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TucoBenedictoPacifico 02-28-2013 11:50 AM

New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt details (~50 hour main quest, slowmo combat target, etc)
 
New info from a german website:

[QUOTE=wojto16]Here's new information translated for your convenience:

- 36 final states of the world and 3 epilogues (each 1 hour long)

- you can import your save game, but it's not going to change backstory of the game. Still, it will affect characters.

- you can buy horses or tame a wild ones by using Axii

[B]- Geralt will be much more agile. Now he can jump and climb wherever he want.

- a wild animals will appear. Geralt may hunt them and take their furs, claws etc.

- main storyline is 50 hours long

- now people will call the guards, when they see Geralt stealing their stuff[/B]

[B]- there is a new mechanic, which is similar to VATS from Fallout 3. You can aim at the specific parts of monsters bodies in slow-mo
[/B]
- no more QTE

- Geralt now can achieve 60 level max

[B]- PC and console versions have completely different UI[/B]

[B]- you gain experience points only by completing quests, hunting will provide you money and crafting materials[/B]

- a two new minigames: axe trowing and card games

- economy depends from the area. In some places you can buy something for a lesser price, or sell it for higher price.

I'm sorry for bad translation. [/QUOTE]

[url]http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1237801-The-Witcher-3-Previews-Fakten-in-der-%C3%9Cbersicht[/url]

Fuck yeah for the bolded ones.

Hypron 02-28-2013 11:52 AM

[QUOTE=TucoBenedictoPacifico;48506922]New info from a german website:



[url]http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1237801-The-Witcher-3-Previews-Fakten-in-der-%C3%9Cbersicht[/url][/QUOTE]

That sounds really good. A 50 hours main story though? That sounds absolutely crazy in an open world game, I wonder how they'll pull that off.

xenist 02-28-2013 11:56 AM

[QUOTE=Hypron;48506990]That sounds really good. A 50 hours main story though? That sounds absolutely crazy in an open world game, I wonder how they'll pull that off.[/QUOTE]

I'm guessing that this is all the plot taking into account the forking paths.

EatChildren 02-28-2013 12:00 PM

New thread. Would like to see some sources for those quotes though. The thread doesn't appear to have any.

Xyber 02-28-2013 12:00 PM

[QUOTE=Hypron;48506990]That sounds really good. A 50 hours main story though? That sounds absolutely crazy in an open world game, I wonder how they'll pull that off.[/QUOTE]

I never take those numbers as fact, people can and will be able to finish it much faster than that if they want to.

But the new info sounds great. Does anyone know if I can watch the Gameinformer videos somewhere else? Their videoplayer refuses to load for me.

Edit: Nevermind, got them to work in IE..

Watevaman 02-28-2013 12:04 PM

I want it in my veins.

Moff 02-28-2013 12:04 PM

[QUOTE=Hypron;48506990]That sounds really good. A 50 hours main story though? That sounds absolutely crazy in an open world game, I wonder how they'll pull that off.[/QUOTE]

I dont agree, a short main quest in witcher 3 would incredibly disappoint me. they said once they played skyrim and learned from its many flaws and that they will improve especially questing among others. I am sure they know exactly what they are doing and we will get a huge main quest in an open world game. even if some can do it in 30 hours.

Leckan 02-28-2013 12:04 PM

I hope the PC version will also have the option for a controller/console UI.

injurai 02-28-2013 12:05 PM

I hope the slomo is like the slicing sequence that was originally shown in the MG:Rising tech demo.

immortal-joe 02-28-2013 12:05 PM

Having the PC version use a separate UI is great, but what if I want to use a controller on PC?

FACE 02-28-2013 12:06 PM

"- no more QTE"

Fuck yeah!

poisonelf 02-28-2013 12:07 PM

[quote] - PC and console versions have completely different UI [/quote]

Would buy even if I didn't already adore the series just to show support for this.

Everything sounds amazing so far, all information points to the game still being story and character based.

Labombadog 02-28-2013 12:07 PM

Really excited to play this game. Been a fan since the first one.

Kaako 02-28-2013 12:07 PM

Hnnnng, my body can't take all this good news in. The Witcher 3, come to me.

diamount 02-28-2013 12:07 PM

[QUOTE=Leckan;48507316]I hope the PC version will also have the option for a controller/console UI.[/QUOTE]

Most definitely.

