With Game of Thrones and other hits marking medieval fantasy as a mainstream pursuit, John Robertson asks if CD Projekt Red's ambitious RPG can finally find widespread appeal in a similar vein to some of its genre peers.
Holy Witcher 3 articles Batman! The many faced God can't even read all these at once!
In terms of quality it will definitely match or even will be better than Skyrim. But in terms of sales it will be at least close to if not match.
It's tough b/c the consumer base isn't near as high as it was last gen for Skyrim. And Elder Scrolls as huge name recognition. Do I believe it will be better in almost every conceivable way? Absolutley. But it won't come anywhere near the sales. Unfortunately. I do hope the nodding community takes a liking to it.
I think the Withcer 3 has enough exposure and is releasing on enough platforms to break the 1 million mark. At 50-60 bucks a copy, CDPR should at least break even. I think they will make a profit though, which is more important in the grand scheme of things. They've got my 60bucks... and thats a start :)
As much as I prefer the Witcher over Skyrim, I don't think it will sell as much. The Elder Scrolls is a well established series, even non-gamers know about it. Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely sure the Witcher will sell very well, but Skyrim is like the Call of Duty of RPGs.
I think the thing is The Witcher is alot more hardcore than Skyrim. I know a few people that are a bit turned off becuase of that. Their loss
Well, it's not like Elder Scrolls has memorable characters, so Witcher already wins there. Same goes for the story. There's also only so much you can do with 1st person combat, so that's another plus for Witcher. The world itself is likely to be more active and real as well, as opposed to a wasteland with barely any life in it. I don't even need to mention the graphics. Sales is probably the only thing they'll never match, but that's because Bethesda sold the game's soul, in order to make an extra buck from more audiences. Without the modding community, it would've been even more forgettable.
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