Danny & Andy give their impression of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt after a combined twelve hours playing this exciting open world role-playing game.
Oh! Come! On! Look, there is no one more excited for The Witcher 3 than me. I'm reading through all the books at the moment in preparation. I know right!!! But let the game get relesed first before we start with if it has lived up to the hype or not. The game is still a month away for goodness sake. You've played 6 hours of a 100+ hrs game, and from the 6 hrs you are going to judge the whole game against the hype that you yourselves have been fueling and generating over the last month. How about we wait for the game to come out, complete the game, then give your thoughts on if the game lived up to the hype. All you're doing now is contributing to the hype, whether positively or negatively. I'm glad you guys at least acknowledged this. How much do you want to bet that the first article that comes out as soon as the game launches is how "The Withcer 3 was overhyped!!!" Game Journalism, you've gotta love it.
I have to agree with you and in anycase the witcher always surpasses my expectations so I am not worried in the slightest.
Archangle Mike^ I would disagree you can get a pretty good impression on a game for six hours. Your review is not gonna change from + or - 5. For example if you think the first 6 hours are a 9 you probably won't deviate to a 10 or a 8 after you finish the game.
I too am very hype. I miss Zelda type games for so long, but since I'm not that hot into Nintendo anymore this should be a great fix, since it screams Zelda for Adults. Day One BABY!
I am very looking forward to Witcher 3, can't wait May 19th :D
I have not played 1 or 2, I know they tie in but does each game stand alone to where if you didn't play the previous you won't be lost? This game looks really good and I'd like to get it, but am wondering if I'll feel like things don't make sense because I didn't play the first 2.
I didn't know anyone played it yet? Have we become so starved for clicks that now we are reviewing and accessing games a month before release. I can't wait for the breakdown on this game. BB got high ratings b/c it's a masterpiece, but predicting the criticism was easy b/c of difficulty. What about this game. It's too long, you cant choose your own character. Again, it's too hard. It's good, bit not Skyrim lol! This game is gonna blow ppl out of the water. Click baiters are gonna hate the trouble they have trying to find legit topics.
"I didn't know anyone played it yet?" Danny and Andy from Gamespot were playing it, hence the preview.
Yeah you're right, but it was nice to hear a couple features we didn't know about.
Agreed. Talk about stupid click bait. Geez
My only worry is that this is their first true open world game. But if its anything like The Witcher 1 or 2 with just horses I'll be happy lol. It doesn't need to be Elder Scrolls...most games will never be near that series, if Witcher is just like Witcher....it'll be fine. I have very, very low expectations and I'm only going into Witcher 3, expecting a very Witcher experience, not a Elder Scrolls one. If it is, then holy crap poo buckets Bethesda better watch out! But if its isn't, thats ok too. I'm very much trying not to over reach with this game. Played Witcher 1 and 2 and I'm merely hyped for 3 to be more of the same, anything different I"m just looking at as an extra.
If those are your expectations, then you sir will be very plesantly surprised.
I pre-puchased the game on steam too late now to go back haha i will listen to this when i can.
I played the Witcher 2 and if part 3 is anywhere near as good as 2 then yes it will live up to the hype. The story line for Witcher 2 was seriously on some Game of Thrones level type story telling. I was very impressed.
Witcher 2 is exactly what an action RPG should be. It's a solid action game, though all of the stats and complexity is still there, is deep, and is most definitely needed. It tells a great and interesting story, all the while giving the player agency over the experience in a major way. While it's not perfect, I hold it as a shining example of what a modern rpg should be. Too many developers water things down in order to help make it an everyone's game. CD Projekt Red managed to make a product that more than satisfied almost anyone who played it. Bring on Witcher 3.
.....play Witcher 1.
Lol, the ones who make up the hype are wondering if the game will live up to it. The irony...
This game will take so much hours from my life. Sigh
I think 6 hours is plenty to give a good preview of the game. Heck, I doubt most sites put in much more then that before writing a review. If the 1st 6 HOURS of a game are disappointing - a buyer will never make it to hour 7.
If it takes you six hours to be disappointed, the game has probably done plenty right. Most "buyers" don't spend 6 hours on a game that aren't enjoyable, to some extent. OT: The latest trailer sold me on it! All I need now is to see NVIDIA's Hairworks in action.
?? Of a 100 hour long game? Ummmmm I see. Most reviewers get builds before the final release of the actual full game to get to play it in full prior to release so a full review is actually done. RPG's take a longer time to finish, you don't actually know how a 100 hour game will be based on 6 hours, that the stupidest thing I've ever read and if you stop playing based on those first 6 hours, your just not that bright to begin with.
I don't care what people say or what reviews say. Buy the game and find out for yourself :) I can't wait for this game
Screw the hype. Witcher 3 is going to offer an amazing atmospheric experience that will absorb you into its world. It's not going to cure cancer and bring about a new golden age of gaming. Don't over expect from this. This will probably be one of the best RPGs ever, but will never meet the hype since hype always overreaches expectations.
i couldn't agree more! 2 games this year i would have bought regardless of what previews said - bloodborne and witcher3. bloodborne delivered and I'm positive witcher3 will too.
They guy in the middle is too awkward for his close up scenes. Quit staring at your feet virgin! Now thats harsh!
i was like , but like , it felt like
6 hours into an RPG of this depth and size is nothing. Take dragon age Inquisition for example. Start, relatively bland intro, into the hinterlands.... minor story.... oh, 10 hours gone already I barely did anything? This game sucks!!!! No.... it doesn't, explore beyond the hinterlands and Start getting to the meat of the game, its many peoples goty!. The lesson is, way too early to judge. The witcher is best served like a fine wine... lol, enjoy it slowly! This game will more than likely be better than inquisition.... now go figure if that's a good or bad game!
Couldn't has said it better.
While I agree that DAI is a great game.. You shouldn't have to play a game for 10+ hours for it to become enjoyable.. It was a CHORE to get to the good stuff in DAI and that is not a good thing in my book..
Good to hear about Dragon Age. I've been wondering where all the GotY talk came from with that game. So far it's incredibly boring and I've been thinking of deleting it to be honest. OT - I doubt it, but it looks like a very good to great game anyway. Hype just has a way of ruining things.
So pumped for this game.. The trees blowing in the wind look incredibly realistic too :)
I'm in awe everytime I see the foliage in motion. These are pretty easily the most natural looking environments that I've ever seen in a game. Everything just flows so naturally.
Infamous and driveclub got some negative reviews, yet are top games worth getting. F*ck off if you think we're going to listen to negative reviews for the witcher. It's getting to the point where sh*t scores aren't worth paying attention to.
LOL it damn well better! Back when I bought PS4 there were 3 games that I was super hyped about; The Order 1886, Destiny, and The Witcher 3. So far 2 of those 3 games have fallen WAY short of my expectations! I sure as hell hope The Witcher 3 comes through.
It's so annoying how everyone feels the need to put the word "like" several times in every sentence these days. Like, great game though and, like I can't wait to play it, like, know what I mean bro?, like. :D
Some Polish fans of Witcher concerned about recent downgrade of ingame flora sent letters to CDPR containing various seeds of flowers, grass types, books about gardening etc. http://iv.pl/images/1739060...
The Witcher 3 definitely deserves to more than any other game this year.
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