Pie and Beans 02-28-2013 12:10 PM

[QUOTE=injurai;48507322]I hope the slomo is like the slicing sequence that was originally shown in the MG:Rising tech demo.[/QUOTE]

You realise that slowmo cutting is in Revengeance in complete form also of course?

Sounding good, hopefully combat has a little less jank as a result and they perhaps do a far better job of teaching it this time around.

Tractopoulpe 02-28-2013 12:11 PM

Wow they are seeing big with the game. Can't wait!

TangerineCloud 02-28-2013 12:12 PM

50 hour main quest? Bleh... I thought The Witcher 2 was the perfect length. Gettin' real tired of games that are long just for the sake of being long. Hopefully that isn't the case with The Witcher 3.

Anyway, the other stuff sounds great. Though I'm wondering how the save transferring will work on consoles.

JonStark 02-28-2013 12:12 PM

STOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM
[IMG]http://throatoftheworld.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/164868265.jpg[/IMG]

nelsonroyale 02-28-2013 12:13 PM

This is sounding more and more impressive. Witcher 2 was already my favourite RPG of this gen...This sounds flat out better. Much better.

Impeccable 02-28-2013 12:14 PM

We shall see... launch PS4 is looking like a beast, InFamous, Diablo 3 and Witcher 3.

Witcher 3 is on my list and I haven't even played the other games.

Kyoufu 02-28-2013 12:18 PM

[QUOTE=Impeccable;48507586]We shall see... launch PS4 is looking like a beast, InFamous, Diablo 3 and Witcher 3.

Witcher 3 is on my list and I haven't even played the other games.[/QUOTE]

Witcher 3 is a launch title?

woober 02-28-2013 12:19 PM

"GUARDS! He's stealing my sex cards!!!!"

Everything sounds amazing btw. Witcher 2 took my about 40 hours so I don't see 50 being to far off, though I did do most of the side quests.

[QUOTE=Kyoufu;48507736]Witcher 3 is a launch title?[/QUOTE]

Doubt it. It's coming out in 2014.

SolidSnakex 02-28-2013 12:20 PM

[QUOTE=Kyoufu;48507736]Witcher 3 is a launch title?[/QUOTE]

Could be launch window since we know that TW3 is a 2014 title. We just don't know when in 2014.

Psychoward 02-28-2013 12:22 PM

Jumping? Climbing? :D

BosSin 02-28-2013 12:22 PM

I'm not sure I want VATS in Witcher

ryz 02-28-2013 12:22 PM

Yes, sounds really good. Time to play the first two games again.

[QUOTE=JonStark;48507532]STOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM
[IMG]http://throatoftheworld.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/164868265.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

Stop! You've violated the law! Pay the court a fine or serve you're sentence. You're stolen goods are now forfeit!

Kaako 02-28-2013 12:26 PM

[QUOTE=BosSin;48507898]I'm not sure I want VATS in Witcher[/QUOTE]
Depends how smoothly they implement it and if it's not shoved in your face. I'd be fine with it as an option.

BlackJace 02-28-2013 12:30 PM

"Console and PC versions will have completely different UIs"

Take notes, Bethesda.

Snapshot King 02-28-2013 12:35 PM

Curses. I want to get the PS4 version as I'm not looking to upgrade my PC anytime soon, but my Witcher 1 and 2 saves are on PC...hmmm...

Anarkin 02-28-2013 12:35 PM

[QUOTE=EatChildren;48507214]New thread. Would like to see some sources for those quotes though. The thread doesn't appear to have any.[/QUOTE]

Source is the new PC Games. I have the issue and can confirm this.

Pop On Arrival 02-28-2013 12:36 PM

unffff

This is the only game coming out that makes me giddy with excitement. Witcher 2 was fucking amazing and this sounds even more so.

Kaldea 02-28-2013 12:36 PM

The more I hear about this game, the more excited I get. Definitely getting both the console and PC versions.

EatChildren 02-28-2013 12:37 PM

[QUOTE=Anarkin;48508378]Source is the new PC Games. I have the issue and can confirm this.[/QUOTE]

You beautiful person.

Fuzz Rez 02-28-2013 12:37 PM

I really need to get witchers out from my backlog.

