I got a copy of Witcher III right when it first came out for free with the purchase of my first gaming laptop. I knew almost nothing about any of The Witcher books or other Witcher media, but figured I'd gotten it for "free", why not try it? I found it compelling enough, character-wise, but the menu system drove me bananas! Hit Tab to go to this menu, hit Backspace to go to this menu. Fight with this sword, now fight with that sword. Remember to repair them or they'll break... Learn to craft ALL OF THE THINGS, including potions, weapons, outfits, and armor for your friggin' horse. Press this button to do this fight move, press this button to do that fight move... LEARN THIS STUPID MINI CARD TRADING GAME (I hate RPG card games!) I mean, I expect a good deal of this stuff in a game, particularly an RPG, but holy moly. It was like it was trying to be every RPG that ever was. So I didn't get very far since I just wasn't all that invested in the story, anyway.
I just finished The Witcher series on Netflix, though, and now I feel a lot different. LOVED Henry Cavill as Geralt, LOOOOOOVED Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, in fact, I don't think there was a bad performance in the show, including the horse!
So I've installed it again and I'm attempting to slog my way through the system to get a little more of the story. But I'm playing on ultra-easy "Just Tell Me the Stupid Story" mode and it's still a pain in the ass. I get confused as to what keys to press to do what and just endlessly start mashing buttons to get through a fight. I'm now roughly at the same spot where I stopped last time, which is you have to defeat the lady wraith by the well to move on with the story line, and I couldn't beat her before. So, we'll see if I get past this, or if I throw it in again and just wait for the next season on Netflix. Something tells me the latter is gonna win.
It certainly does look pretty, though...
Entropy -- it's not what it used to be.