Did anybody else really dislike Witcher 3 ending?
To me, it was almost Mass Effect 3 tier bad.
Like, the whole story wasn't about Geralt anymore, but about the Mary Sue Ciri, the main villain of the whole series says like 5 sentences in the third game and then suddenly the white frost is the new main villain, although we couldn't care less about and and dont even know what it actually is.
You're not alone. I disliked how they handled freeroam/epilouge after as well. When I saw the snow covered world I was like "damn this gonna be good". I was hoping for something like Red Dead Redemption (without the major character change) with you and your love interest living in a house and you occasionally leaving to finish those extraneous quests. But nope, we are left all alone in Kaer Morhen and the world hasn't changed a bit.
as a bookfag i can say that the endings were much more appreciated if you know the stories. you'll know that ciri has been the main character of the overall plot since the beginning and that geralt is just your viewing window into this world.
yes it will come across as lacking if tw3 is your starting point. the white frost has been a prophecy mentioned throughout all 3 games and is only vaguely prominent in this one.
final fight was anti-climactic and easy in my opinion and i wish they had gotten Eredin's voice actor closer to what i wanted it to be.
I could see how it would seem like that if you haven't read the books. My biggest complaint about the ending is what >>323628167 said. After you finish you're left alone in an empty world. There were other things they could have done better like the final fight but at least they've learned from that because the boss fights in Hearts of Stone are much better.
it might work for somebody who read the books.
But for me, Ciri just felt like a mary sue, the generic "chosen one" character and the whole story was about her, while I didn't really find her interesting at all, especially not in comprasion to such great characters as the bloody baron.
And while Geralt was supposed to care about her, I as a player couldn't care about her at all
>Geralt finally settles down
>Cirilla goes off and hunts monsters and adventures like she always wanted to do
>Temeria is restored.
Ending was pretty good, the white frost is revealed in the first game
I want to force myself to start this game back up again. I had completed the baron quest line and had just cleared out rat shit with Triss in the city, any of you care to give me an estimate on how far in was or how much i had to go at the time?
yeah, but it is never really discussed what white frost actually is.
The third game makes it seem like it is the side effect of wild hunter entering our world, or maybe their weapon.
And then, suddenly, in the last 10 mintues, it becomes the main antagonist, and Ciri somehow fights it, we dont know how, since to our knowledge only thing she can do is teleport and cry really loud.
This kinda took me out of the story
Doesn't it say something along the lines of, "You can still continue to play, but everything you do will be as it was just before the final battle, etc."?
Not that you're wrong, but what you're playing definitely isn't supposed to be the "happily ever after"
Well, I haven't read the books, but from what I heard she is quiet a Mary Sue there aswell.
To quote TV Tropes:
>she is the orphaned Broken Bird princess of fallen kingdom, trained into a killing machine by witchers, user of unique, powerful magic which is part of a Saving the World prophecy and a scheme to Take Over the World (with the ability to travel between time and universes) and her mount is a Cool Horse magically connected with her. She also befriends a unicorn, was part of a teenage outlaws' pack, wields an Infinity+1 Sword, takes down a small army of Mooks on a frozen lake while skating in mist and as a cherry topping, she kills Leo Bonhart, who was known as being able to take down witchers without breaking a sweat. Did we mention she's around 10 when introduced and 18 or younger when the saga ends?
People hate ME3's ending because it was literally a "choose your ending" room. Not because of its actual substance.
Also, TW3's ending was pretty good imo. I enjoyed the mild-level twists that occurred in the final hours of the game.
The main villain in the first game was you adoptive child who time traveled and became insane or something, and the wild hunt was the man behind the man.
Maybe white frost was mentioned, but I really can't remember that after all these years. It surely wasn't memorable and I wasn't thinking "oh boy, I wonder how geralt is gonna beat the white frost"
This is the prophecy itself.
Avalache or whatever wants her to sacrifice herself so the world can be reborn anew. Not really sure what she does if she comes back after dispelling the white frost
When you put it like that, yeah. But she also broke down, joined a group of bandits, did a shitload of drugs, murdered and stole, became a lesbian, got fucked up by Bonhart multiple times and had to watch him butcher her friends before becoming his slave for a few months. And I think she only offed Bonhart by pure luck, because the castle was burning down around them.
Mary Sue doesn't mean what you think it does and that description of her is missing some important details. Do you really think a character's development over a saga of books can be summed up in a couple of sentences?
Nah, the Hunt had nothing to do with Aldersberg. He was building up The Order of the Flaming Rose, stealing Witcher secrets to make superhuman soldiers and launching a coup against Temeria all to ensure humanity survives the Frost. Eredin just showed up at the end to claim him because he had the same powers as Ciri, which he needed for his own goals.
The whole White Frost thing was dumb and poorly handled
>Everyone's gonna die from magic space snow
>Yeah I know you've never seen any, just take my word for it
>Oh wait never mind Ciri solved it
>Now Ciri hates you forever depending on whether or not you threw a snowball at her
well, then I guess it was toned done in the books, because in the game she was really unbearable.
I mean, she is brash, somewhat immature, aggressive, impatient, prone to temper tantrums, doesn't listen to authority, arrogant, feels the need to show off and brag, holds grudges, etc. And the worst thing, she never gets called out for it.
Disregard homersexual OP, post Ciri
You literally visit a world that's been destroyed by the white frost during a core section of the game. Do you even pay attention, or just button mash every time someone talks?
Also, she doesn't hate you. She just dies.
And? I have no idea what white frost actually is by then, and I dont know it now either.
Is it sentinent? Magical? Natural pehnomen? Did Ciri kill it, or only delay it? How did she fight it? Nothing is explained
The Witcher isn't an anime, the women in it aren't supposed to be perfect waifu material but actual characters.
Ciri's been fucked around with her whole life, can't really blame her for being mad as shit.
>Reading the books
>When she started training Geralt and co were just straight pushing her nonstop
>Until Triss came along and established some ground rules such as accounting for Ciri's womanly needs
Seriously, read the books
But she never gets called out for her imperfections.
She constantly throws tantrums and whines and Geralt is supposed to react with compassion while I as a player am simply annoyed by her.
>tfw ciri never gets fully naked
But this is exactly the problem, the discrepancy between what Geralt feels for her and what I as a player feel for her.
The game simply fails to make me care for Ciri like Geralt does.
I know, I actually read one book, it was basically just fairy tales told edgy.
But In my opinion, the games managed to grow beyond that, at least to a certain degree.
I really loved how the second game was all about polticis, kinda reminded me a bit of a song of ice and fire.
So I was very dissapointed when the third game was about lame prophecies and chosen ones and the destinity of multiverse
>when the third game was about lame prophecies and chosen ones and the destinity of multiverse
very little of the game is about that though
I'd argue the politics in the war torn land are just as important and take up much more time. And the central plot is about saving Geralt's family and not saving the world. They pushed the white frost shit in at the last minute but it wasn't enough to ruin the whole thing for me.
But in my opinion, the problem is that the game didn't make the player care enough about Geralts family to give him the desire to save it.
For somebody who doesn't know Ciri from the books, the game just says me "she is your adoptive daughter, you must save her" and gives me no futher motivation, no reason to care for Ciri