AusGamers has posted a hands-on preview of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt after playing some three hours of the game and writes:
" Like the last Witcher outing, strikes, parries, blocks and more are all built around correct timing, but it’s very basic on the surface. Moreover, with Geralt’s ‘magic’ and ‘abilities’, you’re forced to interrupt the flow of combat by opening a wheel with LB (on Xbox One) which slows the conflict down, in order to choose which rune you want to use as it’s bound to a single button. In the case of the Batman: Arkham games, you have ready access to all of Batman’s gadgets and moves through various combinations of the controller’s face buttons. It’s a complicated and layered system, but one that rewards players willing to put in the time to learn how to access and use everything in their brilliant freeflow system."