No game from this generation has earned more praise and approval from fans and critics alike than The Witcher 3.
This is one moronic piece of journalistic crap if I have ever seen one. Apart from being redundant, all arguments that we already have seen in the past. Comparing Witcher 3 (An open world) combat to Dark Souls (An almost Metroidvania'esque world) combat is just the start. Complaining about complexity of combat? Typical 2019 journalist. All you gotta do is make potions, apply oils and look for other weaknesses. Side quests complaining? AAAAA.... Someone ban these shitheads. Also, the article states: "Unless you were running the game on a high-end PC, it was a mess at the time of its release." Like dude, you gotta be a real smart journalist to post an article in 2019 and complain about its initial issues.
You just have to look at this morons previous submissions to understand: "Mass effect 3 is perfection" and "Final Fantasy 13 saga is underappreciated"
Agreed. Bloodborne > Witcher 3. Bloodborne is Game of the Generation
@mike. I loved both games to death but the Witcher takes the Cake
@mike It's great that you have an opinion. Bloodborne is great. That said, they're very disimilar games. It's like saying the Godfather is better than Juno.... Okay .... based on what metrics? They were two highly different experiences.
Well to be fair, Mass Effect 3 was perfection right up until that crap ending. Kind of like Game of Thrones. But yes, Final Fantasy 13 was balls.
"GUYWAZELDATATT" The guy who submitted these \/ pieces from the same site "Breath of the Wild is The Most Overrated Game of All Time" "Xenoblade is The Best RPG Series Ever" "Mass Effect 3 is Perfection" "Skyward Sword is the Best Zelda Game" "Ocarina of Time is Still the Greatest Game of All Time" "The Nintendo Switch is The Best Console" "Gears 5 Will Be Game of the Year 2019" "Breath of the Wild 2 Will Be Better Than BOTW" "Modern Warfare will be the Best Call of Duty Game of All-time" "Epic Games Store is what PC Gamers Need" "Nintendo Has Won 2019" "Nintendo Will Dominate 2019" "E3 2018: Spider-Man Preview - Very Good, But Overhyped | VGCultureHQ" "Sony's Lack of Support for Cross-Play Has Made Them a Villain" "Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition is More Enjoyable Than Breath of the Wild" "Single Player Games Are At Risk of Becoming Obsolete" "Microsoft is Playing the Long Game Contrary to Sony" Also.. vgculture used to have multiple accounts on here that praised the articles from their site.
So if I look through your comments and find a few dumb statements does that make everything you say dumb? Use some intelligence and learn to debate the points in the article.
Oh snap... You exposed the sh!t out of that boy LOL.
clickbait for everyone....
HA! I love the back to back opinion pieces that say: "Skyward Sword is the Best Zelda Game" and "Ocarina of Time is Still the Greatest Game of All Time" Well.....which one is it? lol
Haha, nice one. I particularly like the claim that Ocarina is the best game of all time and yet somehow not the best Zelda. Trash site and trashy, clickbait 'journalism'.
Thats literally just clickbait
"Skyward Sword is the Best Zelda Game" "Ocarina of Time is Still the Greatest Game of All Time" How does that work 🤔
It sounds like a prepubesent game reviewer that allows their personal opinion to override every aspect of the game they are reviewing.. It's not even click bait.., it's an immature out of touch man baby with a high horse syndrome..
When you say any Mass effect game is Perfection, you know there is a problem. When I want to sleep I watch a ME video.
To be fair, BotW IS the most overrated game of all time.
Also your missing the multiple Scarlett is Doomed articles that were deleted. This site produces a ton of clickbait. EDIT: Oh and I forgot to mention this about the multiple Scarlett is Doomed articles. There were three submissions and all of them were from the same article. However the submitter changed the headline and description and then the site changed the link so they could get submitted again on N4G. That's pretty shady. Edit: Links to two of those Skarlett is Doomed articles. https://n4g.com/news/230011... https://n4g.com/news/230138... One of them was titled " The PlayStation 5 will Destroy the Xbox Scarlett" The other is titled " Xbox Scarlett is in Trouble" The third one which was the same article as the other two was failed as a duplicate.
Could you not call this shmuck a journalist. It's insulting to actual journalists.
what a rant uh... blood pressure?
Ahhh... The oversmart reply.... Never gets old.
The Witcher 3 was an unmitigated masterpiece. Easily one of the best games of the generation.
It’s opinion. Journalism hasn’t existed for decades now.
It accomplished a LOT many RPGs only dreamed of pulling off, great looking character models that don't all look abd sound the same, excellent writing even in side missions, great atmosphere, and even great humor. The thing that turned me off however (personally im in the vast minority) was the combat, like its cool but i cant stand the amount of times he does that jumping spin attack, it's like watching middle schoolers larping with foam swords. I've since been told you unlock better combat later so i bought the complete edition and will be giving it another go this winter. But man that felt like such a downgrade compared to the first one i played
Same. Great game. Loved having to prep even for side quest battles. But the swordplay was just button smashing...if you applied the right oils/buffs, it never felt like you were in danger of losing. But still, so much was good about it. Especially the story branching.
Did you play on easy? You definitely can’t button mash on Death March difficulty setting.
