So I jumped on the hype to see the Witcher 3 since a lot of people were claiming it to be GOTY for 2015 beating out Bloodborne which was fantastic and I got to say I am very disappointed in how bad this game turned out to be. Seriously I really wanted to enjoy this game but it was just soo awful.
For starters the controls are soo sluggish, unresponsive and shitty to control. Its even more unresponsive than Mass effect 1 or Red Dead Redemption which had some pretty bad controls themselves. Also to make matters worse it doesn't even look or feel realistic(which I think you were going for since you wanted weight in the controls I guess??). Geralt looks awkward robot and controls like a elephant its atrocious.
So many people claim this game has a great story and great storytelling what?? The story in this game is contrived, filled with holes(the third act has some atrocious writing felt like Mass effect 3 ending, cliche, boring for large portions(Novigrad, White orchard and Final act), had poor antagonists(the Wild Hunt were barley seen in the game and were such generic evil elves they sucked ass) and poor pacing(spents too much time on Mary Sue Ciri and useless fetch quests). The characters are pretty solid Geralts a decent protagonist even though his voice can get annoying because he sounds medieval batman rather than tough English accent which would make more sense in this medieval world. The story was mediocre and had some poorly written parts so I dont see were the acclaim came from in terms of the storytelling. The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect 1, Mass Effect 2, GTA 4, Portal 2, Bioshock and Fallout New Vegas all have better stories than this game.
The Graphics are a great one of the best looking games out today.
The voice acting for the most part is pretty good(Triss and Lambert sound awful however). The music is great it has a tribal eastern european feel to it suits the game well.
- Open World
Pretty bland and boring. The world looked nice but the way it was designed reminded me of Ubisofts open world structure. So many useless weapon and armour placed around the world. Repetitive enemy placement so many usless bandits and enemies. No form of environmental storytelling like how Bethesda does there worlds. You should learn how to do open worlds like how Rockstar and Bethesda do it not Ubisofts open worlds which are mediocre.
The biggest problem in this game is the gameplay is soo atrocious. The combat is awful, the leveling is shit, the quest design is extremely boring and repetitive(insane over use of Witcher senses shows the lack of creativity. Also the Arhkam games did detective work far better than the Witcher 3) and poor enemy AI. The combat is so poorly designed and clumsy its baffling. The game is marketed as tactical action rpg?? Do you people play an good action rpgs or any good third person action games?? This combat system is soo brain dead, extremely repetitive, clunky and floaty. The game decides when your in combat, it decides which enemy to target(even though it has the worst most imprecise targeting system I've ever experienced), no control over attacks, poor hitboxes, inconsistent dodging and lack of feed back when hit an enemy. The crap controls makes stuff even worse. The leveling sucks balls no scaling allows makes you either under or over leveled. The skill tree is boring, confusing and useless since any build is overpowered past level 15.
In conclusion this game is awful and I really dont see why it won any awards. Bloodborne and other games deserved more acclaim than this pile of crap.
Dont agree with game being awful I think its good but I agree the Witcher 3 is incredibly overrated. Witcher 3 has dreadful gameplay design its awful. Good storytelling doesnt wash out the atrocious gameplay. Bloodborne deserved GOTY. It was the most balanced game of 2015. It had amazing gameplay and a solid story. Witcher 3 has a good story but awful gameplay. Metal Gear 5 had an awful story but great gameplay. Fallout 4 had an awful story and mediocre gameplay.
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