Some of the claims in this new The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt trailer sound awfully familiar, especially those to do with the NPCs living in cities. They have their own lives and motivations! They have an opinion of you based on your actions! They’ll gossip about you in public! Have you heard of the Gray Fox?
I’m skeptical. Adam is skeptical. But then, it does look golly pretty, so these five minutes of travelling across its world and fighting monsters is worth your time.
Previous Witcher games have been enjoyed for their world and tone, sometimes in spite of their combat mechanics, AI or story. The Witcher 3 is more ambitious because it’s trying to do everything the old games did well, but in an open world setting. I want it to be good, and it sure looks good, but I’m not going to believe anything until I can play it for a few hours or ten.
The Witcher 3 is due out February next year.