Zero Punctuation: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Oh for Christ sake Yahtzee do you like it/recommend it or not. Stop being so being vague give an over all recommendation not just one aspect.
 

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Aww I was kinda' hoping he'd just stop playing it after a few hours and we'd get a surprise review of another game.
It isn't funny when he kinda' likes a game and kinda' doesn't.
 

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Damnit. Why haven't I seen the floating dwarf glitch yet? What questionable acts must I perform to bring about this levitation of little'ns? I already helped write and perform a play. It is far from the skills of a witcher to act, of all things.

disgruntledgamer said:
Oh for Christ sake Yahtzee do you like it/recommend it or not. Stop being so being vague give an over all recommendation not just one aspect.
If you listen carefully towards the end of the recording, I think you'll find your answer. ;)
 

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I'm not sure if they fixed the ps4 version yet but I do know that the xbox one version is very stable.
 

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Well I'll be buggered, he actually sorta liked it. Well, I'm pretty much going to have to get the game now.
 

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I never have understood why so many games think that complexity = depth. They have this misguided idea that adding as much BS to a process somehow makes the game more interesting when in fact it makes it a mess. At the very least The Witcher seems to have at least TRIED to get over its story deficiencies, though how much they've succeeded is another story altogether.
 

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Jman1236 said:
I'm not sure if they fixed the ps4 version yet but I do know that the xbox one version is very stable.
No problems over here on the PS4 either, not since the patch released on launch anyway. Still the occasional NPC floating two feet off the ground, but other than that the game runs fine.
 

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Yahtzee liked a Witcher game. It's over. It's the End of Evangelion of ZP. An End of Punctuation, if you will. Now there's nothing left but a barren, bright yellow wasteland.

Now the nagging voice in the back of my head telling me to get a gaming PC to play the first two games will never go away because of the praise this game's been getting.
 

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Having a bit of a hard time deciding if I should get this for PC or PS4. My PC is barely a year old and would have no trouble running it. But I justified my purchase of a PS4 for Bloodborne and possibly this game. If there is that much of a difference between the console and PC version I may just wait for the steam sale of it in a few weeks.
 

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Ah Yes the evil tree horse quest.
I really had to double check after it to make sure I didn't miss something that could have warned me of the death. But then I also never picked up that the tree is supposed to be evil. To bad that the person that dies is needed for the Get-all-the-magic-cards-in-the world-quest. I never realized that either.
And for battles:
Yrden mage all the way. An 80% 30 sek. AOE slow that also does damage over time is just funny.
And finally the eyes:
There is one scene during Keiras Quest where they really shine. When Geralt makes the puppy-dog eyes.
 

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bartholen said:
Now the nagging voice in the back of my head telling me to get a gaming PC to play the first two games will never go away because of the praise this game's been getting.
Let's not be too hasty here. The first two games are different beasts altogether. The 2nd game is on last gen consoles and the first is something that, from what i've heard, has not aged so well.
Personally, i'm ok with not going back to Witcher 2. For a whole lot of reasons, but Tl:dr, this 3rd installment seems to have found its optimum form, it will be the most recommemded experience out the lot.

Captcha: I have no idea what that is captcha...i can't translate sporadic scribbles. Is this a test?
 

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Wow, he actually recommended it. Impressive. I hope they didn't dumb it down too much. I'll get it next month along with a hardware upgrade for my PC.
 

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Seriously Yahtzee...
Get tech competent.

Even an old PC that plays the game on Low/Med is still a good experience. My 2009 ATI HD 5770 4GB RAM i5 750 PC can actually play the game at 40 fps low settings... and I prefer frames over graphics so I actually have it better than the PS4 with its 28 fps medium settings.

It is just... sad at this point that you dont know these things. 1 hour of your life?

:D :p
 

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Dornedas said:
Ah Yes the evil tree horse quest.
I really had to double check after it to make sure I didn't miss something that could have warned me of the death. But then I also never picked up that the tree is supposed to be evil. To bad that the person that dies is needed for the Get-all-the-magic-cards-in-the world-quest. I never realized that either.
And for battles:
Yrden mage all the way. An 80% 30 sek. AOE slow that also does damage over time is just funny.
And finally the eyes:
There is one scene during Keiras Quest where they really shine. When Geralt makes the puppy-dog eyes.
There's actually a book in the game which tells you that the tree is evil, although i just picked up on that from the fact that the thing looked like Voldemort just possessed a tumor ... that's on the body of Sauron.
The books name is "She who knows" and tells you that.
The spirit in the tree is basically the mother of the Crones, who reined Velen in Terror until the Crones killed her and caged away her spirit in order to save Velen. And the fact that the Crones are the good guys in this story is pretty much telling something.
 

