Explain

Anthony Cruz
Anthony Cruz

GOTY
The combat is awful

Explain

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http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/3/?
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/uncharted-dev-says-character-diversity-just-as-imp/1100-6441800/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9hDNpmHzWU
Daniel Thompson
Daniel Thompson

casuals

Joseph Morales
Joseph Morales

The combat isn't that bad, I really don't see the problem.

Jayden Bell
Jayden Bell

/v/ says gameplay is the only thing that's important in a game
Witcher 3 gameplay is mediocre at best
/v/ loves it

Josiah White
Josiah White

Fpbp

Mason Walker
Mason Walker

Everything about this game is perfect, if you disagree it is because you're either:

1. Bad at the game
2. Shit taste

And your opinion can safely be discarded.

Nicholas Fisher
Nicholas Fisher

If they improved the combat and got rid of the autistic "pick up all this junk from every barrel/box you find" shit, this game would be 10/10.

Don't tell me it's fun picking up string and wires because you might need it later.

Wyatt Fisher
Wyatt Fisher

Combat is the best in the series.

But it is GOTY based on the strength of the writing, characters and world-building

Gavin Rogers
Gavin Rogers

Sonyniggers are STILL mad that Bloodborne was rightfully denied goty.

Eli Price
Eli Price

it's fun picking up string and wires because you might need it later.

Julian Parker
Julian Parker

Yeah but the combat is awful. What a waste

combat is the best in the series

That´s because the other two were even worse

Take your shitty war to another thread

David Ward
David Ward

Muh Sony boogieman

Kevin Walker
Kevin Walker

goty

Luis Robinson
Luis Robinson

The combat is awful
casuals

i played on easy and thought the combat was awful: the post

Try playing on deathmarch faggots

Dylan Bennett
Dylan Bennett

I tried to love Witcher 3. But i just can't love this combat. It's utter shit god i vomit everytime i encounter enemy.

Sebastian Taylor
Sebastian Taylor

Bad news user,it was game of the year and beat out a certain game that year to take that title you sperglord!

Wyatt Johnson
Wyatt Johnson

Combat is the weakest part of the game but it it still good and fun. Just needs more diversity.

Zachary Lopez
Zachary Lopez

found the dark souls fanboy

Mason Reyes
Mason Reyes

The only people who think the gameplay is bad, are weebshitters who are eternally ravaged by the fact that NONE of their games will ever be relevant to anyone but them.

David Diaz
David Diaz

RPGs are meant to have bad combat

Camden Bell
Camden Bell

goty
RPG with locked main character

James Brooks
James Brooks

The problem with the witcher series is that it's excellent in everything except the core fundamental : the gameplay. The gameplay is pure shit.

Andrew Howard
Andrew Howard

game of the year

given to it by game journalists, the same people I wouldn't trust as far as I could throw them.

William Butler
William Butler

git gud

Adam Walker
Adam Walker

Can someone please tell me what's wrong with the combat? It can be easy on easier difficulties but that's about it?

Ayden Edwards
Ayden Edwards

Just needs more diversity.
You don't say...

Jonathan Murphy
Jonathan Murphy

Americans go batshit when a game doesn't care about muh political correctness

Combat is shit, story is nothing special, quest design is trash. The game rapes the lore and strips many characters of their personalities.

Why are you surprised that it won GOTY? Skyrim, Bioshock Infinite and Dragon Age Inquisition got GOTY too and CDPR fags pretend that it matters only because their beloved game got noticed.

Luis Green
Luis Green

Overwatch won goty. Overwatch. It doesn't mean shit.

Jacob Howard
Jacob Howard

this whole post

Anthony Jackson
Anthony Jackson

DELETE THIS

Colton Morales
Colton Morales

and heres your (you) soulsfag

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

journalists opinions only matter when they're about a game I like

Justin Evans
Justin Evans

ITT: Faggots deny goty means anything since it effects the developer more than the players

Ayden Torres
Ayden Torres

witcherfags raid /bbg/ with GOTY pics for 5 months and everytime someone criticizes their game they pretend that anyone cares about Skyrim of the Year award

Beautiful

Jace Myers
Jace Myers

Everybody was so starved for an actual RPG with story that wasn't written by a retarded gradeschooler and actual somewhat decent setting and features that when this came along people were acting like it's second coming of christ. The combat and quests are mediocre at best, but the rest is quality.

Luke Butler
Luke Butler

Actually, I don't trust game journos opinions either way. They're trash and only like games when it earns them hipster cred, or they're paid off by companies.

You want to see my GOTY selection for 2015? Here you go. Incase you think I'm some kind of Souls fanboy.

Jason Cox
Jason Cox

I'm still waiting for someone to tell me what is wrong with the combat.

Levi Nguyen
Levi Nguyen

But,their right user. WE NEED MORE DIVERSITY!

Benjamin Wright
Benjamin Wright

roll around and backstab enemies
shit

roll around and backstab enemies but made by japs
GOTYAY

Justin Gray
Justin Gray

God you have utterly shit taste.

Benjamin Diaz
Benjamin Diaz

How dare you say something about this game is bad you fucking boogey man, fuck off before we mass report you.

Isaiah Thomas
Isaiah Thomas

The combat is great. Hit boxes are tight, the animations arent overly flashy, instant kills only take over if youre actually killing the opponent, and signs a useful if you suck or if you want to kill a group.

Wyatt Russell
Wyatt Russell

The combat is awful
That means we think it's easy

Luke Watson
Luke Watson

the value of a game moved from gameplay to story and presentation (visuals, dialogue etc.)

casuals also happen to love padding, huge empty open worlds and simplicistic gameplay (from banham vision to combat itself)

witcher 3 combines both aspects, Sup Forums also happens to love it to shit on bloodborne.
Being objective, even fallout 4 mediocre shooting is better than the shit that is w3 combat.

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

"y...you are a soulsfag!!!! Hahahhaaha stay mad XD!!!!"
How autistic can you get? Let's see.

Angel Morgan
Angel Morgan

Implying geralt isnt Chad thundercock

Isaiah Martin
Isaiah Martin

Not a single person can tell me why the combat is bad.

Aaron Powell
Aaron Powell

no hardlock, even if you press the button it can easily get off if the monster dashes

undodgeable attacks like wraith's lifedrain

one way to play the game, combat is spammy as fuck

enemies are mostly copypasted, all humans have the same moveset

hitboxes are shit

movement is clunky as fuck both on k&m and on a pad

animations aren't overly flashy

Have you actually played the game?

Jace Richardson
Jace Richardson

RPGs need to be both open world and have open ended MC/stories
can this meme die off? It's about as cancerous as 'streamlining' games or 'going back to the roots'

Adam Cruz
Adam Cruz

You're trying too hard

Aaron Morris
Aaron Morris

make the enemies bulletsponges
better
lol

Austin Jenkins
Austin Jenkins

somebody show this motherfucker the troll webm

Chase Reed
Chase Reed

t. mature gamer who needs sex and violence in everything

Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson

FPBP

John Ortiz
John Ortiz

Clunky shit with flying middle-aged man.

Chase Richardson
Chase Richardson

Actually, I don't trust game journos opinions either way. They're trash and only like games when it earns them hipster cred, or they're paid off by companies.
Looking at your list thats like calling the pot calling the kettle black.

