Why You Should Be Insanely Excited for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2015 is shaping up to be one hell of a year for high-quality video game releases. The first quarter of 2015 is peppered with fantastic-looking title after fantastic-looking title. I’m a role-playing game man myself, and while there are a handful of RPGs on the way, few stand out to me as much as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Having played The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings, I’m looking forward to seeing The Witcher 3 benefit from the open-world direction it’s taking. No more linear treks through specific areas, you’re left to explore the entire world of The Witcher 3 at your own pace. I’ve often argued that when a game series turns open-world that it can ruin the pace of the story (Batman: Arkham City), but I’m more than confident that CD Projekt Red will be able to deliver a living, breathing world that will be full of surprises that compliment the main story.
In addition to the new open-world direction, CD Projekt Red have also stated that they are making the combat more fluid than ever before, as The Witcher 3 has five times the amount of combat animation than its predecessor. The results speak for themselves, as not just the combat, but the entire animation system looks more fluid and exciting than the previous Witcher games. The horse-riding looks fast and exciting, as trailers for The Witcher 3 shows Geralt drawing his sword and slaying his enemies from atop his steed. There’s also beheadings and dismemberment, not that I’m after the goriest game possible, but it’s nice that a game looks to finally deliver a more realistic depiction of sword combat.
A huge detailed open-world, a compelling and mature story, stylish and bloody combat, breathtaking graphics and more animations than ever before. The Witcher 3 is looking like it will go down as one of the best RPGs of all time, but if you need more reasons to get excited, check out the trailers and gameplay demo video below. You can also check out the Collector’s Edition of the game that was recently announced here.