I finished this game and man....The combat system is crap and there's no progression (rpg where?). The optional missions are mostly shit, the ost is avarage, the open world desing sucks, the main story is mediocre and the consequences of your actions in the whole game are a 2 minutes comic video.
I can't understand how is winning awards everywhere. Witcher fanboys man, bunch of liars, give me back my money.
>I can't understand how is winning awards everywhere
Casual as fuck
You play as a minority
Stronk women NPCs
Playable stronk women
It has everything vidya journalism could ever want.
He can't properly judge it if he hasn't played it.
>play game only for a few hours and drop it, say it sucks
>LOL YOU DIDN'T PLAY ENUFF
>properly play the game and beat it, say it sucks
>LOL YOU PLAYED IT FOR X HOURS, THAT MEANS YOU LIKE IT
There's no winning with your assholes.
Witchers are basically the niggers of their universe, nobody respects them and they usually show no passion for other races, which in turns make they look like bad guys who go on spree killing innocent people.
I agree OP. Its so boring and I just don't understand how such a bland game is winning awards everywhere other than non-gamers pretend they're really gamers.
It feels like one of those PS2/Xbox gen budget western RPGs.
Bland combat, okay story, bland character, set spells, farming. A solid game? Yes. Fun? No. GOTY? Play more video games if you think so desu.
Having a book on the game doesn't make the game good. Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings have video games and books.
What's wrong with the gameplay though? I see everybody bashing it saying the story is good but the gameplay is bad, while in my experience the gameplay was the best part of the game, like having to follow clues on beasts and ultimately finding them and sometimes having to fight them right away is what made the game for me. It's gameplay is much better than many other acclaimed RPGs, like Skyrim.
I played this game a lot, I really took my time with the sidequests and stuff and although I have to say that only PC rpgs from the 90s have better writing than it, which is an outstanding feet, the actual gameplay added absolutely NOTHING to the experience whatsoever. Like, at all. This game literally would have been better as a visual novel with the occasional gwent match.
Not OP but...
I don't play them thru to tell people how I feel but to see it through as some games have really pulled together at the end to change my over-all perspective. It took me three restarts of Bloodborne to actually get into it, but when I finally pushed past that first few hours I had a blast.
Witcher 3 I've tried three times now, I make it about 20 hours in and I'm just bored as fuck with it. Story is medicore, lore is interesting, side quests are cool but... This has DA:Origins syndrome all fucking over it.
Ciri being chased by wild hunt! GOTTA SAVE HER! Except feel free to dick around for as long as you want doing side quests as the main story never progresses until you want it to.
Like... what the fuck? It's the same shit everyone hated on Bioware for with the Blight. But yeah moving onto combat - There's no way anyone can defend this games combat. It's just bad. You all know it is. So really... What IS good about Witcher 3? The graphics? Is that really all we give a fuck about these days?
Pillars of Eternity was a vastly better game in every way, Divinity Original Sin shits all over Witcher, there's a dozen better RPGs out there, witcher 3 isn't even in the top 10. This games more like Asscreed/Bamham in a fantasy setting.
The clues system is a good idea, but when you repeat the same shit over +40 times to kill a monster with an IA like that.... It's stupid, they want to make you think that the mission has story when it hasn't.
>playing and discussing your favorite hobby with other individuals that share the same interests
Go play some actually GOOD RPGs. Skyrim is not good, it never was. It's a modding sandbox, not an RPG.
Here's some actual games worth playing...
>Return to Krondor
>Divinity series (Original Sin a BEST)
>Pillars of Eternity
If you want to get in on some JRPGs...
>Tales Of ________
>Secret/Legend of Mana
There are tons of amazing games with solid writing, lovable characters and challenging yet enjoyable game play. Witcher 3 has none of this, it's just a poorly made rip off of a half decent novel series. I honestly blame the popularity of game of thrones for normies trying this game and thinking its the best shit ever.
Holy shit you're a fucking retard. Dragon Age is shit. It's not acclaimed by anyone. You do realize Bioware is in hot shit because of how BAD that series was, right?
I'm guessing the only way you know to validate a games success is metacritic?
>3 of those games were released in 2014/2015
>Confirmed not into RPGs
The only thing I've ever been to reddit for is to find the UI translation for DDO. Keep assuming speech habits are invented by your shit meme sites though.
>Thinks people see Skyrim as an RPG
>Doesn't realize the only people still playing it have dozens of mods installed.
You don't seem to understand the Bethesda fan base. The REAL fan base, not these fucking normies trying to pretend they game. Bethesda makes us a sandbox and gives us all the tools to make it our own. That's the appeal. It always has been since fucking Morrowind.
Please stop pretending the vocal normie crowd represents the majority of us. Because they don't.
Souls games and Diablo 3? You also didn't specify genre so Bayonetta.
I'm going to suggest the Bard's Tale if you want to find an RPG that doesn't pretend its bigger and better than it actually is. It uses its story and narration well to enhance the game, offsetting its combat. Ended up feeling great to me.
>Man I hate this game
>B-but if I don't finish it, I won't win arguements on the Internet!