Connor Turner
Connor Turner

witchercucks constantly getting BTFO yet they still try to act smug

SAD!

Elijah Edwards
Elijah Edwards

;)

Asher Murphy
Asher Murphy

That would only be true if I had some cinematic novel at the top praised for its "deep" "storytelling".

Jose Watson
Jose Watson

implying Yen isn't a massive whore who doesn't sleep around the moment she needs a favor/thing aren't rosy with Geralt

Brody Russell
Brody Russell

It's fun picking up string and wires because you might need them later

Xavier Hernandez
Xavier Hernandez

want to see my goty
posts poorly made list slaped together in ms paint
bothered to include a "not interested" section
Post your goty not a shit list

Jaxson Miller
Jaxson Miller

You just described witcher 3

Owen Stewart
Owen Stewart

I've explained why the combat is shit hundreds of times

The only replies I got are
I bet you like soulsgames, STAY MAD XDD
LOL OBSIDRONE
THEBULL94 LOL LOOK AT THE SCREENCAP

Or just hundreds of pics of smug Geralt

Shallow moveset, clunky movement, overly flashy and weirdly paced animations and lack of interesting ways to build your character

Bentley Butler
Bentley Butler

Geralt does the exact same
The deserve each other

Brody Flores
Brody Flores

That's because you're a raging autist.

John Jenkins
John Jenkins

I never said W3 is a good RPG.

Samuel Ramirez
Samuel Ramirez

Yeah sure is GAME of the year when the GAMEplay is so shit

but muh dialogue is gameplay too
How far we have fallen

David Williams
David Williams

Fuck off boogeyman

Kayden Carter
Kayden Carter

Even thoguh the GOTY was at the top, I see you can't read, so I'll make it easier.

Bentley Thomas
Bentley Thomas

That's either falseflagging or witcherfags really managed to surpass soulsfags in their retardation

Jose Howard
Jose Howard

Hey that's my wallpaper

Nathan Hernandez
Nathan Hernandez

game wins goty
somehow makes it better than another game

hmmmm

Ryder Perry
Ryder Perry

non-minimalist wallpaper
how fucking pleb can you be?

Ryan Sanchez
Ryan Sanchez

Are you twelve?

Eli Gutierrez
Eli Gutierrez

I don't get it.
Looks like he used magic to imitate a duck. So rather than the game having a shitty hitbox that just acts like a invisible wall, it missed.

John Jackson
John Jackson

Im only 80 hours in atm

When i think flashy, Im thinking weaboo anime fighting styles, lots of leaving yourself open for attack and unnecessary "charging up" stances.

Daniel Barnes
Daniel Barnes

Don't bother. Arguing with Witcher fans is like watching a retard try to hump a door knob.

Gabriel Martinez
Gabriel Martinez

It's the Skyrim of 2015, give it a few years and people will forget about it. There's more discussion about the witcher 1 than 3 in Sup Forums the past months and the trend will continue. It's a pretty boring game and the main story is pretty shitty, only the DLC and side-quests were any good and even then stuff like the witcher sense was completely stupid and the only thing visually interesting you could do was igni the whole game.

Jack Diaz
Jack Diaz

Thats the point, the game doesnt have shitty hit boxes.

Causing the character to move out of the way of the attack makes the attack miss. regardless of how you get out of the way.

Luke Peterson
Luke Peterson

Yes, that's exactly what goty means. People thought that it was so good, that it beat every other game that came out in the year and didn't get goty.

Leo Long
Leo Long

Most games would consider Geralt to not have "moved" when the ducking animation occurred and registered it as getting hit.

Gavin Murphy
Gavin Murphy

Bloodborne got fucking robbed

Christian Turner
Christian Turner

Sex Scenes make it GOTY because 12 yr old westacucks got locked out of porn sites from their parents.

Levi Gray
Levi Gray

witchercucks are very tribalistic. They cant help but flaunt "their" "achievements" and shit on everyone who isn't part of the tribe.

Anthony Watson
Anthony Watson

GOTY
Only a complete normie who played fuck all games would call it that.

Oliver Hernandez
Oliver Hernandez

Because the lore was god-tier.

Joseph Murphy
Joseph Murphy

minimalist
being this lifeless

Brayden Carter
Brayden Carter

lots of leaving yourself open for attack and unnecessary "charging up" stances.

Sounds like those weirdly charged up heavy attacks and piruettes every two light strikes, doesn't it?

The thing that hurts me the most is that we went from bookseries/TW1/TW2 to TW3 which went full anime with its color palette, animations, character design and sometimes writing

Posting the best Geralt design which unfortunately looks really shit in-game

Ayden Thompson
Ayden Thompson

I bet you use only wallpaper with a loli and solid pink background

Matthew Richardson
Matthew Richardson

play W3 for the first time
really love the first few monster contracts since every monster felt unique
holy shit, I want more
the rest of the contract monsters are reskins of the first few that don't require any new strategies or reskins of normal enemies with more health and damage
I was really fucking disappointed.

Jaxon Howard
Jaxon Howard

minimalist wallpapers make for the best riced desktops. way to expose your pleb taste

Blake White
Blake White

I especially loved how they completely ruined it at the end

Chase Rivera
Chase Rivera

caring about meaningless award ceremonies

Isaac Cox
Isaac Cox

have had The Witcher 2 for years now
still haven't played it because I can't stomach how bad the combat is in the original

I'm seriously considering watching a lp

James Clark
James Clark

people will forget about it
Skyrim just got re-released
Modding scene grew

Oliver Nguyen
Oliver Nguyen

Sex Scenes
I still don't know how SJWs gave TW3 a free pass for this. Not that I am complaining.

Alexander Bailey
Alexander Bailey

Nah, there are still some unique contracts out there, like The Phantom of Eldberg, the Leshen or the vampire in Oxenfurt.

Dominic Wright
Dominic Wright

Sorry user but I actually want to be able to play videogames.

Dominic Torres
Dominic Torres

The combat isn't awful, it's just mediocre. It can become quite solid with some mods but the modding scene for W3 gets completely ignored on Sup Forums for some strange reason it's because they're consolebabbies and/or huge normies.

Xavier Rivera
Xavier Rivera

what in the fuck does ricing a desktop have to do with playing videogames?

Joshua Garcia
Joshua Garcia

Spammed like 2 moves through all Deathmarch and died once. It's a children's game, Skyrim 2015.

Carter Wilson
Carter Wilson

TW2 was way more "anime" as you call it than TW1 and TW3, what the fuck are you talking about.

Juan Murphy
Juan Murphy

If you thought the originals combat was bad then you might enjoy the second one. They made it button mash friendly, so you won't have to groan and moan just because you have to know when to switch fighting stances and time your attacks anymore.

Alexander Phillips
Alexander Phillips

The games ignores Ciri and Yennefer too much (except Ciri in tw3), they should make games about the books, the story Ciri had there were amazing and Yennefer has more protagonism and her relationship with Geralt is way more natural and credible.

Ryan Bell
Ryan Bell

Any game that wins a single GOTY rightfully shares the title by your metric. TW3 isn't THE goty, it's A goty.

