So 'The Witcher 3' gets announced tomorrow...

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#1 Edited by Dacnomaniac (442 posts) -

Yeah, remember that announcement CD Projekt RED are supposed to make? It's tomorrow, and they've already given away the fact it's probably The Witcher 3. So, what are your thoughts, you excited?

Sauce: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-01-11-secret-witcher-3-message-in-lavish-new-cyberpunk-2077-cgi-video

EDIT: It's been announced!

Interview/Trailer thing:

Some links...

#2 Posted by Maystack (902 posts) -

Slogged through the first Witcher and enjoyed it. Also kind of hated it. Haven't played Witcher 2 yet. Still kind of excited to see what they reveal, if anything.

#3 Posted by ShaggE (6401 posts) -

I'll be excited if they call it The Witcher 3: For Witcher or Poorer.

#4 Posted by Ersanven (91 posts) -

I hope they fix the UI. The clumsy UI made it really hard for me to get into the second game.

#5 Posted by Dacnomaniac (442 posts) -

@Maystack: I much preferred The Witcher 2, story-wise at least. Although, i'd say DO NOT PLAY IT IN SHORT BURSTS. Please don't.

#6 Posted by Daneian (1226 posts) -

Can't wait. The Witcher 2 is one of my favorite games.

#7 Posted by Jay_Ray (1075 posts) -

I've tried to play both Witchers multiple times and I just never could, maybe the third time is the charm?

#8 Posted by TheHBK (5471 posts) -

They better call it THE WITCH3R

#9 Posted by Dacnomaniac (442 posts) -

@Jay_Ray: Honestly? If you didn't like them straight away, especially the story, don't bother. It's just one of those games, get bored with the story, every other thing wrong with it look even worse.

#10 Posted by MikkaQ (10278 posts) -

I got stuck early in The Witcher 2 and gave up when it was brand new. Now I should just restart it, especially with a new one on the way.

#11 Posted by TopSteer (642 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

I'll be excited if they call it The Witcher 3: For Witcher or Poorer.

How about The Witcher 3: Every Witcher Way but Loose

Sorry about that, I'm bad at puns but that was the first thing that came to mind after reading your comment.

#12 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

What's better than The Witcher? That's right, The Witchest.

#13 Posted by SlashDance (1812 posts) -

It's a reboot.

The The Witcher.

#14 Posted by ShaggE (6401 posts) -

@TopSteer said:

@ShaggE said:

I'll be excited if they call it The Witcher 3: For Witcher or Poorer.

How about The Witcher 3: Every Witcher Way but Loose

Sorry about that, I'm bad at puns but that was the first thing that came to mind after reading your comment.

All good, I chortled.

A bad one would be The Witcher 3: You'll Witcher Pants If You Don't Go To The Bathroom Before We Leave.

Also: Witcher 3: Pig in the City. Because every sequel should use "Pig In The City".

#15 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

I really liked Witcher 2 so yeah, I'm looking forward to the third game. Must buy for me.

#16 Posted by Chop (1996 posts) -

I'm pretty excited. The Witcher 2 was such a massive improvement over the first, in both writing and mechanics, if they can pull that off again...

#17 Posted by Dacnomaniac (442 posts) -

@SlashDance: Nope. If it was a reboot it would be called:

The Witcher: The Witcher

#18 Posted by Jay_Ray (1075 posts) -

@Dacnomaniac: Yeah, these type of games I usually love but for whatever reason I just can not get into them. Very frustrating since I know I should like them but I just end up feeling "meh" about them.

#19 Edited by Nefarious_Al (133 posts) -

If it's just Witcher 2 in an open world. GOTY contender for sure.

#20 Posted by SlashDance (1812 posts) -

@Dacnomaniac: TwR : The Witcher. Geralt now has dark hair.

#21 Posted by Superfriend (1540 posts) -

I tried liking the second game so damn hard. It just didn´t click. Story and setting were amazing, as were some of the characters, but I just couldn´t get past some of the issues I had with the structure of that game.

I like to explore a world and Witcher 2 seemed to actively punish me for doing that. If I didn´t follow their artificial path laid out for a quest, there was nothing I could do with, for example, the body in the back of that cave that was obviously murdered. Goddamnit.. one day I´m gonna come back to this game. That would be the third time trying to make it through..

That said, maybe they make the third game a little more open and don´t force you to pick up every single quest before at least something interesting happens out in the wild.

#22 Edited by Chop (1996 posts) -

@Jay_Ray said:

@Dacnomaniac: Yeah, these type of games I usually love but for whatever reason I just can not get into them. Very frustrating since I know I should like them but I just end up feeling "meh" about them.

