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The Witcher 3

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Some NPC interaction, actual combat, a quick look at crafting and the inventory, character stats, and werewolves!
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red has pushed back the game's release to May 19, 2015, the studio announced today.

The new date represents a delay of three months — CD Projekt Red had said in June that it planned to launch The Witcher 3 on Feb. 24, 2015. That announcement followed the news in March that the studio had pushed back the game into February 2015 from its original launch window of late 2014.

"We owe you an apology. We set the release date too hastily," said the board of CD Projekt today, in an open letter posted on the website for The Witcher.

"It's a hard lesson, one to take to heart for the future. We know what we want to do to make Wild Hunt one of the best RPGs you will ever play. And we continue to work hard to achieve just that. So, we apologize and ask for your trust."

CD Projekt cited a desire to "limit any bugs" as one of the main reasons for delaying The Witcher 3, along with "the sheer size and complexity" of the game.

Linky: http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/8/735348 … lease-date

I'm happy with any delay these days, as long as it means there isn't a repeat of the whole AC Unity blunder.
Fun
Fork wrote:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red has pushed back the game's release to May 19, 2015, the studio announced today.

The new date represents a delay of three months — CD Projekt Red had said in June that it planned to launch The Witcher 3 on Feb. 24, 2015. That announcement followed the news in March that the studio had pushed back the game into February 2015 from its original launch window of late 2014.

"We owe you an apology. We set the release date too hastily," said the board of CD Projekt today, in an open letter posted on the website for The Witcher.

"It's a hard lesson, one to take to heart for the future. We know what we want to do to make Wild Hunt one of the best RPGs you will ever play. And we continue to work hard to achieve just that. So, we apologize and ask for your trust."

CD Projekt cited a desire to "limit any bugs" as one of the main reasons for delaying The Witcher 3, along with "the sheer size and complexity" of the game.

Linky: http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/8/735348 … lease-date

I'm happy with any delay these days, as long as it means there isn't a repeat of the whole AC Unity blunder.


Considering it isn't ubisoft, and they've actually communicated with the community...I can't imagine it'll be a repeat of ACU.
kiral
I don't get why people were so pissed off with AC Unity? I never had any issue, apart from a few frame rate drops. Oh yeah and clown fell through the ground once in coop hahaha
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I bought this but am yet to play it yet, crunch time developing an app at home :(

I know a few others of you have it, what do you think so far?

Gameplay, story, combat wise? Live up to your expectations?

Made any world shattering choices yet? How much has your beard grown?
Darkshaunz
I am about 4 hours into the game so far, and I am apparently a Level 2 Witcher. The game world is so fucking large that I probably won't get to see or do everything.

So here are a few things that have happened to me in the world of the Witcher.

  • I ran away from a pack of wolves on horseback, and then accidentally rode through a small village and the wolves attacked the people there. I could hear the screams of the townsfolk in the distance.
  • Helped an old lady find her frying pan, which turned out to be on the stove in her house. She gave me five baked apples as thanks, and that was 10 minutes of my life I wouldn't get back.
  • Assisted a peasant in finding a criminal and then had the option of letting him buy his freedom for money. Since I was the apex of justice, I refused his request and then he was put to the sword. I still didn't have any money.
  • Liberated a shrine from monsters and people immediately teleported in to begin praying. As thanks for my efforts, a new merchant appeared at the holy site to sell his unique wares....which were all too expensive for me.
  • Destroyed a ghoul nest, found a precious item - which turned out to be less precious than a stack of four horse hides, and would only buy me about 4 jugs of clean water.
  • Humble farmer requested for me to get some clean water for him. So I did, and then he wanted to give me some money (which was fair enough), and then told me that the money was actually for his little girl's wedding. Then I was like, "Nah it's alright mate, you keep it". I wished he didn't tell me about that because I needed money to buy clean water from the tavern for myself, and also because I didn't have money.
  • FINALLY FOUND SOME MONEY. Except they were not Crowns, they were "Orens" and "Florens" and I would need to reach the fucking goddamned Capital of Novigrad to see a money exchanger to get them changed into Crowns. This is because merchants already switched to the Euro, and I'm still holding Francs and Deutschmarks. Thanks CD Projekt Red.
  • Fought a fucking bear and won. Dropped a bear hide and that was a cool 39 crowns, which was one jug of clean water.

Witcher 3 so far, is a beautiful game that will completely absorb any free time you have left like a cruel time sponge. The soul purpose of this game is to keep Gerald poor and desperate for money. Everything the merchants sell are expensive, which is an amazing thing to me - because if I can't afford 5 jugs of clean water after killing a nest of demonspawn, then surely that family planting herbs (which I am plucking for alchemy mats without their permission) can't afford jackshit.
Malieus
Darkshaunz wrote:
The soul purpose of this game is to keep Gerald poor and desperate for money. Everything the merchants sell are expensive, which is an amazing thing to me - because if I can't afford 5 jugs of clean water after killing a nest of demonspawn, then surely that family planting herbs (which I am plucking for alchemy mats without their permission) can't afford jackshit.


Sole.*

And he is obviously hated by the merchant faction who have banned together to form a cartel to increase the cost of everything, because Geralt* accidentally killed someones cousin in the opening scene of Witcher one.
Darkshaunz
Jerome of Riverdank

Spoilers ahead.