Bentley Phillips
Bentley Phillips

Almost as bad as the people who say they beat DS with fists and no deaths on their first run.

Ryan Ward
Ryan Ward

I kinda see what you're getting at with that ranking but you're trying too hard in some aspects and not enough in others, it's specially noticeable in your "do's and dont's"
Sex fanservice or general pandering
Why care if it's there? as long as it doesn't hurt the gameplay and fits the themes of the game.
Excessive cinematics
You can just skip them in almost every case, they often provide a break from the action that actually helps the pacing of the gameplay, they aren't inherently bad and also how do you know when they're excesive and when not?
Casual gameplay
What the fuck do you mean by this? whether the game is played casualy or not depends on the player more often than not (unless we're talking about small phone games that are literally design to be played in short bursts)
I guess you meant depth but can't tell for sure since it doesn't show on your top picks
excessive DLC
As long as the base game isn't incomplete this isn't a problem.
trying to be mature
same as the first point
Game get penalized for the fanbase
Now that's just retarded.

I'm not even sure why I'm replying you seem to be set on your ways, anyway, have fun.

Adrian Wright
Adrian Wright

That might be relevant if it hadn't won the majority of gotys over any other game.

Noah Myers
Noah Myers

sooo tired of the combat is bad meme.

DS1 combat was fish for back stab
DS2 was okay
DS3 is shit

Jace Thompson
Jace Thompson

It's fun picking up string and wires because you might need them later

Nicholas Reed
Nicholas Reed

This list is so bad that I'll call bait.

Ryan Foster
Ryan Foster

Dark Souls Bogeymans.
.I died once during Baron because DM was a bit difficult at first. This tapered off quickly and the game was a cakewalk.

Easton Cook
Easton Cook

I legitimately died to fall damage more often than to monsters.

Zachary Lopez
Zachary Lopez

This
It's dlc won an award last year too
dlc beat entire fucking ganes

Luke Bennett
Luke Bennett

witcher 3 """""mods"""""

http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/3/?

Zachary Long
Zachary Long

sooo tired

Mason Martin
Mason Martin

Goalposts.
It's 100% relevant to the reply. Whoever posted it said it was goty because it won gotys, not because it won the majority of gotys. His point was collapsing before he even posted it.

Gavin Young
Gavin Young

Skyrim of the Year's DLC won GOTY too because there were no big muh epik adventures released in 2016

you know that it actually makes GOTY award look less relevant?

Adrian Reed
Adrian Reed

GOTY
everything is awful

Explain

Jacob Lee
Jacob Lee

it's another neo-/v/ thread hating on Witcher 3 while comparing it to genuine garbage like Dragon Age, Mass Effect or Skyrim and comparing it to games that are from a completely different genre like Dark Souls for whatever fucking reason while listing flaws that got modded out like 2 weeks after release

Hudson Reyes
Hudson Reyes

It's a simple detail, but it improves the game. Encumbrance in a game with this much worthless clutter is anti-fun.

Other neat QOL mods are auto-loot and auto-oil.

Dylan Mitchell
Dylan Mitchell

Why care if it's there? as long as it doesn't hurt the gameplay and fits the themes of the game
The problem is that it always does interfere, and the few examples where it doesn't are so minimal that it's not even worth mentioning. Take Uncharted for instance. "Diversity is more important than gameplay" says the devs, so what do they do? Add in a bunch of cutscenes where Drake gets beaten up by a strong womyn of color, because she's so independent! You know why I don't like that? Because it makes for terrible gameplay. She could've been a fun boss and had videogamey segments where you fight her, and that would've been fine. but as both of us can attest to, that's not what happened.

You can just skip them in almost every case,
Only when the game lets you skip them. If it's something that they wanna shove down your throat, you can bet they'll rip that option right from you. The stairway climbing scene from MGS3, every cinematic from FF10, the entirety of Pokemon Sun and Moon, you name it. They'll force you to sit through that cinematic garbage if they're pretentious enough to think that their story is that important.

What the fuck do you mean by this?
All I want is a game that isn't afraid to show me its nasty side. That can be as simple as optional difficultly modes. This is what I hate about Kirby for instance. No difficulty modes, but you have to go through the entire casual game before you're allowed something like the true arena. Heaven forbid you unlock it earlier than you're supposed to.

As long as the base game isn't incomplete this isn't a problem.
And games like FFXV prove that this is almost always the case.

same as the first point
Again, devs love to sacrfice gameplay and performance for graphics and mature blood and cgi special effects.

Now that's just retarded.
In fiarness, that's only for multiplayer games.

Tyler Myers
Tyler Myers

The fuck you're trying to show me here?

Bentley Perez
Bentley Perez

It's fun picking up string and wires because you might need them later.

Daniel Miller
Daniel Miller

I said it won an award, not goty.
Here's your (you)

Chase Gonzalez
Chase Gonzalez

lack of interesting ways to build your character
Sole reason why I haven't even tried to play one of these games yet.

Elijah Collins
Elijah Collins

Witcher was best when it was DARK and BROODY

You realize the entire point of the series, both book and game, is to make fun of that shit, right?
The books are literally just "Hey, remember Grimm's fairy tails? That shit was fucked up, right?" and the games do the same thing to LOTR and Game of Thrones.
And Witcher 3 is probably the most faithful to the books, and it's easily the silliest in the series

Carter Richardson
Carter Richardson

This, the books are even more lighthearted than the games overall (but of course they too have their dark moments).

Zachary Mitchell
Zachary Mitchell

tfw I found the combat fine and so do the other people I know
go on Sup Forums
so many people shitting on it for often retarded reasons

Elijah Gutierrez
Elijah Gutierrez

But the combat is bad, it's extremely shallow and repetitive, for example there's literally no difference between fighting a royal griffin and a wyvern.
Same with plague maiden and noonwraith for example, or any of the hags etc. Enemy variety and their attack options are extremely limited which makes for repetitive gameplay, which isn't helped by the fact all of the non-main story quests are essentialy talk to quest giver, use witcher sense to get to location without any effort and kill X or gather 10 bear asses.

Isaac Harris
Isaac Harris

I like a game so I need to shit on another game

Why is Sup Forums always like this?

I like Witcher 3 and Bloodborne equally, for separate reasons. Come at me bro.

Owen Thompson
Owen Thompson

Wow what a shocker that an industry that puts skyrim, dragon age, uncharted, the last of us, bioshock infinite, gone home, etc would put yet another garbage cinematic game with no gameplay worth a fuck on a pedestal!

I'm shocked!

Adam Nguyen
Adam Nguyen

y-you're just mad!

Henry Sanchez
Henry Sanchez

fuck off boogeyman, we're tried of your shit here. cmon witcherbros, lets report all these anti-goty losers in this thread!

Oliver Moore
Oliver Moore

Your entire fucking argument only works in the world inside your own head.

Take Uncharted for instance. "Diversity is more important than gameplay" says the devs
Never fucking happened.

Cameron Parker
Cameron Parker

shit combat
boring main story
muh ciri
huge and pretty but mostly empty world (copypasting the same five "activities" over and over is content guys i swear!!)
very few original side quests
batvision to win
muh books

Lincoln Collins
Lincoln Collins

Take Uncharted for instance. "Diversity is more important than gameplay"
Then take away points from the gameplay not being good, not from the things that suround it and may or may not have had something to do with the gameplay during development.

