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Pixelitis E3 Preview: The Witcher 3 looks to be the most ambitious WRPG yet

"Judging by my time watching an early build of The Witcher 3 at E3 last week, to say that CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is ambitious is an understatement.

One of the reasons why I’ve always preferred WRPGs like The Witcher series over more mainstream, open-world franchises like The Elder Scrolls are their more memorable stories, characters and more realistic approach to the morally gray.

I think it’s safe to say that The Witcher 3 will carry on with all of that, but with one new, crucial element: it’s going the route of its competition with a full-blown open world. While it’s still too early to tell if CD Projekt RED can deliver on the promise of an engaging central plotline mixed in with varying sidequests within a gigantic world, I will say that what I’ve seen of the pre-alpha build shows something that has the potential to be gargantuan in its execution.

While we currently don’t have any E3 awards system established just yet at Pixelitis, you can bet all your orens that The Witcher 3 was my game of the show, even if what I witnessed was a hands-off experience."

- Patrick Kulikowski

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