Hello everyone, just checking in with my Witcher 3 progress. So I'm about 30 hours into the game now, and I haven't really done all that much. I spent at least 2 of those hours getting in lost in Novigrad looking for the bath house and brothel(s). As a Witcher, my job is to take contracts to rid the world of harmful monsters. Fortunately, my take on Jerry is that he just likes killing people a lot. So I've killed a lot of people, and maybe like a handful of draconids and young wyverns. There are also a lot of Werewolves in this game killing people, which is annoying - because they keep using the "use your witcher senses" shit for werewolf killing quests. Triss has a pretty chiseled ass and I am left wondering if she does a lot of squats in between memorizing spell incantations.

A big part of Witcher 3 is finding all the sorceresses, and get them to have sex with you. When I say big part, it's mostly relegated to secondary fetch quests with some uncomfortable dialogue involving a mutated monster-hunter beast killer. I derive infinitely more enjoyment watching Jeremy of Riverton's facial expressions as he squeals out dialogue that might be written by George Lucas on the first draft of Attack of the Clones. In one of the waifu-quests, I had to dress up the infamous white wolf in effeminite prom night garb in order to impress an amazingly hot redhead sorceress, only to get a drunken peck for that effort. There was also this time I had to clear out an abandoned plague mage's research lab for a sultry-white haired sorceress. It turns out that this plague mage was researching some really awful shit (in my case, it was the plague). Braving the pox, I cleared out the den of evil and went back to the white-haired maiden to claim me booty. After she drugged me and had her way with me (boo hoo), I woke up to find out that she totally used me and then went to the plague mage's laboratory to steal his notes. The exchange was very romantic as I confronted her about you know, using me to steal notes from a dead plague mage. She got mad and told me to draw my sword, and unfortunately she didn't mean my cock this time. Anyway I killed her and burned the notes and had a bit of a sad in the local tavern.

Politics is also a big deal in this game, because your actions will have an effect on stuff. At least that's what they tell me, so I'll take their word on it - because I'm "only" 30 hours into the game. The townsfolk still look at me like I'm the grim reaper (which I totally am), but I figured that I'd done enough good deeds to win their hearts. I was introduced to a couple of kings in the game, and they are both massive dicklords. The first king I met was the Nilfgaardian regent, whose nickname is: "White Swan that dances around the flaming corpses of his enemies" - I was quakin' in me greaves, I was. The second king I met is King Radovid "The Stern", which is a very muted title for a king that looks like David Blaine with a crown on. King Radovid surrounds himself with at least 2 regiments of men and operates from a converted warship so he can sail off at anytime. One of the reasons why he surrounds himself with so much protection is because everyone wants to kill the idiot. It turns out that his royal highness has been killing herbalists, mages, healing men/women, alchemists and apothecaries. Needless to say a lot of my most recent playtime has been dedicated specifically to killing Witch/Mage Hunters. Oh, and I also instructed an ambassador's daughter on "swordsmanship", but instead of any sexual mischief, I actually beat her on the head with a wooden training sword and chided her for being really awful at swordfighting. Remarkable north-south relationship forging if I do say so myself.

I have omitted the part where Triss and Geraldine of Riverdale come together in order to rid a granary of rats by examining rat shit and firebombing the place.
Fork
Played some Geralt for a couple of hours last night and did some side quests. I tracked down and arsonist who then got hung off a tree for being a cunt, picked up a lot of quests from a message board (after a good 5 minutes of reading) and headed south to help some guy track down his probably dead brother.

Holy hell this game looks gorgeous, and the level of detail is amazing. At one point I was just roaming around the countryside on my horse and the wind was stirring as I came to a cliff, I got off and looked around. I was looking around marvelling at the detail and draw distance when the wind picked up even more and all the trees around me started shaking, the sub let off some rumbles and the controller vibrated gently in my hand. I haven't gotten chills like that from a game in ages, and it was just some fucking wind.

While riding my horsie I was going through a village and some fucking banshee popped up out of nowhere. Hell yes, I thought as I dismounted. Then everything turned to shit. I had stopped playing pretty much just after the tutorial on how to play the goddamn game, so I was mashing buttons and doing everything wrong. It probably didn't help that this banshee or ghost thing could fly through me so I couldn't parry or counter for shit, not that I knew what button did that. I ended up chopping 1/5 of its life down before the game suggested I GTFO of there, so I did. I helped the jerk find his brother (he really just needed his dog, didn't he?) and after consulting the control page a couple dozen times I could weird my sword and shoot fire from my face enough to not have to run from every mob I came across. I went back to the well-banshee area but she didn't pop up again, now she will never taste my steel and that makes me sad.

I still seem to take a bunch of damage with every pack of mobs though, is that normal? Maybe I should be parrying/blocking more? I seem to need to meditate after each pack or two, as water/bread does jack shit.
Hunterbob
Fork wrote:
I still seem to take a bunch of damage with every pack of mobs though, is that normal? Maybe I should be parrying/blocking more? I seem to need to meditate after each pack or two, as water/bread does jack shit.

Haven't played this yet, but finished the GTA V story, so will soon, but in regards to this, my friends were talking about this in a fb chat, saying you need to parry/dodge differently depending on the enemy type. That's all I can give you.
Neifelheim
Been steadily churning through this, still tying up all the loose ends and side quests in Velen.

Holy Cow the Bloody Baron questline is amazing.

I totally flubbed things by allowing the orphans to escape - which means the mother of the forest - a far worse and ancient evil then the crones was set free into the world again and also meant that the Baron's wife died and the Baron committed suicide. Also was tricked into setting a Pestae free (plague maiden) who apparently is credited with destroying a kingdom through plague if my journal entry reads correctly.

Heavy.
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