Only when the game lets you skip them
Agree, not all games let you skip them but you had Bayonetta listed in there and that one does let you skip all of its cutscenes

All I want is a game that isn't afraid to show me its nasty side
Okay, you wan't all games to be hard, I get it but don't agree, as long as a game is engaging, as in able to retain your attention while you play it, I'm fine with that, so for example I like Kirby but not musous.
I do enjoy a good challenge from a game but I don't think all games must have it.

And games like FFXV prove that this is almost always the case.
You said it, almost, then take away points to games that are incomplete rather than just games with a lot of DLC.
I think this was more of a wording issue.

Again, devs love to sacrfice gameplay and performance for graphics and mature blood and cgi special effects.
Again, take away points from the gameplay not being good.

In fiarness, that's only for multiplayer games.
Yeah, that's fair.

Mason Ross
Mason Ross

dragon age

Am I the only one that had a good laugh when that awful show gave the goty award to witcher 3 and witcher shills celebrated, yet just a year before when they were awarding inquisition instead the witcher shills were saying how awards don't matter and that it was likely paid for anyway?

And then you have stuff like those autistic collages of witcher awards everywhere.

Really activates my almonds.

Jackson Myers
Jackson Myers

I'm generally a fan on story-based RPGs, so for me it was the GOTY because nothing else that year came even close to having that amount of content, choices, atmosphere and generally quality of the game itself.

Henry Ramirez
Henry Ramirez

I'm not gonna say you're wrong with your examples, but your argument fits literally every single WRPG made in the last decade.

Sebastian Martinez
Sebastian Martinez

Explain
it was the best game of the year
the year's other offerings were found by consensus to be lesser

Joshua Adams
Joshua Adams

lie
lie
not an argument
lie
lie
solid argument
not an argument

And the webm proves nothing without showing the build, equipment and client version.

James Barnes
James Barnes

It's not awful. It's not great, but not awful.

Matthew Sanders
Matthew Sanders

game has average combat
but the atmosphere, sound, writing etc. is all very good
the game is justly rewarded by players and media alike for being a great game
go to Sup Forums
THE WORST GAMEPLAY IN THE HISTORY OF MAN OMG TRIGGERED

Isaac Nelson
Isaac Nelson

Witcher 3
game of the year

That's rich.

Henry Fisher
Henry Fisher

the thing you do most doesn't matter most

Durr. Also the story is a drag.

Ayden Green
Ayden Green

The stories and information posted here are artistic works of fiction and falsehood.
Only a fool would take anything posted here as fact.

Colton Sanchez
Colton Sanchez

It is rather sad, isn't it?

Brody Thompson
Brody Thompson

What I expected of CDPR, which is the one AAA company that loves to boast about how they are oh so different from the norm and how they are rebels and all that marketing propaganda bullshit they love to spin, was for them to have the backbone to actually deviate from the status quo of this industry by providing a game that doesn't hold your hand.

But instead we have a game where you just press a single button and see every single step you have to take and everything that is relevant in the scenario with a glowing red neon eyesore of an aura, while a journal updates in your face telling you again what to do and the minimap carefully outlines with little - - - - - - markings the exact line you have to walk in order to find your target. And it just so happens that every single fucking quest in this game is built around this awful modern gaming cancer mechanic so you can go from cutscene to cutscene to cutscene to cutscene and occasionally deal with this game's absolutely depthless combat and character customization with this glorified visual novel where the actual gameplay is a literal chore separating you from yet another cutscene.

Connor Cox
Connor Cox

no hardlock, even if you press the button it can easily get off if the monster dashes
True, especially when you're fighting foglets.

one way to play the game, combat is spammy as fuck
Having one way to play the game doesn't make the combat bad, just without variety. It is not particularly spammy and I have no idea what you mean by this. Regular mobs are dispatched with three or four hits, bosses and contract monsters obviously take more preparation.

enemies are mostly copypasted, all humans have the same moveset
Humans could have more variety, true. But monsters are diverse enough.

hitboxes are shit
Couldn't comment on that, haven't experienced any problems with it whatsoever.

movement is clunky as fuck both on k&m and on a pad
Absolutely fair. Accessing containers is a pain most of the time.

undodgeable attacks like wraith's lifedrain
That's it? The three illusion ghosts, which barely take a twentieth parth of your life if you're not a fool and knows that they dissolve to nothing if you as much as sneeze in their direction?

This is just a bunch of nitpicking, falsehood, and one instance of complaining because the game tickles you with scratch damage that could potentially kill you if you want to spend a year taking your time and admiring the scenery while fighting a freaking ghost.

Adrian Collins
Adrian Collins

Tried it, bland gameplay and so much filler content that burnt me out.

I swear it's praised more then deserved because of it's fanservice/waifu shit, Sup Forums eats that shit up

Juan Ross
Juan Ross

People who call the gameplay shit never played a game with really awful gameplay.

Wyatt Ward
Wyatt Ward

Gameplay is important. The gameplay in TW3 does not detract from the experience, even if it doesn't do much to stand out.

It's a great game. It's fine if someone doesn't like it, but that doesn't make it not a great game.

Lucas Rivera
Lucas Rivera

delet this

Carson Smith
Carson Smith

The combat is awful
Wrong.

Cooper Wood
Cooper Wood

I don't get why some anons laugh at it getting goty from spike, the only goty that really matters.
Would you honestly care if someone like IGN had a goty?
Do you think anyone cares if you have a goty?

Isaiah Clark
Isaiah Clark

Having one way to play the game doesn't make the combat bad, just without variety.

In a game that easily creeps up in the hundreds of hours of playtime. Yeah, totally not a problem at all.

Wyatt Lewis
Wyatt Lewis

Poland is 96% Catholic and still a shithole :)

Luke Stewart
Luke Stewart

so witchercucks are jews

Zachary Gutierrez
Zachary Gutierrez

You mean great like in "big"? Because I can't argue with that. But the combat is fucking awful and since it's your main way of interacting with the world it's what matters the most.

Brandon Lopez
Brandon Lopez

I'm sorry I have to be the one to break this to you.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/uncharted-dev-says-character-diversity-just-as-imp/1100-6441800/

Then take away points from the gameplay not being good
the gameplay not being good is a symptom of the problem. You have to find the cause to stop it for good, otherwise you're basically treating a cancer patient by buying them a wig.

Agree, not all games let you skip them but you had Bayonetta listed in there and that one does let you skip all of its cutscenes
Ah, but not all of them. The first game refused to let you skip the quick time events, which were basically one button press away from a cutscene, and the second had constant "cinematic" attacks ala the torture moves. You had to actively gimp yourself out of using them so you wouldn't be bored to death waiting for them to finish.

I do enjoy a good challenge from a game but I don't think all games must have it.
Again that's what difficulty modes were for. You could have your engaging moderate experience and I could have my limitations pushed to their limits, and neither one of us had to sacrifice anything for the other. It's a good system that was thrown away for being too "videogamey". Couldn't get that cinematic cred if the game wasn't on easy mode by default *coughTheLastOfUscough*.