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Doom972 said:
Wow, he actually recommended it. Impressive. I hope they didn't dumb it down too much. I'll get it next month along with a hardware upgrade for my PC.
They did, a bit. For instance, in most cases, you only need to craft stuff once. Sword oils never run out, while potions and bombs do, but you'll automatically replenish them when you meditate if you have a strong alcohol in your inventory.

On the other hand, fighting monsters is often more than just running up to them and whacking them repeatedly. For instance, wraiths can only be attacked when they pass over a Yrden sign. Also, enemies still do plenty of damage when you get hit, forcing you to be about as evasive as you were in Witcher 2. Then again, I started on a fairly high difficulty, so you may need to do that, if you're looking for a challenge.
 

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animeprime said:
Having a bit of a hard time deciding if I should get this for PC or PS4. My PC is barely a year old and would have no trouble running it. But I justified my purchase of a PS4 for Bloodborne and possibly this game. If there is that much of a difference between the console and PC version I may just wait for the steam sale of it in a few weeks.
I'm playing it on PC. It looks brilliant and plays good(I'm getting 50 fps with everything cranked to ultra(hairworks only on Geralt) on a 970). As far as I've heard, the PS4 has some nagging issues, framerate being the worst aspect of it. So get it for PC. But wait a bit, since there's still plenty of bugs that need ironing. It's not terrible, but is still has some issues with bugs.
 

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Ok, I laughed at the Monty Python Westeros thing at the end.

Also...Bill Cosby joke? Has more come out, or did he just wait a while on that one?
 

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danielcofour said:
animeprime said:
Having a bit of a hard time deciding if I should get this for PC or PS4. My PC is barely a year old and would have no trouble running it. But I justified my purchase of a PS4 for Bloodborne and possibly this game. If there is that much of a difference between the console and PC version I may just wait for the steam sale of it in a few weeks.
I'm playing it on PC. It looks brilliant and plays good(I'm getting 50 fps with everything cranked to ultra(hairworks only on Geralt) on a 970). As far as I've heard, the PS4 has some nagging issues, framerate being the worst aspect of it. So get it for PC. But wait a bit, since there's still plenty of bugs that need ironing. It's not terrible, but is still has some issues with bugs.
Thank so much man, I'll do that. I had heard that the PS4 version was pretty good, but that was it was actually released.
 

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Well someone from the previous week's comments totally called it.... that he was going to start off by unironically taking the piss out of Console peasants to make up for ironically starting the meme that subversively took the piss out of PC elites (and backfired).

Pity he didn't address the bigger issue of legal-bribery non-competition clauses where in console makers get to hardware-shame the graphics for all PC users so they don't have yet another huge leg up. Stymying the competition in the name of equality?


PS:
+1 count to his career score on dolphin and/or equine references also. +2 if you double it for being the outro punchline


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Charcharo said:
It is just... sad at this point that you dont know these things. 1 hour of your life?

:D :p
the irony is officially Poe's Law tier in how much its Schrodinger's-subversively backfiring
 

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animeprime said:
Having a bit of a hard time deciding if I should get this for PC or PS4. My PC is barely a year old and would have no trouble running it. But I justified my purchase of a PS4 for Bloodborne and possibly this game. If there is that much of a difference between the console and PC version I may just wait for the steam sale of it in a few weeks.
One of the devs of the game has also gone on record saying he'd rather play Witcher 3 on the lowest setting on PC than play it on the Xbox One. I can only assume he feels the same way about PS4.
 

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bartholen said:


Yahtzee liked a Witcher game. It's over. It's the End of Evangelion of ZP. An End of Punctuation, if you will. Now there's nothing left but a barren, bright yellow wasteland.

Now the nagging voice in the back of my head telling me to get a gaming PC to play the first two games will never go away because of the praise this game's been getting.
Wouldn't that be more of a return to punctuation since the series is called Zero Punctuation?

