Originally Posted by wiretripped
Got a brand new computer for Christmas, so finally spun up that one game I had been waiting to play until my system could handle it: The Witcher 3.
I feel like I only just started it, and yet according to GOG Galaxy I'm already 70+ hours in, and I feel like I only barely scratched the surface. So that's a good thing, right? And yet, I can't help but feel slightly disappointed after all the hype. It's a pretty game (though not as awesomesauce as I was expecting), but the exploration (or lack thereof) and lack of meaningful loot (yuck for level-gated gear) waters the entire experience down. I disabled the markers on the map, but still, now I find myself running from peasant to strumpet to ensure I don't miss a quest.
Don't get me wrong, it's a good game, but it could be better; as an "action-RPG", it definitely doesn't dethrone Gothic 2 imho.
As for positives so far, story and atmosphere are top notch, and I am loving the quests. Then again, I am a sucker for this sort of setting: gritty, morally grey with lots of political intrigue.
I've only just made it to Novigrad, so I am curious to see how the story develops. Speaking of Novigrad, damn, as far as a city in a game goes, it's probably one of the best and most realistic I've seen.