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Posted By JoeRosa

I was super excited until I saw this video. I want nothing to do with it anymore.

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Posted By soimadeanaccount

Damn son it's like open world of Elder Scroll with the details of Assassin's Creed

I never got into Witcher 1, so didn't pay the second much mind.

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Posted By jamesisaacs

Will i get to stab those hag ladies?

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Posted By viking_funeral

These games seem to get exponentially better.

I expect the Witcher 4 to be the best selling game of all time, form a new competitive e-sports scene, and bring peace to the Middle East.

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Posted By Edmundus

As a Welshman, I find endless amusement in The Witcher 2 (and as evidenced by this video, The Witcher 3) being rammed full of my homeland's various regional accents. It's one of the extremely few series I've played that has any at all.

As a fellow Welshman I couldn't agree more. Given how rare Welsh accents are in games I found it hilarious how some villagers in Witcher 2 sounded like they'd wandered out of the valleys. Glad to see the trend continued in Witcher 3!

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Posted By RuthLoose

@maxxs said:

@casinoghostt said:

As a Welshman, I find endless amusement in The Witcher 2 (and as evidenced by this video, The Witcher 3) being rammed full of my homeland's various regional accents. It's one of the extremely few series I've played that has any at all.

The Welsh accent is the most inherently comedic sounding accent, imo.

We really need a movie about Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta Jones and Christian Bale just talking to each other in their native accents.

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Posted By Mr_Creeper

Fuckin' Hell, this looks good. Guess I'll be playing the first and second Witchergames to get my fix until this arrives...

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Edited By SpudTheBlackLab

I'm plotting to have a new race horse computer built in time for this game, I want to be able to turn all of the graphics settings all the way up so I can see it in full glory and still have it play like butter

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Posted By RVonE

So, I have a 660ti graphics card in my PC and also a PS4. What do you guys estimate will look better? My PC or PS4?

I think it will be roughly the same. The difference being that the PC will give you some flexibility where you can sacrifice certain graphical features in exchange for better performance in others. The PS4 version, obviously, will not allow for such tweaking.

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Posted By Turambar
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Posted By soapiestpenguin

@turambar: sure it is. It makes for a different gameplay experience for everyone, and for multiple playthroughs. I had a friend who beat the Witcher 2, twice, and he never even had an idea that Saskia was the dragon. Because even though he played more than once, they're so many choices that affect that storyline.
I think it's awesome.
also.... spoiler alert

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Edited By deactivated-57d3a53d23027

a half hour and 5 minutes, exactly.

and while we're gif'in it up in here, re: this game:

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Perfect GIF. The witch pulls the dagger from her butt and then gives it to the Witcher, who then proceeds to put it in his butt.

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Posted By orlandodoom

Looking kind of cartoony, no?

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Posted By hugh_jazz

Since playing The Witcher 2 I've been able to finish reading all the books preceding it, so I'm incredibly excited that this game will finally start tying that stuff together. Might want to re-read them though, just in case.

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Posted By kubqo

this is gonna be another amazing soundtarck!

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Posted By MaxxS

This game looks amazing. My one complaint so far is how there's no moments of silence. They seemed to put so much care into the ambient sounds like birds chirping and the sound of the wind but the music was making it hard to hear. Hopefully it doesn't play all the time. The music sounded good so I don't want to have to turn off the music entirely.

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Posted By MaxxS

As a Welshman, I find endless amusement in The Witcher 2 (and as evidenced by this video, The Witcher 3) being rammed full of my homeland's various regional accents. It's one of the extremely few series I've played that has any at all.

The Welsh accent is the most inherently comedic sounding accent, imo.

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Posted By Raytien

Excellent series! Very much looking forward to playing this!

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Posted By arx724

@pancaker said:

Absolutely this! That's the point of The Witcher games, your decisions have true weight behind them and you have to at least think before acting. There's no "Good" or "Bad" there's just intuition and sometimes rolling the dice.

Replaying TW2 and seeing the other side of the Roche/Iorveth paths was a ton of fun. You get to pick between several "gray" options as opposed to BLUE/GOOD and RED/EVIL and yet they can have more of an impact on the world than the games that offer those two paths.

Going for a more neutral Geralt also makes a ton of sense considering his character and is actually an option that makes sense to pick, unlike in most games.

