should I play the witcher and the witcher 2 prior to this game coming out? I already own them both and started playing the first but the controls are so bad.
should i finish the others?
You can watch the official summary of the witcher 1 on youtube. You have to play the witcher 2 though. It's a fantastic game.
I watched that video after playing Witcher 1 and it's fine as a refresher but I don't think it really does the game itself justice.
The Witcher 1 is my personal favorite between the two so there's really nothing wrong with the controls in my opinion. The combat is kind of obtuse to get into at first and you do have to configure it right for you, which is most cases means changing the movement and camera options to have it make sense. I sympathize with people who have trouble, especially at first, but once you get past that I think The Witcher 1 is fantastic.
I could care less if you actually play 1 and 2, but this isn't an obvious case of skipping the earlier games. Given the character throughlines and the kind of gameplay to expect, getting through both is a great setup for 3.
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