Leaked Witcher 3 Gameplay Footage (Gamescom Cam)

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#1 Edited by Aegon (7142 posts) -

Skip the first 2 minutes, as it's the recent CG trailer. The video is of poor quality recorded by a sneaking camera and this doesn't seem to be the entire demo. From what it looks like though, Cat potions seem to have been replaced by "Witcher senses".

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#2 Posted by OurSin_360 (3158 posts) -

I hope they don't replace potions, i mean that is really key to the cannon. They probably just streamlined it for the demo.

Goddamn @ those wind effects, this game looks fucking amazing even on a low rez phone cam

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#3 Edited by bigjeffrey (5282 posts) -

No Cat Potion, no Sale.

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#4 Posted by TheHT (13859 posts) -

@oursin_360: They did say he can consume alchemical whatchamacallits, and potions were always a pretty big part of these games, so I'm sure they're still in. 'Witcher sense' just seems like an additional thing that might replace a particular potion or two.

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#5 Posted by DeadeyeMcCoy (275 posts) -

Looks like they've improved a bit upon the rather stilted facial animation that still plagued the previous game. And aside from the one, I doubt they've made potions obsolete or anything; the witcher-sense thing looks like maybe they've taken the medallion ability and expanded its usefulness a smidgeon beyond highlighting points of interest and activating buffs.

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#6 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

No Cat Potion, no Sale.

Cat Potions where the WORST. they barely added anything and they ruined any grand art style/design they were going with anything by adding on a dumb predator vision effect where you see the veins in everyhing. it was pointless. I beat the witcher and there was NEVER a single moment i ever felt the need or desire to make a cat potion, the single time i used one, i loaded because it was such a distracting awful and useless effect.

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#7 Edited by BoOzak (1290 posts) -

@clonedzero: It wasnt so bad in the original Witcher, but yeah they went a little overboard with it in the sequel. It seems instinct is basicly just your standard (admittedly cooler looking) hightlight important item/thing feature.

Visually everything looks great, the animations and hud are a bit off but that's something i'd imagine gets polished later.

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#10 Posted by Cirdain (3704 posts) -

@bigjeffrey said:

No Cat Potion, no Sale.

Cat Potions where the WORST. they barely added anything and they ruined any grand art style/design they were going with anything by adding on a dumb predator vision effect where you see the veins in everyhing. it was pointless. I beat the witcher and there was NEVER a single moment i ever felt the need or desire to make a cat potion, the single time i used one, i loaded because it was such a distracting awful and useless effect.

Yeah, some of the potion stuff is a little crazy. I used the fortification ones though.

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#11 Posted by altairre (1492 posts) -

This video looks like it could be from the Sony gamescom press conference.

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#12 Posted by JCGamer (767 posts) -

I am really looking forward to this game, and I've never played for first 2 in the series. This new generation may bring some really amazing RPGs if the Witcher and Dragon Age turn out to be as good as they look now.

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#13 Posted by ArtisanBreads (6847 posts) -

@jcgamer said:

I am really looking forward to this game, and I've never played for first 2 in the series. This new generation may bring some really amazing RPGs if the Witcher and Dragon Age turn out to be as good as they look now.

Agreed. I'm really interested to see how they combine their more story based approach with the large open world of a game like Skyrim. (well Dragon Age is broken off into large areas but they are still sandboxes).

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#14 Posted by armaan8014 (6054 posts) -

o my gawwd!! So excited! I'll go watch the vid now, had to satisfy myself with the audio only version till now :P

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#15 Edited by JouselDelka (980 posts) -

The signs of "going big" and "streamlining" seem evident in the way this game looks.

Developer's gotta move forward I guess, it's just gonna be uncomfortable dealing with the changes. Game still gonna be the best though.

@aegon: Thank you extremely fucking much for the video by the way :) I've been dying for something like this.

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#16 Edited by WMoyer83 (809 posts) -

@clonedzero:

Well, it helped me find Cedric by turning his blood trail into orange gatorade splatter.

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#17 Posted by ripelivejam (9212 posts) -

is the video down? damn.

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#18 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (6617 posts) -

The video is gone. Too bad. I'm sure the game looks great though.

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#19 Posted by Aegon (7142 posts) -

is the video down? damn.

Yup. That was the only raw gameplay footage. Didn't download the video to my drive.

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