The Witcher 1 any good?
Thinking about trying it out, but I'm curious if there's anything I should be aware of prior to starting it.
I feel much more slow pace compare to W2-3
I woulnt even called it Action games, but I really like how you have to actually prepare before the each big fight and not just pop potions like in W3
It takes a while for it to "get going". Once you're in the city then it picks up but the swamp part will be shit.
Pick Triss since the second game ignores your choice and lumps you up with Triss at the start anyway.
At the end of Act 4 when you're presented with a choice to pick a faction or take the boat and leave (neutral) take the neutral option, picking faction locks you out of some content while neutral gets to fuck up both.
The combat system is wonky, meant primarily to replicate the feel/look of the swordplay in the books. You might want to consider changing the camera angle to classic, I'm told people find it better that way, although I prefer the simple over-the-shoulder.
Typically when you go off to do quests, especially the simple, small time contracts, be sure to collect as may as you can and do them all, or you will be going back and forward a lot.
The series generally, but especially the first two chapters of TW1, fucking loves melancholy. The settings for both chapters feel pretty down, the pacing is slow but if you enjoy that kind of thing it is fucking magical.
There is a mod that greatly reshapes the combat that a lot of people love. I have not played it so can't attest for it, but you might find it worthwhile to keep it in mind: FCR, Full Combat Rebalance. There's also a mod that adds scabbards.
Depends what kind of person are you.
If you prefer worldbuilding/sidequests/characters/story then yeah it's great, especially if you know some slav mythology or read the books,also the choices are don REALLY well in TW1 and the morality system feels realistic, not your typical bioware binary morality/outcomes (the "good" the "neutral" and the "bad" response) You actually feel talking to real people, paesant's actually act like paesants etc etc.
If prefer gameplay then you will get bored.
If you play it don't rush trough the main questline, the beauty of the game is in it's very good sidequests, just skip the "kill X things" quests from the jobs board and do the story sidequests.
>that nightwraid quest
>meet Berengar then kill him out of revenge
>Gerold being a father figure to Alvin
>that unexpected turn of events at the end of the chapter
Anyone that tell you this is the BEST-GAEM-EVER has extremely thick nostalgia googles.
It did have a unique story and a did feature decisions with consequences (VS bioware's DECISIONS). Music is also pretty nice.
However, the localisation isn't very good. Combat system is lacking. It also has pacing issues.
Reminder that the Witcher series PLAGIARIZED Michael Moorcock's work and still won't own up to it to this day.
Thankfully, the Excellence of Elocution is on it: