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.
Hopefully they'll pull it off. Coming to a third title in a trilogy is not exactly the best start.
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".
"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
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?
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
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?
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.
This game's lore and politics are complicated as hell. I hope they keep it newb friendly because I never finished Witcher 2.
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.
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.
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.
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
There's 140 lvls in Bloodborne? Wow I have a way to good, only about 60.
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.
Best for me.
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.
I've been a fan of this game since the first witcher game. Still have both games on my pc and part 2 on my Xbox 360. Will be getting witcher 3 when it comes out.
Can anyone tell me if The Witcher 2 improved the gameplay from the first one? I only played the first on pc and I wasn't a bit fan of the controls but it was still fun.
I loved witcher 2, but i don't have a pc so i didn't experience the first game. It had a brilliant story and atmosphere. Yes it's kinda complicated, but if you follow the key parts you'll be alright. Don't beat yourself up if you don't understand everything. I'll do a second playthrough myself soon, and make a 'different choice'.
I cannot wait. In Gamespot's preview they mentioned the previous Witcher games as having been as difficult as the Souls games. It appears that they've shifted some things to make it more accessible, though. Having never played the Souls games, I only have Bloodborne to compare to. I found my footing in Bloodborne after some trial and error. I've decided to really get into RPGs this gen, but they always overwhelmed me a bit. It's not that they're exceedingly difficult, but rather I have a tendency to be extremely over analytical, and with all of the complex systems I end up over thinking things.
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