@Gliave: I wouldn't say that ME1 story is that far above this game (if it even is).In terms of being a fun and and engaging game the original Mass Effect is full of flaws. Did I have more fun the first time around? Yeah, but that game does not hold up to scrutiny. This is coming from a heavy Bioware fan since the Kotor days. The Witcher 3 is not a perfect game but it does pick when you get out of Velen and Novigrad. Skellige and Kaer Mohren are great and I didn't even do most of the side quest stuff (cuz I'm a scaredy chicken) which apparently, even by your own mouth, is where the game truly shines.As for side quests being more interesting than the main story that is not necessarily all that a bad thing. It worked to Kotors favor I believe (or at least didn't harm it that much as the game is my all time fave).