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Witcher 3 gameplay from YouTubers from CDPR event

Lakitu

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This looks fun. Question. Do you have to play the first two games before this?
I've not played the first two and I'm going into this one, I'll be fine. I'm more interested in the gameplay and world rather than the lore to be honest. I'm not a huge fantasy fan, I'll just go with it.
 

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I really want to buy it but I need impressions of the PS4 version if therei s at least no stuttering and no agressive pop in.
CDPR said we'd get footage this week so I'm here searching through the thread but nothing so far.
 

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This looks incredible. The visuals in the open world areas are stunning. Yeah the trees sway and bend like Gumbi but I don't care, it looks awesome!

The game looks much more accessible too in terms of map and quests and explaining stuff.
 

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I really want to buy it but I need impressions of the PS4 version if therei s at least no stuttering and no agressive pop in.
Welcome to the club. "Get fucked" is what I am feeling about all of this as a console owner.
 

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I was gonna skip all videos

But I have to watch the AJ one. It's only 40 minutes of a game dozens and dozens of hours long

The game looks fucking AMAZING GODDAMN
 

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Have to? No, the prologue area is designed to ease new players into the Witcher's universe.
I've not played the first two and I'm going into this one, I'll be fine. I'm more interested in the gameplay and world rather than the lore to be honest. I'm not a huge fantasy fan, I'll just go with it.
Alright, thanks. If there's a prologue area and stuff, then I'm seriously considering buying this when it's released. Hopefully reviews are good 'cause it looks great
 

Genio88

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Man it is so hard to not sell my 780 just now and get a 980 for this coming out.


Must resist.
Your 780 should be fine for 1080p ultra settings and 30fps, at least i hope cause my r9 290 is about the same of a 780 in performance
 

His Majesty

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I suggest watching Gophers video. It is light on spoilers, contains some nice shots and useful information.
 

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Already frustrated at watching the AngryJoe video. "OtherJoe" doesn't seem to know what the fuck he's doing.

EDIT: They removed the visualization of the time of day transition when meditating. Downgrade confirmed.
Meditation thing is a shame, I wonder why would they remove it.
 

Godan

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Your 780 should be fine for 1080p ultra settings and 30fps, at least i hope cause my r9 290 is about the same of a 780 in performance
Yeah just hope it runs well even if I can play it just under Ultra with good fps then I will be happy.
 
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Not a fan of the quality of the foliage. The quality is doesn't feel up to par with the rest of the game, which looks fantastic.
Yep, it sticks out like a sore thumb.

I suggest watching Gophers video. It is light on spoilers, contains some nice shots and useful information.
I like his the best so far.

That Angry Joe video...jesus I couldn't finish that shit.
 

rashbeep

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Sounds like there's still work to be done on optimizing Hairworks. I hope that the hit isn't too bad at launch.
 

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Yep, it sticks out like a sore thumb.

I like his the best so far.
If the areas shown in earlier footage is unchanged in the final build, then the foliage quality is all over the place. Sometimes it looks amazing, sometimes it looks like it does in every single one of these new youtube videos :p

But if those areas in the early footage are gone or changed, then.... d....d....d word (most likely for performance reasons).
 

EatChildren

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AngryJoe's is like watching two drunks badly play a video game.
Gopher is lovely but takes so fucking long to say the simplest thing.

They're all getting to play the game I'm not. So fuck the world.
 

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Man that 60 FPS fludity really adds to the immersion of the game world. The animations are superb, the detail of movement from Geralt, the NPS's, the hair/fur, foliage and trees, flags, etc that sway in the wind or react to attacks, this game really shines at 60 FPS.
 

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cripterion

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Oh god so much info. Not sure if I'll watch everything to spoil myself.

Only negative so far is in the Gopher's youtube video he's saying he played on Ultra and honestly the game doesn't look better from the previous footage so what was the point in keeping Ultra settings secret like it was some big thing?
 

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If the areas shown in earlier footage is unchanged in the final build, then the foliage quality is all over the place. Sometimes it looks amazing, sometimes it looks like it does in every single one of these new youtube videos :p

But if those areas in the early footage are gone or changed, then.... d....d....d word (most likely for performance reasons).
Yea, I just saw some of the older trailers. They definitely had better looking foliage. The foliage in these videos looks weird, often blatantly 2D and just stands out. Both the quality and density seems to be lacking.
 

EatChildren

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The Skellige Islands look incredible.

I love how storms start to form. Very well done.
It does look great. I hope the storm actually rolls in though, and isn't always on the horizon.
 

rashbeep

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Yea, I just saw some of the older trailers. They definitely had better looking foliage. The foliage in these videos looks weird, often blatantly 2D and just stands out. Both the quality and density seems to be lacking.
Density is fine. You're not going to get something like modded Skyrim levels of density since the frame rate hit will be massive. Especially when you have to draw things like AO on each sprite.
 

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I am trying to avoid as much detail as possible about the world, but there will be a decent area that is snow covered, right?