On the game's 3rd anniversary, we'd like to pay some tribute to The Witcher 3 and it's developer, CD Projekt Red and discuss why it's still one of the best open world games (not just an RPG), and why you need to play it ASAP, if you still haven't.
Completely agree. I'd go as far as saying that The Witcher 3 is one of the best games of all time.
Yep. The next rpg to hold a candle to TW3 will be Cyberpunk 2077.
I have no clue why you're getting downvoted so much when Cyberpunk 2077 will be just as epic as The Witcher 3 but with the setting of one of the best tabletop RPGs of all time.
It is the best, it used to be FFVII for me. 3 years is a short time though, so I don't think a article like this is really necessary.
I agree. To me it might be the best game I've ever played only contested by TLOU and BOTW.
Agree my second best game ever after Shenmue . That game just has too many memories for me for anything to ever beat . But there are other games right up there with the Witcher 3 for me also like The Last Of Us, MGS3, Silent Hill , Horizon and GOW to name a few.
Is the best game of all time. Let the downvotes roll!
It's a masterpiece in every sense of the word.
Great games don't stop being great as time goes on bud, it'll remain exactly what it is till the end of time, even though the bar will be 1000x higher in generations to come.
I have better title: Why Chrono Trigger Is Still The Best RPG Of All Times Even After 23 Years? Anyway, didn't know that 3 years is so long to deserve "even after" before it.
Bluepoint needs to remaster or remake it
having a better experience playing God Of War, especially when t comes to the combat... its way better.
true, but my point stands
sampsonon Your point is irreverent to the topic of the article.
God Of War is an RPG. can tell that most, if not all the people here are pc gamers and never played God Of War or Horizon. sad
GOW is as much of an RPG as witcher in that you are playing the role of someone....a true RPG i want to be a mage/archer hybrid....not run around with a useless crossbow. witcher was a good action game, GOW is better
GoW is a action game with RPG elements, it's not a full on RPG like the Witcher which has you shaping numerous stories with drastically different outcomes & scenarios ect. slayernz Your role in the Witcher can be drastically different depending on the player, you can try and be the good guy, neutral, greedy, bad ect.
vegamyster, cool so by your definition of an RPG then detroit become human is a full blown RPG as well? I choose the storyline and different outcomes, can be good/bad etc? an RPG should be the above plus the ability to level my character as i see fit....if i want to be a rogue/mage/cleric/archer/warri or then i should be - not forced to the repetitive dull combat that is the witcher
"GOW is as much of an RPG as witcher in that you are playing the role of someone" You implied Geralt is given no choices and your just following his story which he's not, everyone playing will have a different experience storywise when playing it. "cool so by your definition of an RPG then detroit become human is a full blown RPG as well? I choose the storyline and different outcomes, can be good/bad etc?" That wasn't the full definition, it was a response to sampsonon. RPG means role playing game, it can be someone you make yourself in games like TeS or a set character in games like the Witcher or Kingdom Come Deliverance ect, you're pretending to be someone else and make decisions ranging from the story to utilizing other skills, gear, stats.
Why am I not surprised to see GOW mentioned in almost every articles on this site.
I know, it's dope right?
Comparing apples to oranges eh? Typical n4g comment.
But everyone knows that apples are better than oranges right? Riiight? :)
Apples and oranges, bud.
God of War is a hack n' slash. It just has RPG elements like many games out there the most known example being GTA5 but that doesn't make them RPGs. @ slayernz Detroit is an adventure game.
Whole different type of game bud nothing at all like each other . It’s like comparing telltales the walking dead to fifa 16 .
Still have my copy tried many times just couldn't get in. I want to like it and most likely will try again in dew months I just don't know why And believe me I want to love it because to my CD project red are awesome
The story is kinda slow to pick up, but once it picks up, it just keep going. Get to at least the barrón quest that things get real interesting.
OK thank you I am early in the game
In the same boat,tried it several times & bought it twice but I just couldn't get into it,got rid of my copy.
Still keeping mine 😂 I want to like it
The game is a good game overall, but the glitches, combat system, and endless fetch quest killed it for me.
I did prefer dragon age Inquisition.....but witcher was enjoyable.
DAI was a good game especially if you play Trespasser. looking forward for DA4.
The gaming world was awesome and beautiful, the only thing I didn't care for was the combat mechanics. I kept wishing it was more like Dark Souls in that regard. That may be because I was more used to DS controls though,
I didnt care much for witcher combat either, but it is ok. I tried to play dark souls game, but didnt like the combat either (many weapons, but the approach to beating any boss, is practically the same, and the difficulty is not as hard as people make it out to be). Im more used to Devil may cry, ninja gaiden, or bayonetta combat so DS games like combat do not appeal to me much, just personnel opinion. I would love another dragon dogma though, great combat system.
It's good and I loved the combat but it started to get tedious towards the end. I found myself skipping a lot of the cutscenes because I just wanted to get to the end of the game. The best part of the game from what I remember was doing the hunts and using traps on the enemies/monsters. I had a blast doing those.
It's a great rpg, but the constant loading in the game breaks the emergence...
To each their own I personally found the gameplay boring but I’m not gonna fault other people for liking the game.
Did you think we would hate it only 3 years later?
Personally for me I disagree.
Overrated imo. I know I'm gonna get a lot of downvotes, but that's just my opinion :)
Have had this in my backlog for a while. Should start it
Probably one of the best games I have ever played. I did apl the contracts, almost all the side quests, both expansions and I even waited for the Xbox One X update which improved the visuals and shortended the load times. 188 hours and I wouldn't trade that time well spent for anything. It was a wonderful experience.
I agree, probably my game of the generation so far.
This is one of the best games that I had ever played. The story and atmosphere were awesome.
Loved the game and the combat. Yes the COMBAT too, I loved it. Coming from playing witcher 1 and 2 it was huge improvement especially considering the scope of the game and the non linear gameplay, the combat was much much better than any non linear RPG out there at the time,( a fact that most people forget to consider when shitting on this game's combat).
Yea skyrim was the best rpg last gen and this gen seems like the best rpg will be the witcher 3.
Wow these comments are nothing but "Hey its a masterpiece!" with dislikes galore...Witcher 3 IS STILL THE BEST GAME OF ALL TIME...time to move on trolls
I find the combat has lots of variety with varying signs and traps and oils and stuff and the writing in the Witcher 3 is the best of any RPG. Every side quest was interesting and felt like more than a mindless fetch quest. The world felt large and had a good amount of variety too. God of War is great and all but the side quests felt like pointless busy work.
Indeed one of my fav games This was my 1st RPG i played and totally loved it
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