OT: I'm not surprised he liked this one. It's better than the other two in pretty much every actual game aspect and the storyline is a lot better now that we're not dealing with amnesiac Geralt.

I do wish they could have brought out the book Geralt's flaws though. No matter what, he seems like way to decent a guy... though that doesn't stop him from accepting payment from, well, everyone.
 

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martyrdrebel27 said:
Witcher 3 box blurb: "Now he's fucking the Trout Bears."-Yahtzee
There will never be a more glowing recommendation.
 

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Amaror said:
There's actually a book in the game which tells you that the tree is evil, although i just picked up on that from the fact that the thing looked like Voldemort just possessed a tumor ... that's on the body of Sauron.
The books name is "She who knows" and tells you that.
The spirit in the tree is basically the mother of the Crones, who reined Velen in Terror until the Crones killed her and caged away her spirit in order to save Velen. And the fact that the Crones are the good guys in this story is pretty much telling something.
Well crap, I hope that horse doesn't come back to bite me in the ass. I just assumed release it since the enemy of my enemy is my friend. And the Crones are vile creatures, so I'd rather annoy them in whatever manner I could instead of actually helping them out.

And eventhough...

...Big Evil Demon Horse killed all those people in the nearby village, those guys were hardly living a swell life doing the Crones' bidding anyway. At least those kids didn't get eating, though I don't know if you can ever follow up on where they ended up.
 

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Well, that last newspaper headline made me laugh far more than I probably should have.

Not sure what to say all in all. Kind of nice that there's a pretty rounded story focus, and a bit more streamlined if nothing else.
 

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Great review Yahtzee thank you, lots of very funny moments : )

Monocle dropping "By Jove!" We need that in more games for aggro moments heh.

Yeah I would love to play Witcher 3 but my back log of games plus GoG summer sales eep! Well those are happy problems at least. So I am hoping I can get to Witcher maybe later summer for fall.... hmm.
 

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Quite liked this review.

But you really should retire the 'Bioware face' schtick. It hasn't been like that since Mass Effect 2.
 

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Yahtzee is not a fan of fan-fiction, I take it. I'm sure there's good (or at least tolerable) stuff out there, among the sea of gay porn that makes up most of it.
And lo, what is this? Yahtzee, playing a Witcher game, on a console? This is the series that inspired him to invent "Glorious PC Gaming Master Race"! I also had no idea he had these issues with Western RPG's. Knew he hates JRPG's with every fiber of his being.
 

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So, somewhat lame gameplay with a nice enough story to warrant its existence. Ah well, I hope the living people behind Monty Python can get together to make a Westeros special, 'cos I'd watch the shit out of that rather than attempting to play this game.
 

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I don't remember if this was a joke in the other two Witcher reviews, but it's Geralt, not Gerald.
 

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Charcharo said:
My 2009 ATI HD 5770 4GB RAM i5 750 PC

It is just... sad at this point that you dont know these things. 1 hour of your life?

:D :p
I never thought a seemingly random string of numbers and letters could make me feel inadequate.

10 points to slytherin while I go and cry in a corner.
 

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Adam Jensen said:
It sounds like he played the game on easy or normal.
Nope, it sounds like he played it on hard/hardest. His description of the combat fits all difficulties.
 

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I agree with the outlevelling and hard to foresee consequences.
Like, I had a lvl 15 or so sidequest, but a level 11 quest made the related NPC disappear. Now I'm already 18 and feel like I missed something.
Oh well, can't save them all.
 

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xSerix said:
Adam Jensen said:
It sounds like he played the game on easy or normal.
Nope, it sounds like he played it on hard/hardest. His description of the combat fits all difficulties.
Yes. If you want to break your weapon!

I never had a problem with that. Because I, uh, actually used potions and strong attacks. YOu can literally beat Dark Souls with only using fast attack and dodge rolling, so ... well.

He actually sounded like he was desperate to find everything negative about the game but had to ring himself a "well I recommend it" out.
 

