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This. Here's hoping future content is a bit longer as well. Hearts of Stone was good, but I finished it in under 12 hours.
If i remember right the second DLC should be quite a bit bigger. Price wise it makes sense as well, pass costs 30 and the first dlc alone is 10.
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Not holding out for Fallout 4 being a miracle. It'll still be good, but nothing exceptional.

This is typical Bethesda, the release game will be good and modders will end up making it amazing.

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Rocket League should have won innovation of the year

I agree and disagree. The game is fresh and fun without a doubt but mot sure how innovative it is. The game is very simplistic, lacks any depth and is at best a fun hour before you want to move to something else. Oh you come back for another hour later but it does not sustain.

It is a great snack but does not replace a real meal.
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Well deserved if you ask me. One of the few games this year that really delivered. Even tough i havn't finished it yet because i lost interest after a while.

Says it all right there. "Deserved it, but I couldn't finish it yet"

There are three games I have played recently from start to finish that I never wanted to put down until I finished them: Last of Us, Brothers: Tale of two sons and Beyond Two souls. All the other games I've played I've finished in a week or two. It's been Months since release, if it hasn't gripped you enough to keep you playing to find out "What happens next" then it wasn't deserving.

For me, this political thriller isn't worthy. Simply because the release was, dare I say, on par with Watch dogs for crappyness. Granted CDPR have fixed and tuned it but it took them nigh on 2 months to do that, even then they pretty much had no choice because they admitted that they spent everything on the game. The nearest comparison to a "great" PC game this year -is- GTA V and that was not only a flawless launch and a much, much better console port than this -but- also updated the game consistantly.

I still think it's only because all the kiddies that drink energy drinks get to be an emo, scar-faced "monster hunter" that sleeps with everyone and they get to see Bewbs. tongue.gif

but that is personal opinion..
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Well-deserved win. Played it through on both PC and XBOne - excellent graphics/visuals (FO4 will definitely not be able to match that), excellent music (especially in Skellige area), excellent storytelling, actually fun "mini-game", relatively bug-free (absolutely nothing game-breaking that I could notice) gameplay on the very first day of the release. Pity that they didn't manage to "finish" the game's story properly (especially the Triss' romance option) but even the current ending is infinitely times better than whatever crap EA put into ME3 wink.gif
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Says it all right there. "Deserved it, but I couldn't finish it yet"

There are three games I have played recently from start to finish that I never wanted to put down until I finished them: Last of Us, Brothers: Tale of two sons and Beyond Two souls. All the other games I've played I've finished in a week or two. It's been Months since release, if it hasn't gripped you enough to keep you playing to find out "What happens next" then it wasn't deserving.

For me, this political thriller isn't worthy. Simply because the release was, dare I say, on par with Watch dogs for crappyness. Granted CDPR have fixed and tuned it but it took them nigh on 2 months to do that, even then they pretty much had no choice because they admitted that they spent everything on the game. The nearest comparison to a "great" PC game this year -is- GTA V and that was not only a flawless launch and a much, much better console port than this -but- also updated the game consistantly.

I still think it's only because all the kiddies that drink energy drinks get to be an emo, scar-faced "monster hunter" that sleeps with everyone and they get to see Bewbs. tongue.gif

but that is personal opinion..
Comparing witcher to gta is silly.
Rockstar had a ton more money at their disposal than cdpr. And, witcher 3 was the studios third game, how many games has rockstar put out?
For how new and smaller cdpr is, I think they did a phenomenal job on witcher 3. Also, consider that this is cdprs first major game, not many played the first, and I'm sure the second wasn't well publicized aside from people who had played the first.
Of course a studio with more than double the amount of games is going to have a more polished launch.
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Says it all right there. "Deserved it, but I couldn't finish it yet"

There are three games I have played recently from start to finish that I never wanted to put down until I finished them: Last of Us, Brothers: Tale of two sons and Beyond Two souls. All the other games I've played I've finished in a week or two. It's been Months since release, if it hasn't gripped you enough to keep you playing to find out "What happens next" then it wasn't deserving.

