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The wild hunt had a cameo role in TW1, with one quest in Ch4 and the king of the wild hunt turning up at the end to claim Aldesburg. If I remember/interpret correctly, the beginning where you've lost your memory is just after you've escaped from the wild hunt, which you remember during TW2.
I'm also trying to piece together what the wild hunt are. Geralt mentions in a flashback that they are 'invaders' not of this world, and that at least one of them was an elf who had never seen wars. That would seem to me to reference the conjunction of the spheres, 1500 years ago when two worlds/realities/universes joined up and humans entered the world that elves inhabited (the world the story is set in). Saying they are invaders would suggest the wild hunt were elves from a third world.
Random speculation, but I wonder if TW3 will see a modern conjunction of the spheres, or some way of properly banishing them (Geralt also says as the wild hunt are spectres, they can't be defeated, just temporarily banished). That seems like the kind of big event that would cause havoc over a large area, and perhaps foul up the plans of Nilfgard.
It was fantastic. You should play it. I played on 360 and thought it was incredible.
I agree, but the general opinion around here seems to be that at this point: read the TW1 wiki and play TW2.
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TW1 is a bit weird, the pace of the story seems to accelerate as you go through, with the acts getting shorter. Unfortunately that means it does have a slow start.
I'd say TW2 is pretty good for being independent of TW1 though, I'd hardly call it a requirement to play both of them, or play them in order.
I think I'm just gonna go on blackout for this game
Yeah, this is probably my most anticipated game outside of the Last Guardian.
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Yeah, The Witcher 2 is a separate story. There's references to the events in the first game, and being familiar with the world helps, but you don't need to play the first game.
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I kind of wish I could make my own character. Witcher games are great. They're beautiful, deep, and fun to play. Even so, I have absolutely no interest in Geralt. In fact, he kind of grates on me. I don't even like his name. I don't like the word "Witcher," either.
They should change this game to suit me because I'm not a fan of the source material.
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You could go and make a mod with your own character "soon" when REDkit comes out publicly. I was surprised that didn't happen today actually.
There's plenty of other games with cipher/blank slate characters already, I kind of like that TW is one that's pretty much opposite to that.
TW2 is one of the games I really wanted to play but never put more than a couple of hours into. I think part of it was that my son is always interested in seeing what I'm playing and I just can't let him see the stuff that is in the Witcher series. But now that I have "after bed" gaming down, I think I need to go back to it. Even if I don't go back, I think I'll have to buy TW3.
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The Witcher 3 To Be CD Projekt Red’s Final Witcher Game
The only hint toward any actual purpose to it all so far is that Geralt will be rescuing loved ones, and ultimately tying up the story of the witch hunter. Badowski emphasises that this really is the final chapter for the character, and the Witcher series. “We believe that we should end the series on a high note. Technology has progressed to where we can finally tell the story the way we want, with the visuals we want, in the world we imagined. This will be the ultimate fantasy RPG experience, and while we’re hardly out of stories to tell, we believe it’s time for us to look to new worlds and new horizons to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can create.”
Be sorry to see the series go, but I hope for a decent resolution to old ponytail's story.
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I thought I read somewhere that TW3 would be the end for Geralt, but that they were leaving their options open for the world. Personally I think it depends whether they've got something worthwhile to do with another game in the series or world. The last thing I'd want to see is CDPR become known as just "The witcher studio" churning them out because they can, rather than a company making awesome RPGs in general. I'd like to think they're already making plans for what to move the TW3 team onto after completion.
2016: The Witcher 4: The Witchest
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I am definitely in, but a bit trepidatious. A big part of what I think sets The Witcher apart, is the tight, chapter based story. You are re-living a book. It is a bit like the gap between the Prince of Persia Trilogy and Assasin's Creed. And Assasin'c Creed still has a lot of invisible story walls that pissed me off.
I like Skyrim, and I like Mount and Blade. But I come to The Witcher for the story. It always felt more like an Adventure game, rather than a hard and set RPG. And having read the 2 English Translated books, I am not sure if there is a large, well defined world. It is not Middle Earth, or the lands of Westeros (Game of Thrones).
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I trust they'll do it right. A lot of that open world talk sounds like marketing to me (name dropping Skyrim...) Story is what Witcher does and it's the best at it, I don't doubt they know that and will get it done again.
I'm gonna miss Geralt, but I'm glad the series will end while it's ahead.
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I think the open world stuff really is experimental for them, perhaps heralding what they want to do next. The previous TW games have it on a smaller scale, and it's more directed to aid the story. I'm not going to damn them for trying, but I hope they have their priorities right for the game overall. At the end of the day you have to trust them.
2016: The Witcher 4: The Witchest
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Maybe, it does seem like it would make more sense with the Cyberpunk RPG than The Witcher. Plus, hovercars!
And having read the 2 English Translated books, I am not sure if there is a large, well defined world. It is not Middle Earth, or the lands of Westeros (Game of Thrones).
Well, you read 2 out of 6 books and with the first one the guy wasn't even sure if it's going to be a series or a standalone book. Middle Earth doesn't seem that well defined if you read only "The Hobbit".
How did we get to The Witch4r without just saying The Witch3r?
The open world thing doesn't seem like that much of a stretch. The Witcher 1 had very free travel, and plenty of random stuff to find around the towns, cities, an swamps. It felt like an open world except you were required to fast travel between areas.
I definitely am. CDProjekt did such a great job with The Witcher and The Witcher 2 that I, literally, do not understand when people have criticisms of the game. It hit every note for me. In both games. I am so in on the third that I look will stop everything to immerse myself in the story. Also, I really want to see how they end the series.
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Not a fan of open world games in general.
Often tends to be lots of low quality gaming instead of less but higher quality gaming.
CDProject hasn't really disappointed me so far however.
I'm putting my money on; Witch3R and W4tcher.
I played about 10 hours of W1 before getting frustrated with the pacing & repetition. I'm currently about 20 hours into W2 and still loving it, despite many of the lame bolted-on mechanics early in the game (e.g., pointless, one-off QTEs). Looking forward to this one...
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There's an option to turn off the 1-time QTEs. They're still there for the fist fights, but they're easy and repeatable.
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If they don't do a kayran style fight in TW3, I'll be happy.
The story video on GI has some good stuff being set up for next year.
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I actually really liked that fight:(
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I found the boss encounters in 2 much preferable to 1 and preferable to anything in Elder Scrolls. The Bharghest and the Golem were particularly bad in 1. Given a choice between trickery, secret weak spots, and a mega boss i need to whack 200 times, I will take the former.