Viqor's forum posts

#1 Edited by Viqor (105 posts) -

I like it quite a bit, but I really don't like not being able to tell at a glance how powerful your opponent is. I hate wasting 5-10 minutes losing against someone that I should never have been playing in the first place (and wouldn't if I could see their relative deck strength). Unless I'm missing something.

#2 Posted by Viqor (105 posts) -

@tokensonly: I noticed that too. It seems that the looser and longer the hair, the lower the frame rate.

#3 Posted by Viqor (105 posts) -

@mb: I've messed around with 1080p Ultra (hairworks off) on my setup (680 2GB SLI), and I get 60 in *most* places outside of cities. In Novigrad 50 is the norm.

#4 Edited by Viqor (105 posts) -

i7 4790k 4.5 GHz, 16 GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 680 SLI. Getting between 40-50 FPS most of the time w/ hairworks on (with reduced 2x MSAA), running Ultra shadows and Detail Level, everything else on high at 1440p. All post processing on except Sharpening (which is on low) and motion blur (personal preference). It gets a little dicey in cities and large towns (I suspect my 2 GB of VRAM is the culprit), but it never dips below 30 and the combat has all been smooth, even with lots of hairworks-enabled monsters on screen (like packs of wolves).

#5 Posted by Viqor (105 posts) -

@bigjeffrey: if you press jump right as you hit the ground you do a roll, which mitigates some of the damage.

At any rate, I'm liking the game quite a bit so far. The questlines have all been really engaging and I think that them starting you out in a miniature version of an open world while showing you the ropes was a masterful design choice. The story has been a bit slow to start, but things have started to pick up after finishing the quest with Kiera Mentz.

#6 Edited by Viqor (105 posts) -

Keyboard and mouse for me. It took a while for me to get used to, and I'm a little irritated at some of the restrictions (parry and Witcher sense can share rmb, but not strong attack + sense, why!?), overall it works ok for me. I rebound dodge to cntrl and made sure to turn on the "hardware cursor" option.

#7 Edited by Viqor (105 posts) -

@simpsonsfan: any blacksmith or armorer can dismantle stuff for you.

Edit: added armorer

#8 Edited by Viqor (105 posts) -

@stonyman65: if you don't mind spoilers for Witcher 1 & 2 (especially 2), than Kotaku has a pretty good "Beginner's Guide," giving you the bits of lore and characters that you'll want to know going into Witcher 3. I also found it pretty useful as a refresher for someone who has played the games before. It's not 100% accurate about everything, but I'd venture to guess that none of the small inaccuracies will matter to the plot of the new game.

#9 Edited by Viqor (105 posts) -

It's actually been a pretty good year for me finishing games. I've definitely had more success getting all the way through games this year than I have in the past.

Beat for the first time:

  • Roundabout
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Resident Evil (HD Remaster)
  • Injustice
  • Never Alone
  • Enslaved
  • Alan Wake
  • Yakuza 4
  • Bloodborne
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • The Talos Principle
  • Mortal Kombat X


  • Metroid Prime
  • Grim Fandango
  • The Witcher
  • The Witcher 2
#10 Posted by Viqor (105 posts) -

PC. It's where I played the first two games and I plan to import my save.