For me, this political thriller isn't worthy. Simply because the release was, dare I say, on par with Watch dogs for crappyness. Granted CDPR have fixed and tuned it but it took them nigh on 2 months to do that,
even then they pretty much had no choice because they admitted that they spent everything on the game. The nearest comparison to a "great" PC game this year -is- GTA V and that was not only a flawless launch and a much, much better console port than this -but- also updated the game consistantly.

I still think it's only because all the kiddies that drink energy drinks get to be an emo, scar-faced "monster hunter" that sleeps with everyone and they get to see Bewbs. tongue.gif

but that is personal opinion..

A couple things. A port released on launch should never be compared to GTA5. It took 1 A YEAR AND A HALF after the console release to come to the PC. If it wasn't the best thing ever it would be downright shameful, they had more than enough time.

Witcher 3 had a good launch, the only thing being bad was the performance of hairworks feature, comparing it anything close to watchdogs is hilarious.

Your whole argument fell apart because you had to add that 1 line where you basically insult the whole playerbase of the game not to mention insult the game itself.
Yes it had boobs, it also had an interesting story and quests, good characters, a really cool world to explore, a ton of monsters to fight and much much more.
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Depends on how you look at it.

Received a graphical downgrade and lied about it, banned users from their forums if they even spoke about it. Brought out PR that it wasn't downgraded and then admitted 2 weeks later that it was. Withheld reveiw copies and didn't let anyone see it until release and EVEN THEN it was in a piddle-poor state that no one could get higher than 30 FPS on the game lets not forget the brilliantly crap balancing between difficulty levels and massively. huge. empty "open world".

From a personal stantpoint they lied on several points including it being an "Open world game" which it's nothing more than several areas strung together with load screens, unlike truer open-world games which are one big area with several smaller maps / dungeons. I didn't find the game all that interesting, infact I thought it was some-what of a mysnomer. Playing a monster-hunter that doesn't really do much monster hunting but deals with humans more whilst not "choosing sides" but being the lap-dog of lords.

I would've thought that GTA V got the most titles as it's a much more polished game which had more effort spent on it, I can't help but feel that because this game has gratuitous T&A and was released later in the year people had forgotten about Rockstars game.

Also annoys me that they do these awards before the year is up. Games released between now and next year will be largely forgotten because people think of the year as starting in January, another feeling of "Lets praise CDPR and TW3 before Fallout hits".

I really don't think this game is deserving of the praise it gets, don't get me wrong it isn't a bad game by any stretch of the imagination but not worthy of so many awards.. than again looking down the list it is litterally nothing more than a popularity contest and probably rigged at that.

Bolded is exactly why I haven't picked the game up yet, been sitting on the side lines watching how the release turned out. From what I've seen GTA V has been a much more polished and well working game. I haven't bought it yet as I don't agree with the Rockstar DRM and will wait for it to hit $10 and under.


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Says it all right there. "Deserved it, but I couldn't finish it yet"

There are three games I have played recently from start to finish that I never wanted to put down until I finished them: Last of Us, Brothers: Tale of two sons and Beyond Two souls. All the other games I've played I've finished in a week or two. It's been Months since release, if it hasn't gripped you enough to keep you playing to find out "What happens next" then it wasn't deserving.

For me, this political thriller isn't worthy. Simply because the release was, dare I say, on par with Watch dogs for crappyness. Granted CDPR have fixed and tuned it but it took them nigh on 2 months to do that, even then they pretty much had no choice because they admitted that they spent everything on the game. The nearest comparison to a "great" PC game this year -is- GTA V and that was not only a flawless launch and a much, much better console port than this -but- also updated the game consistantly.

I still think it's only because all the kiddies that drink energy drinks get to be an emo, scar-faced "monster hunter" that sleeps with everyone and they get to see Bewbs. tongue.gif

but that is personal opinion..

Pretty much what I've seen, patch after patch to fix the game, no wonder it was dubbed The Glitcher 3. Last major update was what 10GBs? That's un excusable if you're having to push updates that large to fix your game after release. No thanks I'll wait for the enhanced edition with all the issues fixed and DLC included.


Edit: I remembered back when I got Witcher 2, there was a bug that kept you from progressing in the game in the Vergen Beseiged quest which it wouldn't let you interact with the gear to progress. Took 2 months for them to release a patch to fix it so I could progress in the game, yeah their track record isn't that great with me.