Yes, nothing like going into battle and seeing a red skull over the enemies health bar and what is even worse multiple enemies with red skulls. The hint in cases like this is "run". Of course, you can always go against a Necrophage which has its spines out and recovering heath faster than you can take it off while at the same time it is attacking you and your health bar is rapidly depleting. Hint "run" and come back when you have better attributes such as weapons, armour, potions and oils. To get the most out of the Witcher 3 you should play on the higher difficulty settings with "Death March" the highest and the one where you will have to really think strategically. Yes, you can change the difficulty setting on the fly but this is like a cheat.
Would you recommend a TOTAL NOOB to the series start with Witcher III or the original?
Yes. It is the most accessible Witcher among all.
Just skip the first two honestly. Don't need 'em. Everything you need to understand in the game lore is explained early on.
I absolutely recommend the second game as a great starting place. The game mechanics are similar enough it doesn't feel as badly dated as the first. There's just a lot of relationship building you will be missing out on if you skip.
Don't play the original. It's not worth anyone's time.
I came in without playing the other two, and I followed along easily enough.
Well, the characters and lore will mean much more to you if you play the first two but the first one will be a rough experience, especially after all this time, for most players. Besides, you'll get enough background stuff as you should need by starting with 2. Still, I'd simply suggest you just go straight into number 3. Just make sure you play on at least the second to last difficulty and then maybe switch to Death March at around level 18-20 as it does get easier. If you play on normal you'll just end up button mashing as you won't face the need to use all the magic/swordskills to win and that'll get boring fast.
Contrary to popular belief, opinions can actually be really bad. Here we have a prime example.
I don't mind people disliking a game, but when the reason is stupid, that's when I get triggered.
I thought this game was boring as hell and ugly on all levels. I never understood how it garnered so much praise but to each their own. I love MGS games and some ppl can’t stand them. But as far as headlines go, I agree. This game was the first game in 15 years I returned to the store for a refund.
That's your opinion, which is bad too.
And that's your opinion on their opinion, which is also bad.
@Lon3wolf And that's your opinion on his opinion on their opinion, which is also bad.
Bad opinion smells getting strong in here.
The witcher 3 was great.
I got it release and remember the controls being super clunky. Like Geralt would walk a full circle to do a 180. It turned me off from getting far even though I liked the general story and cool world. I heard later they patched the controls but by then I moved on. Might give it another go on my pro.
That was an issue. But the fix almost made the controls TOO abrupt. They never got the sweet spot. Still worth a play though. You should go back to it. At least get out of the first map area before judging. Granted that takes longer than it should.
I really, really wish this site stopped allowing "opinion pieces". They are almost always worthless. This one included.
There really isn't very much actual news in gaming nowadays.
No thanks. Gonna pass on reading this drivel. You may not have liked it and that’s fine. But to me this is game of the generation, and there has been some gems.
Agreed. I've played many great games since around 1982 but, before Witcher 3 was released in 2015, my top 3 GoaTs hadn't changed in 16 years or so. Up to that point it was Deus Ex (2000), System Shock 2 and Baldur's Gate 2, with many nipping at their heels. Witcher 3 went straight into that top trio with ease and with the expansions it's probably joint 1st.
Agree with you on the DLC’s as well. They are phenomenal additions to the Witcher 3. Started this game back up again last week and working my way slowly through it and the DLCs. Just fantastic!
In terms of gameplay I completely agree but the storytelling, music, atmosphere characters were all stellar.
Cool Story Bro. You wrote this to get me to click. I didn't and I won't. But perhaps, just perhaps you go with less clickbaity titles and subjects in the future. There are a million of these headlines, we look past them because of what you're gunning for. Be better than the masses.
It's a great game whether or not this writer likes it.
Don't know why you got downvotes. Last I checked, it literally had more GotY awards than any other game in history, with a total of 251. If that doesn't mean it qualifies as a 'great game', in the general consensus of things, then it therefore follows that no game has ever been great :s
It's a great game, but not the best ever like some people are saying.
Well, it's all subjective so no game is ever going to be the best ever, objectively speaking. Last time I read about this kind of thing, it had 251 GotY awards, the most in history, with The Last of Us on 249. Of course, that doesn't mean everyone has to think they're the best things ever or, indeed, even like them at all ;)
My personal favorite game. I loved everything about it. Is it perfect? No. But it’s a stones throw away from perfect. Got me into the whole series. I’ve read all the books and went back and played the first 2 games. No other game has gotten me that invested.
I tried TW3 twice & I just couldn't get into it.
Its pretty game but really isnt that great gets boring do same ol sniff blood trail find this over and over
yep totally agree. chasing around after ciri yet she is more powerful than geralt anyway so main story was a boring slog fest....a few good side quests but combat was fairly average too...made for an okay game but nothing overly special imo
Welcome to open world games.
Yes it was!!!!
I like the witcher 3 more than skyrim but less than oblivion.
Oblivion and Witcher are about equal for me. Witcher might be better than Oblivion but looking at Oblivion for its time, they are neck and neck. Both were mind blowing. I do think I spent more time on Oblivion with at least couple play through's. Witcher 3 feels much harder to get back into after finishing it.
I thought the game was boring.
I wouldnt say it was THAAT great either. I recognize CD Project Red s efforts, and also that it may not have been the game for me. However, from an objective stand point , the game is still really well made.
LMAO! The balls...
It wasn't my cup of tea as well.
This article was trash
Making an article like this is only asking for the gates off hell to be open upon the writer. Same goes for Zelda:Breath Of The Wild articles.
Game was too lengthy, don't know about you guys but that's what I felt