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#1 Posted by Aegon (7244 posts) -

That hair...guys...the hair. I know, it's an open world game, but *sigh*. I guess we should stick to the wait and see path when it comes to this game.

Screenshots: 1, 2, 3, 4

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#2 Posted by super2j (2098 posts) -

I cant wait until this comes out so I can finally get to playing witcher 2.

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#3 Edited by MezZa (2826 posts) -

While the way his hair looks in that shot bugs me a bit, it doesn't do anything to kill my anticipation for this game.

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#4 Posted by Raven10 (2200 posts) -

Well it still has quite a bit of development time left so I'm sure many graphical improvements will be made by the time the game ships. I don't even think it's officially been confirmed to come out this year. That said, an open world game is always going to look worse than a tightly scripted linear game.

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#5 Edited by probablytuna (4981 posts) -

Yeah not a big fan of the hair. But if it's the same as The Witcher 2, we should be able to change his hairstyle.

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#6 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5738 posts) -

Yup, that hair does suck.

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#7 Edited by JJWeatherman (14940 posts) -

The swords look good, and that's all that really matters, right?

I've been playing the first game (finally) and actually really liking it.

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#8 Posted by ArtisanBreads (8566 posts) -

So far the only thing I don't like is Geralt's armor. Hope (and assume) we get other options though.

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#9 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Just feel people should be reminded that these screens are not using the new engine (as it isn't done yet). I'm sure the actual game will look leagues ahead of this. It's still a ways out from release.

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#10 Posted by TruthTellah (9811 posts) -


The Witcher 3, directed by JJ Abrams!

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#11 Posted by LiquidPrince (16887 posts) -

Every screenshot you posted looks significantly worse then Witcher 2, but I doubt the final game will look anywhere near that bad. In fact I'm guessing that the Witcher 3 is going to be one of the best looking games of 2014. Those screenshots look like Witcher 2 set to low/medium settings.

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#12 Edited by RollingZeppelin (2429 posts) -

Looks awesome, excited to hear more about this game.

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#13 Posted by hangedtoaster (186 posts) -

Just from this screenshot I get a serious Fable vibe, dunno why

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#14 Posted by bwheeeler (906 posts) -

I feel like they should have announced this game much later than they did! This really doesn't look that impressive and I'd rather be impressed later than slightly underwhelmed now.

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#15 Edited by Tarsier (1491 posts) -

whats wrong with the hair? no tress effects?

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#16 Posted by Aegon (7244 posts) -

@tarsier said:

whats wrong with the hair? no tress effects?

It's very...geometric.

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#17 Posted by UlquioKani (1391 posts) -

Considering its coming out in 2014, the hair will probably will be better. Still pumped for this though.

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#18 Posted by BoOzak (1847 posts) -

@bwheeeler: Yeah, it seems like this was announced shortly after Cyberpunk just to get people talking about CDPR. (as part of their recruitment perhaps?) Because this game had a rather pathetic debut trailer and these screens are kind of terrible.

Still it's a long way off and all the screen shots leading up to The Witcher 2 werent half as impressive as the game itself. (not to mention Geralt went through a lot of revisions)

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#19 Posted by ThomasG666 (155 posts) -

Yup,the hair bugs me a bit too.

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#20 Edited by Demoskinos (17355 posts) -

For as good as the witcher games look their art style still makes them look just ever so slightly cartoony I think.

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#21 Edited by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Looks like the game is directed by JJ Abrams, look at all that lens flare. It's like medieval Mass Effect.

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#22 Posted by jakob187 (22940 posts) -


Nonetheless, I should really finish the first two at some point.

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#23 Edited by project343 (2895 posts) -

Looks a tad worse than Witcher 2, but since it's moving into a more open-world design, I imagine that this is a compromise that had to be made.

Also, dat lens flare.

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#24 Posted by OfficeGamer (1120 posts) -

>Release two games, both of which considered masterpieces, the second of which was globally acclaimed on Xbox 360 and PC and considered a genre changer

>Get the 1-year-early screenshots of their next game criticized and the hairdo called ugly, people already having second thoughts about the game because of the hair


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#25 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

Are people still getting excited by screenshots?

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#26 Edited by Humanity (16689 posts) -

Are you guys talking about the technical aspect of how the hair is rendered or the hairstyle itself? Because thats the hairstyle I wore throughout Witcher 2 and it's awesome.

@officegamer We are living in the golden age of complaining.

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#27 Edited by Funkydupe (3613 posts) -

I'll pick this up in the bargain bin. God I hate flare, motion blur and depth of field effects.

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#28 Edited by BigBoss1911 (2852 posts) -

I remember reading in Game Informer a few months ago all current screenshots are from "current gen" builds of the game, so I wouldent knock it to much yet.

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#29 Edited by zoozilla (1023 posts) -

@officegamer: I know, right? I can understand wanting to see improvements in a sequel, but come on. Pretty soon we're going to get to a point where games hit the wall in terms of graphical fidelity, and people will still be complaining that the main character's stubble doesn't move in the wind.

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#30 Posted by MedalOfMode (314 posts) -

Witcher 2 is the best RPG i ever played

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#31 Posted by Funkydupe (3613 posts) -

@zoozilla: We've sent men to the moon! TO THE FRIKKIN MOON! THE HAIR SHOULD FUCKING MOVEEEE IN A VIDEO GAME!!! ... /exhausted

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#32 Posted by Nictel (2696 posts) -

TressFX please.

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#33 Edited by TruthTellah (9811 posts) -

@jakob187 said:


Nonetheless, I should really finish the first two at some point.

The first one can be difficult to get through, but the second is pretty smooth. So, if the first is holding you up, you can definitely just jump to the second. :)