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The alternate movement that was patched in later fixes the input latency a bit on consoles. On release it was very Red Dead 2-esque. I can't remember what it defaults to. 

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7 hours ago, Paul3704 said:

I've tried this twice the last couple of years, but only managed an hour or so each time.

 

After watching the Netflix show, in considering playing again. Any pointers on what I should be looking for / doing so I might enjoy it and get into it?

I'm giving it another try after watching the show but I used the exploit to get a lvl 34 Geralt and loads of ability points, etc. Enjoying it a lot more now without having to waste time grinding.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Bojangle said:

Keep in mind that's also going to scale up the enemies to NG+ level.

 

2 hours ago, Thwomp said:

You can switch enemy upscaling off in options.

This.

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Question - I completed the main game and HoS over a year ago and made a start on B&W. Then got distracted. 

 

Can I restart B&W on NG+ reverting to my original level and game state I was on when I started B&W or do I need to have a save from that point? Or does if just drop you in as a fresh levelled-up Geralt?

 

Assume I don't lose any of my current manual saves if I choose to restart anyway?

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9 hours ago, Floshenbarnical said:

I played 90 mins of this yesterday. It all feels a bit budget. I’ll keep at it for a bit. I’m sure it “gets going” or something

 

It is a bit budget, they'd only made two games beforehand. 

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21 hours ago, Floshenbarnical said:

I played 90 mins of this yesterday. It all feels a bit budget. I’ll keep at it for a bit. I’m sure it “gets going” or something

 

It needs more than 90 minutes to get the feel of it. Give it to the first major city.

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I’m not sure what absolute sorcery has got this running so well on the Switch but I’m flabbergasted that I was in bed this morning playing something so vast in handheld, amazing.

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Like Skyrim before it, the convenience of the Switch release is where this has finally clicked for me at the third time of asking. Looks a bit ropy on the telly but handheld  is my jam, runs very well and the performance/stability has been great for me so more than happy to trade flash for that.

 

After 35+ hours though I've done absolutely no alchemy and only a wee bit of crafting to see how it worked. Am I every going to regret this or is it fairly optional/something I might need later when things get a bit harder? I'm only level 11 and I can see quests in the mid-thirties so I've got light-years to go yet.

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59 minutes ago, Yasawas said:

Like Skyrim before it, the convenience of the Switch release is where this has finally clicked for me at the third time of asking. Looks a bit ropy on the telly but handheld  is my jam, runs very well and the performance/stability has been great for me so more than happy to trade flash for that.

 

After 35+ hours though I've done absolutely no alchemy and only a wee bit of crafting to see how it worked. Am I every going to regret this or is it fairly optional/something I might need later when things get a bit harder? I'm only level 11 and I can see quests in the mid-thirties so I've got light-years to go yet.

35 hours + and you're at level 11?? (as in, I'd expect you higher?) 

 

I've only just started this, am at level 5 (not sure how long I've been playing; where do you find this info on PS4?).. 

 

 

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God knows how far into the witcher I am at the moment on switch but I have probably passed the point I was at on the PC version. In fact I reinstalled the Pc version the other day and just couldn't really sit down to play it and preferred to play the switch one.

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I went back to this a while back, I think on the 2nd DLC but the save point was at a point before a fight which must have been above my level as I couldn't progress at all.

May have another go soon.

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2 hours ago, Yasawas said:

Like Skyrim before it, the convenience of the Switch release is where this has finally clicked for me at the third time of asking. Looks a bit ropy on the telly but handheld  is my jam, runs very well and the performance/stability has been great for me so more than happy to trade flash for that.

 

After 35+ hours though I've done absolutely no alchemy and only a wee bit of crafting to see how it worked. Am I every going to regret this or is it fairly optional/something I might need later when things get a bit harder? I'm only level 11 and I can see quests in the mid-thirties so I've got light-years to go yet.

 

I finished the main quest without any alchemy, much to the surprise of someone at work ("no oils *either*?") - though I did keep changing my swords to match my level when I could.

 

Found the opening couple of hours a real slog, but everything else was broadly fine, as long as you pick your combat and sign skills wisely. 

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Cheers! I've got pockets full of stuff and I can't be arsed sorting/selling it now so hopefully I never need to bother either. I did get a rude awakening in a story quest early on where it threw a few mid-bosses at me that were my first real step up but there's been nothing like that in the Bloody Baron questline or the part beyond.

2 hours ago, ravnaz said:

35 hours + and you're at level 11?? (as in, I'd expect you higher?)

 

Really? I've played a fair bit of Gwent but not really pissed about too much. It just feels pretty stingy with the XP.

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It's great on the Switch isn't it. I got as far as the start of the Bloody Baron quest on PS4 but lost interest soon afterwards but playing it on a portable on the easiest difficulty using the NG+ cheat from the previous page make it a lot easier for me to play who still doesn't understand how Gwent works. It looks fine graphically as well, the closest comparison I compare it to is the Rise of the Tomb Raider port on 360 which looked and played like the next gen version after a few hours because you stop noticing all the little graphical details like deforming snow that have been removed.

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1 hour ago, Yasawas said:

Really? I've played a fair bit of Gwent but not really pissed about too much. It just feels pretty stingy with the XP.

 

Soz, I wasn't exactly clear - I've only just started - I guess I was expecting the levelling curve to generate far more XP - although saying that, it appears to be slow levelling for me atm. The DLC, from what I've read, have suggested levels of 30+ (which I believe is once you've completed the main quest). So it appears this is quite a larger game than I was expecting. In my head, 40-60 hours would've been main story complete. Sounds more like 100 hours though. 

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Yeah, I'd say level 11 at 35 hours is smack bang right tbh, I know I've spent longer than that at a lower level! 

 

It is quite a slow levelling up process for a western RPG to be honest, but that's one of the things I rather enjoy about it. It's not about grasping for ability points for a big hike in power, more finding the wee little gaps and tweaks in the interim. 

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The last time I started this I didn't bother with potions. I thought what's the point when you use have to keep brewing them :rolleyes: I didn't realise it's a one-time thing.

 

I do find potions and oils to be fiddly to use - the quick menu has been done better in other games. I didn't even know how to use my second slot of consumables for the first 15 hours. Trying to hold the dpad down during the heat of battle is a right pain.

 

The lore and world-building are so deep in this, and I love the feeling of peasant villages being nothing but shit and mud.

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5 hours ago, Thwomp said:

I didn't even know how to use my second slot of consumables for the first 15 hours. Trying to hold the dpad down during the heat of battle is a right pain.

So that's how it's done. I couldn't find anything explaining this in the control scheme.

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7 hours ago, Thwomp said:

The last time I started this I didn't bother with potions. I thought what's the point when you use have to keep brewing them :rolleyes: I didn't realise it's a one-time thing.

 


wait what?

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