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Amaror said:
There's actually a book in the game which tells you that the tree is evil, although i just picked up on that from the fact that the thing looked like Voldemort just possessed a tumor ... that's on the body of Sauron.
The books name is "She who knows" and tells you that.
The spirit in the tree is basically the mother of the Crones, who reined Velen in Terror until the Crones killed her and caged away her spirit in order to save Velen. And the fact that the Crones are the good guys in this story is pretty much telling something.
There isn't a "good" or "evil" side in that quest, really -- just a choice between two kinda-****ed-up things.

If you free the spirit, then it rescues the orphan children but kills the old woman taking care of them and all the villagers who sent them into the swamp. The children later turn up at an orphanage. If you kill the spirit, then you save the villagers and the old woman, but the crones cart off all the children to be eaten.

One of the recurring themes in the Witcher series is that decisions are rarely clear-cut between good and evil, they're just choices with different bad consequences, and you have to live with them.
 

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I am glad this video exists. It quite neatly sums up precisely why I don't care for WRPGs, or in fact most open-world games at all.

P.S. Thanks
 

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Ulquiorra4sama said:
animeprime said:
Having a bit of a hard time deciding if I should get this for PC or PS4. My PC is barely a year old and would have no trouble running it. But I justified my purchase of a PS4 for Bloodborne and possibly this game. If there is that much of a difference between the console and PC version I may just wait for the steam sale of it in a few weeks.
One of the devs of the game has also gone on record saying he'd rather play Witcher 3 on the lowest setting on PC than play it on the Xbox One. I can only assume he feels the same way about PS4.
If you actually paid attention to what he said, he said that because of the resolution on the Xbox One is less than that on PC and PS4. He never said anything about the PS4.
 

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Adam Jensen said:
It sounds like he played the game on easy or normal.
Nope, it sounds like he played it on hard/hardest. His description of the combat fits all difficulties.
It actually doesn't, because mashing fast attack on Death March will have you open to dying in one combo, very easily. Especially against bigger monsters, even if you are over levelled.

That said, he was reaching for criticism, which is humorous in its own way. I did like some of the jokes. Your mum never fails to please me.
 

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Doom972 said:
Wow, he actually recommended it. Impressive. I hope they didn't dumb it down too much. I'll get it next month along with a hardware upgrade for my PC.
Somewhat and somewhat not. In a lot of ways the game is closer to the first game than the second one which I'm surprised not many people seem to have pointed out, not even reviews (Tw2 is all that matters right???). Tw1 was quite a bit more complex, gameplay wise, than the second one, but the elements that returned were streamlined a fair bit, while the elements that remained from tw2 are mostly identical.
 

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Adam Jensen said:
It sounds like he played the game on easy or normal.
Given my experience in hard mode in the first dungeon, I was burning through so many supplies I had to turn it to normal just to survive the final fling with some skull armored dude and a gargoyle. My poor silver sword was aching horribly, as well. Good times.
 

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Loving this game, but the first mod I find which makes equipment degrade slower is going to be installed immediately.

This may have been mentioned already, but there is an upgrade for the basic healing potion. It lets you use it more. The higher level ones might do more too. Not sure.

Also, about the certain death because of the tree choice: it took everything in me to not reload a save. By the end of that quest line, I was so invested in that character's life that I was genuinely chocked up at their death.
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It sounds like he played the game on easy or normal.
Ya, I'm getting along similarly to him as far as combat goes. I have dabbled in some decoctions, but it definitely seems like alchemy is more important for higher difficulty levels (especially since meditating doesn't heal you).
 

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Great review Yahtzee thank you, lots of very funny moments : )

Monocle dropping "By Jove!" We need that in more games for aggro moments heh.
I agree, this is the most entertaining ZP video I've seen in a while.
 

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MiskWisk said:
Charcharo said:
My 2009 ATI HD 5770 4GB RAM i5 750 PC

It is just... sad at this point that you dont know these things. 1 hour of your life?

:D :p
I never thought a seemingly random string of numbers and letters could make me feel inadequate.

10 points to slytherin while I go and cry in a corner.
Well, if you dont know what these things mean... then you should. You did not devote the 1 hour of your life to learn something new that might be helpful...

Did you know that it took me waaaay more than one hour to learn this mysterious combination of random scribbles you call English?
 

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Thing runs fine on my GTX 670. Sure I had shadows on minimum with no hair works but was able to put detail and textures to maximum and enjoyed 60+ FPS constantly.

