Inspired by the recent Bombcast, I wanted to ask this question: Why does The Witcher 3’s combat get a lot of flak especially when compared to its contemporaries?
The Witcher 3 has been universally praised for everything except its combat and I always wondered why because just four years before, Skyrim came out and blew everyone’s mind although its combat is nothing to write home about either. I could understand that standards have changed since those four years but everyone in the staff (except Vinny) fell off it because of its combat even though every thing else is on par or even in some respect, surpasses Skyrim. Now, don’t get me wrong, The Witcher 3’s combat devolves most of the time in rolling/dodging until there’s an opening to strike, rinse and repeat, but it sure as hell’s a lot more involved than Skyrim’s left-click, left hand, right-click, right hand combat. It’s incongruous to me that there are people who lost interest in the Witcher 3 because of the combat but praises Skyrim to high heavens despite its combat.
I don’t want to make this a Skyrim vs Witcher 3 thing as I both love those games but I can’t think of any contemporaries which would bolster my argument. So what do you folks think?