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How The Witcher 3 Embraces Both Veterans and Newcomers

The Witcher is not an easy world to jump into after three games, but The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt still manages to make itself accessible for newcomers in the best ways possible.

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XboxDD851d ago

Hopefully they'll pull it off. Coming to a third title in a trilogy is not exactly the best start.

ArchangelMike851d ago (Edited 851d ago )

I think they already have. There are alot of people who have never heard of the Witcher, but who are hyped for this game and are getting it Day 1. I think in that regard CDPR have already succeeded in bringing in the newcomers. They had the veterans at "hello".

PaulFiend850d ago

"There are alot of people who have never heard of the Witcher, but who are hyped for this game and are getting it Day 1."

This! Also, not that I've never heard about "The witcher" series, I somehow just never liked two previous games, tried them but dropped quickly. But this one - I really like! Some kind of magic from CDPR, I guess. xD

thunderbird86850d ago

Paul,

So you've played the other two and didn't like them, but you think you'll like this one based on videos of others playing?

Meltic850d ago

I started playing witcher 2 and did not end it but i watched on youtube until end. But still im into the story. I had not time to finish the game beacuse it was so long. But now ive cleared all games so far that i want just so i can focus on the witcher 3. I Think the witcher 3 will be 2015 GOTY of rpg/action

HammadTheBeast850d ago (Edited 850d ago )

Always heard of Witcher 2, never really looked into it, but Witcher 3 really caught my interest, I even started reading the books and they're not bad, similar to Game of Thrones but without as much of a general focus on the politics and more on the individual Geralt.

@Thunderbird

From what I've seen, Witcher games are vastly different from each other, maybe he appreciates the open world of 3?

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nucky64850d ago

xboxdd - did you read the article?
here's an excerpt: Szamałek claims The Witcher 3 “is a game which can be easily picked up, even if you have no previous experience with the Witcher universe".

if CDPR says it won't be a problem, I don't think it'll be a problem at all.

Maxor850d ago

This game's lore and politics are complicated as hell. I hope they keep it newb friendly because I never finished Witcher 2.

Hasswell-NeverCold850d ago

Why you didn't? Also in witcher 2 there is too much politics and I am those persons who liked more witcher 1

I finished yesterday dragon age inquisition and they did one thing wrong it was too accessible and story was short. The game is long, lots of ground and sidequests but they don't really seem to belong in anywhere. Story was short and didn't really get me going.

Yes origins was much better. I get it that it's not for everyone the slow tactical combat.. But still, combat wasn't fun in inquisition.

kraenk12850d ago (Edited 850d ago )

I completely agree..story, combat and meaningless side quests were the points where DAI was severely lacking. All those points seem to be adressed in TW3 if one can believe the first previews. As a veteran actually except for combat both Witcher games (and both DA games actually imho) exceeded DAI by far.

Bathyj850d ago

I tried the Witcher 2 but I didn't get into it. Admittedly I didn't try very hard.

The Witcher 3 looks great and I'm going to get it. I would probably be worried about the learning curve if I wasn't a level 140 on Bloodborne. After Bloodborne nothing seems too hard.

Hasswell-NeverCold850d ago

I am witcher fan but it did took me a while to actually like witcher 2 infact I liked it a bit more in second playtrough. ..and in rpg games it's not all about how hard combat is.. it's about the story and choices. Story narrated rpgs and dark souls and bloodbornes are really different games or they should be.

I'm really exited about witcher 3. But I'll see it what I think after I play it.. I mean there's so many sequels especially third ones what will say we are going back to roots.. dragon age inquisition did not do it, Risen 3 did not do it. And I really liked risen one.

If people really like some new game, they should try original games.. They just might like it when they get in to the lore and stuff. And they could say "man, this is much better than that game of the year too accessible sequel!" =D

HammadTheBeast850d ago

There's 140 lvls in Bloodborne? Wow I have a way to good, only about 60.

Zizi850d ago

Because CDPR has designed this game perfectly for newcomers and longtime fans. They have already said that WILD HUNT is a standalone package so that you don't need to play its prequels in order to completely understand the plot.

Hasswell-NeverCold850d ago (Edited 850d ago )

My life starts when the game gets released. =)

Too much hype though. One time you didn't hear about games so much and you got surprised if they were really good.

Infact.. I've tried persona 3 (awesome tower rpg) in ps2 this year and it's pretty good.. I googled that there is persona 5 coming and thought "I wish I had a console"

Edit: and I was really surprised how good it is after all these FFXIII tunnels. FFXIII would be better if combat wasn't so weird and bit like older ones. It was actually the first time used the word awesome in game this year.

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