The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming

The Witcher Facebook page announces that the final piece of free DLC for The Witcher III: Wild Hunt will be a new Game+ mode (thanks Eurogamer), confirming a rumor based text strings discovered in the RPG sequel. Word is this won't make it out this week, however:
Already finished The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt multiple times? We’ve got something coming up…

New Game+, the final DLC, is on the way and, of course, it’s completely FREE!

Stay tuned for more info regarding the release. It won’t happen this week though - we need a little bit more time to finish it.
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Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming
Jul 30, 2015, 11:00
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Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming Jul 30, 2015, 11:00
Jul 30, 2015, 11:00
 
born2expire wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 03:38:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 01:49:
Techie714 © wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 19:04:
I agree with many of you, it's an outstanding game but man if you want to finish it all I hope you have like 500+ hours...LOL
143 hours on my first playthrough and that was completing all the side quests, witcher contracts, and treasure hunts. That didn't include exploring everything though, probably another 30+ hours just for that.

i did it all in 142hours to be excat, so many of ? are a waste of time, and lots of them you cant get to until you do the quest attached to it.

Many of them can only be found by running across them accidentally. Just exploring reveals more quests that you wouldn't have otherwise known about. Inconsequential, sure, but still fun, to me.


Krovven wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 00:57:
So much content I'm in no hurry to rush through the game. I'll probably be playing it off and on all year. No problem with that. Ironically, after trying the new movement system I quickly switched back to the default.

I haven't noticed any difference. I'm still not sure how the new movement system changes anything...
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Jul 29, 2015, 00:57
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Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming Jul 29, 2015, 00:57
Jul 29, 2015, 00:57
 
So much content I'm in no hurry to rush through the game. I'll probably be playing it off and on all year. No problem with that. Ironically, after trying the new movement system I quickly switched back to the default.
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Jul 28, 2015, 11:09
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Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming Jul 28, 2015, 11:09
Jul 28, 2015, 11:09
 
Linthat22 wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 01:50:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 20:32:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 20:07:
But whoever the fuck is playing these games for the gameplay is doing it wrong anyway. You play these games for Geralt, Triss, Dandelion, Zoltan and all other memorable characters like Letho, the Sorceresses or Iorveth and Roche, the (fuckable) chicks, the quests, the story, the choices, the consequences, the exploration and all that good shit.
You just have to learn to ignore the bad shit like the combat, the boss fights, that asshole of a horse, the floaty movement, poor controls etc.

This is why I think these games are great, years from now when people ask me which RPG games I liked the best. I'll say MASS EFFECT, WITCHER SERIES.

Why? Well not because they had amazing combat systems or bug-less well polished perfectly balanced games.

It'll be because they told wicked stories.

While I agree, the combat shouldn't make the game a chore and pull you out of the game. For me Witcher 1's combat was designed for PC and from there they consolized it. I hated having buy an Xbox controller to play Witcher 2 in order for the game to be playable.

This tells me you never read the books. The books focus on interpersonal relationships and BATTLE - using signs and potions.

It is funny to read through all of the "I hate this and that" when all they want to do as one poster mentioned is play as Batman or (insert AC character here) and block everything and counter and combo 173 hits.

The game forces you to be knowledgeable about your enemy. If you choose not to do that - well....this game was never for you. Put it on panzi easy and button mash away.

GoTY.
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Jul 28, 2015, 07:25
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Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming Jul 28, 2015, 07:25
Jul 28, 2015, 07:25
 
Couldn't have said it better myself. It's one of my arguments about too much content. Another argument is the fact that you can only track ONE quest at the time, and that was just horrible in more ways than one. Horrible because as you selected a quest, you couldn't see where it was unless you painstakingly opened the map after selecting it; and horrible because you probably passed 20 other active quests as you headed toward the one you were tracking. It was a huge pain that kept nagging at me the entire time.

Disable POI markers and stop whining about getting too much content. Every game should aspire to have the kind of content this game does and the same breadth. You can only track one quest at a time because they want you to focus, not try to complete everything just because. If you have completion OCD then that's your problem, not theirs.

