I started playing The Witcher 3 back in November and now if my estimations are correct, I’m about halfway through the game. I’m playing the main story and side quests I read about in various “best side quests from The Witcher 3” articles online. This technique is helping me with a trap I often get myself into with open world games where I find myself with a todo list of quests. I feel like I need to finish all of them, and I’m not sure which ones to do first, or which ones are fun and which ones are just “go kill something.”

(I did do a couple of contracts (“go kill this monster” quests) because I needed more gold, as being Mr. Nice Witcher was causing my armor and weapons to wear out.)

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Everything here in disrepair.

When I’m playing the game, I’m enjoying myself, but when I find myself with some time to game, I often have to talk myself into playing it. Few of the quests have had the sort of plot where I really want to know what happens. Plus, a lot of the characters are continually referencing things that happened in the past in previous games, and I have no desire to play those at this point. But for the most part when I play, I enjoy myself.

I also want to finish the game so I can watch the show. I know the show and game don’t have the same plot, but it seems like a good idea in my head and is a good motivator for finishing the game. I think the story might work better for me as a show than a game–we’ll see. Rock, Paper, Shotgun compares the bathtub scenes from the show and the game! It’s hilarious. As in, which would be the better bathing experience (I did think the tub in the game was rather small.)

In other words, I’d say the game is pretty good, and I’ll keep playing for now.

Cover Image from this wallpaper site.

2 thoughts on “Revisiting The Witcher 3

  1. I’d suggest to watch the show regardless if you finished Witcher 3 or not. The events of the show are before the events of the first game so you could think of it as a “prequel” to the game series.

    Could help to understand who some of the characters that Geralt meets or events they talk about too. But I haven’t gotten to Witcher 3 yet (still in the middle of the first one!) so I could be (and probably am) completely wrong about it.

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    1. I totally agree, the show is a good way to understand some things that go on in the games (though not all since the games take some liberties). I am some way into Witcher 3 and having a blast with it, I can recognize myself in the “wanting to complete every side-quest” feeling though and I am hoping I won’t feel burned out by it.

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