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April 17, 2017 by Tim

So, uhh… I picked up The Witcher 3.


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Trevor
4 years ago

So Good. Go nuts and have fun, take risks!

James Rye
James Rye
4 years ago

I take it as you like it? Heard it got a free DLC which is pretty much a own game both in hours, storyline, character amount, new locations, etc. That’s really nothing compared to EA, throwing games onto the market half-finished for full non-plus-ultra-price and they keep doing it and keep making billions of it.

Urazz
Urazz
4 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

Yeah, the latest example is Mass Effect Andromeda. Some of the animations were just bad and the eyes of the humans and asari were just plain horrid. It’s like it needed another month or two of development to put on the polish. The latest patch did fix some of the issues.

Other than those issues though, I had fun with the game but EA should learn to let their companies finish their games and focus less on DLC.

AussieEevee
AussieEevee
4 years ago
Reply to  Urazz

Personally, I didn’t think those problems detracted from the experience… the eye and lipsync problems were easily ignored.

What I didn’t appreciate was the infinite loading screens. UGH.

Yeah, Publishers need to let developers actually complete the game before publishing…

naytael
naytael
4 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

The things you counted are from the two paid dlc. The free ones aren’t as fancy: quests are short and mostly below an average tw3 quest in quality (though an average tw3 quest is far above better quests in other games so it isn’t much of a complaint)

Boro
Boro
4 years ago

What is that “Sun” thing you’re talking about?

AbbeFaria
AbbeFaria
4 years ago
Reply to  Boro

It;s from this came called “life” suppose to have super realistic graphics, human interaction, sensory feedback…real cutting edge stuff.

AbbeFaria
AbbeFaria
4 years ago
Reply to  AbbeFaria

*game

Nick Cross
Nick Cross
4 years ago
Reply to  AbbeFaria

I tried it, good draw distance but there’s no bloom, lacks healthpacks, saves, skill trees, quest markers and has permadeath. 3/10 would not recommend.

ben0bi
4 years ago
Reply to  Nick Cross

Skill trees there are. But they are very complicated somewhat like in EVE Online. And no explanation, mostly. You need very long to get just one skill, mostly about 2 up to 5 years…Quest markers just until about level 17 (called school, homework), after level 17 you get no help anymore. Except you have high score (score is called money in that game) or big family or both.

Kaldrith
Kaldrith
4 years ago

I suffered of Side Quest Paralysis and stopped. It lasted almost two years, got eh… distracted with other stuff, over and over. I’m back now though. xD

Isaiah j
Isaiah j
4 years ago

Clicked the back button to see the previous comment. Redirected to porn about eating clean snatch.

Mobile version.

Isaiah J
Isaiah J
4 years ago
Reply to  Isaiah j

*comic not comment.

mgfhd
mgfhd
4 years ago
Reply to  Isaiah j

Well at least it was clean!

vellari
vellari
4 years ago

There is free DLC indeed (outfits and stuff, couple of quests). But the expansions….my goodness (Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine). Not free but well worth it.

Olivier
Olivier
4 years ago

I would like to point out that the 2 paid DLC’s are 100% worth it.

Skorpeyon
Skorpeyon
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

This really helps me, to be honest, because I also hated the first two games and haven’t really looked into the third. Can it be enjoyed with zero knowledge of the first two beyond “dude fights some other dudes in a fantasy setting”?

Myles
Myles
4 years ago
Reply to  Skorpeyon

Absolutely. I played maybe the first two hours of Witcher 2 a couple of years ago and couldn’t get into it. Never played the first game. So I started Witcher 3 with basically zero knowledge of characters, lore, etc. You won’t recognize what would be “familiar faces” to people who HAVE played previous games, but that really hasn’t detracted from my enjoyment (I’m still waist deep in my first play-through and LOVING it). There’s plenty to learn, characters and story and well-written, none of the quests really feel dead/boring/pointless, and the paid DLC is WELL worth the price.

