games that are unplayable at launch
There are a few exceptions.. but I still wouldn't buy a lot of games on day one. £40 is too steep to wager..
I'm having a ball with this game,just wish i've known they were going to patch the up inventory,because i sold a lot of stuff,i'm at level 16 with 10,030 coins.
I think johnny the godling should be the main character in witcher 4. I could just wander around the forest taking the piss out of people all day. Awesome character.
It's a mediocre proof then , i've enjoyed tremendeously the ride , and glad i didnt hold back much . I'm still in the prologue of my second playthrough to get platinum and enjoy having a go at alternative choices , so i'm right on time to benefits from the new inventory and changes . The only issue i had was the xp bug , that was fixed late , so it was harder to reach 35 for me in the first playthrough
I agree with most of the comments: these are minor bugs, and CD Projekt Red have treated fans amazingly well. To have this many patches to fix minor annoyances, as well as tons of free DLC that they could easily have charged for is very refreshing and has made them my new favorite devs (ok tied with Naughty Dog). I also agree with Takwin that this is in my opinion the best game I have ever played. That says a lot coming from someone who has grown up along side the video game industry (starting on an Atari 2600 in the early 80s). I am over 150 hours in and I still feel like I am just scratching the surface. Big thanks to CD PR, and here's hoping that this kind of work can force other big name devs (Looking at you Ubisoft and Bethesda) to step up their game!
The only thing this article is proof of, is that people should avoid visiting rinky-dink sites like psextreme. Don't even see why they have a Witcher 3 article, they don't even have a PS4 section.
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