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  • senso-ji 5 Feb 2013 22:08:55 5,799 posts
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    I wouldn't say the Witcher 2 was linear. It was divided into chapters that you couldn't return to, but as far as quests were concerned you could do as much or as little as you wanted, and he had free reign to explore the whole areas of each chapter.

    I'll be getting the Witcher 3 but I'd have preferred if they stuck to the Witcher 2 format rather than ape Skyrim because it sold more.
  • UncleLou Moderator 5 Feb 2013 23:03:47 35,429 posts
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    I see where you're coming from, but with CD Projekt's much better plots, general writing, decisions and their more "real" feeling world and whatnot, I am damn curious to see how they tackle an open world game. Bethesda sure can need some competition here. I always wanted to see how Bioware would handle this, but CD Projekt is an even better alternative, at least nowadays.

    The Gothic games were open world as well, but felt completely different than the elder Scrolls series, after all.

    Edited by UncleLou at 23:06:58 05-02-2013
  • Deleted user 5 February 2013 23:18:46
    I wouldn't mind picking sides this time. I'm more nilfgardian that racist northern kingdom. Not that the southerners are a pleasant bunch.
  • Deleted user 6 February 2013 12:14:17
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-06-screenshots-of-the-witcher-3
  • Blerk Moderator 21 Feb 2013 10:47:09 48,225 posts
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    Confirmed for PS4. Launching simultaneously on "all high-end platforms", so I surmise it's also coming to Xbox 720. And PC, obviously.
  • timetraveler 25 Feb 2013 07:53:19 61 posts
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    The Witcher 3 seems to be great. I like games with open world like Skyrim and ther will be even 30% bigger world than in Skyrim.
  • fletch7100 28 Feb 2013 13:20:57 6,990 posts
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    More info from OXM site

    - The world has 36 final states three possible epilogues (each one hour long)
    - You can import your save game to determine which characters appear and how they act towards Geralt, but the backstory won't be affected.
    - You can buy horses or tame a wild ones by using Axii, one of The Witcher's spells.
    - Geralt can now jump and climb things.
    - You can hunt wild animals for their fur, claws and so forth by tracking down colour-coded traces in the world itself.
    - The main storyline is 50 hours long.
    - Towns are more reactive - citizens will summon the guards if they catch you thieving, and will observe daily routines.
    - There's a new combat mechanic that's comparable to VATS in Fallout 3, letting you target different parts of your quarry in slow motion.
    - There are no more QTEs. Hurrah!
    - Geralt can level up to 60.
    - The console versions have their own, bespoke UIs.
    - You gain experience points only by completing quests, but hunting will earn you money and crafting materials.
    - There are two new minigames: axe-throwing and cards.
    - The economy is affected by your actions. Trade away loads of one type of good in a particular area, and prices will fall.
    - There's a day-night cycle, as before, plus a new weather system that partly determines which areas can be accessed and where/when monsters appear.
    - You can set things on fire using the Ignii spell, now a jet of flame rather than a single blast, and toy with the environment in other, unspecified ways.
    - You can ride around in boats.
    - Geralt will get to explore the world's capital Novigrad, the Skellige Islands, and "the war-ravaged wasteland".
  • Armoured_Bear 28 Feb 2013 13:25:29 10,298 posts
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    Can't.fucking.wait.

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  • CharlieStCloud 28 Feb 2013 13:30:01 5,090 posts
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    Sounds incredibly ambitious though.

    ... 50 hours for the main storyline is a hefty chunk too.

    Was 'The Witcher 2' this long?
  • Rhaegyr 1 Mar 2013 11:48:41 1,433 posts
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    This is going to be amazing - thanks for the details Fletch.

    Think I'll go for the PC this time though I didn't have any problems with the 360 version - just want to get more use out of it
  • Gambit1977 1 Mar 2013 11:54:57 9,583 posts
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    You had me at 'Geralt can now jump'
  • Benno 1 Mar 2013 12:22:38 9,796 posts
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    Is this current gen/next gen or transitional?
  • fletch7100 1 Mar 2013 12:23:13 6,990 posts
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    Will be next gen
  • timetraveler 1 Mar 2013 13:31:28 61 posts
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    I really can't wait for it. I'm starting get worried if I have too large expectations about this game.
  • Mr_Sleep 1 Mar 2013 14:07:25 16,853 posts
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    I would say the biggest problem likely to affect this is bugs, with such an open world game and with little experience in that field I think there will be a whole ton of patches. At least CD Projekt are good about patches but I wouldn't be surprised if there's a whole host of posts/threads about such-and-such game breaking bug.

