The Witcher 3 Patch Saga: Proof You Should Wait To Buy?
Patch 1.07 is another huge step in the right direction.
Yeah, it'll probably show up when the game is around two months old, which begs the question:
Should we be waiting to buy these massive, ridiculously ambitious open-world games?
I mean, none of them seem to be even close to right when they first launch. Even the great Grand Theft Auto V - which, don't forget, took Rockstar a long time to produce - had all sorts of problems upon launch; the multiplayer was basically unplayable. Last year's Assassin's Creed Unity had some issues as well and of course, The Witcher 3 was one giant mess for many when it first released. It was just comically bad at times.
And it's not just about stability, either. Updates and patches add a host of improvements as well; for instance, the new patch from CD Projekt Red will deliver player stashes, an optional movement response for Geralt, improved horse controls, a ton of positive inventory alterations (like Alchemy and Crafting supplies no longer count toward overall weight), and more performance enhancements. These are the kinds of updates that have a significant, if not profound, impact on the overall experience.
Many games tend to go through these growing pains and unsurprisingly, almost all of them are open-world adventures. The question is, does all of this prove that we should wait before buying on day one? To me, it kinda does. What The Witcher 3 is now is definitely not what it was six weeks ago, that's for damn sure. And really, in the bigger scheme of things, what's a couple of months? Why not just wait?
Related Game(s): The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
7/6/2015 9:42:49 PM Ben Dutka