Vajhar
Vajhar
4 years ago
Reply to  Skorpeyon

Never played the first one. Only played the first mission of the second one and hated it. But good god I spent hundreds of hours in Witcher 3. Characters you should be familiar with get a short “remember when he killed your family?” to give you a rough idea but not seeming like an out of place exposition dump. Main quests are for the most part fun and interesting but the game really shines in the side quests once you get into them. And the game has a nice way of putting them into your way to make them seem… Read more »

Jaron
Jaron
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

So, you went back and touched the stove again? 😉

I’m kinda there with you. I liked the first game a lot, still haven’t gotten around to completing the second, and the third is sitting on a shelf waiting for me to get to it. Too many other games to play and that annoying thing called “real life” keeps interrupting.

Robin B Sizemore
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I bought the first two games after playing The Witcher 3, and didn’t really enjoy them. There are some references to the story here and there (mostly when you meet characters who seem to have some prior relationship with Geralt), but I didn’t think it detracted at all. The Witcher 3 is 100% worth playing, imho.

Demonicdueler
Demonicdueler
4 years ago

Yeah that game is fantastic and beautiful, even when it gets dark and gritty and brutal it still made me stop and stare.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago

You better grab the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions while you’re at it!

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

3 hearts in one?

DF
DF
4 years ago

One fella I know won’t play it until he plays first 2 games. Even that ugly 1st one with horrible models and ugly running and fencing posture. Good job on actually getting to 3rd, man.

Sprout
Sprout
4 years ago

It’s taken me months to finally get round to a full playthrough of this. Started it before but bailed after 20h. Bought all the DLC, applied a few visual mods and am now really enjoying it. I’d finally come to the end of my multi-playthroughs of Fallout 4 which came in at 400h so I can see me putting 100h into The Witcher 3.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Johnny-come-lately is the best value entertainment these days Tim!; too many broken games on release.
A few months or even year down the track, may leave you feeling out of the loop, but you’re more likely to have the BEST experience with a game! The Witcher 3 really is a great game, you’re in for a treat 🙂

Brian Glenn
4 years ago

Nice knowing you. I don’t expect to hear from you for the next few weeks.

Tim V.
Tim V.
4 years ago
Reply to  Brian Glenn

The comic just got a two month hiatus because of this game!

Edd K
Edd K
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

No hiatus, does that mean we’ll get to enjoy Witcher comics, even though the jokes are all a year to 2 years old?

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

“even though the jokes are all a year to 2 years old?”
Have you seen akwardzombie?
Those comics (although awesome) average 1-9 years old!
Still though Tim if you ever come up with a brief but REALLY good old game comic maybe you could try making it into a Silly, so you don’t lose much momentum. Although making it smaller and compressed into a few panels could have problems…Okay fine it’s much more complex than I thought you decide.
Regardless, it is fairly good to know your staying relevant. So what’s your comment on *INSERTGENERICFILLERJRPG*? 🙂

Vellari
Vellari
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Steer clear of Gwent in that case….that’s pure no-life territory.

Luc
Luc
4 years ago

I’ve always been a sucker for open world games. I’ve told many people that The Witcher 3 is… my favorite game of all time haha. The first two weren’t great, so maybe you’ll share my same opinion. Have fun!

dog3y3
dog3y3
4 years ago

I never bought a game when it came out or pre-ordered a game except SWTOR. I am always the last person to try a game. I buy it when it comes discounted at 80% and comes bundled with all previous versions with a free head sock and butt-warmer. I just can’t fork over cash for something I haven’t heard enough about. Just who I am.

goldmark25
goldmark25
4 years ago

I stopped playing the second game after losing interest. However, I recently did exactly as you did and bought the 3rd on when it was on a sale. Its now only one of 4 games I have ever taken the many many hours of gaming to get all trophies/achievements and it was definitely worth it. I think i have something like 134 hours of gameplay and I haven’t even touched the DLC yet. Definitely worth it and you don’t HAVE to have played the game before. The codex offers all the backstory you need.

SilverShadow4
SilverShadow4
4 years ago

Excellent game, I never played or had even heard of the first 2 games but this one was raved about so much and I like RPGs so I got it. Not dissappointed. It is hands down my favorite game ever and I’m definitely excited for further Witcher 3 related comics 😀 Sometimes I googled an obscure refrence but for the most part the codex and the in-game story give you all the background you need and then some. It’s soooo beautiful, too. I took so many screenshots of the sun and the skyline and the general scenery. You go play… Read more »

LoganF
LoganF
4 years ago

I actually had a lot of fun collecting and playing the in-game card game. I know it’s a minor part but it was quite entertaining.

