Hi, Bigg! Was just going to tell you really quick, I've been in Skellige this weekend (I love it!!!) and I had a great moment last night! I was doing the Possession quest with Cerys and you know how she kept making comments about Yen? At one point she asked Geralt why he's with her or something to that effect. And he said something like, "I've never taken the easy path of comfort and calm..." I can't remember it word-for-word, but it went something like that. And it made sense to me! Him and Yen's relationship, with its ups and downs, fits him. He's not some lazy guy to sit around and take the easy path to anything in his life. He's Geralt. His response was so freakin' perfect, Bigg! Yen truly is PERFECT for him. <3
Those were my 2 favorite quests recently though, so I'm hoping for some more fun like that this weekend. I'll probably go to Skellige this weekend, because I'm actually running low on things to do in Velen now (finally!!).
Oh yes! I did the Play's The Thing quest!! That was SO funny, and I forgot half of my lines so I just laughed as Geralt did horrible acting and read the lines aimed at Dudu with practically zero emotion at all, lol! That was a very fun quest though! And I also really enjoyed the one with the killer on the loose (quest name??) and you talk to the guy doing the autopsy's, with the corpses eyes gouged out with hot coals in their place, heartless, with a note of their next victim on them? Ack! I never thought it was him!! Ha! I think that was an awesome High Vampire fight though, I really enjoyed it! I didn't get to equip any Oil on my blade because the fight started instantly so it wouldn't let me by the time I realized what I had gotten myself into in the warehouse, but I was still able to kill him in my first try though. What a difference it makes as you near level 20!
I don't understand why they would map the Detective Vision to the D-Pad? That's no good, since you have to pretty much stop walking to use it. Is there any way to reconfigure the controller at all? I wouldn't like that either. And that also stinks that the Batmobile is so bad to control! With it being such a large part of this game, I would think that extra attention would have been paid to making that part of it a fun part to play.
It might be hard to look past all of that while playing, since the control scheme and the Batmobile are such central parts of the game. At least the story and the side quests are good though! I know how much you were looking forward to this game, so I'm a bit bummed out for you. But maybe the more you play, other aspects of the game will pick up and balance it out a bit more, and make it a really great game before it's over with! I hope so, at least.
I was wondering how your Batman gaming is going! Gosh, I have to admit I'm pretty bummed to hear all of that. I've been reading a bit online about it, and I've read mixed reviews about it too. I know it's had a lot of problems with the PC release, and I was just reading on PCGamer on how they yanked it from being sold for the PC until it gets fixed. That's pretty crazy! I have a friend at work who is a HUGE Batman fan, much like yourself, and he had the game for his PS4 on day one. He played it a bit, and a bit more, and then he said he was disappointed and turned it off and went back to his other game. He mentioned the controls being horrible, much like you said. He mentioned a few other things, but funny enough, they also mirrored a lot of what you said. So I don't think you're alone in your perception on it so far. This is so sad to hear though! The game looked so awesome in the previous months.
I'm the same, I can't imagine any other game hitting me quite as hard in so many different ways as this game has. It's going to be very hard in the future not to compare other games I play to this one! Even the side quests that might be a simple "fetch" quest or something similar, feels very detailed and thought-out in this game. I loved the detail of that old house that Triss stayed in in Novigrad, that was tilting like the leaning tower of Pisa, being held up by wooden beams against the other house! And it was all crooked when you went inside too, it almost made me dizzy lol!
Yeah, I don't know how Vampyr will stack up, but I'll watch for more info on it. Oh yes, I remember Serana too! I remember seeing some videos on YouTube for mods that people made with her, and wow she was beautiful lol! Now I can't wait for the next Elder Scrolls game. I wonder if they will try to top The Witcher 3 in size lol?
Ha ha, yeah I'm averaging 1000G or so a month right now because of these super long games I'm playing, but it's all good. I love these long, immersive games! I do also enjoy the short ones, as they allow you to get it done and move on, thus clearing out some of your backlog at a good pace. But these longer games are where the adventures really lie.
I haven't really seen any real glimpse into Ciri's real powers or her meaning in the grand scheme of the Universe yet, so I'm itching to get to Kaer Morhen and go from there! I'm already preparing to be mind-blown at the end of the game. When I get near the end, I'm going to save it for a night off of work so I can do the entire last several hours in one shot. I don't want to get near the end and have to turn it off lol!