Out of all of the games that are on the horizon, there is one game that really stands out from the rest of the crowd. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is really what I picture a next-gen game should be like. I only hope that I am not getting hyped over nothing. However, if the game delivers what it is promising, we should have nothing to worry about.
Here are some of the reasons why I am so excited:
The Open World
One of the biggest new changes in the Witcher formula is the massive open world that we are all excited to explore. We have already been promised a game that is “bigger and bloodier than Skyrim”, but to what extent? Even more interesting is the fact that this world will (supposedly) be completely seamless, meaning there are no loading times. The massive world coupled with this promised smooth experience is one of the reasons as to why I am so excited for this game.
A New Geralt
It seem that Geralt has changed in a few ways for the new game. We have been promised that combat, whether with magic or blade, has been changed for the better, making for a more fluid experience. Another, more obvious way that Geralt has changed is with that magnificent beard. I mean, Geralt always acted like and looked like a badass before, but now that badass-ness has just been tripled!
Easy on the Eye
I don’t care what anyone thinks about The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, it was a stunning game to look at, and it looks like the next installment plans to follow that trend. The Witcher 3 will be using a new engine, which is basically a new version of the one that was used in The Witcher 2, so I still have high hopes. It almost makes me salivate to think about how amazing this game is going to look when it is finally complete. No doubt there will be a variety of graphics setting to tinker with allowing you to further push your GPU which still getting a framerate that you can be happy with.
From the gameplay of the game that we have seen so far, it would be safe to assume that we will be able to ride horses to get around the games massive, massive world. No doubt there will still be fast travel options available, but sometimes it is just nicer to see the land and travel by steed instead. The only thing that I would be worried about are the horse mechanics themselves, with often less than stellar horse related experiences in other fantasy RPGs (Elder Scrolls games). However, I still have faith that CD Projeckt Red of all developers can pull this off.
Well those are the specific things that I am looking forward to, are you excited for the game as well? Leave your thought in the comments section below!