You said it, almost, then take away points to games that are incomplete rather than just games with a lot of DLC.
I do my best to extrapolate, but honestly I've seen enough shady companies try to claim that they didn't chop out DLC to be sold as later, and their buggy, unfinished games attest to this. Even Nintendo, of all people, constantly rushes out their games to the point where they need day 1 patches just to work (Smash Brothers, Splatoon, Pokken Tournament).

Again, take away points from the gameplay not being good.
Like I said above, I do, but it's only a symptom. Unless I go after the source, the cancer will only spread.

Dylan Cook
Dylan Cook

Have you considered the possibility that the people playing these games are actually looking for the kinds of experiences these games provide, and if you've got a problem with an entire genre unilaterally, the problem isn't with the genre, it's you?

Sure, Witcher 3 doesn't have Metal Gear Rising Regengeance combat.

But neither do racing sims or puzzle games. That's not what we're here for.

Juan Brown
Juan Brown

all humans have the same moveset
That's just false. Shield bearers, club wielders, pikemen, hammer dudes; they all require a different approach.

Austin Brooks
Austin Brooks

are you forgetting the 50+ years of communism that ravaged eastern europe

Owen Adams
Owen Adams

If you want actually bad gameplay just try VTMB. I son't see you faggots shitting kn that game.

Eli Wright
Eli Wright

Or they're just being typical /v/irgin shitposters and shitposting it because it's popular.

The first Witcher game does not get shit on despite having terrible gameplay. The Witcher 2 barely gets shit on despite having worse gameplay than 3.

It's just people shitting on things because they're popular. Any other explanation is pretty much invalid.

Austin Hill
Austin Hill

the combat wasn't awful. it was OK on normal and pretty fun on higher difficulties if you made proper use of alchemy and signs.

witcher 3 is just an incredibly well rounded game. it doesn't do anything poorly. a much better GOTY contender than low effort shit like Skyrim anyway.

Robert Gutierrez
Robert Gutierrez

is there a new DLC coming out or something? Why are there so many threads about this game all of a sudden

Nathan Price
Nathan Price

Any day now

Christopher Sanchez
Christopher Sanchez

Just as important
more important than

I take it english isn't your first language

Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore

I'm just so fucking tired of these open world cinematic pieces of crap pandering to normies and their complete disregard for gameplay.

When will gaming be made great again?

John Jackson
John Jackson

It's a problem when you want to argue that the game only offers one way to tackle combat, which is through melee with the occasional simple spell or bomb. And that's a perfectly valid reason to not want to play it, if that's not your thing and you like other playstyles or with there was more weapon variety.

But if does nothing to prove that the combat system that IS provided is bad.

Aiden Morris
Aiden Morris

"""Diversity""" should be nowhere near as important as gameplay. That's the point I was trying to argue, while you fumbled about in the semantics.

Grayson Thompson
Grayson Thompson

found the noguns + nocelerity faggot

Brayden Myers
Brayden Myers

Bait.

Gabriel Butler
Gabriel Butler

fallout 4 winning any prizes

these "critics" are a joke

Aiden Bailey
Aiden Bailey

Unless I go after the source, the cancer will only spread.
So you think that by ranking the game lower because of pandering you're fighting the cancer?

Asher Hall
Asher Hall

It isn't fucking awful, quit exaggerating. Awful is like Superman 64. Actual BROKEN, unforgiveable mechanics.

TW3 is nothing like that. You could say it's boring, or repetitive, and that's fair, it's not for everyone. Flat out calling it SHIT AWFUL BAD OMG is just Sup Forums shitposting tier garbage.

James Moore
James Moore

That could be it, yeah.

I wish we came back to around 2011, when TW2 was just coming out, threads were only shat by butthurt biodrones, and we could discuss things without the constant hurr shitty combat

if you want shitty combat, go play Risen 2 or Bound by Flame

Jack Cox
Jack Cox

"""Diversity""" should be nowhere near as important as gameplay.

Then say that.
Don't put false words in your opponent's mouth, that's poor form.

If you have to make the subject of your argument appear worse than they already are, then your argument sucks.

Ethan Wood
Ethan Wood

Old and/or lesser known games always get a pass for shit combat on Sup Forums, and combat is the go-to complaint for people who most likely haven't even played the game. Not to say some games shouldn't get a pass, it's just hypocrisy overload when the combat in games like vtmb, morrowind, kotor, deus ex etc. are never mentioned.

Adrian Mitchell
Adrian Mitchell

IT's awful regardless of how you play it idiot fucker

Jordan Morris
Jordan Morris

It is not particularly spammy

Oh really? The character upgrading system allows you to upgrade either light or heavy attacks. You're either wasting ALL your points on offensive or you have to play pressing only one fucking button to actually do something.

Also unless you're fighting a human that you can parry (which is laughably easy) spamming the enemy to death is the only thing you can do. Sometimes you can even accidentally evade attacks by spamming because Geralt jumps all over the place while using light attacks.

But monsters are diverse enough.

Not really, after first 10 hours you're fighting reskinned Golems and Wraiths until the end of the game with some occasional minibosses (that get reused too in the lategame).

That's it? The three illusion ghosts, which barely take a twentieth parth of your life if you're not a fool and knows that they dissolve to nothing if you as much as sneeze in their direction?

No, they kill you really easily if you're playing on "Blood and Sweat" (I think that's how it's called) or Deathmarch.

This is just a bunch of nitpicking, falsehood
Yet you agreed three times, said "never happened to me" once and said that combat isn't spammy even though you have to upgrade either pressing one button or another in the upgrade tree and the amount of actions you can perform during combat is so fucking thin that attacking and dodging is the only thing you can do while fighting a monster.

Also you agreed about the movement. Is critcizing the terribly clunky movement in this game that actually caused me to die more because of ladders and drops than to monsters on my deathmarch playthrough "nitpicking"?

You know, when an Action RPG has a BIG problem with it's movement I think there's a problem.

Kevin Cooper
Kevin Cooper

DELET THIS
rEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Kevin Richardson
Kevin Richardson

it's fun picking up string and wires because you might need it later.

Gavin Ortiz
Gavin Ortiz

or Two Worlds.

And I still fucking enjoy that game!

Yeah, TORtanic boned this board hard. Now anything with a touch of hype or excitement behind it is just going to be shitposted to death by faggots.

Nolan Diaz
Nolan Diaz

Well what else does the genre offer if it isn't going to offer compelling gameplay?
In most cases the story is almost literally written by a novelist hack who couldn't make it with an actual book and the graphics aren't even remotely amazing to look at. (taking Bioware as example which is by many considered one of the flagship studios in the RPG genre)

It is entirely too possible that I just got too picky for RPGs but I miss the days of isometric rpgs that had the same cheesy writing but could actually present/deliver it in a fascinating and fun manner. And to be clear, I am not saying I did not enjoy Witcher 3, but it felt lacking in the gameplay department and it feels to me like too many people who play games are satisfied with subpar products when it seems entirely possible to develop top notch game if you don't spend half the budget on marketing.

Henry Turner
Henry Turner

Not the combat, the whole movement system was console trash with a huge fucking lag between animations and overall low responsiveness. Even after they patched it with the "alternative movement" option it still feels shitty. It was made for fucking retards with an analog stick.