This is the best game I've played in forever but it figures people will find anything to whine about.
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Jul 28, 2015, 04:58
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Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming Jul 28, 2015, 04:58
Jul 28, 2015, 04:58
NKD
 
Not sure I have the time right now to play this game, but hopefully soon. I want to go back through the first two again since it's been a while.
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Jul 28, 2015, 03:38
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Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming Jul 28, 2015, 03:38
Jul 28, 2015, 03:38
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 01:49:
Techie714 © wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 19:04:
I agree with many of you, it's an outstanding game but man if you want to finish it all I hope you have like 500+ hours...LOL
143 hours on my first playthrough and that was completing all the side quests, witcher contracts, and treasure hunts. That didn't include exploring everything though, probably another 30+ hours just for that.

i did it all in 142hours to be excat, so many of ? are a waste of time, and lots of them you cant get to until you do the quest attached to it.
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Jul 28, 2015, 02:18
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Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming Jul 28, 2015, 02:18
Jul 28, 2015, 02:18
 
I mostly enjoyed this game for the fantastic worldbuilding, atmosphere, characters, and awesome multiple branch quests. I really hated W1 (it felt like a glorified action adventure game) and never even bothered with W2, but something about this third part pulled me in even from the early gameplay videos. It truly felt like a whole package. I don't usually enjoy RPGs where you play as one set character, W3 is one of the exceptions to the rule. It has it's faults, the combat system is servicable at best and really HUH? at worst, and Im not sure the replayability will be there, but IMO it's one of the best games I have played of the past decade. I hope CDProject RED create another game in this world (using this engine) where Geralt is one of the NPCs, and you get to play a brand new character (and class) of your choosing, however they will need to work on their rules and subsystems to get that right....
I have a nifty blue line!
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Jul 28, 2015, 01:50
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Jul 28, 2015, 01:50
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 20:32:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 20:07:
But whoever the fuck is playing these games for the gameplay is doing it wrong anyway. You play these games for Geralt, Triss, Dandelion, Zoltan and all other memorable characters like Letho, the Sorceresses or Iorveth and Roche, the (fuckable) chicks, the quests, the story, the choices, the consequences, the exploration and all that good shit.
You just have to learn to ignore the bad shit like the combat, the boss fights, that asshole of a horse, the floaty movement, poor controls etc.

This is why I think these games are great, years from now when people ask me which RPG games I liked the best. I'll say MASS EFFECT, WITCHER SERIES.

Why? Well not because they had amazing combat systems or bug-less well polished perfectly balanced games.

It'll be because they told wicked stories.

While I agree, the combat shouldn't make the game a chore and pull you out of the game. For me Witcher 1's combat was designed for PC and from there they consolized it. I hated having buy an Xbox controller to play Witcher 2 in order for the game to be playable.
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Jul 28, 2015, 01:49
 
Techie714 © wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 19:04:
I agree with many of you, it's an outstanding game but man if you want to finish it all I hope you have like 500+ hours...LOL
143 hours on my first playthrough and that was completing all the side quests, witcher contracts, and treasure hunts. That didn't include exploring everything though, probably another 30+ hours just for that.
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Jul 28, 2015, 01:47
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Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming Jul 28, 2015, 01:47
Jul 28, 2015, 01:47
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 22:24:
Cutter wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 19:13:
ItBurn wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 18:18:
I realize I go way against the grain, but I think a lot of people aren't rational when it comes to The Witcher and CD Projekt. It's still a very good game, but I could write a document about all the problems it has. And I might :p

Not so. Many of us didn't like the first 2 games and loved the third. It is, in my opinion, one of the best games ever made bar none. And no, you couldn't write a document about all the problems it has because it doesn't. And you won't.

Now I have to

On another note, about the "too much content" argument, I don't think it's a case of too much content. The problem is how the content is presented. In Skyrim for example, there's a ton of content and it's never "too much". The problem with Witcher 3 is that the content is pushed into your face as soon as possible and you clearly know where it is at all times. You quest list becomes massive really fast because of the flashing job boards that you feel obligated to click on. Having these hundreds of quests makes you stressed about completing them, especially since if you wait too long, some quests will no longer give you worthwhile rewards. It's just stressful and unpleasant. You eventually get tired of the game before completing it because you've pretty much done everything.

