Mhhh.. nah, they are not well designed or they are just bugged. A crossbow that hits for 10 damage when your sword (and the enemies' arrows) hit 20x times that?. I don't buy it.
Except... BALANCING D:
just wait for them to get closer and use either Aard or Igni no need for crossbow, witchers just don't use them because of their codeDid you ever fight a siren (in the air, that is)? Or a flying Wyvern? Or a flying Harpy? Or a flying whatever? They are quite useful in that case.
nobody was asking you too!
thats just my opinion on how i have fun with an element of the game!
if you dont enjoy it/ think its broken...thats fine.
how about hunting? ive happily used it to hunt down a herd of deer to stock up on skins and raw meat! chickens and geese as well. bit of fun hare target practice whilst hurtling along on Roach? makes for a fun pastime if you fancy not being serious for a few minutes.
a quick shot from it will disrupt an archers shot/draw as well!
you dont have to aim it! just tap and fire! in most cases it will stagger an opponent; enough to allow you to control being mobbed by two attacks etc
against Harpies you can produce some simply awesome combat with it!
my point of view? make the best of what youve got....there is far more to like than there is to hate!