Tyler Bennett
Tyler Bennett

spamming the enemy to death is the only thing you can do
Or you could use signs for variety, instead of just spamming lmb and crying about no other option to deal with enemies

Caleb Morris
Caleb Morris

Like the other guy already said. The combat is spammy as fuck, the AI is ultra fucking bad, there's fuckall enemy variation and you beat 99% of them doing the exact same shit but then there is a wraith and you're forced to cast yrden arbitrarily, the game is easily broken right off the get go from OP as fuck shit like Quen that easily mistakes every single possible mistake you could make, stamina management is literally non-existant, the difficulty is laughable precisely because the AI is extremely poor and higher difficulties just make enemies become damage sponges while they still behave like retards, there is FUCKALL character evolution in this game because all the upgrades are mostly negligible at the very best, the hitboxes are poor, controls are stiff and clunky, it's filled to the brim with atrocious animations where you just press a button and you're forced to watch geralt do a stupid spin, the softlock that makes the garbage controls feel even more clunky and unresponsive, etc etc.

If you can't see how all of these make this game's combat bad then you're just choosing arbitrarily to disregard everything. CDPR didn't even fucking try when they made this game. The people who actually carried the whole thing on their backs were the writers and that's literally it. You take away the cutscenes from this game and you're left with a single player mmo with level scalled loot and gianormous land of copypasted trash mobs that never drop a single thing worth a single fuck.

Mason Brooks
Mason Brooks

/v/ is all the same person with the same opinion

Elijah Smith
Elijah Smith

Making a game harder or easier is not as simple as slapping a difficulty selection at the start that increases damage taken, that can be done but is not only lazy but also meaningless, an actual difficulty change requires either the game being build with that in mind or designing an almost completely new game on top of the original difficulty.

Nicholas Cook
Nicholas Cook

By knowing the source of the gameplay's woes, I know how best to figure out an algorithm that tells me what games will be bad, and what games will be good. Even if not a single soul listens, I'll have the knowledge that I didn't get suckered in.

Semantics aside, my argument still stands.

Juan Rodriguez
Juan Rodriguez

you hate it because it's popular

you are shit and nothing of quality will or (should) ever be made with you in mind

Chase Murphy
Chase Murphy

The first Witcher game does not get shit on despite having terrible gameplay
Witcher 1 would be shit on much more if it was ever discussed. The gameplay was so shit I dropped it right after fucking ciri, deleted it, and hid it and w2 so I'd never have to look at it again.
There was literally no combat in the combat. When you see someone you choose a fighting style and weapon, which btw is not nearly as tactical as witcherfags would have you believe, and you go up to the enemy and auto lock on into a rythym mini game.
It doesn't even make sense. Every fight is just
walk towards enemy
hold left click
click 2 more times with the beat
win
It was mind-numbingly boring. I regret actually taking the time to get through the opening.

Camden Jenkins
Camden Jenkins

Oh yeah, stunning or setting your enemy on fire before you spam him to death is a really good tactic.

Or I can just hold the button and try using the flamethrower, which is definitely a really effective way to take down late game health sponges

Colton Ramirez
Colton Ramirez

The combat is awful
Explain

Sure, there might be a few op "exploit" ways of fighting, but in general - if you play fair, the mechanics are pretty solid and fun

Hudson Rivera
Hudson Rivera

Right now I'm playing Fable 3, as shit as it is because I'm in that drought of third person rpg with choices. As easy as it is, at times I can still enjoy it somewhat. Sure it's not a great game, though.

I actually have Two Worlds 2 somewhere in my house, I bought it for cheap somewhere, not even sure where. Had some fun with it for a while but quit in that japanese-looking area.

Any other third person rpgs that aren't very popular, user? I need them.

Juan Wright
Juan Wright

Wow thanks for your insightful revelation that I hate that these garbage non-games are popular and taking this piss poor excuse of a hobby to an even shittier direction, mister pseudo-intellectual.

Now go play some assassin's creed with your epic QTEs so you don't pop a vein.

Parker Johnson
Parker Johnson

It was shit before that too though

Xavier Nelson
Xavier Nelson

Your argument sucks because you're implying the implementation of character skins is just as resource intensive as the gameplay, which is pattently false.

And your example of Uncharted 4 sucks, because outside the Kotaku echo chamber, that character was criticized to hell and back.

Matthew Brown
Matthew Brown

combat gets easier as you level up and upgrade your skills

Woooow

Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee

Get gud at combat.

Brayden Bell
Brayden Bell

Where did I imply that?

What I said about Igni is sarcasm, standing in place and pressing down the button is absolutely useless and some enemies are resistant to fire.

Parker Young
Parker Young

booted up just then lads. it's good stay mad

Henry Parker
Henry Parker

Because it did a lot of things right.

Hunter Smith
Hunter Smith

Play Gothic I and II if you want to be anally punished so hard that Souls games look like a walk in the park by comparison.

Really good games.

Camden Rivera
Camden Rivera

Explain, with actual words, HOW the combat was awful. Because i thought it was far far to easy except on death march.

Wyatt Morales
Wyatt Morales

Found the noguns + nocelerity faggot, again.
I played through the game a week or two ago and, aside from the ending, the combat was a blast. With high enough celerity and good enough guns (most guns past santa monica) it becomes a first person max payne.
I get what you are saying though. The combat is trash without that.

Daniel Turner
Daniel Turner

You implied that with the flamethrower, and then backed off saying it was sarcastic.

I mean, I'm not sure what did you expect and how you would want this to look. It's fine as it is, nothing exceptional, just serviceable.

Ian Turner
Ian Turner

Start reading books
Blood of Elves
Triss trying so hard to get that D

Holy shit no wonder Geralt ends up with her in the first two games, that was the perfect chance for her to steal him

Easton Mitchell
Easton Mitchell

combat is too easy and boring
HUR DURR GIT GUDxDDD

Justin Hughes
Justin Hughes

implying anybody plays those games for their amazing combat
Those games are almost untouchable when it comes to criticism because of their writing/settings or them fulfilling a very small niche, like vtmb letting you be an actual fleshed out vampire that isn't a side feature that only offers minimal ingame advantages and no impact on story.

Many modern RPGs get rightfully shat on because they don't offer good gameplay nor do they offer good story/setting that doesn't feel extremely generic, ME sequels come to mind as a prime example.

Caleb Hernandez
Caleb Hernandez

I'm polish, Gothic 1 and 2 are my favourite games of all time, user.

Any other ideas? I feel like I played them all, at least when it comes to non-weeb stuff.

2bh I find the books rather average, sometimes there's way too much muh mage politics and not enough Geralt doing shit with Jaskier.

Season of Storms is surprisingly good, though.

Hunter Reyes
Hunter Reyes

Your argument sucks because you're implying the implementation of character skins is just as resource intensive as the gameplay, which is pattently false.
Oh, is it wrong? Because when you're wasting time making reskins, you're not spending time making actual gameplay content. Valve should've been the quintessential example of this little practice. It got worse when the community started making the cosmetics, and Valve STILL took their sweet time with new updates to their games. I don't complain much since they're usually free, but it still leaves me with a sour taste in my mouth because every update makes their games slightly less stable.

outside the Kotaku echo chamber, that character was criticized to hell and back.
The metacritic score would argue otherwise.

