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I bought this game thinking it was the doppest thing ever (as I read in lots of reviews), but honestly it got me bored so bad. For that is just my personal review. Other than that, everything was ok with the product, I received it really fast and all that.
I am new to the Witcher series but after checking out some of gameplay videos online, I thought it looked like an interesting game to add to my new PS4 library. So I decided to grab this over the holidays when I saw it go on sale for less than 30 bucks. I am still in the early stages and exploring and finding new areas of the game as I have been splitting my time with a few of my new game purchases but I am enjoying the time I have spent so far.
The story itself is simple enough with finding your missing daughter but the story seems well developed. The main quest has kept me interested in playing the game alone but there are also interesting things to do and character development with the side quest stories that keep distracting me from my main quest goal. These side quests will keep me entertained and busy for quite some time. The only thing with the story is that I wish I had played the other Witcher games to really get a feel for the series as a whole. Hopefully they will bring those over to the current console as a compilation.
Graphically, the game is beautifully done with a lot of detail and a lot of variation in locations in a huge world to explore. I installed the latest update prior to playing for the first time but even after the latest update, I still notice some graphic glitches from time to time, like when a horse was sitting on top of a fence or other things like that. I haven’t found the graphic glitches to be a hindrance to my game so far but hopefully the continued patches will fix some of those bug issues.
Sound is also good in the game with good voice acting and sound effects and music that really sets the mood of the game very well.
I like a game that gives you an idea of what to do and how to do it and Witcher has a good beginning tutorial that helped me get my feet wet so that I had a basic idea of what I was doing, even down to learning a card game. This is especially helpful as I find that the inventory screens and skill trees are a bit more complicated than I would like them to be but at least the game doesn’t leave you on your own to figure it out early on. I like the fact that the difficulty level can be adjusted to suit my ability as a gamer so that I don’t get frustrated.
Combat seems smooth and I found it easy to learn how to handle situations in battle (at least early on, anyways). I wouldn’t necessarily say it is the most fluid combat of any game I have played, but is good enough for me to enjoy. For the most part, the character reacts the way you expect with the controller, especially in combat but movement feels a bit mushy during normal exploration. I sometimes find the game is a bit particular in how you line up to pick up something or talk to a character, so in that respect that could be improved a bit in hopefully another update.
There are tons of things to do in the game and tons of things to find and areas to explore and this is going to keep me busy for some time. Aside from the occasional glitches and some annoyances with the gameplay mechanics, this is a solid fun game for me.
A great game so far one of best this gen the combat system is great on the highest difficulty. You need to use strategy during combat which is a relief I really like the fact its not just a hack n shlash. I bought dragon age and I was really disappointed by how simple the combat system was no idea why it was goty it feels like a child's game (just hold down the attack trigger and spam a couple other buttons and congratulations you beat the game). Any how I would say this is the true contender for goty. There are bugs here and there but that's to be expected with any game. I have not experienced any game breaking bugs personally. A few things I don't like. 1 Roach your horse gets in the way when you roll. Got me killed multiple times. The auto save feature does not save as often as I would like when your not doing the main story. You can lose hours of progress if you die and don't save often when exploring the map. I like the card game Gwent it can be simple or it can get complex none the less enjoyable. I kind of wish it was its own game vs real players online. My final problem is it made me buy the first and second for PC.....then made me get the books. Get the game you will keep this one. 36 different endings can easily sink over 100+ hours.
If Skyrim and Devil May Cry had a kid this would be it. It's graphicly gorgeous, with a huge world to explore, and baddies to slay. Leveling up gives advancement points that can he used to augment Geralts already formidable moves, and the story segments, which are rendered in game, move the game along. It's pure third person bliss. About the only complaint I've found is the target lock on can have you attacking a bad guy farther away than you can reach, while one right next to you is beating on you. Hence the 4 stars. I only give 5 stars for perfection, and the lock on system has done me in several times already. It's a minor issue in the great scheme of the game though and not a deal breaker. Get this game. Come for the finishing moves, stay for the Gwent.
This is a fun open world game and you can decide when to do side missions or main missions. Your decisions do affect the way your game plays out and will change your ending. The only downside is the game does feel repetitive sometimes and when you have missions to complete you are constantly having to go speak with other people and do things for them before they will give you what you want to finish your missions. This can be a very long game especially if you complete all the side mission.
You can't deny the overall excellent quality of this game. The combat and controls needed a little bit more fine tuning but did not detract from the experience. Voice acting is excellent! Side quests can be a little tedious but they added a lot of depth. Absolutely recommend if you have 60-80 hours of free time. Took me 2-3 months to finish playing casually on the weekends. DLC is also excellent. Can't wait for blood and wine. Respect to CDPR for delivering a quality game.
I've been playing this game for several days now, put ~ 20 hours in it;
the pros: excellent graphics, very nice and tight controls, good story line and lots of side quests, which are a LOT more interesting compared to the cramped Assassin's Creed Unity;
cons: the game breaks up sometimes, which is okay; but while loading it all of sudden freezes up, which happened ~ 7 times so far and I need to re boot the game; reminds me of the PS3 Skyrim; I hope this can be remedied asap;
Fantastic game. Bought it for my brother and I. He really enjoys it. Came wrapped very nicely. I haven't had any troubles with it. As far as the game itself? There is nudity if you were wondering. Mature gamers as it recommends. So if you're buying for a little kid I just wanted to let you know.