I feel with Witcher 3 they fixed enough of Witcher 2's roll-fest to make it feel superior to 1. I mean, sure the gameplay of the first one was pretty much a rhythm game. You had to find a given rhythm for different sets of encounters, what combat style to use when, combined with signs. But within that unorthodox system, it had a lot of complexities. It's presentation was probably its worst sin, but if you are used to eurojank, that stops bothering you.
Still, I agree the games would never have become AAA with that kind of system. Doesn't make it bad or inferior in any sense for me though, just not popular.
Definitely my most hyped game by a very, very wide margin. Can't really think of any other title that would make me more excited than this. Hmmm, maybe a sequel to Chrono Trigger/Cross, but that ain't ever happening so...
From what I remember it should be first person open world RPG.
One of the reasons people are hyped is that it's CD Projekt Red - probably best development studio. Another one is that it's fucking cyberpunk! After Prey 2 cancellation, there hasn't been many games in that setting. Shadowrun, Satellite Reign and few others but still not enough given the unique world.
to me it feels like it's going to be a mix of baldur's gate, skyrim, witcher 3, and deus ex.
they are using baldur's gate as a sort of guide in how to translate a pen and paper game into a playable/enjoyable video game. the game is based on Cyberpunk 2020 just like Baldur's Gate is based on Dungeons & Dragons.
It'll be an open world/sandbox RPG with 1st/3rd person views and of course we'll have access to all sorts of weapons and cybernetic implants/enhancements for combat.
This is so exciting. What I want the most is for CDPR to replicate the joy of exploring/traversing an intricate and detailed world like they did in W3. I loved how the Witcher 3 told a story with its setting and how each place felt handcrafted and unique (with the exception of a few dungeons).
If they manage to bring that to a huge, vertical futuristic city, where you can see activity everywhere (flying cars,hoverboards, robots, people, etc.) and have full freedom of movement, its going to be a sight to behold.
Its also going to be a huge technical undertaking. I'm guessing the are going to need a new engine for this or seriously retool the Witcher 3 engine.
Lastly, the music. They have to nail the music and make it awesome. Ok going back to cryo-sleep. Wake me up again in 2019.
It's a new cyberpunkRPG made by the creators of The Witcher series, CD Project, set in a world inspired by movies like Bladerunner and delivered years ago one of the still best teaser trailers ever in gaming. Consider me hyped as balls for a project like that. I don't need to see gameplay or anything, I am just excited something like that is even made!
The game could end up being awful in the end, but I would be satisfied that they tried to do something cool and interesting.
Considering the resources of the studio at the time it's an amazing achievement that The Witcher 1 turned out the way it did. Also let's not forget that the game reviewed very well with the press, they scored 81 with the initial release and 86 with the enhanced edition on metacritic.
Don't think the media or masses really care how good the combat in an rpg is as long as other aspects, such as world building, are well executed. Another example of this would be Skyrim, which also sold many copies and won many awards.
I can't wait for this game. The only sort of "negative" thing about this game seems to be the time when we'll be able to play it.
Although it doesn't feel rushed, which is a good sign. *looks at Ubisoft, Activision and EA*