Sir Hodor Dec 9, 2013 @ 6:26am
Combat Gameplay
anyone else think the combat in this game is absolute rubbish?
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Mari Dec 9, 2013 @ 10:58am 
I too found it to be very confusing at the beginning of the game, but after a while got used to it. The trick is to not "button mash", but follow the right rhythm to deliver blows.
spderweb Dec 9, 2013 @ 4:59pm 
it took a while to get used to, but i've mostly got it down now. I havn't started oiling my swords yet though. and i keep forgetting to drink the swallow potion BEFORE combat.
Romuhousu Dec 10, 2013 @ 7:18am 
Originally posted by Mari:
I too found it to be very confusing at the beginning of the game, but after a while got used to it. The trick is to not "button mash", but follow the right rhythm to deliver blows.

This is why I prefer this combat style to generic button mashing like Skyrim for instance. Love TES games to death, but my god, the melee combat bores me to tears. At least in TW you're always on your toes when fighting. It can be pretty clunky though. TW2 combat was a big improvement (in my opinion).
Berdfess Dec 10, 2013 @ 9:33am 
Yea, I kept starting up the game, playing through first few hours then uninstalling it and after a few play attempts like that I just read the books instead. Thought I'd grin through the game just so I wouldn't be lost in Witcher 2's story, but the books paint a clear picture on who Geralt is and the world he's in, then I wikipedia'd the Witcher 1's story and went straight to WItcher 2. Love the lore and mythos of Witcher stuff, just can't stand the gameplay of first game.
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DesperagoN Dec 10, 2013 @ 2:50pm 
it disturbes me too, but i think i get used to it! anyway i was to play the 2nd game more but i think that i will have to end the 1st to understand the story
Tobias Dec 12, 2013 @ 9:18am 
There's a mod called Full Combat Rebalance on moddb which is highly recommended.
Blu Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:01am 
Initial combat is very confusing (and boring) and takes practise to get used to. However, as the story goes, sword skills improve as you distribute talents (on combat styles) and Geralt performes nice sword play, thus making combat more attractive.
Finally, I had the same feeling at the beginning: boring cr4p, stupid combat mechanics, etc and I wanted to uninstall the effin' game, but I gave it a 2nd chance and am now actually loving it.

Give it a chance ;)
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