Leo Miller
Leo Miller

that barrel thrown straight up

I love this game, but I also love TW3.

Thomas Martin
Thomas Martin

No, they kill you really easily if you're playing on "Blood and Sweat" (I think that's how it's called) or Deathmarch.
Couldn't at all comment on Death March, but I do play on Blood and Sweat [I don't remember the name either actually...] and it's not easy to die to it. In fact I think you need to be actively trying to.

Also just because I agree with multiple of the complaints that does not necessarily mean I'm agreeing that they are deal breakers for the combat. Movement IS quite bad but from experience it's something that has always been more of a problem outside of combat than in it.

Also I don't know what to tell you about the spamming part, I don't quite know what you're trying to say. I have upgraded strong attacks, true, but that's basically it and fast attacks are still effective enough just by virtue of using the proper oils, mutagens and the occasional bomb during fights.

there is FUCKALL character evolution in this game because all the upgrades are mostly negligible at the very best
Now this is indeed a thing. The only actual upgrade I can think of that's a real game changer is the one that allows you to parry arrows mid-flight. And maybe some of the alternate sign modes I guess.

If you can't see how all of these make this game's combat bad then you're just choosing arbitrarily to disregard everything.
Or maybe the problem is that I have actually played games with bad combat back in the day so I preface every judgement I make about a game with "is this as bad as Mortal Kombat Special Forces or the Fifth Element game?"
I wouldn't paint Witcher combat as exceptional, just as perfectly functional, not bad or unbearable as much of the board seems to think.

Wyatt Baker
Wyatt Baker

Divinity II is right up your alley, user. A bit clunky, good atmosphere, no one cares about it, actually kinda fun.

Joseph Jones
Joseph Jones

So from that standard, what you're saying is that the witcher gets a pass as well.

Parker Jenkins
Parker Jenkins

I've played some trash games, I played garbage like Superman 64 back when it came out and I still think Witcher 3 has poor gameplay.

Bentley Foster
Bentley Foster

press x 10 times on easy
press x 100 times on hard

C A S U A L S

Jaxon Ward
Jaxon Ward

"pick up all this junk from every barrel/box you find

Do you realize that you don't actually HAVE TO do that?

also, it's fun picking up string and wires because you might need it later.

also, kill yourself.

Juan Brooks
Juan Brooks

Really wasnt a fan of the game. The combat was utter shit and seeing as I wasnt invested into the story I didnt see a reason to not return it. Why was my horse lodged into a tree half of the fucking game?

Luis Scott
Luis Scott

Too reductive. On higher difficulties, you die much easier, so this is actually a terrible explanation.

It just makes alchemy and signs a lot more important.

Christian Carter
Christian Carter

Nigga I primaliy used guns and it's fucking unsatisfying to play. Please don't compare it to actually good games like max payne.

Julian Sanders
Julian Sanders

Are you trying to imply combat isn't easy in Dark messiah?

Zachary Harris
Zachary Harris

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Mason Howard
Mason Howard

Max Payne is in my top ten games of all time. not that user, btw. I just really fucking love Max Payne.

Aaron Rogers
Aaron Rogers

Not sure how I never played that, thanks user.

I did play Divine Divinity ages ago, though.

Carter Gonzalez
Carter Gonzalez

backed off saying it was sarcastic
(...), which is definitely a really effective way to take down late game health sponges

How can you not get it? It's sarcastic as fuck, I said
hold the button and *try* to use the flamethrower, which is *definitely* a *really effective* way of dealing with late game health sponges
while talking about a fucking sign that does almost nothing and was nerfed after the release of the game. I also mentioned health sponges while talking about it. Have you tried taking down a boss with Igni?

Are you retarded?

actively trying to

Not really, after finishing all the quests in White Orchard you're around level 2 and the Noonwraith has a higher level than you. The fight takes a long time and the enemy has a couple of occasions to use that attack on you.

Movement IS quite bad but from experience it's something that has always been more of a problem outside of combat than in it.

The only reason why it doesn't make the game literally unplayable is that Geralt jumps forward everytime he attacks an enemy. Movement is absolutely terrible if you try to actually move around instead of spamming attacks.

I don't quite know what you're trying to say
I don't quite know what you're trying to say by saying that you can either upgrade light or heavy attacks which means that you're upgrading pressing a fucking button, which doesn't change anything other than damage you do and doesn't encourage you to do anything other than just pressing the button that makes Geralt perform either light or heavy attack

Okay

David Bennett
David Bennett

I'm sorry user, " Too reductive " is an incomplete sentence, and your second post has one too many commas. Please finish high school level english class.

Hunter Baker
Hunter Baker

I don't quite know what you're trying to say by saying that you can either upgrade light or heavy attacks which means that you're upgrading pressing a fucking button, which doesn't change anything other than damage you do and doesn't encourage you to do anything other than just pressing the button that makes Geralt perform either light or heavy attack
Ah, I get it now, my apologies. It's basically the same complaing about upgrading that the other user had. Yeah, that's valid.

Anthony Ward
Anthony Ward

greentext a shit argument
get told
pick on grammar of the post rather than address the content

Okay.

Austin Thomas
Austin Thomas

Witcher 3 gets a pass from me personally because for once I can actually stomach the story and lore without stopping every 10 minutes to tell myself that things some characters do make absolutely zero sense story-wise. That and the fact that compared to most modern RPGs it has amazing animations and cutscenes.

Jose Hill
Jose Hill

no, hes implying that saying "git gud" in response to somebody saying something is too easy is fucking retarded.

Robert Ortiz
Robert Ortiz

Too reductive is a complete sentence, you drooling fucking retard. Learn basic English.

Alexander King
Alexander King

No problem. The opening is a bit slow, but it's worth it.

Daniel Parker
Daniel Parker

Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative viewpoints by actively suppressing dissenting viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences.

Groupthink requires individuals to avoid raising controversial issues or alternative solutions, and there is loss of individual creativity, uniqueness and independent thinking. The dysfunctional group dynamics of the "ingroup" produces an "illusion of invulnerability" (an inflated certainty that the right decision has been made). Thus the "ingroup" significantly overrates its own abilities in decision-making and significantly underrates the abilities of its opponents (the "outgroup"). Furthermore, groupthink can produce dehumanizing actions against the "outgroup".

Antecedent factors such as group cohesiveness, faulty group structure, and situational context (e.g., community panic) play into the likelihood of whether or not groupthink will impact the decision-making process.

Jackson Adams
Jackson Adams

It doesn't have a subject or a verb. So no, it's not a complete sentence.

Alexander Cox
Alexander Cox

What do you even consider a good game? You are bunch of utter fags.

Tyler Young
Tyler Young

GAMEPLAY RANKINGS OF THE WITCHER SERIES:
W3> W1> W2

STORY RANKINGS OF THE WITCHER SERIES:
W1>W3>W2

OVERALL RANKINGS OF THE WITCHER SERIES:
W3> W1> W2

Anyone who likes Witcher 2 has shit taste.

