It's really not that great when you strip it down
>The story is lengthy but lacks substance, it's just a fetch quest
>World is actually quite small once you realise how empty it is
>Most decisions have negligible impact
I don't think a message is quite necessary in this case. It's just the story of a man who's really good at tracking things, being hired to track his not-daughter. If there's any message it's the game trying to tell you, once you find Ciri, to trust her and on her own abilities and not coddle her too much.
Combat felt good and there was plenty to find out in the world. Decisions didn't change the main story but had a large effect on the side quests. Story had plenty of substance if you acutally paid attention.
To each their own.
>The story of Witcher 3 isn't saying anything, it's just "do this for this purpose", nothing is learned
Confirmed for never having played any of the previous games or read so much as a single fucking one of the novels.
TW3 is far from perfect, but saying there's "no point" to the story is completely retarded. It's the culmination of the most important events, story beats and characters in the entire series.
no, this isn't how arguments work
cite what IS there that you have problems with
"oh it's missing a feature from some other game" isn't an argument
Gameplay mechanics are dogshit. Still riddled with bugs and glitches. Huge world. All fetch quests. Combat is fine one on one. When you fight multiple foes the game shits the bed.
I see people's standards have lowered. Only credit I'll give it is the music.
>Only credit I'll give it is the music.
The music was pretty gud but fuck was it poorly implemented at times. Running into a pack of like 3 shitty little dogs and having the game blast that LALALALA LAI-LAI-LAI tune for the 10th time kind of ruins its impact.
>TW3 is far from perfect, but saying there's "no point" to the story is completely retarded. It's the culmination of the most important events, story beats and characters in the entire series.
What's the point of the story then?
>places of power and a few quests
Didn't practicaly even village have specific bounty boards tied to it where you could investigate and track monsters? What else would you expect to find, really?
Tell us what your expectations were, Anon.
To add to what >>322400863 said, one of the big undertones of the books was Geralt trying to find his place in the world - first through his witcher work, then his obsession with Yennefer, and finally as a father figure to Ciri - all while struggling with the concept of free will vs determinism which manifests in his conflict with the Wild Hunt.
There's a ton going on in TW3, some of it less successful than others, but for the most part it's a personal story of Geralt trying to repair his relationships and reconcile them with his beliefs.