How is combat bad? People always say it but never explain it. I haven't played The Witcher 3 yet but I've played 1 and 2, which people also say have shit combat and thought the combat was fine. The Witcher 1 combat was pretty standard isometric RPG combat and the The Witcher 2's was even better. Not the absolute best in the world but still a lot better than what everyone is saying, they make it sound like its Skyrim-tier or something.
>I'm such a Biodrone I'm going to shitpost about W3 to try to make up for getting BTFO
I agree the gameplay is shit.
It's always the same stuff since white orchard.
The worst part is about choices and consequences : Holy shit it just affects a slide show of 30 secondes at the end of the game !!!
Even in tw1 romance shani/triss and siding with the order/scoiatel influenced your playthrough.
Here it's just cutscenes. Wow. What a nice cinematic experience. Thx for this huge open world that justify multiplat. Totally worth the downgrade.
I played through 1 and 2 around their respective releases due to a severe drought in RPGs, but TW3 was just too long and the main story was too fucking uninteresting for me to make it to the end even as time filler.
The leveling and equipment systems were absolute shit, like you're playing a goddamn offline MMO. It's impossible to find exciting loot in hidden places because any loot you can use will be tightly balanced to fit your level, and any actual interesting loot you find will be hours and hours of play away.
It almost felt to me like nobody actually realized that the game was supposed to be played, rather than watched. Almost every element regarding play is poorly thought out, to the point of the game having sluggish controls that make you feel like you aren't directly controlling Geralt, leading to a loss of immersion every time you barely run past a corpse you tried to loot.
Add to that the fact that they couldn't be bothered to even be subtle at all. When I read in a loading screen that I could rid villages of monsters, which would lead to their population returning, I thought that was a pretty cool idea. In my mind I envisioned clearing a village, and returning at a later date to find it slowly rebuilding. What ended up happening was a cutscene triggering the second the last monster fell that showed generic villagers suddenly (awkwardly) come run over as if they were there the entire time. Creating these cutscenes for the villages actually cost someone time, when it would have been more immersive and interesting to set a fucking boolean to true in the next loading screen.
A lot of effort went into making most of the side quests at least appear to be more than "kill n monsters of x type" in terms of writing, a whole lot of effort went into the graphics and voice acting, but nobody seems to have tried to pull the various game elements together into a cohesive whole.
I'm convinced people who post here dont actually enjoy video games. Seriously this board is such shit. The only good thing about 2015 was that there was actually movies worth seeing in the theater and lots of great games for those of us not beaten down by cynical gamer bullshit. I enjoyed Mortal Kombat X, Bloodborne, Witcher 3, Mad Max and Black Op 3. Seriously, fuck you people. Stay salty. Or go play fucking Undertale since you morons seem to worship that piece of shit game around here.
I hate GoT, yet I enjoyed Witcher 3.
I was kinda disappointed it didn't have the full blown nudity that was present in Witcher 2. Otherwise pretty fine game.
I really liked the combat too.
I can't say I share the same experience, I had trouble getting into the game at first, but after a few hours I really got into it. Played 85h through main game and DLC and loved it all. Combat and progression wasn't perfect by any means, but I didn't think it was terrible, just a bit repetitive and doesn't really evolve. I loved the story and side quests. I liked the open world, it was very visually appealing. Unfortunately Skellige had way too many question marks in the water. Heart of Stone was top tier DLC, amazing story and atmosphere as well as some neat boss fights.
Settle down, dork.
>I'm convinced people who post here dont actually enjoy video games
How did you just figure that out?
That's something every other board besides maybe /b/ says about /v/ all the time, that /v/ loves to hate games more than it loves to play them.
strafe/roll until you find an opening then press attack 3 times, do this for every encounter: the game
Opinion discarded. Discard yourself, while you're at it.
C'mon, senpai. TW3 is this generation's BG2. It's the best game ever made. Why can't you guys be grateful that you were born to witness its release? It's the Godfather 2 of video games.
>strafe/roll until you find an opening then press attack 3 times, do this for every encounter: the game
Try doing this with one weapon type for the whole game. That's Witcher 3.
You know Witcher 3 fans are lying when they praise its combat while they put down a game where combat is 95% of the game.
the souls series' main selling point, the entire reason for its existence is its COMBAT SYSTEM, which isn't even innovative or as great as its fans make it out to be. TW3 does that AT LEAST as well as DaS/BB, and has narrative/art direction/scope/characters that are hbo-drama tier compared to DaS/BB. TW3 is a more complete package.
Okay, so what does the Witcher 3 do that makes the souls games look bad? Because it seems like Witcher 3 is a poor man's souls game if you want to compare its combat.
And by the way Souls games are innovative because of tight stamina based combat in an action RPG that acts as turns introduced in Demons Souls back in 2009.
Yeah buddy but souls games have this.
Okay. If this is a good thing for you then thumbs up.
>which isn't even innovative or as great as its fans make it out to be.
You're good at poking beehives but you can't see how others see the Witcher 3. Because its as you stated in this quote, except for the Witcher 3 its the entire package, not just combat.
>TW3 is a more complete package.
See what I mean? It has DLC if you want to argue packages.
