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Hi!

Just bought Witcher 3 GOTY, and I'm very much looking forward to try it out!

I have watched a few gameplay videos and the combat seems extremely spongy. Seemingly normal peasants or bandits can take 5-10 hits, and the overall impression is that everyone can take a boatload of damage. I haven't tried the game yet, but it look quite immersion-breaking to me.

What is your opinion about this? And is there any way to rectify this through mods, modifying configs or using console commands?

Cheers.
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tkullander: Hi!

Just bought Witcher 3 GOTY, and I'm very much looking forward to try it out!

I have watched a few gameplay videos and the combat seems extremely spongy. Seemingly normal peasants or bandits can take 5-10 hits, and the overall impression is that everyone can take a boatload of damage. I haven't tried the game yet, but it look quite immersion-breaking to me.

What is your opinion about this? And is there any way to rectify this through mods, modifying configs or using console commands?

Cheers.
You're worried about immersion, yet considering console commands? The mind boggles.

Stop worrying about what you see in other peoples' videos and try the game for yourself. And take my advice, for what it's worth: do not pre-judge a game that you have never played, and don't go into it with preconceptions. You will NOT enjoy it. Open your mind.
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Hickory: You're worried about immersion, yet considering console commands? The mind boggles.

Stop worrying about what you see in other peoples' videos and try the game for yourself. And take my advice, for what it's worth: do not pre-judge a game that you have never played, and don't go into it with preconceptions. You will NOT enjoy it. Open your mind.
Well, if I'm after "immersion" I would probably not spawn a thousand bottles of vodkas and turn on god mode through a console command, no? It is quite common in consoles that you can change settings on the fly - settings that are not available in any options menu - in order to tweak balance.

My impression from watching a few videos was that the combat seemed spongy, but I might of course be wrong. Thus I wrote here to ask about other peoples opinions, and for a possible solution if indeed other people think it's spongy too. I do intend to try the game myself, but I had the "spongy" impression from playing the previous Witcher games. That I solved with mods (Full Combat Rebalance) which made me enjoy the game much more.
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tkullander: My impression from watching a few videos was that the combat seemed spongy, but I might of course be wrong. Thus I wrote here to ask about other peoples opinions,
That's my point, and your problem; you're not judging entirely for yourself. Forget other people. Just do it.
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tkullander: Hi!

Just bought Witcher 3 GOTY, and I'm very much looking forward to try it out!

I have watched a few gameplay videos and the combat seems extremely spongy. Seemingly normal peasants or bandits can take 5-10 hits, and the overall impression is that everyone can take a boatload of damage. I haven't tried the game yet, but it look quite immersion-breaking to me.

What is your opinion about this? And is there any way to rectify this through mods, modifying configs or using console commands?

Cheers.
Hey, you can use mods from http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/? like "The Witcher 3 Enhanced Edition" and set it up to be a very "realistic" and "immersive" experience. Going through this little issue on Dragon Age Inquisition right now. I also hate taking forever to kill (or get killed by) spongy enemies.
A proper build can dish out extremely heavy amounts of damage and most enemies rather quickly.

Of course, even outside the hardest difficutly, getting hit in the back can do massive damage, especially if they're several levels above you and artifically boosted as a result.
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LiuZ16: Hey, you can use mods from http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/? like "The Witcher 3 Enhanced Edition" and set it up to be a very "realistic" and "immersive" experience. Going through this little issue on Dragon Age Inquisition right now. I also hate taking forever to kill (or get killed by) spongy enemies.
Thanks for the info. I found something that seemed right up my alley, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to be compatible with 1.31. Oh well.
Brutal and Realistic Combat
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lw2jgog: A proper build can dish out extremely heavy amounts of damage and most enemies rather quickly.
Of course, even outside the hardest difficutly, getting hit in the back can do massive damage, especially if they're several levels above you and artifically boosted as a result.
Certainly, but it would be very nice with something like the above mentioned "Brutal combat" mod. It really increases the odds in every battle, at least from what I can tell. Anyhow, the game is rgeat anyway. Just wished for some tweakability when it comes to damage (both receiving and dishing out).
Post edited February 09, 2017 by tkullander
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lw2jgog: A proper build can dish out extremely heavy amounts of damage and most enemies rather quickly.

Of course, even outside the hardest difficutly, getting hit in the back can do massive damage, especially if they're several levels above you and artifically boosted as a result.
Exactly this. I have never felt the mobs where "spongy" I think it's a Learn 2 play issue. I know i know you see that alot but im not trying to be insulting. I simply mean its a "play the game and learn how things work and use your head" situation. Not really sure what videos you watched and what the people where playing but I only only on "Death March" Difficulty and I don't feel that the mobs are spongy at all. In fact most of the time as the guy I'm quoting said most enemies die rather quick. That being said I have played the game quite alot and human enemies are beyond easy as you can just parry/counter them into immediate death. Monsters take a bit more hits but if you prepare and always keep potions/oils/bombs etc it's not an issue.


On a side note someone mentioned Dragon Age inquisition mobs feeling spongy.... I've played absolutely every single Dragon Age game and mobs are not suppose to die in 1 hit but I've never felt they where "spongy" either. Either your build is horrible OR you as a player are terrible. There is of course the option of you not playing on the difficulty that best suits your interest (if you think the mobs are spongy maybe you should play on a lower difficulty) In the event your playing on the lowest difficulty and still feel this way... Well then...maybe your view on how "easy" it should be to kill mobs is severely broken. In which case I must fall back on the Dankest of Danke meme's that Dark Souls has provided us with and tell you to "Git Gud"