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LOL that usually happens to me if a game has repetitive side missions like many Ubisoft games. But a game like this with a well written dialog and varied side quests makes it much more interesting. Taking a break from it by playing another game from a different genre helps too. Also linear games are still awesome.
Does this pass as an article? You are basically saying that you don't know what to do b/c you see side quests listed. Don't play an mmo, your head will implode. Since the side quests are basically better than most games main quests, here's an idea. Pick the lowest level quest and DO IT! Or if this IS a serious article and not a troll, just do the main quests, the rest will disappear as you slowly fail each one. Then go trade in this masterpiece b/c it's too much for you.
I guess people are complaining about having TOO much content now.
Far be it from me to agree with Kotaku, but this is the problem I have with most open-world games as well. The Witcher 3 was designed and written well enough that it wasn't nearly as bad as some other games, but it still suffered slightly from the open-world "list-of-chores" syndrome every now and then. Even with how well written they were, sometimes I really wished I could just be getting on with the main story instead of some random task some random villager asked me to do.
I refuse to click on a Kotaku article, but Witcher 3 can be incredibly overwhelming, especially when you only wanna sit down and play for a few hours. I pretty much gave up a few days after getting it because it was just a constant barrage of things on my map and I felt like I had to do them all. It didn't help that the story and characters never really grabbed my interest either.
I completed the game 100% death-march (excluding a couple glitched missions) just this week. My in-game counter sat at 31 days. After accounting for leaving my system on overnight a few times and plenty of afk that is still a massive amount of time to drop into a game. Even so, you can throw the game on easy and finish the main story and prominent side quests in just over 30 hrs. The game notably improves as the story goes on and is certainly worth finishing and ties up things quite well.
You need a psychologist?
I have the same experience. The world is funnily enough too empty for me, and too big. Which is why I think No Man's Sky will be a flop, because when a game is just too damn big, you lose interest fast as there's too much to explore and do.
Dragon Age side mission fatigue ruined it for me. Hasn't happened with Witcher yet. Really hope it doesn't.
I gotta agree DAI side quests are much worst, i think its actually killed the game as a whole... and it has way too much MMO feel to it, which was totally wrong specially for RPG game that Dragon Age is... was :[ I blame greedy EA for that ! Meanwhile The Witcher 3 on the other hand is still fun for me.
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