Story's great, the facial animations can be somewhat uncanny valley at times but there are other moments of brilliant subtlety in facial expressions, even from Geralt who (and the game even makes fun of this) hardly shows much emotion at all.
 

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See, even Yahtzee has a hard time ragging on this game outside the console ports being terrible and Gwent feeling like it's forced on us. (though it's not, you can wholesale ignore it) It is sort of a shame that the "recommended" PC settings are more accurately the "if you want to play this at all" settings. But despite that annoyance, Witcher 3 is one of the best games I've played in a long time, it scratches all those itches I have for exploration and good character development.
 

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I like how people think an ok story despite all of the game flaws is somehow a recommendation for a triple A game. Kind of shows how low our standards have fallen.
 

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I like how people think an ok story despite all of the game flaws is somehow a recommendation for a triple A game. Kind of shows how low our standards have fallen.
I've yet to see a video game with anything beyond an OK story outside of Telltale, but the Witcher stories are usually a leg up on others.
 

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Oh for Christ sake Yahtzee do you like it/recommend it or not. Stop being so being vague give an over all recommendation not just one aspect.
I thought it was pretty clear he liked the game, if that helps you any.
 

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sageoftruth said:
Doom972 said:
Wow, he actually recommended it. Impressive. I hope they didn't dumb it down too much. I'll get it next month along with a hardware upgrade for my PC.
They did, a bit. For instance, in most cases, you only need to craft stuff once. Sword oils never run out, while potions and bombs do, but you'll automatically replenish them when you meditate if you have a strong alcohol in your inventory.
Also in descriptions the game "accidentally" refers to the spirit in the tree as evil on several occasions, though I just thought the tree was just misunderstood and game was just being racist (against evil spirits I guess??). I found the assumption of evil to be offensive and set the poor misunderstood murderish devil soul free.
 

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Ryallen said:
Ulquiorra4sama said:
animeprime said:
Having a bit of a hard time deciding if I should get this for PC or PS4. My PC is barely a year old and would have no trouble running it. But I justified my purchase of a PS4 for Bloodborne and possibly this game. If there is that much of a difference between the console and PC version I may just wait for the steam sale of it in a few weeks.
One of the devs of the game has also gone on record saying he'd rather play Witcher 3 on the lowest setting on PC than play it on the Xbox One. I can only assume he feels the same way about PS4.
If you actually paid attention to what he said, he said that because of the resolution on the Xbox One is less than that on PC and PS4. He never said anything about the PS4.
Which is why it's called an assumption, no? Besides i only read the headline, i don't have much of a mind to pay attention to news about a game i have literally no interest in owning on any platform.
 

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Complaining about too much content? That seems a bit far fetched :) . You can finish the game on a moderate difficulty without even having to enter the alchemy screen.
 

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carewolf said:
sageoftruth said:
Doom972 said:
Wow, he actually recommended it. Impressive. I hope they didn't dumb it down too much. I'll get it next month along with a hardware upgrade for my PC.
They did, a bit. For instance, in most cases, you only need to craft stuff once. Sword oils never run out, while potions and bombs do, but you'll automatically replenish them when you meditate if you have a strong alcohol in your inventory.
Also in descriptions the game "accidentally" refers to the spirit in the tree as evil on several occasions, though I just thought the tree was just misunderstood and game was just being racist (against evil spirits I guess??). I found the assumption of evil to be offensive and set the poor misunderstood murderish devil soul free.
I thought that both were evil. I also wonder if there's a third option or if you have to choose the lesser evil?
 

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carewolf said:
sageoftruth said:
Doom972 said:
Wow, he actually recommended it. Impressive. I hope they didn't dumb it down too much. I'll get it next month along with a hardware upgrade for my PC.
They did, a bit. For instance, in most cases, you only need to craft stuff once. Sword oils never run out, while potions and bombs do, but you'll automatically replenish them when you meditate if you have a strong alcohol in your inventory.
Also in descriptions the game "accidentally" refers to the spirit in the tree as evil on several occasions, though I just thought the tree was just misunderstood and game was just being racist (against evil spirits I guess??). I found the assumption of evil to be offensive and set the poor misunderstood murderish devil soul free.
Ah, me too. Just last night actually. I thought I had just missed something in the dialogue earlier when Geralt said that it was an evil spirit, but I refused to use save scumming to undo what I had done.
 

