Posted: July 1
Bought this one on sale (after buying Witcher 2 on sale) so that I can have a greater perspective on the lore of the two games.
Storytelling is excellent, this is what made me stick to the game despite the cons
Combat is easy so you can focus on the story, for some people this is a con. Big enemy = strong style. Small = fast style. More than 2? = group style. Though sometimes, a group is overpowered (you progressed too quick) or a certain boss hits hard, the next Pro comes to action.
Alchemy defines witchers. This is another factor that made me stick to this game. Being able to use potions / oils (didnt use bombs) to give yourself an unfair advantage over opponents is very satisfying. Though if you are diligent enough in learning formulas & actually using the potions, the final boss will be so easy (could be a con)
Pacing sucks. Game time should be half or a third of the real game time. I get stuck on chapter 2 every playthrough I do (I did around 3-5 and I stop at chapter 2 every time, until I managed to finish the game on my last run). Chapter 3 or 4 onwards, the game gets better and more interesting. Chapter 2's endless running back and forth made me bored to death.
Walking everywhere sucks. Fast travel ruins immersion, but couldn't Geralt have a horse or something?
Crashes sometimes on my laptop, need to save often
Unusual bug where you can get stuck in combat mode and there are no more enemies to fight.
Highly recommended for RPG fans. This will definitely make your standard on RPGs much higher moving forward. Auto buy if on sale. Now, time to tackle Witcher 2 (combat is so much harder).