So, a few years after buying it, I finally started playing W3 a few months back. I’ve got about 15 hours in it and I guess I’m going to give up.
I hate the combat.
I played and finished W1 and W2 with only some difficulty, but even on the easiest level in W3 I’m dying left and right. I spoke to a friend who said “oh yeah, you need to block, you need to use oils and potions…”
Nope. Not going to do it. I don’t like this kind of combat. I don’t think about potions and things, played Skyrim for 500 hours without using any but health and magic restore.
Like the story, the world, the characters, and even the Netflix show, but this game’s idea of “easiest possible” is combat where I strike once and then get hit repeatedly, staggering but not recovering before the next hit, till I’m dead is just ridiculous.
Absolutely zero enjoyment from this. It’s like playing an F1 game where the only way to proceed is to beat Hamilton in your first race and on easy they just give him bruised ribs to slow him down. That’s not easy, that’s choosing between 98 and 100 on the scale.
I was able to get all the way through Witcher 1 and 2 on normal or easy, I don’t even remember which, and neither were ever this hard.