Dragons Dogma has interesting premise but story is weak. the strength of the game is on its combat. if you love job system with flashy skill, like to roaming around while encounter monster and fight them, the game perfect for you.I've been meaning to play Dragon's Dogma. While I've heard the combat is great, I've also heard the story is very weak. And I'm huge on story. I'll probably eventually check it out.
The horse sucks, yes. I thought it was just me as I tend to hate horses in all games. I hated using the horse in BoTW too. The horse is fine in Witcher 3 as long as you stick to the roads. Once I leave the roads its a nightmare. As such, I also spend the majority of the game on foot.
idk why games have so much trouble providing a horse that feels good to ride. Character movement is great for me, surprising how terrible horse movement is.
I don't think I've ever heard anyone clear all the question marks in Skellige considering they're almost entirely just pointless loot.The Witcher 3 and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag are the only two open world games where I methodically cleared the entire map question mark by question mark because I didn't want it to ever end.
I found out the best way to play this, is on hard because then all the potions, signs and stuff are needed and the combat becomes so much more engaging.Not going to lie, I jumped onto the bandwagon after giving the Netflix show a try.
I originally didn't like it, but the show ended up growing on me. It's not amazing or anything, but by the end of season 1 I was totally invested. After finishing season 2 I decided to give the games a go.
I beat The Witcher 2 last week. Game was great. Story was excellent. Not much to say other than I had a blast playing it. Think I spent about 40 hours to beat it?
Decided to pick up The Witcher 3 GOTY edition after beating it and holy shit. I'll get this part of the way: The Witcher 3 is likely the best video game I've ever played.
I say likely because I'm still in the first chapter. I'm about 40 hours in and only just recently got to Novigrad.
This game has, by far, the best side quests I've ever experienced in a game. The fact that they are optional and so easy to overlook is almost criminal. This actually brings me to one of my first criticisms (actually, only real criticism of the game). The side quests are so, so, so good and so rich in story I went out of my way to do every single side quest I found. I made a habit out of not skipping them because I'll pick up a seemingly random, unimportant contract only to run into fuckingas part of the quest. The problem is, if you do the side quests you'll quickly over level yourself. If you take a break from the side quests to focus on the main story, you'll quickly over level yourself making the side quests only reward 1 xp. This is a fairly minor criticism as I believe you can remedy this by increasing the difficulty which reduces XP reward. I'll definitely be doing this in NG+.Letho
I hear that some people aren't a fan of the combat system. I don't really get this criticism. It's definitely a noticeable improvement from The Witcher 2 and I find it very enjoyable. There are so many different sorts of monsters each with unique attacks. The combat feels responsive and makes each battle feel engaging. I like that you can choose how much you want to invest in signs/magic and have a viable build either way.
The level of detail in the open world is astounding. I gave up on AC: Valhalla like 40 hours into it. Despite finding the world beautiful, it just left me with no real compelling reason to explore it. After a while it just became a bore. I'm only 40 hours in but am having an amazing time exploring the world. If something looks cool, odds are you will have a highly rewarding experience if you simply go explore it. Whether it be a hidden treasure or trigger some side quest.
Dialogue is amazing, story is amazing although I will say the side quests hugely help here and provide more than a enough filler where the main story may be lacking.
I actually enjoyed Cyberpunk. It was my first CD Projekt Red game and I didn't get why people set their expectations so high. I get it now. While I find Cyberpunk enjoyable. it's not even in the same universe as The Witcher 3.
My only dilemma now is whether to continue to take my time as I've been doing or beat it a little faster than I originally planned so I can replay it on NG+.
If this game does eventually get a significant next gen upgrade, then just wow. The game looks stunning already tbh.
Sorry if I seem to be rambling. The Witcher 2 was like $3 and The Witcher 3 GOTY was like $9 when I bought them a couple weeks ago on the XSX. Definitely the best money I've ever spent on a game ever.
This is likely the best game I've ever played in my entire life. I actually took a break from it and didn't play yesterday because I don't want the experience to ever end. Can't remember last time I felt this way playing a game.
CP 2077 is pretty close, believe it or notThis thread dragged me back in. I can never seem to get more than 1 hour at a time playing, but when I get on a tear I'll play it every day for weeks as time permits. Stays in your head between sessions, too.
This week I'm just running around clearing question marks off the map. I'm mostly doing guarded treasures and monster nests, things like that.
When I do come across a legit side quest it is an absolute pleasure! This game's side quests really make me wish there were more RPGs as ambitious as this one.
What RPGs since TW3 are in the same league?
I enjoy the combat system. Felt like a badass opening up the bestiary, preparing yourself. Oils & buffs. Sign use. Feels great when you put together a battle plan and then execute it.I don't get why people don't like the combat either. It just seems to be an opinion that people like to parrot without giving any reasons. I thought it was smooth and fun, nicely animated, skillful.
I think I did more than 350 missions over 412, I probably miss something in those parts where you can't go back. I did everything I wanted to do, except an important mission I skipped where you have the chance to kill Radovid, because I choose to brake the Dijkstrka bones in the sauna and probably other reasons during the game . I appreciate the main quest's finale but despite was good it wasn't the best one for me, better in Blood and Wine.
Decisions during gameplay can actually change the course of the events, sometimes in little parts, sometimes in big, they really did an incredible job in this aspect, probably the game is still unmatched, surely it is for me.
Troussand is what Hyrule should be in a Zelda game. I was in Lake Garda this summer, and I felt I was in the game (except the game was inspired by some french area, but France and Italy are very similar).
This is likely the best game I've ever played in my entire life.
Take your time with the game. To increase your immersion, turn off "question marks" on the map, which will make exploration and encountering content more organic.
I also highly recommend the expansions. Since you've got the GOTY edition, you will eventually get to them. So savour them.
If you're on PC, you can set custom controller shortcut buttons via various apps.
You can turn the question marks on after you've finished exploring the zone organically. Best of both worlds!
The default is on. I said in my recommendation to turn them off for better immersion.
That's alright. You don't have to play that way. But it might work for OP, like it does for me and others.