I guess this is going to be a paragraph in my document :p

Couldn't have said it better myself. It's one of my arguments about too much content. Another argument is the fact that you can only track ONE quest at the time, and that was just horrible in more ways than one. Horrible because as you selected a quest, you couldn't see where it was unless you painstakingly opened the map after selecting it; and horrible because you probably passed 20 other active quests as you headed toward the one you were tracking. It was a huge pain that kept nagging at me the entire time.

Finally, I got absolutely sick and tired of it. This was when I had finally beat the completionist in me as I towered LEVELS above the required level for the main quest and decided tk head to Skellige. As I head toward Novigrad to get to a ship, I ran past a barn by pure chance. In the barn sat LETHO and he had an awesome quest that had me make an awesome decision that would change a huge part of an outcome in the game. Result? The completionist in me woke up and never went back to sleep again. In short: the result of that meant I basically played the rest of the game in silent uncertainty and torture -- never knowing if I was skipping some fundamental sidequest that should've really been marked as part of the mainquest.
"F!#& YOU, MISSILE!"
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Jul 28, 2015, 01:16
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Jul 28, 2015, 01:16
 
The game is a massive achievement in my view, and i've thoroughly enjoyed my 100+ hours with it. Although I agree 100% with the complaints of clunkiness and combat.

I appreciate CDPR for their ongoing support, the DLC, their communication, and treating their customer base like adults.

If other publishers gave half the shit CDPR does about their own work, games like Batman Arkham Knight wouldn't still be sitting in my list waiting for a patch that's months off.
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Jul 28, 2015, 00:34
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Jul 28, 2015, 00:34
 PHJF
 
Game is still $30 on GMG
Steam + PSN: PHJF
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Jul 27, 2015, 22:53
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Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming Jul 27, 2015, 22:53
Jul 27, 2015, 22:53
 
It's "New Game+", not "Game+"

That aside, I'm not sure what the point of this is. You only have 12 skill slots and those will all be filled by the time you beat the game. After that, leveling is pretty pointless because you won't be able to use any new skills that you unlock.

I guess you could reset your skill assignments and try different builds, but you could do that in the first playthrough as well.

On another note, about the "too much content" argument, I don't think it's a case of too much content. The problem is how the content is presented. In Skyrim for example, there's a ton of content and it's never "too much". The problem with Witcher 3 is that the content is pushed into your face as soon as possible and you clearly know where it is at all times. You quest list becomes massive really fast because of the flashing job boards that you feel obligated to click on. Having these hundreds of quests makes you stressed about completing them, especially since if you wait too long, some quests will no longer give you worthwhile rewards. It's just stressful and unpleasant. You eventually get tired of the game before completing it because you've pretty much done everything.

I only felt that was a problem in Skellige where there are about 5 billion POI markers on the map and the vast majority of them point to loot chests. The loot you find isn't good enough to justify the time and effort spent in retrieving it. Unlike Novigrad and Velen, where POI markers almost always pointed to something interesting, most of the markers in Skellige do not.

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Jul 27, 2015, 22:40
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Jul 27, 2015, 22:40
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 22:24:
On another note, about the "too much content" argument, I don't think it's a case of too much content. The problem is how the content is presented. In Skyrim for example, there's a ton of content and it's never "too much". The problem with Witcher 3 is that the content is pushed into your face as soon as possible and you clearly know where it is at all times. You quest list becomes massive really fast because of the flashing job boards that you feel obligated to click on. Having these hundreds of quests makes you stressed about completing them, especially since if you wait too long, some quests will no longer give you worthwhile rewards. It's just stressful and unpleasant. You eventually get tired of the game before completing it because you've pretty much done everything.

I guess this is going to be a paragraph in my document :p

Yeah as we play games I assume most of us dream of how things could be better and how fantasy rpg's throw out quests to the point it becomes a mess, story-lines blurred etc. Someone needs a smart way to have it where perhaps a main story line and only one side ever available at once or something down that line, like anything would take some good engineering to make it just right.

One will say just take one, but that is like inventory objects you start taking everything at least for a good while, because you aren't sure how it can be used in the future. Some games mark things now as junk or sell only type objects, that helps.

