Bought pic related and jesus fucking christ is it boring. Does it get better /v/ ? I'm only in Vizima and so far it doesn't look so promising. Should I just keep playing or skip to 2 ?
It gets much better once you hit chapter 3, but also when you acclimate to the game's slow pacing. The game doesn't throw action and excitement at you constantly to entertain you, you just have to slow down since it's a very personal story where the world doesn't revolve around you.
Side quests aren't story? What?
The gameplay isn't spectacular but just enjoy the game man and play it how you want, fuck's sake. There aren't even that many side quests so it's not like they take a bunch of time.
>not doing sidequests
>blitzing through main quest
>rushing through while playing for story
>requesting mods for The Witcher Enhanced Edition
There's a combat one that I have no experience with and can't remember the name of.
I think the amount of traveling you had to do between the swamp and Visima is what killed people. If you stock up and get as much done with each trip to the swamp as possible then it really isn't that painful.
Also I'm happy no one has mentioned the combat. "The Witcher combat is awful" is a shitty meme, up there with "Crysis has terrible game play"
Look up high-res texturen, enhanced blood, better rain and better moon on moddb.
Also check out Flash mod lite, also on moddb. Only install bug fixes, unlimited item stacking and starting out with 2 side-weapons/3 quick pots. Stay away from all the re-textures and re-balances.
There's also a mod that changes Dice Poker from two to one rounds (and one that makes the AI dumber if you're close to tearing your hair out because shitty luck).
People keep praising the White Wolf mod, it's a huge re-texture pack, but personally I really dislike most stuff it does, especially the UI. It's also on moddb though, if you want to check it out.
Stay away from Full Combat Rebalance 1 (FCR1). It's dog shit and sucks dwarf cock.
But the first Witcher game is the best one.