I'm not hating it. In fact I like it.
I'm a little disappointed. I was really expecting this game to suck so far. I was expecting to get frustrated with it within the first three hours because the clunky combat killed me or something akin to it.
But no. Been playing it pretty consistently since Wednesday, and I have to say...I like this game.
Granted, I could probably stand to take a bit of time to experiment with some of the magic and the use of potions that I can brew rather than just doing my usual and running like a wild animal into an altercation and spamming the Right Trigger to hit things. The problem being, I really enjoying in-your-face combat and sometimes on the fly, I just don't have the patience for spell casting, and three occasions, I've been bum rushed while trying to cast magic in this game, and for some reason it not responding. Spell interuption I guess.
I also like how the main character is kind of a smarmy ass while maintaining some sort of moral uprightness. He doesn't enjoy doing other peoples dirty work, but he does appreciate the results of helping people, even refusing payment for certain jobs. And he speaks for himself rather than me having to pick every speech option for him. Yeah, I can see how that is limiting in shaping how I would want the character to be, but it also makes him more of a character in his own right in the story than just an Avatar of my decisions.
I like the guy. He's an asshole, but he's one of those endearing assholes.
As for the story, I can't say I've been too dedicated to the main questline as I've been dealing with everything along the way, and my quest log is set to burst.
18 hours ago