As the pre-release hype train slowly builds and we get more screenshots and stuff, two things are becoming increasingly clear:
1) This game is even more goddam gorgeous than the last one, which was pretty fucking gorgeous
2) Geralt is having a mid-life crisis
Allow me to present exhibit A.
This encapsulates both my points perfectly. Notice the sexiness of that horse. It is a goddam beautiful thing and I want to feed it carrots. Notice also Geralt's Hair and Choice of Apparel. Despite being a cranky old Clint Eastwood-looking motherfucker, he has the hair of a much younger Brooklynite douchebag. And what the fuck is he even wearing? Chain-mail shoulder pads? Is that supposed to be ironic, due it it not being a viable form of protection in any conceivable way? You can get a slightly better look here:
Normally him dressing like some wannabe Underworld video-game asshole wouldn't be a big deal, but considering he was such a dapper fellow in W2 I can't help being a little disappointed. You needn't dress like that to impress the ladies, Geralt. Your gravelly monotone and complete lack of facial expression was quite enough.
more pics if you're interested, because seriously, even though the final game will probably not look anything like this, it's still fun to pretend: