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Do You Need to Play the First Two Games to Understand The Witcher 3 on PS4?

Push Square:"A question that we've seen asked around the Internet countless times: do you really need to play The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings in order to understand The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? Since the upcoming open world title is the first entry in the series to venture onto PlayStation platforms, the concern is understandable. If you've been a Sony loyalist for most, if not all, of your gaming life, then the chances are that you're not all too familiar with Geralt of Rivia and his adventures. Fortunately, we can tell you that you don't need to have played the previous titles to get your head around the PlayStation 4 offering."

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wheresmymonkey1276d ago

No but it helps. Reading the books is probably a better primer though. there's a lot of stuff that's introduced from the books in the Witcher 3 that isn't in the pevious games.

Gwynbleidd1276d ago

I agree. You don't, but it helps recognicing all the easter-eggs and the awesome conversion of the books into a game. And definately reading the books would be more important than playing the previous games if you want to grasp the whole world of the witcher.

Magicite1276d ago

Isn't W3 a prequel to W1 and 2?

wheresmymonkey1276d ago

Nope its a direct sequel to 2. Your choices carry over on the PC, iirc.

DrumBeat1276d ago

What if I want to understand it on PC or Xbone?

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Crummybear1276d ago

At the very least, there are 5 minute videos explaining the the story up until Witcher 3. Unless you're not interested in story at all, I'd suggest catching up for a much more enhanced expirence.

_-EDMIX-_1274d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

Not really. Even with the choices brought over, The Witcher games are very enclosed in terms of story and I'm actually playing 1 and 2 on PC and getting 3 on PS4.