I believe in too much content for many games, not all. Give me a good 10 hours for $10-20... get in, get out, before mechanics get boring, story gets sloppy, equals happy customer.
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Jul 27, 2015, 22:24
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Jul 27, 2015, 22:24
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 19:13:
ItBurn wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 18:18:
I realize I go way against the grain, but I think a lot of people aren't rational when it comes to The Witcher and CD Projekt. It's still a very good game, but I could write a document about all the problems it has. And I might :p

Not so. Many of us didn't like the first 2 games and loved the third. It is, in my opinion, one of the best games ever made bar none. And no, you couldn't write a document about all the problems it has because it doesn't. And you won't.

Now I have to

On another note, about the "too much content" argument, I don't think it's a case of too much content. The problem is how the content is presented. In Skyrim for example, there's a ton of content and it's never "too much". The problem with Witcher 3 is that the content is pushed into your face as soon as possible and you clearly know where it is at all times. You quest list becomes massive really fast because of the flashing job boards that you feel obligated to click on. Having these hundreds of quests makes you stressed about completing them, especially since if you wait too long, some quests will no longer give you worthwhile rewards. It's just stressful and unpleasant. You eventually get tired of the game before completing it because you've pretty much done everything.

I guess this is going to be a paragraph in my document :p
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Jul 27, 2015, 21:57
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Jul 27, 2015, 21:57
 
Vall Forran wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 19:30:
I don't get the complaints. You guys want it to be like batman/assassin's creed where you can simply press a counter button to win?

There were a few frustrating parts, until I learned how to utilize the whole beast journal telling me exactly how to beat said creature.

What game has this advanced combat mechanic that you speak of? Just curious...

Jedi Outcast, Serverance, Die by the Sword, Rune... just to name a few off the top of my head.
I cant agree with Dark Souls as its still UNPLAYABLE with a mouse and keyboard and there is insane input lag.
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Jul 27, 2015, 20:44
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Jul 27, 2015, 20:44
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 19:22:
The combat system is simplistic and stupid.

Does it actually ruin the game? the answer is no.

Is the game still really good? yes.

Would the game benefit from a better skill based attack system? Yes.

Also, I don't dodge.. I roll. It works amazingly well on everything except for Fiends (which are in my opinion, the hardest creature in the game)

Dodge is finished quicker, usually leaving you in a place to counter attack quickly (great against charging monsters like drowners etc). Roll, I typically only use on the bigger monsters that have larger area swipe type attacks. Poh-tay-toe poh-tah-toe though, it's not like the combat is that hard.
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Jul 27, 2015, 20:32
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Jul 27, 2015, 20:32
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 20:07:
But whoever the fuck is playing these games for the gameplay is doing it wrong anyway. You play these games for Geralt, Triss, Dandelion, Zoltan and all other memorable characters like Letho, the Sorceresses or Iorveth and Roche, the (fuckable) chicks, the quests, the story, the choices, the consequences, the exploration and all that good shit.
You just have to learn to ignore the bad shit like the combat, the boss fights, that asshole of a horse, the floaty movement, poor controls etc.

This is why I think these games are great, years from now when people ask me which RPG games I liked the best. I'll say MASS EFFECT, WITCHER SERIES.

Why? Well not because they had amazing combat systems or bug-less well polished perfectly balanced games.

It'll be because they told wicked stories.
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Jul 27, 2015, 20:09
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Jul 27, 2015, 20:09
 
I will give you that. I used fast attacks most of the time. I used strong ones just because I felt when I staggered someone, I should whack them.

I forget which game, but one of them you had to use fast attacks vs drowners, etc...and strong ones vs others. Not sure why they changed it. Possibly from the new skill tree? (which is impossible to level out both unless you focus solely on combat)

Otherwise, I would actually say that Dark Souls is the closest in combat to the Witcher.
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Jul 27, 2015, 20:07
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ItBurn wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 18:12:
I absolutely hate the combat in Witcher 3. I turned difficulty at the easiest setting last night. It's the first time I ever do this in a game. I can't stand it anymore, I just want to finish the game.

Because I lowered the difficulty, loot doesn't mean anything anymore, so not too interested in new game+...

Also, even with the new movement settings, moving around really sucks. I keep falling off cliffs and having a really hard time going where I want to go and not clipping on geometry. Don't get me started about Roach...

I'm not done with the game yet, but I don't see how the game could be more than an 8/10! I mean some parts are amazing, but there's so many bad decisions and broken things...

Did you play on a console or PC?
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