Today’s post courtesy of this prompt:
What was your favorite game that was released in the last year, and why?
This is actually a tough choice because there are two games that I just really enjoyed this year, at least up till now. Those two games are Witcher 3 and Dragon Age Inquisition. Both are fantastic games, and I easily put 100+ hours in to both of them. However, I think I’m going to go with Witcher 3 as my favorite game of 2015 (so far).
You might ask why I would choose Witcher 3 over Dragon Age Inquisition and it would be hard to explain. I enjoyed both equally. Both had compelling stories and enough activities/quests to keep me busy for amount of time. I really don’t even want to choose because trying to justify one over the other is just really hard. In the end I think I’m going with Witcher 3 because I just felt it was the more compelling game. Dragon Age took me a lot longer to finish because I would put the game down and sometimes just didn’t feel like playing it. I never had that problem with Witcher 3.
Now could Witcher 3 have done certain things better? Sure, but I don’t think there is such a thing as a perfect game. There’s just something to not having to worry about party management or making choices to get certain outcomes for certain companions. Now there is still an element of choice in Witcher 3 that has an effect on the overall story, and what happens to certain characters, but making choice a over choice b doesn’t cost you party members (at least not that I know of).
I’m probably not doing a stellar job of making a case here, like I said it’s too hard to tell. I just think if you were to hand me both games in a year and ask me to sit down and play one over again I’d choose Witcher 3.
A bit of a short post today, I was halfway through typing and someone at work interrupted me so I lost my train of thought.
Also, you may notice a jump in the Blaugust days from 11, to 17? I lost a bunch of posts because I was trying to resolve wordpress issues and the backup I restored from was from August 12th. Thankfully I think all those posts got aggregated over to the Aggrochat website.