The Witcher 3 is always in a crescendo, crafting battle scenarios that constantly one-up the last, until you reach the explosive finale and recover in the glow of the game's quiet denouement. But while the grand clashes are captivating, it is the moments between conflicts, when you drink with the local clans and bask in a trobairitz's song, that are truly inspiring
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt encompasses what I hope is the future of RPGs. It stands out for its wonderful writing, variety of quests and things to do in the world, and how your choices have impact in interesting ways. Usually something is sacrificed when creating a world this ambitious, but everything felt right on cue. I still think about some of my choices and how intriguing they turned out – for better or worse.
Though the straightforward and fetch-quest-heavy main story overstays its welcome, the option of joyfully adventuring through a rich, expansive open world was always there for me when I’d start to burn out. Even if the plot isn’t terribly interesting, the many characters who play a part in it are, and along with the excellent combat and RPG gameplay, they elevate The Witcher 3 to a plane few other RPGs inhabit.
Wild Hunt is a grand adventure that feels distinctly of its time. It manages to set new standards for video game technology while accentuating the fleeting nature of technological achievement as an end unto itself. It is a worthy exploration of friendship and family, mixing scenes of great sorrow with scenes of ridiculous lustiness, tempering its melancholy with bright splashes of joy and merry monster guts. Come for the epic showdown between good and evil; stay for the unicorn sex.
Will buy this when I get enough time. Epic RPGs like this with great quality and polish are why Bioware/EA are basically irrelevent now. (as dead as a feminist hooker reptilian in a virtual reality GTA sequel with japanese hentai porn mods loaded in)
Witcher is a big rip off of Michael Moorcock's Elric character but that's ok with me. I don't read many books so it's still fresh to me because of that.
Who else here is buying this? This is why I am interested in next gen (current gen now but that's what people called it when this was first annnnounced as a title) not re-releases of old shit like GTA5 which is just double dipping. Just because nintendo did it with Zelda Wind Waker for Wii U, doesn't mean all the unoriginal companies need to follow you know...
I think there was another RPG Cyberpunk that this developer was supposed to also be working on. What happened to that? Are they still going to do it? I haven't heard anything about that game in ages. Now is the time to release any info about it because Dues EX sequel is coming and people are in the mood for cyborgs again. They are are new "bald space marine" of today. The pirate craze and set in the old west craze seems to be over now.
^ Get to work on this now that Witcher 3 is done!
_________________ "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad." -Shigeru Miyamoto
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13 May 2015 11:29 am
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Ok, been reading up a lot about the frame rate on ps4 from various sources and it's indeed poor at times where it rarely hits 30fps, and AF issues, plus bugs. Day 1 patch could possibly help but I'm not expecting much of an improvement. I could get a 980 GTX which comes with a free code to get witcher 3. That's my second option.
I'll just wait and see how it turns out on PC. I know I said day 1 but waiting for it to release, tested in benchmarks and bugs would be the sensible option. I'd also like to see how big of an improvement visually the PC version has over the console.
13 May 2015 03:31 pm
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Probably give Witcher 3 a miss since I haven't played the first and I hardly touched Witcher 2 despite it running quite well on my rig. I'm in an old mindset where if I have digitally downloaded full price game (Witcher 2 was $25 for me when it came out) I don't feel obligated to play much like back with pirated PSone and pirated DC games. Give me a retail copy and I usually finish them within a week or two.
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