Slick wrote on Dec 4, 2022, 22:24:
ninemil wrote on Dec 4, 2022, 21:31:
An amazing game. Never should have been cross-gen, but for those of us on appropriate hardware, it is - and always has been - a stunningly immersive RPG. Can't wait for Phantom Liberty and the sequel.
This. This. And this. Played day-one with a 3080 and it was nearly flawless. Honestly, I've seen more random bugs since it's been patched up. ie. 0.0001% to 0.001%. Compared to the state that Witcher 3 launched in, I was very surprised by how polished it was. And then I started watching videos from some people playing on mid-tier 2013-era laptop-grade PS4s and XBones, and I was like OooooOOoooh dear
I'm holding off my third replay for the new ray-tracing mode, which should be coming soon....?
I picked it up this summer when I was finally able to afford a new video card and I upgraded my whole computer. I've put over 100 hours into it. It's a fundamentally different game than Witcher 3, and people who go in expecting it to be Witcher 3 will be disappointed. I think it bears more similarities to Deus Ex or an Elder Scrolls game than Witcher honestly, although it's not quite the psychotically open design that Deus Ex was. Missions are of varying quality but there's some excellent storytelling (Sinner Man quest line is particularly memorable and for me, disturbing) at times. The main story is not the strongest story in the game ironically.
I'm sad that we won't see much more than the DLC. I'm hoping the mod tools allow modders to go crazy and introduce more content.