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Ulquiorra4sama said:
Ryallen said:
Ulquiorra4sama said:
animeprime said:
Having a bit of a hard time deciding if I should get this for PC or PS4. My PC is barely a year old and would have no trouble running it. But I justified my purchase of a PS4 for Bloodborne and possibly this game. If there is that much of a difference between the console and PC version I may just wait for the steam sale of it in a few weeks.
One of the devs of the game has also gone on record saying he'd rather play Witcher 3 on the lowest setting on PC than play it on the Xbox One. I can only assume he feels the same way about PS4.
If you actually paid attention to what he said, he said that because of the resolution on the Xbox One is less than that on PC and PS4. He never said anything about the PS4.
Which is why it's called an assumption, no? Besides i only read the headline, i don't have much of a mind to pay attention to news about a game i have literally no interest in owning on any platform.
Then you actually should have read the article. I fell for it too until I read the entire thing.
 

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I just want to say here, that since today's patch 1.04, the framerate issue on PS4 is officially no more. Beforehand it irritated me as well, but right now it's solid 30+ FPS in all regions (including swamps which were most annoying on previous versions).

Not diving into spoiler discussions just yet. Even though I play this game every day since launch, I have so much fun with dicking around, I still didn't finish the main storyline (just dealt with Imlerith)... And now, since I also changed the tree into a horse, I'm dreading the thought who the hell I just killed with that choice. I got so paranoid of black horses now, that I actually panicked a bit when
Emhyr gave me a black stallion for finding Ciri.

I'll just say here that I'm glad I managed to
NOT kill Keira Metz. Most people I talked with killed her, and probably payed the consequence by now. Lambert may be an asshole, but he's my brother-witcher asshole, so I'm glad she was there in Kaer Morhen to save his ass.

EDIT: Okay, I finished the game... Since changing the tree spirit didn't kill anyone special in my game, I did some research and as it turns out there is a golden way out of this choice that I stumbled upon by accident:

You can actually meet the tree spirit way before this questline, if you just travel there in the open world. If you set it free at that very moment, it will instead burn down the village of people serving the Cronies. The orphans will be rescued, while Anna will still be alive to send her along with Baron to the healer.

Sounds like the best outcome. Some villagers died, but they helped the Cronies with their heinous acts, so I didn't feel bad for it.
 

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Aww, he doesn't like Gwent? I find it one of the most interesting parts of the game, and I've never even played any of those sorts of card games before (MTG, Hearthstone, etc.). Sure, it starts off really simple, but you get your ass handed to you after the tutorial so you're forced to build a better deck and invent new strategies.

But for me the best thing about The Witcher 3 is the environment. The weather effects and day-night cycle are like no other, and I don't know how I'll go back to a 'static' RPG where the entirety of nature doesn't sway with the wind and rain.
 

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slimbiggins said:
TL;DR Get it, but on PC and a harder difficulty.
Lol, nope, I'm pretty sure he called the gameplay out on being unbalanced padding, as it is, as it should be. The only great combat in this video was those 2 seconds of the Monster Hunter cover.

In any case, 'get it on PC' isn't such a simplistic recommendation as, as the video mentioned, not all PCs are gonna be proficient in playing the Witcher. More like 'get it on PC if you're a capitalist pig.' Too bad CD Project didn't fix more bugs in the console versions.

All in all the game is like a really good book stuffed with 2/3 extra pages from a trashy magazine so as to weaken the binding, making it apparent that it's on the verge of coming apart at the seems.
 

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Pinky said:
Kinda like Pillars of Eternity with the overleveling problem then.
Right up to PoE's end boss anyway. That was pathetic over-compensation for a bad design.
 

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irishda said:
TruthInGaming said:
I like how people think an ok story despite all of the game flaws is somehow a recommendation for a triple A game. Kind of shows how low our standards have fallen.
I've yet to see a video game with anything beyond an OK story outside of Telltale, but the Witcher stories are usually a leg up on others.
Have you played The Last of Us? TallTell games are little more then movies which seem to be compelled to spell out the story for the viewers in forced view cut-scenes and linear style "play." Watching them on youtube is the exact same experience as playing them on your computer.