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PCGamer- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt first look: slaying giants in CD Projekt RED’s icy open world RPG

PCG:The Witcher 3 is the final entry in Geralt’s saga. Freed from the political obligations and baffling amnesia that bound him in The Witcher 2, he’s searching for lost loved ones in a world on the brink of a calamitous war. But for all his vagrant tendencies, Geralt has a knack for becoming embroiled in the squabbles of the rich and powerful. He’s responding to a summons from Jarl Crach, who needs help with a personal matter. (PC, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One)

Pintheshadows  +   1037d ago
It just sounds incredible. This and Thief are my two most wanted at the moment.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1036d ago
I'm just finishing up another playthrough of Witcher 2 on PC. Man, the game is good. Everyone who has the option should at least try this game and play past the intro chapter.

Can't wait for Witcher 3 and also Cyberpunk. Both games are gonna be legendary.
Kinger8938  +   1036d ago
I keep meaning to replay to make the other choice ;)
US8F  +   1036d ago

-Huge open world map
-No loading screens
-Dynamic encounters
-96 motion captured combat moves from the 20 in witcher 2
-An end to the endless roll parrying
-Travel anywhere in the map
-Beasts and npcs of all kinds

The year 2014 is going to be heavenly.

I swear I have never been so hyped for a game like this one. this is the ultimate pre-order for me.

I love love love open world games and Cd project never disappointed me in any of their games(despite them not being open world).

People say Rockstar would set standards on open world games come GTAV(pre-ordered :D) but I wouldn't pass that by CD REd Project.
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taquito  +   1036d ago

totally with you man

the witcher 1 and 2 are the best rpg's in 10 years!
listenkids  +   1036d ago
Could someone elaborate on how The Witcher series plays, I don't have a 360 nor a PC to run it, but I'm big RPG fan and curious if it plays like a 3rd person Skyrim, or more so Dragon Age.
US8F  +   1036d ago
I promise you that no one would do it justice by just explaining to you. You need to go check youtube out on gameplay videos and you will understand my claim.

It is so very good, the both of them, and the transitions of gameplay from the 1st to 2nd to the 3rd, is so vast, you would love every second of it. Ofcourse the third did not come out yet, but just by reading what they have in store for us, it says alot.

They will deliver, and deliver hard they will!. Here a good gameplay video to get you into it :).

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listenkids  +   1036d ago
Looks good, i'll eventually get a play through - for now it'll have to be Witcher 3 ( ps4 ). In terms of customization, is there any? For the character and is there a wide variety of items for armour.

greatcrusader44  +   1036d ago
I don't know if I'd say a wide variety of armor, if compared to say Skyrim, but there's def enough customization to make someone happy, there are seperate armor pieces, that you can either find or make with schematics, same with the swords, and you can change your hairstyle.

Like most rpgs you lvl up and there are 4 skill trees you can lvl up in, first being tutorial which will be the one you'll be putting points in first, then after lvl 5 you can put points in swordplay, magic, and traps. Regardless of which one you spec the most in, you'll mostly be using your swords, but from experience some spells are vital to spec in, especially on higher difficulties.
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stuntman_mike  +   1036d ago
also CD project red are excellent for giving you loads of extra content and DLC all in the price of the original product. I hope they don't change that.
stuntman_mike  +   1036d ago
i hope the combat is a bit more fluid in the 3rd game. i liked the combat of the second game, but it took a little while for the attack animations to finish.

i have been meaning to go back and play it again, just to get me ready for this one.
Pintheshadows  +   1036d ago
It has become my go to game in a way as the shortcut on my desktop is always just there staring at me. Next thing I know it is five hours later.
Somebody  +   1036d ago
There's one element that is kinda missing in TW2 : rain. It's not much of a feature but it adds up to the atmosphere of the open world. In the first Witcher it rained a lot and it's a wonder seeing NPCs running for cover and wait for it to stop.

In TW2 I kept seeing those game tips on loading screens saying that rain will affect your fire spells and yet I encountered rain only once, in the second playthrough! Even so it was awesome. I was startled by a sudden deafening sound and my view distance rapidly decreasing by some sort of white fog. Then, it hit me and I couldn't hear a thing other than the heavy beat of the rain. Visual and auditory cues are severely compromised so it would be pretty dangerous walking in the jungle with your fire spell rendered useless. Well, it should be if it weren't for the fact that I was in a town and by the time I reached the jungle to terrorize some Nekkers, the rain stopped.

There's so much environmental effects in games that doesn't get mentioned or used again (TW's rain and Crysis scattering smoke effects are my favorites). It's a pity since they made the game world feel much more alive and have the huge potential to affect gameplay.

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