You know, I went through the exact same thing. RPGs like that are my bread and butter so I was determined to try The Witcher. When I first tried it, I fucking hated the game. So much so, that I ignored 2 when it first came out.

Eventually, I ended up with the short story collection Witcher book; I read through it and really got attached to Geralt. So I decided to try the games again and, yeah the first one is really rough and hard to get through, but 2 ended up becoming one of my favorite games in recent years.

#23 Posted by SpacePenguin (476 posts) -

I've been really trying to get into the first Witcher for the few months. I really want to finish it so I can play the second one but at some points it just gets kinda boring.

#24 Posted by Dacnomaniac (442 posts) -

@Nefarious_Al: Well, when they presented their new engine, they said one of their main focuses was Open-World elements. So YAY!

#25 Posted by President_Barackbar (3448 posts) -

@Maystack said:

Slogged through the first Witcher and enjoyed it. Also kind of hated it. Haven't played Witcher 2 yet. Still kind of excited to see what they reveal, if anything.

You should play The Witcher 2. It's not a game you will have to slog through.

#26 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

Can't wait

#27 Posted by Shookems (474 posts) -

I'm more excited to see their next gen engine in action

#28 Edited by boj4ngles (287 posts) -

Witcher 1 was a mixed bag, but I liked it. Absolutely loved the Witcher 2. I played it on 360 and it was without a doubt my favorite game of 2012. Like all great sequels, it improved on its predecessor in critical areas. It had brilliant combat, an outstanding artistic design, great voice acting, and a serious story. The story was at times a little jumpy, and I can understand how some people prefer a more "sandboxy" RPG, but I personally loved the more scripted experience and all the careful attention to detail that came with it.

I also want to point out how much of a technical achievement Witcher 2 was. It is without any doubt the best looking game on the 360 today and maybe forever. So from a purely technical standpoint, you could argue it is that generation's best port.

So yeah, I am very excited to play Witcher 3.

#29 Posted by Maystack (902 posts) -

@President_Barackbar said:

You should play The Witcher 2. It's not a game you will have to slog through.

Yeah I keep meaning to get it, but I always seem to have loads of other games to play whenever it's on sale. I'll get around to it eventually, especially if the third one looks good.

#30 Posted by jakob187 (21662 posts) -

I still haven't finished the first game, and I've got the second game on the computer at the moment. A lot of it just has to do with not having the time to dedicate to them. There's probably 30 some-odd games on my computer that I still need to get through, but League of Legends and Guild Wars 2 keep taking up all of that time.

...and XCOM. That goddamn XCOM is too good.

Nonetheless, I'm excited about the reveal...and I'm also curious when the release date will be. I would assume this year, but then again, Cyberpunk 2077 isn't until 2015, so who knows?

#31 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@Maystack said:

Slogged through the first Witcher and enjoyed it. Also kind of hated it. Haven't played Witcher 2 yet. Still kind of excited to see what they reveal, if anything.

You should play The Witcher 2 ASAP. It's the Bioware game, Bioware wishes it could make. If that sounds like something for you, you'd better jump through any and every hoop that's between you and playing this game.

The progress CD Projekt Red has made from the first Witcher to the second, in every way - it's almost unbelievable. The Witcher 2 is a top shelf game by any standard.

Ontopic: I am excited for anything CD Projekt Red touches. The Witcher 3's gonna be great.

#32 Posted by Random45 (1119 posts) -

I really hope they adjust the difficulty some. Normal mode felt like I was playing Demon's Souls all over again, but easy mode was so ridiculously easy that it was a bore.

I must also be one of the few people who REALLY enjoyed the first game. I actually think I liked it more than the second one, but that may be because I died every twenty seconds in the second game... Regardless, the stories in both were great, and I really look forward to seeing where it'll all go in the third game.

#33 Posted by JacDG (2118 posts) -

That's a stupid question, hell yes I'm excited! The Witcher 2 was one of the best games I've played in the past 5-6 years, played it while I was on break, 30 hours in 3 days, I never do that, never. I just hope that my decent laptop will be able to run it, it ran Witcher 2 pretty well on medium/high, but this might be a challenge.

#34 Posted by Humanity (9016 posts) -

Witcher 2 was excellent I am excited to play the third one if they continue refining the formula. Also more hot-springs action is also a bonus.

#35 Posted by onyxghost (305 posts) -

Witcher 2 was fantastic. I can't wait to visit Geralt of Rivia again.

