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The Witcher 3 GOTY Edition

Discussion in 'CD Projekt Red' started by Infinitron, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Goldschmidt Learned

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    So I grabbed this on GOG for 10 bucks cuz it is Christmas sales. I already complain to myself ever buying it. Controls are total crap and the game reeks like a console port. How this got so overhyped, is beyond me. But I guess it has nude Jennifer and cute Siri.
     
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  2. hivemind Cipher Patron Pretty Princess

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    redpill me on whether i should buy this for a replay or just play risen 2
     
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  3. Yosharian Magister

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    Make sure you play with the W3EE mod
     
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  4. AwesomeButton Personally falsified the US election results Patron

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    If you like interactive movies, watch a few trailers and make a decision whether you will like the story. In terms of challenge the vanilla game doesn't offer anything, so it's a storyfag game.

    If you actually want challenging combat and something closer to an RPG with interconnected and interacting systems of combat, character buildup and crafting, you need something called "Witcher 3 Enhanced Edition" mod. It's an overhaul that brings the game into RPG territory.
     
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  5. hivemind Cipher Patron Pretty Princess

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    i already played it once and i cant use mods

    whhich means rip i guess
     
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  7. adddeed Erudite Possibly Retarded

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    Purely from a gameplay standpoint i had way more fun with Risen 2.
    As a whole however Witcher 3 is well worth a play.
     
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    You have it on console? It's dirt cheap for PC and the modded playthrough is worth it, just saying.
     
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  9. moon knight Matt7895's alt

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    What are the best itemization mods? I don't want like gold spawning in peasants houses
     
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  10. Old Hans Cipher

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    I forget the name, but there is a mod on the Nexus that removes all lootable boxes, so you dont find a bags of priceless jewels in every peasant house.
     
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  11. hivemind Cipher Patron Pretty Princess

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    i am playing through cloud services so i cant install mods locally and the poles didnt give it workshop
     
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    The EE mod also removes most random loot.
     
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  13. moon knight Matt7895's alt

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    The EE is a bloated mess and conflicts with lots of other mods, like Primer. Thank you for the answer, tho.
     
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    I turn off all the essential needs stuff, but other than that, I keep everything at defaults and I feel happy.

    The biggest downside is that when all systems start to actually matter, preparation for quests and maintenance takes more time and your playthrough goes slower. There is also an element of grinding involved in order to level up the skills.

    Trying to use the EE with other mods is fabulously optimistic. I like it because it doesn't need other mods.
     
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  15. Chippy Arcane

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    Most of my time on the Codex is bitching about W3, so I'm not gonna break the habit. Here's another example of bad decision making that I can spot: why does Geralt counter an enemy attack by kicking the enemy to the ground, and then having to step forwad to stab the enemy on the ground?. Because if you're facing more than 1 enemy, the other guy(s) always get a free shot on Geralt.

    So CDProjekt sat there and said: "Lets frustrate the player (by making our broken comabt more realistic, instead of just giving them a pass) by ensuring that the counter attack leaves Geralt open to enemy attacks from all sides."

    My memories a bit hazy on how counterattacks worked in Assassins Creed, LOTR: Shadow Of Mordor, and Batman Arkham Asylum. But I'm 90% sure they didn't do that with counters.

    Why not just: counterattack > cut enemy's head off?. Or maybe do something with the 'RPG' systems so that Geralt kicks them at a lower level, and and moves up to slicing a throat or decapitation at higher ones.

    It's stuff like this that makes the game feel like a shit job.
     
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  16. Perkel Arcane

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    weeeell shieeeeeet

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  17. Tyrr Educated

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    HAHA
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  18. Manjuice Nutella Arcane

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    And the next best thing about delevelling is that starting cover armor is all-around useful, instead of dumping it after 2 hours and having to look like a retard for 60% of the game (there were also Witcher sets but you looked like a hobo in them, until the last tiers that is.)
     
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  19. Yosharian Magister

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    A bloated mess? Uhh no
     
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  20. Manjuice Nutella Arcane

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    It is fucking brutal tho on that highest difficulty, ironically called "Normal" lmao. It's like Bloodborne on amphetamine, except with no i-frames.

    I thnk I had to restart a fight with Ekimma like 50 times (!!!) and most of it was Geralt being stuck on walls and between candles with no space to maneuver, or getting hit by attacks which often clearly did not connect. "Big" monsters are even worse in that regard.
     
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    If you mean the Ekimmara that you find from investigating the ghouls, that combat is incredibly annoying because of the dead bodies and debris that can block you. I ended up cheesing it by hiding near the doorway through which I enter the room and after a while combat state would end and I would be able to make a savegame, autosave or manual.
     
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  22. Manjuice Nutella Arcane

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    I mean the Ekimma(ra? in English) that is a requirement to obtain the blueprints for a Basic Tier of Griffin Armo, here:



    The most problematic thing was that, instead of attacking me, the vampire was running around, half of the time getting stuck on walls and candles. Or me, with the Ekimma at 20% hp :lol: and when he was looking at it, sometimes decided to do some wide swipe etc, that was, welll...

    One way or another, this mod is truly the most amazing thing since sliced bread.
     
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  23. Old Hans Cipher

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    the AI sucks no matter what variables people try to change. The werewolf is another one where something happens when hits a certain % of it's health and it stops aggroing and runs around in circles.
     
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  24. ekrolo2 Learned

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    Does EE let you customize enemy health and such? Every video using it I see has damage sponges that refuse to die in less then half an hour of wailing at them.
     
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  25. Perkel Arcane

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    yes both enemies and you, also damage output for both enemies and you in simple sliders.
     
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