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Before I play the second one, I wanted to beat the first.
That might not happen because.... I just can't get the game to play/work properly. Constant glitches ruin the game and all of its greatness.

Combat is extremely wonky. Sometimes it works, others it doesn't. I can't hit enemies sometimes without having to change my style other wise the enemy just says "DODGE DODGE DODGE" to infinity. Sometimes I get stuck and can't move or hit anything and I'm not stunned either. Certain combat potions like the one that slows down enemies but not you actually glitches and slows down the game time in its entirety making the game unplayable.

It also feels like the difficulty JUMPS depending on how the game loads lol A fight will be super easy or super difficult even if its the same damn scene just reloaded from a save data. I've been stuck on parts for several tries, only to finish it within 30 seconds going "what the hell just happened?"

Then NPCs critical to the mission are constantly moving around, never appearing where they should. And when they do, they sometimes don't work. I was just doing the mission Gold Rush where you go into the bank, for the life of me I could not get Sigfried to fight alongside me. It was damn near impossible to do it correctly without him. Even then, the game wouldn't allow me to finish the mission because he would tell me to go on without him, but I couldn't without beating all the enemies. Then the cutscene in the basement gets all screwed up and the enemies would kill me mid cutscene out of my control. Whats worse is that when the mission is over, you have to go back to the main guy inside the bank. Well, the bank was still locked as if I hadn't beat the mission! Reload again and repeat all the insanely hard battles alone and glitched.

I just want to finish it, but I cant with this insanely difficult setup they have.
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It took me 3 years to finally go back and finish it last month and I can tell you that it is worth finishing for the last few hours but ymmv on the rest of it ie. Act 2 which I really hated. It will get better after Act 2.
Yes, there is one potion that has an annoying effect but it really does help you. Also, you do have to be aware of fighting styles, this is a normal part of the game. Some enemies will dodge Strong attacks, correct, so you have to switch. I was a bit annoyed at the pause right before the game understood you wanted to change. Are you patched up? I would assume if it's steam then your good. But save frequently, I had a few issues and one corrupted save. I had 13gb of saves by the end I think. It may go better if you don't feel hurried. I also had W2 ready but after playing the first, needed a break from it.
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I just played the Witcher 1 for the first this year and enjoyed quite a bit. I don't remember many glitches but I did have a hard time meeting up with one NPC (witch was just a side mission). Always read what time you are supposed to meet the characters they tend to show up at either 12pm, 6pm, 12am, or 6am (when you go to meditate the should be the four ends of your "compass")
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I could never beat that game.
I loved it SOOOO much but the interface was horrific.
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