The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by HSH28 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:34 pm

Squinty wrote:Played about 30 hours of this and then shelved it. Really mediocre gameplay killed it for me.

Definitely a case of style over actual substance. The world building was great, production values were amazing. But it completely misses that crucial element that every video game needs. Actually being fun and gratifying.


Think you are in the minority with that opinion.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Squinty » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:48 pm

HSH28 wrote:
Squinty wrote:Played about 30 hours of this and then shelved it. Really mediocre gameplay killed it for me.

Definitely a case of style over actual substance. The world building was great, production values were amazing. But it completely misses that crucial element that every video game needs. Actually being fun and gratifying.


Think you are in the minority with that opinion.


I'm okay with that. I wanted to like it, truly. I just couldn't.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by That's not a growth » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:48 pm

I started playing this yesterday and really enjoying it, it's the first RPG I've played in years I've not instantly given up on, I'm really enjoy just going around doing the side quests and enjoying the world. I don't really know anything about it going in except it's well received. Bloody gorgeous too, although my 780ti can't do 1080p ultra which is a shame. God I'd love to see what this is like at 4K.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Mafrozen » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:01 pm

Did anyone else get into the Gwent closed beta? Got the email earlier.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Crimson » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:39 pm

Nothing for me although it doesn't have the story mode so I'm not too fussed.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Orbital » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:59 pm

Recently got the season pass to give the DLC a go (i spent about 40 hours on SP then got bored, 6 months later played it again realising i was 1 - 2 hours from the end). Only one problem now, it's been a few months since i finished the game prior DLC, and i've completely forgotten how to play during combat mode. I keep dying.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Saint of Killers » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:28 am

From the closed Gwent beta:

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Zellery » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:16 pm

That's the exact same pricing as Hearthstone. What's the issue?

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Memento Mori » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:30 am

Just got my invite to the beta.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Jordan UK » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:12 pm

126 hours in and I still haven't gotten to Skillege. This is a completionist's / OCD sufferer's worst nightmare!

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Cuttooth » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:00 am

Have dived back into this with a new graphics card and have just done the initial Ciri mission. Thought it was a bit weird she was sporting a stupid unarmoured midriff fantasy trope outfit and discovered all the DLC costumes for her, Yennefer, and Triss were turned on by default. I did think the stocking outfit Yennefer was rocking was a bit much so I've turned all that crap off before even getting to whatever nonsense Triss would end up wearing. :lol:

Finding Velen really tough at level 4, there's tonnes of bandits I just have to run past because I'll get destroyed otherwise; I'm thinking I'm not investing enough time in crafting/alchemy?

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Photek » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:51 am

I never touched the alchemy stuff and finished the game easy enough (levelled up a lot doing side quests). There are definite difficulty spikes in some quests but the game is vast enough to let you go off and do your own thing for an age than re-attempt. A game for the ages this. Absolute masterpiece.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Cuttooth » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:11 am

I think it's telling that the alchemy and crafting in this is compelling enough for me to actually take a long look at it. Everything, for the moment, feels like it's part of a deeper mechanism. It's still fairly simple (big place, points of interest/quests, point A-to-B-to-C) but most other large, open world games simply fail to hold my interest due to their relatively shallow nature. The semi-branching narrative, and the effort that entails on my part to pay attention, I think is the key difference that most developers perhaps don't have in their collective lockers.

Gwent can get to strawberry float though. Don't have the time.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by KjGarly » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:43 am

Gwent is amazing!

I've just restarted on PC but I'm at level 48 on PS4 halfway through Blood and Wine and no more than a handful of times did I ever mess with the Alchemy side of it unless a quest required it.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Jenuall » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:47 pm

I'd say the amount you really need to pay attention to alchemy depends on what difficulty level you're playing at, I played it on the hardest difficulty and alchemy was a must if you wanted to get anywhere.

For me that really added to the experience as it put your more in Geralt's shoes - this guy needs to know each monsters weaknesses and come prepared if he wants to take home the prize.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Memento Mori » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:27 pm

Cuttooth wrote:I think it's telling that the alchemy and crafting in this is compelling enough for me to actually take a long look at it. Everything, for the moment, feels like it's part of a deeper mechanism. It's still fairly simple (big place, points of interest/quests, point A-to-B-to-C) but most other large, open world games simply fail to hold my interest due to their relatively shallow nature. The semi-branching narrative, and the effort that entails on my part to pay attention, I think is the key difference that most developers perhaps don't have in their collective lockers.

Gwent can get to strawberry float though. Don't have the time.

Find some time for Gwent. You'll generally get better cards doing Gwent side-quests than buying from stores.

Common bandits will destroy you until you level up. Quickest way to level up is to do quests which match your level. Quests too far below your level are worthless experiencewise.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Cuttooth » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:53 pm

Yeah, most of the quests available are one or two levels above mine, aside from some contracts that are presumably DLC things as they're recommended level is in mid-20s to 30s.

Have just done Wandering in the Dark though, which has bumped me up to halfway between 5 and 6.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Venom » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:17 pm

I bought this at launch but only played about an hours worth. I installed it on my PS4 Pro last week with the idea to restart then learnt that the upcoming Firmware 4.50 has a Boost mode which improves performance on the Pro. Faster loading times, smoother frame rates and less slowdown in the swamps. Might try and start my game before Zelda.



When starting a new game there are different difficulty levels to choose from. I haven't got time for a hard grind (matron!) but don't want to feel like i'm cheating. Any ideas on what to select?

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Jordan UK » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:46 pm

Good luck trying to get this done before Zelda. It's LLOOONNGGG!

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by SugarDave » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:21 pm

Venom wrote:When starting a new game there are different difficulty levels to choose from. I haven't got time for a hard grind (matron!) but don't want to feel like i'm cheating. Any ideas on what to select?


Either 'Sword and Story' or 'Blood and Broken Bones' are your best bet.

I generally recommend starting on at least BBB but I believe you can change the difficulty at any time. I'd say start on that and if you think it's too hard or find yourself more interested in the story and not so much the combat then drop it down afterwards.


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