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  • Armoured_Bear 1 Mar 2013 14:17:23 10,298 posts
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    CD projekt can do anything.
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  • fletch7100 1 Mar 2013 14:25:02 6,990 posts
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    This and Cyberpunk 2077, looking forward to see if they can deliver.
  • Gambit1977 1 Mar 2013 14:45:57 9,583 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    I would say the biggest problem likely to affect this is bugs, with such an open world game and with little experience in that field I think there will be a whole ton of patches. At least CD Projekt are good about patches but I wouldn't be surprised if there's a whole host of posts/threads about such-and-such game breaking bug.
    That is a concern.
    I can't believe how buggy The Witcher 2 on 360 is. But it's so bloody good anyway.
  • ronuds 4 Apr 2013 14:49:37 21,788 posts
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    Saw more info. posted from Kotaku. Sounds pretty terrific!

    Highlights:
    This is Geralt's final adventure.
    It'll be easy for new players to enter the game, and won't require knowledge of the past games to enjoy.
    More than 100 hours of gameplay.
    The sidequests and main story can be resolved in any order.

    The game is entirely open-world, and is 35 times bigger than The Witcher 2.
    It's a branching story and the world is "completely open."

    Quicktime events will be gone entirely.

    Every button press gets you a single move in combat, meaning that you'll be able to break up your attacks much more easily than in The Witcher 2.
    The dodge is no longer a roll—now, Geralt will pirouette to dodge enemies. No more roley-poley combat.
    Parrying will now be active, and you can hold down a parry button and move, sort of like in Assassin's Creed.
    Several of the screenshots show Geralt in a boat--you'll definitely be able to control the boat, though you won't get to fight the whales. They'll be more of a hazard you'll have to avoid.

    I asked if CD Projekt Red would ever consider doing always-online DRM. Badowski's response: "No." "We are trying to get rid of DRM," said Szczesnik.


    Link

    Look at these screens too!!



    Edited by ronuds at 14:50:07 04-04-2013
  • fletch7100 21 Apr 2013 08:35:27 6,990 posts
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    http://www.oxm.co.uk/52578/previews/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-first-look-at-cd-projekts-answer-to-skyrim/?page=1
  • DUFFMAN5 21 Apr 2013 10:25:02 14,433 posts
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    This is looking and sounding better all the time.
    I so wanted to love The Witcher 2 (360) but tried a couple of times to get into it, and not managing to.
    The furthest I got was the first real "boss fight" I think, was it a spider like creature ? it was in some bog area, I could not kill it, even on easy!
    I was in my not really liking/enjoying gaming moods, that I seem to get way too much now, so just decided to leave it and sell it.
    I have £10 in credit with Play.com, if it comes up for that I may give it ANOTHER go.

    Are console owners still going to get Witcher 1, it was defo mentioned many moons ago.

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • sirtacos 21 Apr 2013 11:16:40 7,271 posts
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    The Witcher 2 had too much high politics, and not enough Witchering. IMO.

    I liked it a lot regardless (especially in terms of player choice & consequence), but I vastly preferred the original Witcher. It gave me a greater sense of freedom and adventure. It also felt much more playful and creative. The 'playful' bit deserves more emphasis, I think.
  • Mr_Sleep 21 Apr 2013 12:06:06 16,853 posts
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    You just liked getting cards with boobies on them!

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • StarchildHypocrethes 21 Apr 2013 14:12:56 25,426 posts
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    Pervert.
  • Baihu1983 24 Jul 2013 12:43:04 3,310 posts
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    The Witcher 3 new gameplay details: 5 "alternative" magic signs and 96 attack animations
    http://www.oxm.co.uk/58944/the-witcher-3-new-gameplay-details-5-alternative-magic-signs-and-96-attack-animations/
  • fletch7100 14 Aug 2013 14:45:35 6,990 posts
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  • ronuds 14 Aug 2013 14:49:24 21,788 posts
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    Ellen Page is in this too?
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