Originally Posted by Superplush
From a personal standpoint a big immersion breaker is this insistence on having splatter on the screen. Nothing brings you out of the game than the reminder that it's like looking through a camera lens!
Whilst we differ on the combat, IMHO of 15 hours playing .. it's hack and slash. I have no need to do anything other than that and the odd roll. You might say I'm bad at combat but if I survive and everyone dies, isn't that the point of fighting ? Just like in The Witcher 1 where all you needed was 1 sword style and you could "win the game". Well if I just need to push "Attack" and "Roll" why do I need to learn moves, stances, alchemy or anything else? It's a failing of the game to not push people to change their tactics. We're all creatures of habit and we fall into patterns of whatever works. It works for me, why do I need to change it ? If I do it's just more work on my end for the same result, really?
Now ... I know we have our own opinions and you are perfectly entitled to say and play what you want. However, out of curiosity sake and I would like to point out through the heartlessness of the internet that I don't mean anything disparagingly about it. Why do you play "deep" rpg's like TW3 if all you want to do is go from A to B and not forage around and explore. For me it is the complete antithesis of an RPG; to be linear and focused.
I am curious Edo.
Maybe I suck at too much rolling/not fast enough to dodge but even playing this on normal at level 10, its either I drag out a fight using the hack and slash and roll tactics or I get creative and mix in a bomb/a blinding bomb/AARD/IGNI and get the damn fight done fast enough and feel empowered. Doing normal mundane hack and slash is too boring.
Its just like Oblivion actually or any RPG for that matter. You can either just hack you way or mix it up. Except for me and this game, I just cannot do normal hack and slash. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I am playing with a controller but its quicker and MORE FUN to mix it up. And thats just on normal for me. I would hate to want to fight using hack and slash on higher difficulties.
You always fight groups of enemies that i just don't see how you can hack and slash without running away and back. On Normal my enemies surround me and attack me at different intervals that I find hack and slash uneffective. Thats why I found his review bizzarre....But maybe again its easier to just hack and slash with a mouse and keyboard. in that case I'll say try it with a controller or remap your keys
As for the GPS issue. I said it multiple times that I free roam but also like to get to my mission when I don't want to waste time looking for it.
As for the AI, I havent seen what he's talking about yet and I mean it. Most games enemies don't chase you around forever unless its part of the mission. what I have seen few times is one or two of my enemies not turning around fast enough to fight meEdited by edo101 - 5/22/15 at 10:35am