Witcher 3

  1. Bugg

    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    So I'm finally nearing the end of this experience. I say 'experience' because, for me, that's what it's been - it's been so immersive and I've become so invested in the characters that it's felt like more than a game. I wasn't intending to play the Blood & Wine expansion for a while yet - I was holding off, playing other stuff in the meanwhile, because I didn't want this to end. But then I bought a new graphics card a few weeks back and loaded the game up for the first time in a while just to see what it looked like. A few minutes of wandering around led me to my one remaining quest, 'Envoys, Wineboys', and next thing I knew I was off to Toussaint and not looking back.

    Over forty hours later and it's almost over. I'm level 53, I've beaten the big bad and am putting off finishing the main quest whilst I mop up some contracts and treasure hunts. I got the Manticore Armour set a couple of days ago and decided to try out a new build using the Euphoria mutation and a couple more Alchemy skills (Protective Coating and Endure Pain - makes Geralt an absolute beast). It's the most powerful build I've had yet - completely OP, tbh. Not much point at the end, possibly, but I'm planning on taking it into New Game+ and giving it a, ahem, whirl.

    So I've gone from not wanting it to end to 'can't wait to begin it again'. Can't wait to make different choices, find quests I missed, get all those Gwent cards, possibly get the best ending, and maybe - just maybe - not stuff up Geralt's love life again :whistle: :ninja:

    Or maybe I should, you know, get a life instead :D
     
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    thaddeus6th Well-Known Member

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    Still haven't got the expansion yet.

    It is, however, a tremendously good game. Don't know about others, but I usually have a couple of generation-defining videogames, and this is one of them for the PS4 era.
     
  3. Bugg

    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    You really, really should - it's on sale quite often these days. Blood & Wine on its own has a better story and more content than most triple-A games. It's almost a full-blown sequel, like having a Witcher 4 in all but name.
     
  4. Bugg

    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    Aaaaand finished :cool:

    I feel bereft - farewell Geralt and Ciri, it's been so much fun. What am I going to do now?? :(

    Oh yeah - New Game+ :ROFLMAO:
     
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    One day, Bugg. Probably remember when I have a PS6.

    Also, Cyberpunk 2077 will probably have some announcement or other at E3, which is only a few days away.
     
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    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    Yeah. The response from the wider community seems to be that hacking is dickish generally, but doing it to CD Projekt Red in particular smacks of hitting one of the best-engaged and most pro-consumer developers there is.
     
  8. Bugg

    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    I may have started NG+ on Death March. Also with a few mods, like the HD Re-worked and Nitpickers ones. Already killed the griffin and moved on to Velen :ninja:
     
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    Ah. I'm just a console peasant, so no mods for me.

    *tills field and hopes the harvest is good this year*
     
  10. Bugg

    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    There are a lot of mods that interest me but really only a handful that I use. The aforementioned HD Reworked is excellent. The Nitpickers one I haven't even noticed (which is probably the intention!). I have one that shows the names of all the potions and decoctions on the inventory screen, which makes them a lot quicker to find.

    I was messing around with reshades and lighting mods yesterday, which looked great out in the open but made interiors impossibly dark (realistic, maybe, but not exactly practical), so those got dumped pretty quickly!
     
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    thaddeus6th Well-Known Member

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    The only real problem I have with The Witcher 3 is that it makes my (old, fat) PS4 scream like a damned jet engine.

    *sighs* I have atrocious console timing. Seriously, next generation, wait until I buy one, then wait six months more and the better, slimmer model will come out.
     
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    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    Found this interesting. Things could've been quite different if the first game had gone down this path.

     
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    That's an interesting alternative. I wonder if the next Witcher game will feature a defined character, or we'll make our own.
     
  14. Bugg

    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    Love this! :love: Especially Roach's appearance at the end :D

     
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    There are no more witcher games coming - even if the end of Blood and Wine doesn't make that abundantly clear the developers have been pretty candid about it. I loved this series so hard and have pretty much done every side quest and ever gwent card, every race, every fight. It's amazing.
     
  16. Bugg

    Bugg A Lerxst in Wonderland

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    They've sent out some mixed messages, to be fair. One minute they say it's the last one, then they qualify it and say it's the last one about Geralt, but they may return to the Witcher universe at some point in the future.

    I'm really excited to see what they do with Cyberpunk 2077 now, though.
     
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    Bugg, that's what I'd heard too. Ciri or Make-Your-Own-Witcher is possible.
     
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