The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | Essential Tips for Beginners
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the most fascinating games in the history of video games, whether you are a lover of good RPGs or adventure games all this can be found in the masterpiece created by CD Project Red.
The game that marks the end of The Witcher series brings a dense story, full of twists and turns, a soundtrack absurdly well composed and graphics that will make you look for a plain just to contemplate all the beauty of the game. It's probably not the kind of game you want to accomplish in a few days; instead, it's an RPG release in which you will try to get lost and create your own adventures. However, with any game of this size and relative complexity, it can be helpful to start on the right note. With that in mind, we've put together this short guide with tips for getting the game off on the right foot.
1 - Get your life back quickly
With the "Swallow" potion combined with any type of food, Geralt will recover his life quickly. This tactic can be very helpful in battles against stronger monsters that consume life in a few hits.
2 - Always save
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt allows you to save at any time, even with an automatic save. The process is simple, pause and navigate to the Save Game option, choose a slot and that's it.
3 - Fight correctly
If you go into combat thinking that The Witcher 3 is a Hack and Slash one thing is certain: you will die. Facing any kind of enemy requires a combination of dodges, attacks, and counter attacks at the right time. Using spells, potions, and the crossbow are all part of the strategy in The Witcher 3.
4 - Always pay attention to vitality
Gerald's life regeneration is extremely slow. Both in and out of combat. So you should always be careful that his life is always full, so that no enemy surprises you.
A tip is to always have lots and lots of food in your inventory! During and after combat, fill your belly and be happy!
5 - Fight on your horse
Many players may have noticed that it is possible to attack enemies while you are mounted on your horse. But it is extremely difficult to aim at your opponents while controlling your animal. To make it easier to hit, you can hold down the hit button (Square/X) and look at the opponent. This will create a short slow motion effect, which allows you to hit him in full, causing much more damage than normal.
6 - Knock enemies off their horses
Battles against multiple enemies mounted on horses are often tough, but a strategy can help you a lot. Approach them and use the Axii, Igni, or Aard Signals on the horses to make them knock down the enemies. This way, it will be easy to approach the fallen opponents and finish them off with a sword strike.
7 - Repair your weapons during battles
Damaged swords and equipment are a big problem during more complicated battles. However, it is possible to repair them using kits purchased from in-game gunsmiths.
8 - Meditate whenever you can
No, Geralt does not enjoy meditation simply because it may be considered the "cool" thing to do - in fact, it is an integral part of a wizard's routine. Meditation requires discipline, and our graying protagonist has a lot of it. As long as you are not in combat or on a particularly hectic mission, you can press L1 at any time to open the menu. From there, press the square and you will be taken to the meditation menu. Here you can spend time meditating - just set the clock to the desired time and watch the time pass by.
This is especially useful when you are diving into a dungeon and know that there is more fighting ahead. If you've taken a beating, open the meditation menu and close your eyes for an hour - when you wake up, you'll be back to full vitality.
9 - Extra tip: Enjoy every moment!
Have fun! The Witcher 3 is meant to entertain, excite, laugh, and even cry. But it's all about having fun! Besides beautiful graphics and a fantastic soundtrack, the game has a compelling storyline and phenomenal gameplay mechanics. Knowing this, enjoy every moment of the game and don't forget to tell us what you thought of it!