Durante 02-28-2013 12:40 PM

[quote]- Geralt will be much more agile. Now he can jump and climb wherever he want.[/quote]Climbing in open world games is something I've been missing since Daggerfall. Should be awesome if implemented well.

[quote]- PC and console versions have completely different UI[/quote]Yes! Skyrim was terrible (until modded) in this regard.

Buft 02-28-2013 12:41 PM

[QUOTE=Snapshot King;48508358]Curses. I want to get the PS4 version as I'm not looking to upgrade my PC anytime soon, but my Witcher 1 and 2 saves are on PC...hmmm...[/QUOTE]

I had this problem in reverse with Mass Effect, I did get it sorted in the end and I think I might be in the same situation as you when the Witcher 3 comes out.

sublimit 02-28-2013 12:43 PM

I've never played a Witcher game before but i'm glad the developers decided to move away from the QTE trend.
Slowmo combat doesn't sound good though.

FACE 02-28-2013 12:47 PM

[QUOTE=Durante;48508562]Yes! Skyrim was terrible.[/QUOTE]

Agreed :p

Snapshot King 02-28-2013 12:50 PM

[QUOTE=Buft;48508638]I had this problem in reverse with Mass Effect, I did get it sorted in the end and I think I might be in the same situation as you when the Witcher 3 comes out.[/QUOTE]

Eh, the save carry over stuff from W1 to W2 is inconsequential as all hell, most likely the same from 2 to 3. In addition, I played all variants of W2 so they're pretty much all valid anyway.

Blake'sGrave 02-28-2013 12:51 PM

Time to finally finish the second game...

1138 02-28-2013 12:52 PM

Hopefully I will have to the chance to back up my buddy Siegfried and The Order of the Flaming Rose.

subversus 02-28-2013 12:55 PM

I came... and came... and came... and came...

climbing is the best news because it was the feature I dreamed of but NEVER could have thought that they will actually do it.

Also slo-mo combat and no more looting houses while the owner STARES AT YOU is music to my ears.

It seems like I'm buying 5 copies again.

TucoBenedictoPacifico 02-28-2013 01:00 PM

[QUOTE=Durante;48508562]Climbing in open world games is something I've been missing since Daggerfall. Should be awesome if implemented well..[/QUOTE]
Gothic and Risen had this and it worked damn fine.
It can add a LOT to environmental exploration/navigation.

DJwest 02-28-2013 01:00 PM

[QUOTE=TucoBenedictoPacifico;48506922]New info from a german website:



[url]http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1237801-The-Witcher-3-Previews-Fakten-in-der-%C3%9Cbersicht[/url]

Fuck yeah for the bolded ones.[/QUOTE]

-50 hours? Yes please.
-Holy shit at Metal Gear Rising's slo-mo cutting "Blade Mode"
-More agile and can climb anywhere? Fuck yes.
-Can import saves. Great but I played Witcher2 on 360 and will most likely buy 3 for PS4...

Can't wait for a full blown gameplay reveal.

Midou 02-28-2013 01:01 PM

All sounds pretty awesome. Thank god for no more QTEs, I remember that damn kraken boss in Witcher 2..

Would guards really want to fuck with a Witcher though?

Axispowers 02-28-2013 01:02 PM

I've never played a Witcher game but this sounds crazy cool. Hype!!!

Trickster 02-28-2013 01:02 PM

[quote]main storyline is 50 hours long[/quote]

[quote][U]storyline is 50 hours[/U] [/quote]

[quote][B][U]50 hours[/U][/B][/quote]

Insane if true. This game is gonna be utterly amazing.

woober 02-28-2013 01:04 PM

[QUOTE=Midou;48509334]All sounds pretty awesome. Thank god for no more QTEs, I remember that damn kraken boss in Witcher 2..

Would guards really want to fuck with a Witcher though?[/QUOTE]

I'll laugh if guards turn a blind eye depending on your relationship with people in the area.

Alextended 02-28-2013 01:04 PM

I don't like the sound of the slow mo targeting in an action game like this. Why not simply let me hit the monsters where I want manually like I do in Monster Hunter? That should be easy enough for the big beasts and for small/bipedal stuff maybe you can just choose to hit something like, head, body or legs by using overhead/high/low attacks for example...


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