Jackson Butler
Jackson Butler

I remember when the game was first released and a bunch of people were shitting themselves over how difficult Death March was. Even without Quen, it's hardly challenging

Luke Harris
Luke Harris

I like all three, but your final ranking is correct.

Jeremiah Clark
Jeremiah Clark

Gonna remember that, thanks again.

Have you ever tried kingdoms of amalur? I never could get into it for some reason.

Lucas Ross
Lucas Ross

w1 gameplay
not being last
literally the only reason to play w1 is to get the story firsthand and to collect the wymyn cards.
That or being a masochist and punishing yourself.

Ayden Bell
Ayden Bell

I did.

I wanted to like it, but something about it just felt really shit. I can't even put my finger on it.

Some games are just like that.

Aiden Bennett
Aiden Bennett

FUCKALL character evolution in this game because all the upgrades are mostly negligible at the very best
I don't understand this one bit. The upgrades you're referring to I assume to mean the character abilities. Many of the abilities seem fairly inconsequential by themselves but when you start to really use all the pieces together, it adds up to some pretty powerful enhancements. Stacking buffs that increase your damage by more than double it's standard output on top of nearly guaranteed critical hits and added effects is one of the most satisfying things I've felt in a video game.

Granted, you absolutely need to be playing on Death March for any of that to even matter but the game still offers a number of very rewarding ways to approach combat. The combat doesn't have the complexity of Devil May Cry if that's what people are trying to compare it to but it's a different approach altogether. I personally don't enjoy DMC's style of combat at all but I recognize that it's not catered to me.

If you want to bitch about shallow combat, glance over at FFXV...

Chase Cooper
Chase Cooper

GOTYAY
Combat is awful

I see no problem here OP.

Owen Thomas
Owen Thomas

Oh yeah, it isn't third person, but Arx Fatalis seems like something you might enjoy as well.

Daniel Green
Daniel Green

I think it's shit too, put deus ex and morrowind there too, overrrated storyshit games.

Aaron Gonzalez
Aaron Gonzalez

The game rewards preparing for a fight the most, not to mention it's the only game in the series where Aard is the best sign.

Logan Harris
Logan Harris

I felt like this game had reverse diffiiculty on deathmarch. When I first started I died before realizing not to parry or block against beast after learning that and some other basics the game became fairly easy. By the time I had established a build (combat magic mix) it was a cakewalk.

Blake James
Blake James

le servicable gameplay
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Noah Gutierrez
Noah Gutierrez

I had the same feeling, and worst thing is I come back to it giving the game another go once in a while, and then drop it after some time.

I think the world had something to do with it, for me. I enjoyed the shit out of Teeth of Naros DLC though, it's set in some ancient Greece/Olympus shit.

Hudson Gomez
Hudson Gomez

Did you read your own article? It says most issues that plagues Morrowind are technical ones that aren't really relevant today.

Jaxson Reyes
Jaxson Reyes

The combat is awful
Explain.

Sebastian Reyes
Sebastian Reyes

t. doesn't know how to press alt or right click or use potions or concoctions
FPBP

Jace Nguyen
Jace Nguyen

Combat is bad because I am used to action rpgs and hack and slash

Colton Hill
Colton Hill

good story and art design

have you ever played the first? it has the worst combat of any game ever made.

Jonathan Fisher
Jonathan Fisher

it's fun picking up string and wires because you might need it later.

Robert Sullivan
Robert Sullivan

combat is only bad if you compare it to games with good combat

Hudson Moore
Hudson Moore

I like the story of 2 the most. 1 is way too disjointed, easily losing the overall structure, and 3 last arc being influenced by simplified politics and near black/white characters drag it down. 2 has a good blend of intricate politics, mystery and grey morality spread across its story line.

Eli Morris
Eli Morris

Isn't that from the same guys who made Dark Messiah, or am I thinking about something else?

Joseph Fisher
Joseph Fisher

On higher difficulties, you die much easier
Sure, but the combat is the same. You just mash light attack a little less, and press the I'm invincible button a lot more. Also you use quen for that one free hit, so you can mash a bit more.

Liam Perez
Liam Perez

HAHDHASJHDAHHAHAA lol

Gothic is easy as fuck and you can break it in 2 minutes.

Chase Morales
Chase Morales

Yeah, it's an Arkane game. If you play it, you'll need to get the Arx Libertatis mod as vanilla Arx does not play well on modern hardware/OS

The mod is just to make it work on modern systems, support high res, etc. It doesn't change the gameplay or anything.

Evan Jenkins
Evan Jenkins

all these wrong opinions

Isaac Kelly
Isaac Kelly

Spamming A is good combat
Missing your Donte user?

Christian Price
Christian Price

Well, I don't know how. hell, I tweaked the cfg files just so I could hotkey healing items instead of using the clunky real time menus and I still got fucked up all the time in those games, particularly 2.

Caleb Young
Caleb Young

The depth and variety is there if you chose to pursue it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9hDNpmHzWU

Cameron Lopez
Cameron Lopez

I actually wanted to try this game out but forgot about doing it, may as well try and get it now, thanks.

And I'm on windows 7 64bit, not sure if that's "modern" enough

Blake Collins
Blake Collins

You're right for the most part. I picked up the Witcher series on the Winter Sale, all DLC included and I've played through 1 and 2, currently playing through the 3rd. Just gave my rankings up there while it's still fresh in my mind.

Xavier Campbell
Xavier Campbell

Pretty sure it didn't work right on W7, but you should probably get the Arx Libertatis mod regardless. It just makes everything smoother without touching assets or gameplay.

Henry Rivera
Henry Rivera

Hey, Windws 7 is currently the best on the market. 8 and 10 are meme operating systems.

Christopher Thomas
Christopher Thomas

Not the other user but my game lags like crazy whenever i look at a torch with Libertatis. Do you have anything ?

Connor Smith
Connor Smith

Not sure what would cause that. I didn't have a single problem with Libertatis and I can't find anything on google about this problem either.

Damn. Sorry user.

Joseph Morales
Joseph Morales

Dang. Thanks anyway.

Connor Jackson
Connor Jackson

I wanted to like it, but something about it just felt really shit. I can't even put my finger on it.

Kingdoms of Amalur was a theme park. The world was designed like a theme park instead of a world where people actually lived. People were designed the same way.

The entire game played like it was inside an animatronic Disney ride.

Ryan Flores
Ryan Flores

Seems like a good explanation. I do remember it feel like one long corridor. Sure, it branched, but it was just a series of corridors with bad guys here and there.

Joshua Lee
Joshua Lee

witcher 3's combat sucks because it's too easy!
VTMB's combat is awesome because it's so easy!

Jaxon Flores
Jaxon Flores

What RPGs have better combat?

Jackson Lopez
Jackson Lopez

My problem with the combat system is how you move and attack, and how the weapons work. A DPS will have the same move set, dodge abilities and signs as a tank, or a character based around signs or alchemy. I started the game and went signs/quick attacks only for the most of the game, than I respeced and put all of my points into alchemy. The game still felt basically the same, whereas in something like Dark Souls or Dragon's Dogma, every weapon and every class plays and feels different. A heavy motherfucker with a giant sword will play different than a fast motherfucker with a dagger and a bow.

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