Cultured Vultures: Last week, Ash confessed to having never played The Witcher 3. This week, he confesses that he's actually quite keen on it.
I never beat it. It's just so damn big, so much to do, and so many places to go, and I tend to become an obsessive completionist with these types of games. I think about going back to it all the time. I want to play it on PC, but that would mean I would have to start over as I put my dozens of hours in on the PS4 version. Maybe starting over wouldn't be such a bad thing now that all this time has passed.
That happened on my first attempt, actually started again (ignoring my already dozens of hours on it) but this time only using side quests etc. as means of levelling for progression and actually finished the main story this time. Still did some "random" side quests though as the side quests were so fleshed out they are great to go through.
I found the best way to play The Witcher 3 is to play on the hardest mode (Death March) since that is the only way you can really appreciate finding (the Witcher schools quests) and/or getting your armor and weapons made. In addition, you are basically forced to learn how to use your potions and spells properly. If you find "Death March" just too difficult you could try "Blood and Broken Bones" which is a lesser difficulty although I don't recommend reducing the difficulty further since you will most likely find that the game becomes very tedious to play. The game does allow the player to reduce and increase the difficulty on the fly (like Skyrim and Oblivion) which is IMHO as sort of a cheat. Of course, since the game does not have an online component then the only person you are cheating if you are continually reducing the difficulty is yourself.
Throw on some mods that drastically improve the game. HD textures, hair fix, more armours and weapons etc. The game is almost as modded as Skyrim.
Looks great on Xbox One X.
I know the feeling. I started on PC when it released but got sidetracked and didnt go back to it. I later bought it on PS4 when I got my PS4 Pro and it was on sale with all the DLC. I played all the way though it, then all the DLC, and all I can say is its a masterpiece and so worth anyones time. I never completed the first two Witcher games, couldnt get into them, but loved the third game so much. After finishing Witcher 3, I went and played Dragon Age: Inquistion and all its DLC as well. Witcher 3 was soooo much better and I love the DA series.
It's still my favorite game this gen! I have beat the main story and Hearts of stone, but I have not even dove into Blood and Wine yet and I have heard it is an Amazing DLC! Def gonna jump back into it on my X :)
start over but with mods, i did that and the game feels kinda different
I didn't finish it either. It got too difficult for me. I don't think I was a high enough level to do the quest
I literally just completed it today, after a few years of ownership lol. It kind of worked out that it took me so long, since I got to update it with the X.
Mod it a bit before you start on PC.
I felt the same way, and it took me numerous attempts to finally sit down and get through it. Finally got the platinum though! That Death March...
I disagree, I just played it from end of February until the beginning of May, front to back, both expansions + the 4K update on the Xbox Scorpio. Totally worth the wait and nearly three months/166 hours of gameplay well spent. It's going down at one of the most incredible games I have ever played. Even when I wasn't playing it I was thinking about it and even dreaming about it. ^_^
I beat it, but it was just okay with me. I didn't like the story, the combat and fighting were but, but overall it was just okay
@Brave_Losers_Unite You didn't like the story? Hm, that's strange, the story's the best part. Also, The Witcher 3 has rightfully earned its spot as one of the truest pinnacles of gaming, one of the best games ever made. So maybe you just don't like games?
I love games, but the Witch 3 story was kind of bland to me. The only interesting part I would say was the King and the three witches other than that it was pretty meh. I guess I just like JRPGs much better
I really could not enjoy the combat I this game.
Quen, quen, quen, until you get the hang of it. Then you can get more creative.
Agreed, I got stuck at the beginning where you have to take the botchling(I'm sure I misspelled that) back to the castle and have to bury it, and those witches keep killing me, until I started using Quen. After that I really got the hang of the fighting aspect. I hope it opens up the game as it dis for me...
It's a pretty steep learning curve since every attack must carry through and wrong timing can cost you.
Once you get in to potions and sword oils and traps and magic ability combos it gets super fun and strategic. When people say the combat isn't good I always assume they didn't get deep enough in to it.
Play it on "Blood And Broken Bones" difficulty, otherwise it's too easy, the combat is a lot more fun on the higher difficulty settings.
I agree, once you get the hang of the combat, play it on Death March. Amazing
I started on the highest difficulty. After a few days of getting no where I lowered it. And yeah, I definitely regretted not just sticking with it. Once you get rolling and unlocking stuff combat is a breeze. I hoped I'd go back but haven't yet. Was a dam good game though
It was rough when I was new and sucked at the game. Once I got better at the game, I liked it more. Maybe try that?
Every Ps4, Xbox and mid equipped Pc players need this in their lifes instead of silly Streamer Shooters games.
Greatest RPG I've ever played.
Simple statement, but amazingly truthful. I hate rpg’s. Always have. Buttttt. The witcher 3 is absolutely one the best games ive ever played.
I love RPGs. Always have. And The Witcher 3 is absolutely one of the best games I have ever played.
Uh-oh bondsmx, that means you like RPGs now. Better go back and play all the ones you blindly passed up due to stubbornness.
I beat TW3 5 times include 2 expansion, enjoyed every sec, my best game in this gen and my favorite game of all time with FFVII
Where do you find the time bro!
For real it takes me a few weekends to finish god of war.
Probably the best RPG I've ever played. You're missing out if you don't play through it.
It took me three weeks solid, and I mean 14 hours a day to clear it for a review... That was before the expansions too. You can get lost in it completely.
I've been a gamer since 1996 and I've never had the same experience that I had with TW3. The game is perfect in my book. I hope one day I'll enjoy another game the way I did with this gem.
I mean to play started it but by the time the talking was done i needed a break , played the Witcher 1 the most but i do not have the time to finish the others.
I JUST finished it this morning (7-27-18) after finally starting it during the winter. 160 hours, beat both DLCs. I truly feel it is the GOAT RPG. It has dwarfed every RPG experience I have ever had. Crono Trigger was my favorite until now. **Yes, I hated the controls and combat. The writing was so good that I didnt care.
i tried twice and couldn't get past about 12 hours each time. sadly the game just isn't for me, too complex, to many systems going on especially the alchemy and crafting and dismanteling etc. the only rpg games i've played and enjoyed and got thru were mass effect 1-3. tried fallout 3 and dragon age as well and didn't complete them either.
One of my favourite games of this gen. Looking forward to punk but I do hope they return to the Witcher series. Ciri WHERE ARE YOU.
Got this a couple of months ago or so, wasn't impressed really with it. The story was fine but just couldn't get into the game due to the gameplay really.
I still havent finished it. 200 hours in. I always go back to it though.
I put a ton of hours into Witcher 3 when it came out I believe over 200 . I always got sidetracked on side quests and making potions etc so it took me forever to beat it , but it was great. Someday I will go and beat it again probably when then they remaster the series for a new generation
Can't understand why a Witcher 3 topic is shoved down everyone's throats every week. It's an older game now and worth getting gold of that's all
I've never played any of the Witcher games, but will probably purchase the Witcher 3 at some point (Only own a PS4).
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