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.