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    Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt (spoilers)

    Hi there guys!
    For all Witcher fans out there!

    I've been invited with few of my friends to Cracow. CD Projekt Red actually created a new sudio there to improve their ranks among game developers (and to hire fresh bloods to their ranks as well)

    Long story short... The event was seperated into 3 different parts: Presentation, After Party (1), After Party (2).

    We had a 20 min gameplay presentation.

    [Area]
    We've started at some costal village (the whole region was simillar to Howling Fjord in WoW) it all felt nordic-like. The enviroment itself was very well designed! Though everything was made of seprated pieces – the damn area looked so realistic that it made me puke rainbow! So... While venturing across the harbor they showed us few types of transportation. Regular walk/run, Horse (simply whistling and a horse shows up), the teleportation (when you discover a certain area – you're able to quick travel there – pretty much Skyrim-like).

    Of course they introduced sailing as well. You may ask why sailing? They told us that Geralt will swim during Witcher 3 but only in mid temp. Waters. The sea ones are too cold thus allowing to introduce boats, rafts etc. The funny thing is that due to weather conditions we might have problems with sailing (waves size, rain and wind) We even saw a whale! :O

    [Weather Condition]
    Sice we've mentioned the weather... It changes gradually.
    Just by looking at the sky you'll be able to see wether the storm is coming or not. They actually showed us some thunder storm... seeing all that grass dancing, trees bending, winds blowing, some random objects like leaves and sticks flying around the forest – was just breath taking.

    [Combat]
    As for the gameplay... We have few signs. (Aard, Igni, Yrden, Quen, Axii) the funny thing is that we saw few different ways to use Aard... Normal knocback or an AOE knockback (according to developers we'll see even more).
    The combat itself is fast paced! No more problems with targeting, miss swings etc. Every single swing connects perfectly with every combo and sign.

    Gameplay Story
    We've encountered a village which was terrorized by Leszy (eng. Leshy) in a nearby forest. The Elders of the village accepted his presence as they believed he was the demigod of the forest. The young village members thought that it was rediculous to allow such circumstances since Leshy is killing anyone who ends up being too close to the forest

    We as Geralt... are asked to deal with this problem! (For money ofc) Just like in the old books (we are again hunting down monsters) We have an ability called (witcher instincts – something these lines) In this mode we boost our senses. We hear things that a mere human would not be able to hear. We see claw marks on trees, glows that are unusual (a sort of monster tracking device)

    When we finally realize that it's Leshy we're dealing with. We go back to village to inform the elders and youngsters. We also tell them that in order to banish Leshy once and for all (they have to get rid of a person) that Leshy is attached to. Youngsters believe that Leshy must be connected to one of the elders (since they are protecting him all the time). They plan to kill the elders in order to banish the monster from the forest. Sadly... it turns out that an innocent girl is the one that Leshy is attracted too.


    Village members kill her, allowing Geralt to quickly get rid of Leshy once and for all... When he comes back to the village it turns out that youngsters killed the elders anyway (since they were problematic for years).


    After the presentation they showe'd us the cinematic... Which was of EPIC proportions...
    You'll see it here: http://thewitcher.com/killingmonsters/ since killing monsters is the line that appeared at the end of the cinematic...

    After that we've been invited to an awesome after party at the aviation museum (which included drinks, witcher meele fight presentation and good 'ol chat with the developers...

    In a nutshell: CD Projekt Red is one of the best game developers out there... They stay true to the book series, they are open minded, they welcomed our ideas.
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    Didn't you make this thread already like a week ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirve View Post
    Didn't you make this thread already like a week ago?
    There was one but I didn't have time to elaborate on it
    So instead of pointing out one's mistakes... please... stop derailing the thread

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    Sounds great. Thanks for bringing this up.

    I can't wait!

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    Are you sure you're allowed to post this? Haven't really seen people divulging what the presentation you saw, actually had in it, which I assume is the same one they had at E3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vathdar View Post
    Are you sure you're allowed to post this? Haven't really seen people divulging what the presentation you saw, actually had in it, which I assume is the same one they had at E3.
    We were not allowed to record it... However we can share verbally what we saw and what they told us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodacz View Post
    We were not allowed to record it... However we can share verbally what we saw and what they told us
    Ah good then. The quest with the Leshy will probably have at least 1 other way to solve it, as is usual with The Witcher, at least I hope so, that ending sounds pretty messed up. :P

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    That sounds like an incredible experience. I'm sure it was a blast.

    This is definitely my most anticipated release since ME3 and I may be more excited for W3. If they manage to pull off a world this size with a great story it will go down as one of the best games ever made.

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    Loving what Ive read so far of W3, cant wait for this one to come out. I do hope that Leshy quest had at least 1 more way of solving it, it just screams "multiple paths" to me hehe. About the signs, were they changed through a Press & Hold button mechanic, a Mutagen change, or a Talent change?
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    I woulda killed the elders and saved the girl hope thats a choice
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    Holy shit the new CGI trailer is amazing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knadra View Post
    is there a Witcher megathread?
    I don't think so but we need one. I can't believe there hasn't been more discussion of this game, it looks better than some that have threads hundreds of pages long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodacz View Post
    There was one but I didn't have time to elaborate on it
    So instead of pointing out one's mistakes... please... stop derailing the thread
    Not derailing or pointing mistakes, just had the genuine feeling of deja vu. I love the Witcher series and the info is cool, just thought i'd seen this thread elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knadra View Post
    is there a Witcher megathread?
    we can turn it into one just need some Moderator

    I woulda killed the elders and saved the girl hope thats a choice
    I believe there was like 2-3 options to make. Killin, Banishing, and one that I haven't seen.

    If they manage to pull off a world this size with a great story it will go down as one of the best games ever made.
    As far as world size is concerned... Developers claimed that (flat world) takes aprox 45 minutes to travel from one side to another on horse... Again (that's flat terrain) which doesn't doesn't include all the moutains, rivers, kingdoms, towns etc.

    The story line will be awesome for sure!... I totally recommend buying some of Sapkowski's work.
    Though I'm not a big reader... The books are waaaaaay more darker and better
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    This one is with polish dubbing, for me better than english.
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    Call me biased but polish version simply sounds more fitting.

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    God I love that voice actor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Led ++ View Post
    God I love that voice actor.
    His name is Jacek Rozenek he is one hell out an actor

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    Trailer looks so amazing. I am so pumped for this game. I seriously can't contain my excitement.

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