Look, more Witcher!
Another Witcher 3 dev video has surfaced, this time focusing on the world the player gets to travel through and explore. And while we have already seen most of the scenes appearing in the video, it is still worth watching, especially for those unfamiliar with the lore of the Witcher's world as crafted in Andrzej Sapkowski's books.
If you decide to watch the vid, you will get to see a couple of Polish people with funny accents speaking about creation of the game's world. Their descriptions of hand-crafted, well-fit and rewarding locations bring Oblivion to mind and if the outcome turns out to be half as good, I am bought.
Other aspects mentioned is the reputation system, which is apparently supposed to affect each and every NPC we stumble upon. Also, each of those characters is supposed to have their own personality, daily agenda and sometimes even memories about Geralt (who, as you remember, lost his memory). Yeah, this is something we hear about from pretty every RPG developer lately, but hey, it is Witcher 3, meaning they may as well succeed! Travel system is also mentioned - the player will have multiple choices regarding how they more Geralt around the world - on foot, horseback, boat, swimming, fast travel... Yeah, no wyvern flaying, sorry.
The Witcher 3 will be out on 24th February 2015 and is already available for preorder in various places, including GOG.com, the developer's own platform. Check it out, as they have a pretty neat promotion giving you discount if you own any or both of the previous instalments.