I *really* want to like The Witcher, but I'm *really* struggling with the gameplay. Only just managed to get into the city area and hit a brick wall when I went out into the swamp and was murdered by a bunch of plants.
They improved the gameplay in the second Witcher game. If you don't warm up to the first game, try out the second. But I know what you mean, the plants are freaking hard to kill. They have a weakness to fire, so using Igni helps. Also, if your health drops too much, seek cover and heal yourself while the plant is still burning. This way the plant takes damage while you recover. Furthermore, try out potions. If you have still trouble, level up first. Good luck