Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Witcher 3 tips, Borderlands: The PreSequel

Witcher 3
  • I've put in about 20 hours with half of that due to having to basically restart the game, explanation later, so I thought I'd share some tips. 

  • Try playing on the next to hardest difficulty which will make you use more tactics so you feel more like a Witcher and also not be way overpowered for the end game

  • Although the game looks like a 3rd person action game it's an RPG so you have to approach combat a bit differently.

  • Do not button mash the controls.  Geralt's movement has weight which makes it feel a bit clunky and his animations are delibrate so you must practice to get to know the timing and the range of each of your attacks.  At first I didn't like the combat but after changing how I approached each encounter I started to see the various tactics that I should use and the combat started to flow much better so give it some time.  

  • Parry human enemies and dodge monsters.  Parrying humans will open up their defenses and dodging monsters will allow you to get behind them for critical hits. Most of the enemies will dodge or block your second or third attack which will leave you defenseless against another enemies attacks.  

  • Don't forget to use signs, oils, and potions.  Each type of non-human enemy has weaknesses which you will uncover after encountering them or by finding books.  Look at your bestiary which has this information and use it to your advantage.  It can make a 2 minute fight take 30 seconds.  

  • You only have to make a potion or oil once, from then on  every time you meditate, if you have alcohol, you will recover them automatically. 

  • Loot everything and don't forget to dismantle items in your inventory so you can craft new equipment. Don't dismantle named armor as you can upgrade them later in the game.  

  • Don't over look the card game, Gwent.  It's really fun and there are tournaments later on in Novigrad and if you get really good there are some special bonuses. 

  • Upgrade the Axii sign which you can use in conversations to get your way and sometimes avoid combat.  

  • Slight Spoiler and the reason I started over.  Near the beginning of the game when it tells you to mount your horse for the first time, take some time and look around with your witcher sense and find a crystal bird which was shown falling in the previous cinematic.  You can still find this quest item until you turn in the griffin quest then it disappears. I didn't know that and deleted my old saves so I had to start over because I didn't want to not have it.    

Borderlands: The Prequel
  • Our group finished the main quest of Borderlands 2 and did part of the DLC and it was a ton of fun. 
  • We started playing the Prequel which I heard wasn't as good as BL2 but I've quite enjoyed it. 
  • It did have some issues but they released a big patch that fixed almost all of my gripes. 
  • I thought they did a decent job of mixing up the game play by putting you on the moon which has different gravity so you could jump higher and float a bit which added a lot to movement and the combat.
  • I'm playing as Claptrap and his special move(s) are crazy.  They are all randomized so you never know what you will get.  The Funzerker abilty has you dual wielding and auto firing non-stop which makes him hard to control and can also effect your teammates which usually leads to death.
  • If you have friends to play with the Handsome Collection is a great deal and has a ton of content for $60. 
New Releases - Tons of new releases on the PC side that I have no idea what they are.  Splatoon on the WiiU is my pick of the week.

    Magicka 2 (download - $15) - The first game was interesting, an RPG where you cast spells in combo's like in Fighting games.
    Magnetic: Cage Closed (download - $15)
    Badland: Game of the Year Edition (download)
    Visibility (download)
    Fine Sweeper (download)
    Red Crow Mysteries: Legion (download)
    60 Seconds! (download)
    Heroes of Loot (download)
    Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed (download)
    Quadrant (download)
    Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R (download)
    Rituals (download)
    Catlateral Damage (download)
    Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn (download)
    Ossuary (download)
    Locoland (download)
    Flame Over (download - $12)
    Chip's Challenge 1 (download)
    Chip's Challenge 2 (download)
    Subject 13 (download)
    Serpent in the Staglands (download)
    Star Horizon (download)
    Intergalactic Bubbles (download)
    Horizon Shift (download)
    The Silent Age (download)
    The Fruit of Grisaia (download)
    Tiamat X (download)

PlayStation 4

    Ultra Street Fighter IV (download - $25)
    Magicka 2 (download - $15)
    Roundabout (download)
    Badland: Game of the Year Edition (download)
    Arcade Archives Crazy Climber (download)
    Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid (download)

PlayStation 3

    Badland: Game of the Year Edition (download)
    Weird Park: The Final Show (download)
    Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition (download - PSOne Classic)

Wii U

    Don't Starve: Giant Edition (download)
    Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon (download - Wii U Virtual Console)
    Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun (download - Wii U Virtual Console)


    Octodad: Dadliest Catch (download)
    Badland: Game of the Year Edition (download)
    Invizimals: The Resistance (download)

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