TruBrujah
TruBrujah
4 years ago

Like you, I grabbed it late when it was on sale back in December, having heard good things but never played the prior two games and having no idea what the game was about except for a monster hunter RPG. I’ve never been more blown away by a game before. It stands in a class all it’s own. Also, as others have said, the DLCs are way worth it.

Calum
Calum
4 years ago

Yes! I just picked this up last week! OMG – where has it been all my life?!

Finuc
Finuc
4 years ago

…Or when spring finally hits Finland…

But anyway… witcher3 is awesome, have fun, wish I could have that feeling (again).

BlackSeedCH
BlackSeedCH
4 years ago

He! Have fun with Witcher 3. For me I must say, that I started with the Witcher Series in the mid 2005, in a book store i found a couple of Witcher Novels, even if they are not AAA novels, i got hooked to that world. Son i started with the PC games, when they were released. The story in the PC Games is over all 3 games well written IMHO, if you take the time to read all the stuff. The handling of Gerald is another story, 1 was a mess, get used to the controls, the second, better… Read more »

Den
Den
4 years ago

I just picked it up for the second time. This time for Xbox One. I played the hell out of the PC version. First two games didn’t grab me. Third one is RPG done right.

Jen
Jen
4 years ago

This. This is exactly how i feel. Picked it up 10 weeks ago and my friends just sighed when I pointed out all the shiny-ness.

Tyler
Tyler
4 years ago

I hated Witcher 1&2 as well… but I got DESTROYED by Witcher 3. I got so obsessed with that game I called in sick on a Friday so I could binge for three days. Wife didn’t like that. Haha. So worth it though. I’ve beat it twice and still have the urge to play again.

Nick
4 years ago

Me too! Actually, when the Playstation store had their sale a few weeks ago. It’s awesome and it’s just as good as everyone says. I hope CDProjekt Red makes other stuff, I wouldn’t mind supporting good developers like this.

Andrew
Andrew
4 years ago

80 hours in on my first play through and STILL haven’t managed to beat the main campaign… and I haven’t even touched the major DLCs…

But I’m a student, I don’t have that kind of time!

Michael
Michael
4 years ago

Nothing wrong with coming to the party a little late. The Witcher 3 can, and should be enjoyed at any time, by anybody.

DahrAmahr
DahrAmahr
4 years ago

Sooo what are Your thoughts on the Witcher 3? apart from the “oh … I can see the sun it’s beautiful” part of course.

Quinn
Quinn
4 years ago

I had the same reaction to it when i eventually got around to playing it

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

I couldn’t get into the first 2 either. I forced myself to play the witcher 3 and honestly while it isn’t a bad game at all, it just doesn’t really do anything for me. Usually I love open world rpg type games. Loved all the soulsborne games, enjoyed skyrim, dragons dogma, etc. All of those games while I played them almost the entire time I wanted to keep playing or do more, could lose hours in them. Don’t get that feeling at all with the witcher games, and really cant pinpoint why.

Adam
Adam
4 years ago

For the curious:
CD Projekt RED are currently working on another RPG – Cyberpunk 2077.
Here’s a link to it, in case you were wondering 🙂

http://cyberpunk.net/

I am Lachlan
I am Lachlan
4 years ago

Is my client not working or has there not been an upload in almost two months?

Dingleshits McDanglybits
Dingleshits McDanglybits
8 months ago

Funnily enough I hated this game at first. Thought the combat and camera controls just made it impossible to play, but thought the voice acting and story were good. It was a disappointment that such good talent could go to waste like that… Except that I was just playing it wrong, and it wasn’t a waste. Curse mouse+kb controls. Steam controller is where it was at, allowing me to easily swivel the camera, as well as use gyro to aim the hand crossbow. My other problem was I guess I somehow missed how quests worked, because I completely missed doing… Read more »