ok so i was super looking forward to this game when it came out and then held off for obvious reasons. finally decided to start this game and just got through what i would call the first act (about 10 hours) and i'm having a great time with this game.
aside from hearing about how buggy it was at release i have purposely avoided this game for the past year and a half so i didn't really have expectations (good or bad) when i started. i'm sure it's probably going to drop off as it turns into more of an open-world game with repeatable and similar side-quests but i really enjoyed the first act. the story has been good, and i have let myself get sucked in the world, slowing down to absorb the environment and taking everything in until it feels real. no immersion breaking bugs yet.
i'm glad i waited this long. game feels good, like it would have been solid had it launched this way. anyway if you've been holding off like me now seems like a good time to start this game; cd projekt red said they're targeting 2023 for an expansion so this feels like a perfect time to get into it.