Edited by XAslanX - 10/31/15 at 9:58pm
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oh the bloody baron quest line messed me up for a good couple of days...I did not expect it to end like that.
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Bolded is exactly why I haven't picked the game up yet, been sitting on the side lines watching how the release turned out. From what I've seen GTA V has been a much more polished and well working game. I haven't bought it yet as I don't agree with the Rockstar DRM and will wait for it to hit $10 and under.
Pretty much what I've seen, patch after patch to fix the game, no wonder it was dubbed The Glitcher 3. Last major update was what 10GBs? That's un excusable if you're having to push updates that large to fix your game after release. No thanks I'll wait for the enhanced edition with all the issues fixed and DLC included.


Edit: I remembered back when I got Witcher 2, there was a bug that kept you from progressing in the game in the Vergen Beseiged quest which it wouldn't let you interact with the gear to progress. Took 2 months for them to release a patch to fix it so I could progress in the game, yeah their track record isn't that great with me.


Graphical Downgrade:

The trailer had a Filter on it which was making people's eyes hurt after an hour or so, so they dropped it. This was stated many months by the devs before the release. That exact filter is available on the Nexus as we speak.
The water had was nerfed because it caused massive framerate drops (worse than Hairworks). You can go into the INI files in the past, however, I think it's the regular settings now and crank it up to the trailer settings. Tried it, and took it off almost instantly due to the 20+ FPS loss.

With the vast amount of changes that can be made to the game, right now you can easily make witcher 3 look way better than it did in the demo. You just need 4 T-X gpu's and a 5960X CPU to get it to playable.

That last 10gb patch wasn't just the patch. It also was also loading the resources for the Expansion that was coming out a couple days later, and added a butt load more conversations to the game between Trish and Yennifer. Also they had to make a lot of changes to the game in order to facilitate the inclusion of modding textures in the Redkit.

The grass and textures downgrade? existed only on that one magical screenshot pre-release, not on the actual game.
I've played the game twice and the expansion once. First time through a few, unimportant bugs. Second time and expac I have yet to find a bug.

Honestly, aside from GTA V, I thought Witcher 3 had one of the cleanest launches in the last year. The rapid patches didn't fix huge swaths of things. Basically they had two teams for it. one team would try and fix any bug that could be completed in short order, while more in depth bugs got sent to team 2. Then when they had 4 or 5 ready, Boom Patch!.... 4 days later when 4 or 5 more ready, boom patch! I prefer it this way. You may like waiting around a month for one big cumulative patch, but I personally like have the fix there from the word go. A lot of these "bugs" are completely silly things too like "I beat quest X and it hasn't been moved out of my active quests log to the completed quest log"

And seriously, the Bloody Baron quest chain may well be the best done section of a game in history. I was more moved emotionally for that bit than I ever was for any movie or game. You will cry while doing the baron quest. maybe more than once. Didn't cry at my grandparents funeral, didn't cry when my best friend got married, but I was sobbing in that chain.


I can definintely say with 100% confidence you will by no means be upset with the Witcher 3.

Oh and on the bugs and glitches, that's the Xbone and PS4 versions. The PC version was in way better condition on launch and any problems that arose on PC were almost immediately patched and fixed. So yes, CDPR placed priority on the PC version over the Xbone and PS4. Plus it has drowners and bewbs biggrin.gif
post #50 of 92
Honesty really shallow to keep attacking a game of this scale for downgrading visuals. Some of the footage being compared was so much so alpha that it was even prior to the game design taking a turn to full open environments. It actually looks stunning at times. Does make me chuckle when apparent established members of a PC community take such pedantic and entitled standpoints on a developer delivering such a great product.

"It's the principle"

"They shouldn't have shown it like that in the first place"


Comments like these are harder to not role ones eyes at compared to maybe "It's unoptimised" "I have to run at medium on my 780 Ti".


Very hard for me personally to give anyone the time of day who feels that way given I've put 150 hours into it and there are still things I want to do in the game. And people wonder why we're always normally the least important...I couldn't possibly imagine why.
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