#36 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4599 posts) -

@boj4ngles said:

Witcher 1 was a mixed bag, but I liked it. Absolutely loved the Witcher 2. I played it on 360 and it was without a doubt my favorite game of 2012. Like all great sequels, it improved on its predecessor in critical areas. It had brilliant combat, an outstanding artistic design, great voice acting, and a serious story. The story was at times a little jumpy, and I can understand how some people prefer a more "sandboxy" RPG, but I personally loved the more scripted experience and all the careful attention to detail that came with it.

I also want to point out how much of a technical achievement Witcher 2 was. It is without any doubt the best looking game on the 360 today and maybe forever. So from a purely technical standpoint, you could argue it is that generation's best port.

So yeah, I am very excited to play Witcher 3.

I take it the 360 port is pretty solid then? I was wondering whether it would be worth waiting till I had a proper PC to run it or not.

#37 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (981 posts) -

I loved both of the Witcher games. I wish the third one would have more of the smaller adventures and not go the "savior of the world" -route.

#38 Posted by John1912 (1853 posts) -

So where is the secret in the video? Anyone have a still? I didnt see shit on the Neogaf link. Looks like some random stills of and some Shannon Elizabeth photos as entertaining as those are.

#39 Posted by Dacnomaniac (442 posts) -

@John1912: There you go...

#40 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10827 posts) -

Cool.

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#41 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1422 posts) -

Hope it's using that sweet new tech they have been touting about lately.

#42 Posted by NoCookiesForYou (758 posts) -

Really enjoyed the first one and the second one was even better. I welcome this announcement.

#43 Posted by Vitor (2815 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

I'll be excited if they call it The Witcher 3: For Witcher or Poorer.

That. Was genius.

Also, I'm so beyond excited it's not even reasonable. Witcher 2 is probably one of my favourite games of this generation. If they manage to fix the combat, then I 3 will certainly be something to look out for.

#44 Posted by MildMolasses (3218 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@TopSteer said:

@ShaggE said:

I'll be excited if they call it The Witcher 3: For Witcher or Poorer.

How about The Witcher 3: Every Witcher Way but Loose

Sorry about that, I'm bad at puns but that was the first thing that came to mind after reading your comment.

All good, I chortled.

A bad one would be The Witcher 3: You'll Witcher Pants If You Don't Go To The Bathroom Before We Leave.

Also: Witcher 3: Pig in the City. Because every sequel should use "Pig In The City".

You know what, I was all set to consider you my favourite poster when you did the Amnesia: Pig in the City joke, but you just killed it. For shame

Anyway, what if Geralt has a twin and we get The Witcher 3: Which Witcher's Which?

#45 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5253 posts) -

Oh gosh. I want it.

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#46 Posted by John1912 (1853 posts) -

@Dacnomaniac said:

@John1912: There you go...

Ahh, I thought it was buried in a image in the middle of the trailer. Like in a reflection.

#47 Posted by ShaggE (6401 posts) -

@MildMolasses said:

@ShaggE said:

@TopSteer said:

@ShaggE said:

I'll be excited if they call it The Witcher 3: For Witcher or Poorer.

How about The Witcher 3: Every Witcher Way but Loose

Sorry about that, I'm bad at puns but that was the first thing that came to mind after reading your comment.

All good, I chortled.

A bad one would be The Witcher 3: You'll Witcher Pants If You Don't Go To The Bathroom Before We Leave.

Also: Witcher 3: Pig in the City. Because every sequel should use "Pig In The City".

You know what, I was all set to consider you my favourite poster when you did the Amnesia: Pig in the City joke, but you just killed it. For shame

Anyway, what if Geralt has a twin and we get The Witcher 3: Which Witcher's Which?

I couldn't let the "Pig in the City" thing go, sadly... :P

Personally, I'd hope he gets 99 evil twins, and one is devoured by a creature. The Witcher 3: I've Got 99 Problems, But a Witch Ate One.

(I have no idea if you fight witches in these games)

#48 Posted by Jimbo (9796 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@TopSteer said:

@ShaggE said:

I'll be excited if they call it The Witcher 3: For Witcher or Poorer.

How about The Witcher 3: Every Witcher Way but Loose

Sorry about that, I'm bad at puns but that was the first thing that came to mind after reading your comment.

All good, I chortled.

A bad one would be The Witcher 3: You'll Witcher Pants If You Don't Go To The Bathroom Before We Leave.

Also: Witcher 3: Pig in the City. Because every sequel should use "Pig In The City".

The Witcher 3: Witcher Talkin' 'Bout, Willis?

#49 Posted by TheHT (11090 posts) -

another reminder that i must finish the witcher 1.

#50 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

Neat. I never played the others but they seemed cool.

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