Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Tagaziel, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Kyuu

    Kyuu Insert Awesome Title Here

    Jul 19, 2007
    Great, another post from Surf Solar pissing all over something with his own preconceptions, we sure don't have enough of them these days.

    Seriously though, what's with the fatalism on everyone's part? Open world does not automagically mean an Oblivion-style hiking sim. Open-world done right is great, and with The Witcher's universe in particular it could be amazing. Obviously, there's a lot that could go wrong and it could be a total clusterfuck, but declaring it a failure almost before it's even begun is going a little overboard.
  2. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    I wonder where your magical crystal ball told you that I or any other person here said it will be a failure? Also nice how you conveniently left out the second part of my quote.
  3. mobucks

    mobucks i get such a kick out of myself Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    I like how one dude disagrees with Surf Solar and now it's en vogue to lambast him. Like he's the first and only person on NMA to have views as such.
  4. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Yeah, it has become somewhat ... fancy to beat on him recently. Even though I dont agree with that as he is a different opinion maybe but not unreasonable.

    I guess Skyrim/Bethesda is to RPGs what CoD is to the rest of the gaming world.

    Everyone loves to run for the sweet green. But I am ready to give those polish people the benefit of the doubt. I mean they managed to release 2 solid and good games. That should mean something.

    care to name those which do it right? Withoug Gothic 1/2.

    Seriously a healthy dose of sceptism isnt that wrong here. I mean we are talking about a change from a linear very stroy driven game to an open world experience which is trying to remain true to the past games, in other words offering you a story as well. Memorable characters etc.

    Its not like going from Oblivion to Skyrim which was not a change as both games follow a clear formula. A natural evolution if you want so.

    We dont know yet how Witcher 3 will be like. Its probably good to hope for the best and expect the worst.
  5. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    In the interview where they talk about going open world, they specifically point out flaws in Skyrim and NV and how they want to do things differently. After seeing that interview, I felt a lot more assured that this might turn out fantastic.

    I can defininitely see people getting worried about this, I am too, but remember - who else than Bethesda actually did completely open worlds where the player is supposed to be able to affect people and places? Just because Bethesda can't do it, doesn't mean no one else can. Don't let them ruin it for everyone else. Rather, be excited that someone may finally come along and challenge Bethesda and show them how it's supposed to be done.
  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    except that you can get easily in a conflict here. Open world RPGs and linear story driven RPGs have different ideas behind the experience they offer.

    Believe it or not but there are people out there which actually DONT want to much story in their open world games. Or to be more specific lets say they dont want a Planescape Like experience.

    And I can somewhat understand that reasoning. Youre playing Counter Strike for being arcade and games like Arma because they are simulations. Both shooters. But they offer completely different experiences.

    Personaly I dont mind open world RPGs with great plot lines and all that stuff the Witcher guys made in the past.

    But I remember some interview about the Witcher 2 where they already said "yes! you can actualy go to all those mountains in the background". Now if that was only some bla bla to get that journalist hooked, or if they already had with TW2 ideas about "open world experiences", no clue.

    Thing is, they will need definitely more manpower compared to the past, but I guess if someone can do it then its CD Projekt
  7. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    So making it open world is gonna make it all Skyrim eh?

    Why does it have to be open world like Skyrim, you sure it ain't goning to be open like Zelda: OoT?

  8. IllusiveManJr

    IllusiveManJr First time out of the vault

    Aug 13, 2012
    I really enjoyed the narrative of Witcher 2. Looking forward to 3 and also being able to play the first one once I switch to PC.