• http://www.fogalchemist.com/ caleb1993

    I am very excited for The Witcher 3. It was definitely my game of the show for E3 this year. Even with all the other really cool things being shown off, Geralt’s final adventure was what really stood out to me.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Whats with that light blurring thats going on. Looks impressive but that doesnt seem realistic, just looking around in my workplace environment with such lights. I hope its good game as Im hyped for wrpgs.

  • malek86

    “The game’s developers, CD Projekt RED, state that if you see something, you can go there, period. Granted, it will take time to scale that mountain, or swim across that large body of water, but it is possible, with absolutely no invisible barrier. Lofty promises, ones that have been uttered countless times.”

    Yeah well, I imagine that at some point, they’ll need to give the world map some kind of limit :P

    I’m pretty hyped for this game. I do hope the open world isn’t going to hurt the narrative, but after experiencing The Witcher 2′s weak second half, I think we could use for less linearity.

    • Fire.fire.kun

      It would be funny if going off the map takes to the other side of the world.

      • malek86

        That could create all sorts of problems unless they make the world actually spherical.

        Morrowind actually had an “infinite” map in that, if you kept swimming in one direction, the game would just add more and more sea. There was nothing though.

        Arena was even more egregious: the game was specifically built to only have cities which you could move between via fast-travel. If you tried going out the city gates and toward the direction of another city, you’d never get there. Oh, it was still worth it, you could find dungeons and monsters outside. But if you kept going on one direction, the memory overflow would eventually cause all sorts of glitches (first you’d see the scenario repeating itself, then you’d see color glitches, and then you’d get stuck in some world tile).

    • Solomon_Kano

      They should put sharks in the water when you get too far, so there’s no invisible barrier, just a hungry one. Worked in Jak and Daxter.

      • malek86

        Crysis did something similar (if you went too far, you’d be taken down by missiles launched by the aircraft carriers near the island), and it worked too. Kinda. Not completely, because I once managed to somehow sneak off and get past the aircraft carriers. I don’t remember anymore, I think there was an invisible wall after a while, but I’m not sure.

  • Sardorim

    I hope Ciri shows up somewhere down the line.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Having missed out on the first two due to a weak PC and no 360 by the time 2 hit, I’m kinda amazed at just how hyped I am for this. It really sounds like the end-all, be-all of WRPGs to me. It’s everything I love about WRPGs with a hint of JRPG and some nice, action based combat. I couldn’t ask for more. I need some gameplay footage, stat!

    That said, no matter how much I’m looking forward to this, I can’t stop myself from feeling this is a stopgap to Cyberpunk for me. That had to be the most interesting announcement I’ve heard in some time. So once The Witcher 3 hits it’ll be doubly awesome, since I’ll get a good game and be that much closer to another.

    • MrTyrant

      The first one doesn’t need much of a pc to play. For the second you need a powerful one.

      • Solomon_Kano

        You would not believe how poor my PC is.

        • Brandonmkii

          I’ve never used anything that required a graphics card until this year. I know where you’re coming from.

        • KnifeAndFork

          My PC couldn’t even run Dragon Quest X PC benchmark : (

          • Solomon_Kano

            I didn’t even bother to try the benchmark. I didn’t wanna embarrass myself lol.

      • Zeik56

        It needs more than you might think. I actually just played the original Witcher for the first time, and I went into it thinking my computer could at least play it at moderate settings, but it could barely run at the lowest settings.

    • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

      I hope we get something like the mass effect comic since some of the choices from the previous games will affect the story.

      • Solomon_Kano

        That would really be ideal.

        That said, CDPR has said that the game’s story is standalone enough that you’ll be fine without playing the other two, while having played them will just make you more aware of certain things.

  • Xillia

    Never tried this game, is it like Dragon Age ? cause that one is awesome.

