@bojackhorseman: Have you played any other games? What exactly about the crafting and combat makes it so complex that us regular gamers can't comprehend it? The Witcher series has dumbed down its combat with every game and there's nothing special about it in the third game. The crafting system is find plans, find materials, craft gear. How is that complex?
That's just not true.
The combat in the first game was essentially just a bunch of quick time events. The entirety of the combat amounted to choosing the sword/stance that was applicable to the enemies you were facing and clicking the mouse in rhythm with the on-screen prompts. Any claims that the first game's combat was either good or complex are hard to take seriously.
The second game was pretty much just a sloppier version of The Witcher 3's combat.