The Witcher 3: Top 5 Tips For Beginners

If you're just about ready to dive into one of the biggest and most complex games of 2015, here are five simple tips that will give you the edge.

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poppinslops1169d ago

Tip #6: Do whatever it takes to play the first two games before you play 'Wild Hunt'... I can only imagine how confusing it would be without them.

Tip #7: read the novels after you finish 'Assassins of Kings'... TW3's story is heavily tied to the books - especially with regards to Ciri and Yennefer.

Tip #8: Once you're comfortable, try playing 'Wild Hunt' with the HUD turned off... you'll need rely on your map a bit more, but I found the game is more rewarding (and beautiful) when you take your eyes off the minimap and figure things out for yourself.

fathoms1169d ago

I don't agree with #6 at all. The Witcher 3 is the first game in the series I've played and I never felt lost or out-of-the-loop at all. Even when the story alludes to something in the past, it's either too minute to matter or it's clear (obviously, Geralt has a past with Yennefer and Tris, for example).

You'll have more of the lore and back story but you absolutely don't need to play the first two games to love The Witcher 3.

SirBillyBones1169d ago

Ditto. I've played almost 100hrs of Witcher 3 and I haven't touched the first two. I haven't once felt confused. It's not exactly a complicated plot.

As for the HUD, I have it turned on and don't find myself over using the map at all.

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slappy5081169d ago

Not quite, they put the bestiary in there for a reason: to offer users an opportunity to read up on the characters you meet

fathoms1169d ago

Yeah, which means you can catch up if you choose. But the Bestiary is mostly there to learn more about the creatures in the game, which is far more important, IMO.

slappy5081169d ago

I'm not going to disagree with that! It was useful as there were characters I weren't familiar with so there's that too

SirBillyBones1169d ago

#6 Always buy gwent cards from anyone who is selling them. I totally overlooked gwent until over half way into the game, where a mission required me to play it. Once I got into it I was hooked. I had to back track a lot to buy cards to fill my deck. So do the gwent missions as soon as they pop up.

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