Going back, some anon asked "what games have good combat?"
The question was only asking other anons what games they feel had good combat, not saying the Witcher 3 is bad because another game plays better.
But to me, the combat just isn't fun.
You're treating your opinion as facts ITT. You're purposefully acting retarded by using your opinions as evidence, because you know that will get you (you)s. This thread is either bait, or you're a butthurt Sonyggers who's mad that memeborne didn't get GOTY.
And I'm not even a witcher fanboy, personaly was hoping MGS would win. But you're baiting, and to deny such is to lie.
All games I play NEED to have DARK SOULS combat in order for them to be playable. This is an indisputable fact. I sold my WoW + RuneScape accounts once I realized that Dark Souls combat is the only way to play a game.
My Goty? Mmmmm.....I didn't play all 2015 games so I can't say an accurate answer.
That said, of all games that I played in 2015 I would say now that Bloodborne is the best, it has bad things like the shitty multiplayer or the dungeons but overall I find the game genuinely good (when you play games like this is when you notice that it's made by cleaver and creative people).
And don't get me wrong, I don't want to start some blood vs tw3 shit, at the end, after DS2 I expected of Bloodborne to be the shit and TW3 the best game for me so...
>people call uncharted a movie even though it is 70% gameplay
>meanwhile witches 3 is literally 70% a cutscene you have to watch and periodically select dialogue that has no choice
Its literally a fucking movie.
You can like the game as much as you want but censoring those who dislike it even in /v/ at this hour is a bit too much.
Don't you have like 200 normie GOTY awards to consider and be happy for?
At least allow me to say how disappointed I am on it after buying it for full price at launch and it turned out to be bland.
Uncharted is a linear cover based TPS that manages to feel cinematic in the worst way possible being 10 hours long, and half of that is cinematics. Max Payne 3 is better than any Uncharted game.
The Witcher 3, on the other hand, is a 120+ hour game with maybe 10 hours of cutscenes. In an open world, mainly used for narrative purposes (unless you like standing still and listening to an NPC blabber about shit ala Half Life 1 or reading text pop ups like in WOW) ?
If you can think of a better way for a game to convey emotions using second-to-none facial animations, gestures, voice acting without it being considered "cinematic" then hit CDPR up. I'm sure they'd love to hire you.
Max Payne 3 is literally a fucking movie. Are you a movie fan or something? Fuck off. Uncharted doesn't even have that many cinematics, its gameplay just like shenmue is gameplay
How could you deduce that? Max Payne 3 has infinitely better shooting mechanics, narrative, and level design than any Uncharted game. This cannot be disputed desu. But it shouldn't surprise you considering MP3 takes a lot of good things from the uncharted series and incorporates them seamlessly.
I wish Gamergate had never happened. The amount of shitposting and 'im pretending hurr hurr" has quintupled because of that one event. Baiting doesn't even take work. It moron with a fishing pole can do it. Trolling is subtle and requires practice. Hell, even /b/ can have video game discussions with no shitposting.
As someone who primarily plays jrpg and niche weeb games, witcher 3 was surprisingly good, I mean sure the combat and core gameplay really isn't that great but the story, character development, side content/secondray quests, pacing and level design is pretty varied and good for an open world game. The environment is really nice as well.
>Game is bad
>You haven't played it
>I have, there's a pic with a timestamp
>You fucking moron you played a game you dislike for like 50 hours
>But I have to experience the whole game to judge it
>GUYS CAN'T U SEE THAT THIS IS BAIT/SHITPOST? NO ONE IN THE WORLD GENUINELY DISLIKED THE GAME, THEY EITHER HAVEN'T PLAYED IT OR SHITPOST
Jesus you just can't stop
With every counter argument you find something else, even if it's such a retarded thing as buying the game on launch or not
You're just trying to prove that The Witcher 3 is good by retarded attempts to make a moron out of someone who just disliked it
I'm certain 90% of the people disappointed or angry at TW3 would have not even bothered with hating the game if they had just played previous games. If you can't stand the previous two don't bother with 3, it's that simple.
Yeah, you start like Geral with +5 attack, +30 def and a couple of magics and you end like Geralt with +250 attack, +200 def and the same magics, movesets....I have never seen something like this, poor desing at it's finest..
Whoa there partner.
Witcher 3 might have shit combat and shit item systems, but calling the OST shit OR accusing the open world design (visually and spatially) of being a weak point is god damned foolishness.
No it should not be GOTY.
No it is not perfect.
But -yes- it does have strong points. The open world and characters being one of them.
It's a solid 8+/10. Saying anything else is an exercise in shit taste or bait.
>finishing a game you didn't enjoy
>complaining about a video game on the internet
The only thing you excel at besides being a whiny bitch is that you're a masterful waster of your own time. Congrats.
>I can't understand how is winning awards everywhere. Witcher fanboys man, bunch of liars, give me back my money.
Go fuck yourself. Don't like game on steam? 3 hours refund window you pice of shit.
Oh god, here we go again. Yeah, there are so many stronk womans and so much minority that all your americafags media was "this game is racist!". Well, go eat shit in mcdonald and be fat.