A lot of people have been wondering whether they need to play the first two games in The Witcher series in order to understand the third game, so PlayStationing got in touch with CD Project RED to clarify.
im really glad to hear that ^_^ , thee first witcher gameplay was really stupid i tried to play it and it wasn't good . witcher 2 is good i bought it for 360 and it broke down after the dragon mission -_-
If you can you should play both games though. They are really cheap.
Yeah you don't have to play them to understand the main plot but there will be a TON of little things you will notice and appreciate if you do play them. As mentioned they are pretty damn cheap so if you have even the slightest bit of interest in the Witcher universe they are well worth it.
CD Project RED could release a The Witcher 1 & 2 Collection / Remaster for PS4 & Xbox One. I would buy it.
Or you could get them both during a sale on Steam for a grand total of $5!
Not everyone has a gaming rig though
The first one might not be entirely necessary but the second on will. There were too many revelations about Gerald past and the wild hunts motives for it to be ignored. Plus the Witcher 2 is pretty good and really cheap on steam, greenman and GOG...you have no excuse not to get. I would recommend the first Witcher but the gameplay might not appeal to a lot of people...the story is pretty good though.
I think I may get Witcher 1 and 2 on GoG and try to play through both before Witcher 3. I have beaten Witcher 2,but will change my choices
If you buy them on Steam than you will get a GOG key.
Still...I would love to have the 1st and 2nd on PS4/X1
That's some PR talk that I always hate to hear. If you think you can just jump into a trilogy at its third installment without knowing anything of the previous installments, then the story sucks. However I know this is just PR talk because there's no way you could comprehend what is going on in the Witcher without playing at the very least the second one.
I wouldn't have mind if the story would have been so deep and complex that it would require read the books as well. There has been no much news about how much TW3 has hand holding; automatic maps, quest markers, etc. I'm afraid there's plenty ...
the first one i don't think so, the second one what is stopping you from play it amazing graphics amazing gameplay amazing story.
they should remake the first Witcher game.
To remake the first one entirely, in their own engine would take far to much time and isn't likely to generate enough sales to be worth it. I would love it they did port the first 2 to the PS4 and the first one to Xbox, but the reality is its just too much for these guys to do. CDPR doesn't just throw ports around for easy money. They try to ensure the best possible experience, which takes time. Time better spent on their new stuff.
some people feel the first game hasn't aged too well both visually and gameplay wise. A developer can always come up to them to give them a hand. They simply need one guy to supervise the project for the next 4-5 years.
Just re-finished them both two weeks ago.. the first one takes a bit of time to get used to but once you understand the basics you'll be fine... although you'll be running around a lot making you wish for a fast traveling system, the story is solid. the second one has a great mature story, great gameplay, great graphics.. one of the(if not the)best RPGs in the last 5 years.
People shouldn't believe everything, and certainly not in this case. Maybe Bioware's story can be recapped that way, but not Witcher. You certainly need to play the previous games, and read some of the books to understand it.
I finished the first two games years ago and I will replay both of them in the next year before I start playing the third one . The story is amazing and so deep I don't think the new players will enjoy it as much as the players who played all the series games .
I will definitely try and find a way to play the second game at least. It would be great if we could have those two games or at least the second one remastered for the PS4 and Xbox One for those of us who would love to play it
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