The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by KaOTiK, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Annisman*

    Annisman* Golden Member

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    Deciding whether to let a village kill the town witch (who isn't all bad) or killing all the 'lice ridden' peasants who are coming to burn her.

    The interesting choices.
     
  2. Zenoth

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    It's very ambitious, I have my hopes up, but I'll remain realistic.

    That list of features is just what they think should make it in, and right now it sounds great. But many development teams often eventually have to cut corners, or modify originally-planned or partially completed features, maps, characters, story lines or whatever you can think of. Now of course the bigger the budget the more stuff you can work on, and the longer you can work on it, and their engine might allow pretty much everything they're planning to do. We'll see, but to be honest I'll just start to be really excited about it the day they release a list of features that did make it, then and only then, for me, will be a matter of time and a total " Shut up and take my money! " pre-order.
     
  3. smackababy

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    Except their list isn't overly ambitious. A lot of it is simple really. Ditching the old questing system for a monster hunting system is easy enough. Unique armor and special recipes: easy enough. Sure, the story bits sound hard, but require just some simple scripting.
     
  4. Demo24

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    Yup, they've released videos about red kit( their engine tools) and made a new quest with a level in all of 10 minutes. Granted it wasn't fancy, but the red engine makes it pretty easy to add in these types of quests.

    I have faith they will be good to most all of what they want in there. Cdpr may not be huge, but they have enough capital that they can spend the time they need to get it sorted.


    Really can't wait to see images with the new renderer!
     
  5. terry107

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    And that's just in the first couple of hours of gameplay.
     
  6. Nintendesert

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    I guess I need to finish 2 now.
     
  7. sigurros81

    sigurros81 Platinum Member

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    I love the stories in Witcher 1 and 2 (especially Witcher 2). They're not your typical let's stop this evil madman from destroying/taking over the world. The stories tend to be more personal (searching for his love) wrapped around Game of Thrones style political wars and intrigue and social issues like racism. Honestly I have not played a game with this sort of serious story telling in a very long time.

    For those who are looking into playing the games for the first time, I highly recommend reading this blog, it really helps you understand the deep layers of the various political wars that go on in the game as you are playing.

    http://en.thewitcher.com/forum/inde...art-1-factions-overview-spoilers/#entry692170

    I just hope that Witcher 3 will bring Geralt down to the southern Nilfguaardian states to bring the pain directly to these guys' doors.
     
  8. Daverino

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    :-(

    I'm still on freakin' Oblivion. Once I finish that, then I can finish Skyrim, play ME2, Witcher 2, ME3 and THEN I can get this.
     
  9. Chiefcrowe

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    It's not all that bad.. by the time you're done with all of those, this one should be out and ready to play!

     
  10. sigurros81

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    I say skip the ME games and go straight to the Witcher :)
     
  11. dpodblood

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    I love the Witcher Series and CDP has never let me down. They are one of the best (if not the best) companies in gaming, and the games are incredible. As sad as it is that this will be the last in the series I would rather they stop now than milk it to death like *some franchises*.
     
  12. Bateluer

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    I'll preorder when they open.
     
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    I bought Witcher 2, barely started it, the combat was utterly confusing (but I was playing a steady mix of Skyrim, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Counter-Strike at the time, so maybe I just didn't have room in my brain for a new control scheme). I need to go back and give it another shot.
     
  14. sigurros81

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    Probably the last in Geralt's personal quest, but probably not the last in the universe.
     
  15. AMDZen

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    For someone lagging behind like others in this thread, should I play Witcher 1 and then 2, or just skip to Witcher 2 and be OK? If I need to play both to get the most of the second one, I will but it will mean I have to allocate more time that I don't have so hoping I can just play 2 and then move on to this one
     
  16. Dankk

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    Play both, starting with 1. If you have a hard time getting into or don't like 1, then skip ahead and play 2. The Witcher 1 and 2 are extremely different games, and there are lots of people (including those on this forum) who say they hated the first but loved the second. You'll miss out on some story bits but it's not a huge deal.
     
  17. JoetheLion

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    I was this sceptical when the first Witcher was in its neverending development state, but then I saw it and played it and realized that they actually delivered (almost) all they promised.
     
  18. CPA

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    So, this thread got my juices going and I decided to boot up Witcher 2. Farthest I had made it previously was the tutorial. this time I went straight to the game...and I'M LOVING IT! yes, combat is different and I can't stand not being able to use healing potion during battle, but so far the story overshadows those issues.
     
  19. AMDZen

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    I'll just skip ahead to 2. I tried 1 and couldn't get into it. I know that I probably could if I kept playing through the beginning but I got bored too quickly.
     
  20. sigurros81

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    Witcher 1 is a really fun game if you have not played 2, but if you've played W2 already, you probably won't enjoy W1 as much. The gameplay mechanics of W1 is what I consider substandard from what you'd expect from an action RPG, but if you enjoy a great freaking story and really fun sidequests, definitely give it a shot.
     
  21. Pray To Jesus

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    pls hopefully I'll finish Witcher 2 by then =D
     
  22. ghost recon88

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    I don't think 16GB of RAM is gonna cut it after reading the features list.
     
  23. smackababy

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    I just came in with the idea that it wasn't an action RPG, but it wasn't turn based. Sure, the combat wasn't amazing, but I never focused on that.
     
  24. sigurros81

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    Yeah, I still enjoy the game immensely. To be honest, I didn't mind the monotonous combat because it made me more focused on the other aspects of the game, like the engaging quests and storytelling. I sound like such a fan boy when I say it but Bioware an Bethesda needs to take notes from these guys on how to deliver a good story.
     
  25. homercles337

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    Have you never played Dragon's Lair? Its a game where you hit a button or a joystick at EXACTLY the right time during a quicktime-like movie to get the next quicktime-like movie, which then leads to another series of button joystick actions at EXACTLY the right moment...or you die.