Originally Posted by XAslanX
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.
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