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August 26th, 2013, 13:27
Rock, Paper, Shotgun has a new preview about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The rise and rise of CDP has been a remarkable thing to watch. What we’re seeing is a studio spooling up to full power. The enormous ambition of The Witcher failed to really hit its mark, but the intention was clear. The even greater ambition of The Witcher 2 revealed CDP to be an RPG creator that was hitting its stride, as well as achieving its ambitions, and now the third game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, threatens to outshine an entire industry with its technical and artistic prowess. Full power, I suspect, has been reached.

There’s every reason for scepticism at this early, hype-manufacturing stage, but what we saw at Gamescom this year suggests that The Witcher 3 could be the most important mainstream game of 2014. If nothing else the rather blunt claim of “a world thirty-five times the size of The Witcher 2″ should get our attention.

What was shown to press audience at Gamescom was a 45-minute sequence played and narrated by the developers. It was as staged as all such demos are, but there was no doubt that this was the actual game (mistakes in combat revealed that, and we’ll come back to that), running as intended.
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August 26th, 2013, 13:27
Grrrggg…. must not get hyped, must not get hyped, must not…
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You WILL be assimilated. Resistance is futile
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August 26th, 2013, 15:52
The hype is strong with this one…
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August 26th, 2013, 16:08
Gush. Gush. Gush.
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August 26th, 2013, 17:19
"I am Borg of Dyslexia. Prepare to have your ass laminated."
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Assimilation can be funů
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August 26th, 2013, 18:38
Need more screens and videos…..
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August 26th, 2013, 18:45
There you go:
https://www.google.pl/search?q=wied%…w=1920&bih=965
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August 26th, 2013, 19:45
Nice shots!

Hard not to get hyped, but then I remember the bugs and performance issues in previous Witchers that remind me not to buy this at release. But I may weaken….
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August 26th, 2013, 19:49
I never had any technical issues with either of the previous games, but they did have extremely high system requirements if you wanted to play with all the bells and whistles.

I wonder how much of an impact an imported save will have in TW3.
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August 26th, 2013, 19:55
Or even if not. The long zone loading times in Witcher 1 being the most on the top of my mind since they basically made me shelve the game for while because of the sheer boredom of waiting.
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August 26th, 2013, 20:00
Yeah, the load times were an issue for some back then. On newer hardware though, it's pretty fast.
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August 26th, 2013, 20:10
I'd have to go do something else while I waited. But you know this looks so good I'll probably throw my hat in with the rest of ya.
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August 26th, 2013, 20:12
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
Or even if not. The long zone loading times in Witcher 1 being the most on the top of my mind since they basically made me shelve the game for while because of the sheer boredom of waiting.
SSDs are great
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August 26th, 2013, 20:12
Just don't try to play on a laptop this time.
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August 26th, 2013, 20:15
That's my only choice. Oh well, I will wait for a sale. Thanks for ruining the hype.
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August 27th, 2013, 01:34
Thanks but I've already seen them all Waiting for Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk is gonna kill me.
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August 27th, 2013, 04:52
Is the ISO cam coming back or are they trying to stick us with the horrible over the shoulder and low FoV as the only option?
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August 27th, 2013, 11:30
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Is the ISO cam coming back or are they trying to stick us with the horrible over the shoulder and low FoV as the only option?
I doubt it's coming back. This is the same engine as The Witcher 2 so I'd expect a similar viewpoint.
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