According to one early review, the game is large but not a true open world like Skyrim
Pointless article. basically click-bait. Don't bother
Skyrim has to load whenever you enter any building or cave or anywhere that isn't the overworld. Witcher does not. I'm not sure how that makes it inferior to Skyrim.
why do people disagree its true its a fact, skyrim has a loading everytime you enter building or a cave, the witcher 3 has loading screens ONLY when your changing regions.
lol, Why do some people get so wrapped up in some quasi-super-technical definition? If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck. Lets just call it a duck whatever it may "truly" be. The Witcher 3 LOOKS like a Open World Game, it has EVERYTHING an Open World Game should have, and it PLAYS like a Open World Game= The Witcher 3 is an Open World Game so who cares about what it "truly" is.
It's just that the region thing is confusing. It could be like borderlands where several mission areas are more linear and some are locked out but technically every area is accessible, which is most probable, or it gives the doubt that if it is not possible to go everywhere right from start and restricts regions per progression.
Strange cuz other reviews say that it is. And I can almost guarantee you that you are not forced through the main story. I saw huge maps with question marks etc. I doubt you are restricted. That said, CD Projeckt Red's main story may suffer, as many reviews have pointed out b/c it isn't linear like TW2 was. But side quests are amazing I've read.
honestly, while i haven't heard the story, i don't think the main story suffers.I think it's just opinion. The guy from Gametrailers loved the story because it was so grounded and the characters felt believable. he said he read all the Witcher books so im inclined to believe him.
I think comparing and expecting this game to be like Skyrim, in anyway other than size, is a huge mistake. I will be playing this game and only expecting it to be an upgrade to Witcher2. I say upgrade due to the larger size, more freedom and the fact that it is being released on a newer generation of hardware. Skyrim is a whole different beast from anything on the market. The code used in The Elder Scrolls and in Fall-out games, is old code the matures with Morrowind, but has had options added or removed with each release. It took decades to build in all the nuances. No developer has enough staff to pull of and equivalent in 2 to 3 years.
the article calls Skyrim a sandbox but its not, many things in the world you can't change a true sandbox RPG is Dues Ex, ever choice you make changes the outcome of the situation and gives you multiple ways of doing objectives
Never been in a sand box in childhood, I see. Sandbox is EXACTLY what is sounds like, you use your environment to build shit, and you destroy shit others have built, and you are free to do as you wish with the sand, and all the toys mommy throws at ya. It's that simple
And you can't do any of that in Skyrim
@AnotherProGamer Well I believe it's called sand-box because you have a certain area, where you can freely roam around and play with the things developers have thrown into the world for you to play with. It doesn't mean that there are no restrictions, there are always restrictions.
Open-world as opposed to being linear? then yes Witcher 3 is very much open-world also, I want the game to be amazing not fit some random dude's definition of 'true open-world'
It's like Dragon Age isn't Open world either, but you can spend 200 hrs doing whatever you want, wherever you want. Anyway, I prefer there being harder areas and easier areas as you level, the world opening as you go. Otherwise, you get Skyrim, an easy game that doesn't challenge you much at all.
Who cares if it has 'zones'. They're massive areas, and it helps concentrate a lot of content into each and every one of them. Rather than trying to spread them all across a completely open environment.
It would be hard to tell Geralt's story with a complete open world sandbox. You're isolated in a personal journey with Geralt unlike Skyrim where it's putting you in the shoes of Dragonborn who is supposed to be the one behind the controller since he/she doesn't have a voice.
Always with the Skyrim comparisons. Dragon age inquisition had zones also and those were huge. The problems with that game were elsewhere. I'll rather take zones with a story and some decent content than pointless forever wandering.
Nitpicking for click bait article is pathetic. Enjoy the game..
There is always someone trying to put a downer on stuff.
Am I wrong? As i remember skyrim, the area that we fight the dragon boss, isnt accessible before endgame? And is skyrim then TRUELY sandbox?
"According to one reviewer out of the nearly 40 reviews out, this guy said a thing".
Can we stop with these?! Come on clickbait.
Its not clickbait. The author is paraphrasing the findings in a review by another author. Its not an open world game. Its an open area game so there has been false advertising there. I am dissapointed. I preordered the game with the impression that the game had seemless transitions between land masses and water bodies.
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