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Posted By FoogleSmoogle

Drew, F-16's are known as Vipers, not Strike Eagles. -_-

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Edited By paradigm87

I think this is probably my most anticipated game of this year. Also holy crapballs, my life would be complete if Vinny did an endurance run or any extensive coverage of this game. I think it would be great content!

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Posted By spraynardtatum

So, I have a 660ti graphics card in my PC and also a PS4. What do you guys estimate will look better? My PC or PS4?

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@dagas said:

I got the first games on a steam sale a while back but I have not been able to get into them like I got into Dragon Age or Skyrim. I am not a huge fan of the protagonist and you cannot create your own character. Also the combat is not to my liking in either games. I want to love the games since I usually love RPG's but I cannot.

You do get to really like Geralt, at least I did. The combat is challenging. You have to actually think about what you are going to do, a lot more than say Skyrim or Dragon Age. The Witcher 2's world and characters were absolutely fantastic, especially after the initial town. Also depending on what choice(s) you made. I would highly recommend giving the Witcher 2 another chance. If you like RPGs, I have no doubt once you start to understand Geralt and the combat, you'll love it like so many others!

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Posted By Random45

I try not to get hyped up for games anymore, but uh, HOLY SHIT I WANT THIS.

I feel like he made the wrong choice when it came to that heart thingy, I wouldn't have trusted it, but I would have at LEAST heard it out. Still, FANTASTIC gameplay demo, makes me want to play the game so badly. It feels like a crime that I'm getting 20% off of it.

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Posted By dexterminator

Absolutely the Best fucking Horse butt animation around! I could not stop gazing at that wonder. Kidding aside, looking forward to playing the new Witcher.

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Posted By SleepingLesson

@jarmahead: Most games in which the player make "choices" really pull their punches, and lack any real consequence for those decisions. I agree with you that it's great that the Witcher franchise has meaningful player choices.

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@turambar said:

"Pick one quest and another may perish."

No, knock that shit off. Those aren't fun game play choices to make in any sense of the word.

Could not agree less. This is why many people go to the Witcher franchise: choices that matter, and not in a way that is always apparent.

I have to say until this video I wasn't too excited for this game. The other entries in the franchise have had too many roadblocks for me to really love, but this looks to be hugely improved in every way. Even the combat looks to be at least tolerable. But if all the quests are that in-depth and interesting, I'm going to enjoy the hell out of this game. The quality of the writing and designs and the facial animations and voice acting was a half step below a good GoT episode.

My only issue is that the visuals aren't quite as impressive as a lot of the screenshots we've seen, particular the environments in the distance. And while some of the fog looks really nice, there's also that awful blue simple cheap fog that looks ridiculous and looks like a holdover from Witcher 2. That first area just didn't really impress me, visually. I have to wonder if this is the PC version we're seeing here or if the settings were toned down for performance or something.

The characters, faces, and hair and stuff all looked great but the first environment looked pretty much on par with Witcher 2. Maybe not even that.

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Posted By Rhymes

Stunning.

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Posted By geirr

.. and it'll be out for my birthday. Great!

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Posted By firecracker22

So, I'm a huge Witcher fan...but I think anyone, even non-fans, can admit that it's always a good sign of confidence when a developer is willing to show so much gameplay.

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Posted By ninjalegend

I really have not gotten lost exploring the world in a RPG since Skyrim. I remember wishing Skyrim had good combat and meaningful choices like the Witcher 2 aaaannnnnnnnnddd granted. Looks really good from what I just saw.

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Edited By Nux

@baka_shinji17: I'll probably going with Roche, though it's been a while since I last played so I might do a little refresher on both characters before making that choice.

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Posted By John1912

@discoman said:

I'm really excited for this, I hope the quality matches the quantity with the game, because the Witcher 2 was rather small, but very well done. As for choices, I thought Witcher 2 exceeded all the Bioware games and their 'good and bad' aspects. A significant number of choices are not easy to make because there's no clear good/bad, or sometimes the paths simply branch and you need to decide what matters to you more.

This is more of a open world game then W2. They said the map is 20% bigger then Skyrim.

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Posted By Discoman

I'm really excited for this, I hope the quality matches the quantity with the game, because the Witcher 2 was rather small, but very well done. As for choices, I thought Witcher 2 exceeded all the Bioware games and their 'good and bad' aspects. A significant number of choices are not easy to make because there's no clear good/bad, or sometimes the paths simply branch and you need to decide what matters to you more.

