- Dec 27, 2003
I just want them to hurry up and release the HD version of The Witcher 3, fancy another play through.
On which gpu?Make sure you have the very latest drivers that came out yesterday if you have an Nvidia card as they make a massive difference. I have everything on ultra with max RTX and it is a very very pretty game and the FPS seems fine too. I turned off film grain & motion blur as I hated those effects.
It might not be as bad as you think as it's RTX that seems to be the FPS killer so that will not be a concern on a 1080. There's plenty of gfx settings to play with to find a good compromise between FPS and image quality.I'm only on a over clocked 1080ti - will see how it runs, planning on a new card in the new year.
I crashed after confirming character creation due to overlay / driver issues, but not had any game breaking bugs since then. Mirror is bugged, not showing hair, and ear rings in wrong place, but that's the only glitch I've noticed in 3 hours of gameplay.After all the horror stories about bugs and performance that came out before release I can say I've been pleasantly surprised. I've only had 1 game breaking bug in 8 hours of play and my fps has been very playable.
I don't know if they intended to make an inferior GTA clone but that is what they ended up with. An RPG set in a Cyberpunk city sounds great but there is almost no RPG elements left in the released version. There are lots of skill perks for various build paths but the barrier to experiment and try and see what is good or bad or enjoyable is far far too high. Frankly getting a gun and hitting the bullet sponge enemies is still the easiest method. That is not what you got in the Witcher series at all. You definitely get the impression they had planned for many more elements to be in the game but they had to strip it all back to rush out a bare-bone version in the end. For example after an early tutorial mission a characters gives you an item to perform brain dances after you complete it. However after that all the BD discs you find are "not compatible with this device". After about 15 minutes the 3 starting options just merge into the same story and only give some non game changing conversation options after that. They become meaningless. Development must have been a chaotic mess behind closed doors with no focus - apart from the nice graphics and city architecture is does not play like it was 7 years in development. The more I play the more issues that you notice. The AI is probably the worst in any major AAA game I've ever seen and honestly seems like something knocked up by an intern in 2 weeks. as their first coding project.Should they just have reskinned GTA5 and been done with it?
Right now, it's sounding like a miss to me unless the gameplay is wayyyy more interesting than Witcher - which we did manage to complete despite the regular tedium.
The police are hilarious. I've walked past them on several occasions and they suddenly start shooting me for no reason. Other times I can stand next to a cop and start blasting a crowd of innocent bystanders and he does nothing. The worst of course is their miraculous ability to teleport to anywhere on the map instantly based on a crime that no one saw. That's some futuristic tech right there.It's quite funny when enemies literally run into your bullets, set up a choke point and its en easy fight. Been on it most of the day but getting pretty bored of it now.
Sums it up. I'm going to just uninstall it now and hope they fix it, can't refund now, played too many hours.