    • MrTyrant

      It’s better than Dragon Age if you ask me. At the same time is different, the first Witcher and the second are also very different from each other.
      The game is more action based but you have your open maps and role playing around the continent with decicions to make about most side/main quest just that the world isn’t like TES series. Witcher 3 is the first one that would do that it seems.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9k1902eCXs
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMbbqAFyZWE

    • http://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?/topic/25050-farm-mapping-contest/#entry239430 Chaos17

      Dragon age serie > shounen manga
      Witcher serie > seinen manga.

      Gameplay is different since you don’t have companions in Witcher serie.

  • Arizato

    Caaaaan’t wait for this. The first one had some flaws but I stuck with it and I’m really happy I did. The Witcher 2 has to be one of the best Western RPGs I’ve played. Even bought the books because of the games.

  • rainelee

    I didn’t think I could get any more excited for this, how naive I was. 2014 can’t come fast enough.

  • Demeanor

    CD Proj Red are geniuses, the care, realism and adult atmosphere they fuel in this series is truly admirable!

  • Ethan_Twain

    I am precisely the person who would get a ton out of these games, but I keep waiting for the first one to get touched up to be more in line with the less demanding second and third installments before jumping in. I really want to love these and I really want to play them in sequence. Sadly, I’m not an able PC gamer nor do I really deal well with steep difficulty curves. My understanding is that these would both be problems when approaching The Witcher.

    • Zeik56

      What do you mean by “less demanding”? The original game is actually pretty simple mechanically, especially if you play on normal or easy. You only really have two things you need to pay attention to in combat: 1. Whether you need to use your steel or silver sword. 2. Which stance is most effective against the current enemy, (Strong, Fast, or Group), which you can usually tell just by looking at the enemy. Outside of that you just have to have a few potions handy when the situation demands it and maybe throw out a Sign (magic) every now and then.

      Frankly, the original Witcher is a pretty easy game overall. The combat is kind of just a means to an end. Most of your time is spent questing and talking to people, which isn’t really handled any different than any other WRPG. The Witcher 2 seems like it has a much more steep learning curve than the original honestly.

  • Sergio Briceño

    It’s amazing how The Witcher 2 screens look a lot better than many next generation titles. XD

  • Masa

    The first picture used in this post is from before the Witcher 2 was even released as its the old look for Geralt that they changed before the game came out…..websites always use that picture, maybe a little research before posting?

    • Zeik56

      Several of those pictures are from Witcher 2. There aren’t that many pictures of Witcher 3, so it’s not really that big of a deal.

  • KnifeAndFork

    The vista looks good but not as pretty as MGSV’s vistas

  • ragingmerifes

    I really love the atmosphere in this game.

  • Mordina

    I’ve always had some interest for this series, but I haven’t played these games mostly because of no female main char. I do love the atmosphere and music though <3 I think I'll watch my brother or a Let's Play of this when released.

  • brian

    What is the point of having this much content?
    I guess it provides a ton of replay value but I’d think people that replay it because of that content would get burnt out and take a break from the game, come back and forget pretty much everything they did, making it pointless.

    • AndyLC

      So when you talk to your friends about it, you have different stories to tell

    • Zeik56

      I don’t know about anyone else, but my memory is at least decent enough that I can remember at least the major choices I made in a previous playthrough, even after a long break.

      But really, having lots of choices with varying consequences isn’t about replay value so much as it is catering a personalized experience. Even if you only play the game once, your experience with the game will be your own, and if they do it right, it will feel like the only version of the story that is the correct one.

    • Arizato

      Both Witcher games had detailed descriptions of the quests in the quest logs. They’re almost like reading the books. Just take a look in the quest log the next time you play the game after a long break!

      • brian

        Do the quest logs list the choices made or at least something list choices?
        I also have a big problem with open world games that use (mandatory) auto save and/or only one save slot, since experimentation is a big deal with stuff like this.

  • PK212

    I both like and dislike the fact that every single outcome from every mission matters (if it does actually end up being that important). The reason I am conflicted is because I am generally pretty benevolent but every now and then I don’t always act within the NPC’s best interest.

  • Yuri

    “with Geralt on the hunt for the Hunt”
    Sorry, this cracked me up and I couldn’t read the rest of the preview without a silly grin on my face!

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