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Posted By dagas

I got the first games on a steam sale a while back but I have not been able to get into them like I got into Dragon Age or Skyrim. I am not a huge fan of the protagonist and you cannot create your own character. Also the combat is not to my liking in either games. I want to love the games since I usually love RPG's but I cannot.

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Posted By ChosenOne

There's an uncompressed version of this out there, 1080p, 60fps, 20,000 kbps bitrate, it's glorious. 5 gigs but worth the bandwidth.

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Posted By pancaker

@turambar said:

"Pick one quest and another may perish."

No, knock that shit off. Those aren't fun game play choices to make in any sense of the word.

Yes they are. I want the choices to actual have consequences. I don't want it to be like Skyrim where you can do pretty much everything yet none of it means a thing.

Absolutely this! That's the point of The Witcher games, your decisions have true weight behind them and you have to at least think before acting. There's no "Good" or "Bad" there's just intuition and sometimes rolling the dice.

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Posted By Turambar

@turambar said:

@theacidskull said:

@turambar said:

@theacidskull said:

I'd suggest Telltales the walking dead and the wolf among us. Also, considering that they said that The witcher III has 36 endings, I doubt it's going to be your typical good/evil choices. As @oldirtybearon described it to me, it's grey and grey morality more than anything else.

But you're going to have to wonder if they are multiple endings like Chrono Trigger has multiple endings, or multiple endings like Dragon Age: Origins has multiple different paragraph of words during its epilogue.

Well lets hope for the best.

You'll excuse me if I don't have much confidence.

Considering the quality of the last game, I don't see why you wouldn't.

Chapter 3 was the Witcher 2's weakest part.

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Posted By dragonboss

Aaaaaaand I'm buying this game.

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Posted By IronRinn

Watched a few minutes. Seems the kids are still playing Burn the Witch.

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Posted By Darkhollow

Too bad 90% of this demo we already saw at E3/Gamescom/SDCC via the trailers they have shown to the public..only the last 10 minutes are actually new footage.

Even so..seeing this game downloaded from Gamersyde and in proper 1080p it's just glorious.

I'm so hyped for this game is insane.

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Posted By symbyosys

@branthog: I thought complex, nuanced choices with moral shades of gray is what the Witcher series does well, have you played the second one?

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Edited By Redhotchilimist

Wow, this all looks really great. It seems to play better than the last one, and it looks even better, while having no loading. And the designs of everyone, from Geralt's new face to Johnny's eyes and how disgusting the old crones are... It just looks very good and convincing in a way I didn't think "realistic looking" characters were during the last generation, not even for the Witcher 2. It'll be a while until I get myself a ps4 or even a new pc, but I'm looking forward to playing this.

Can't get enough of the stream effect on the fire spell.

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Posted By AhhDrJones

Sign me up. I'm itchin' for more witchin'. Boom.

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Posted By Scribble

@sydlanel said:

Looks impressive, I guess I should finish the witcher 2... I've re-started that game 4 times now -_-

one thing though, Was it me or was all the audio absolutely exhausting, there isn't a moment of silence, even when there's nothing going on, strings, choirs, people's chatter... by the end I sort of wanted it to just shut up.

Definitely. It was really strange how the ambient music kept going during cut scene dialog. Hopefully it's something that'll be addressed between now and release.

Other than that though, game looks incredible. Can't wait for February!

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Edited By The_Big_Rough

wow this game looks amazing, wonder what it would take to get it to run on a 4k monitor?

Would look bloody amazing tho

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Posted By downloaded

Holy shit.

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Posted By kishinfoulux

Uh...why can't I watch this video? Getting a batman image that says "nope". I can watch everything else, but this. Anyone know what's up with that?

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Edited By CasinoGhostt

@bybeach: No, Johnny (and a few other NPCs) had a definite West Country / Somerset accent, all of the Sisters had different Welsh accents, and there were a few other Northern English ones too. There were almost no Southern English accents (which are normally the go-to selection for games with non-US accents).

The localisation team at CD-Projekt Red are pretty top notch when choosing the right sound for each character depending on their background in the world. Christ even King Henselt and Saskia in The Witcher 2 have comparatively "posh" South Wales / Cardiff accents and they work really well.

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Posted By beef_melody

That is one damn pretty game.