This the Witcher Thread where we don't talk about downgrades.
New trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtEO2xZ7BzQ&hd=1
Holy shit Yennefer fucking talks. Also teleporting Ciri.
HOW MANY OF YOU GUYS BOUGHT THIS GAME? ANYONE INTERESTED IN PLAYING WITH /v/? WE COULD GET A 4 PLAYER GAME GOING IF ENOUGH PEOPLE BOUGHT IT.
Ciri confirming for teleporting behind nilfgaardians and cutting them in twine so they fall in slow motion while time resumes and then making a comment about what just occured that will make her seem extremely insecure
that dodge was terrible holy fuck what is this matrix?
Havent bought it but I did pirate it, only because I dont have any spending cash until next week, but this game is legit and fun as fuck.
Geralt seems OP, but I havent really tried playing with the others and it feels like the AI is real weak.
>Dont know how to play well
>bitch about the game
Fucking develop your character.
If Jaskier is practically anything more than a comically useless joke character that constantly gets in the way of swords and fireballs, I'd be hard pressed to buy it because I love him, and they would have gotten him wrong.
Jaskier? Oh, you mean Dandelion? He's the character I go for every time I have the chance man. He fucking sucks at fighting, but his diplomacy rates are off the charts, so he's really good at accomplishing his quests for a victory. Also, you can develop him into an insanely strong character if you want to, but it takes some turns, whereas the others already start that way.
The only character who starts strong is Geralt because he can take care of bronze/silver monsters easy, but as it goes into mid/late game, everyone can deal with them.
Seriously, all the problems your character runs into is solved by spending a good amount of character development, and this is even more true for Geralt because he always has to deal resolve issues.
The dwarf has a lot of shields which lets him pretty much take on any monster who fights him. He also starts with two free slots to put wounds in, which is fucking insane. Especially for someone who can go in the Diplomacy route.
They're all good characters in their own way.
I'm playing the game while browsing /v/ right now and I just got fucked. Somehow there's already a gold monster in the field on turn 3. Fought Leshen as Dandelion twice because of a foul fate. Lost 4 VP and every single action in my board is filled with a skull.
> Somehow there's already a gold monster in the field on turn 3
foul fates nigga, and when theres that shit just avoid that area. The regions are color coded where the name is.
>Well, I'm not about to give in. We all knew what we were signing up for.
>GERALT, have some dignity. You know how this will end.
>MFW playing as Dandelion in the most perfect manner involves letting the others kill the monsters while you take all the credit because of the quests you accomplish
>all those belts
this is getting too close for jrpg standards
My rig is ready, have to replaywitcher 2 in anticipation of this tbh.
>No matter how much CDPR drops spaghetti Witcher 3 not only looks great, but its animations are fucking perfect.
>Those dancing blades
They really do put Bioware to shame. These guys are amateur on a professional level and showing everybody how its done.
I already have Witcher 3 bought. I don't care about downgrades. All I care about is if I can maintain 60 fps 1080p. Sometimes my 7870 kills it, sometimes it can barely keep up. Their Nvidia collaboration has me worried though. Fuck Nvidia collaborations.
I'm sorry, but I have to interrupt the circlejerk. This is unacceptable.
I feel like none of this is going to make any sense to me if I haven't read the books.
All I've played is TW2 and I'm currently playing through TW1 in preparation for 3, but from what I can tell Yennefer and Ciri are completely book only characters.
Hell, even with TW1 and 2 it feels like I'm out of the loop.
Can anyone shed some light on how much the games build off the books?
>hype was maximum when Witcher 3 first trailer was revealed
>getting less and less excited about the game as time goes on
It's really fucking lukewarm right now. Especially with that disgusting graphical downgrade now.
I wonder what else they lied to us about?
>finish Witcher 1 yesterday
>can't play Witcher 2 because of toaster
Currently playing TW1. A few questions.
What exactly is the nature of Geralt's amnesia? He seems to recall a lot about Witchering even though the player hasn't learned it yet.
Also, the Wild Hunt dude showed up and talked about Destiny or whatever. What the fuck was that? Geralt said they've met before too, but I thought he has amnesia? What is going on?
I know some of this might be answered later on in the game but I'm just worried I'm missing something.
>What exactly is the nature of Geralt's amnesia? He seems to recall a lot about Witchering even though the player hasn't learned it yet.
It's based almost entirely on narrative memory (personal history and shit that happened) not procedural memory (how to use tie your shoes or spell). That shit can happen in real life that way.
>I know some of this might be answered later on in the game but I'm just worried I'm missing something.
This isn't actually even answered until the second game so just live with being confused for now.
I'm planning on upgrading my PC some time soon. What sort of specs would you suggest I have for this to run it at highest settings with stable fps? What was the situation with W2 at launch?
Also, this probably isn't the place to ask but should I wait with buying it? Are any brand new GUPs or CPUs or whatever about to come out? I'm really not keeping up with this sort of stuff.
And should I give in and buy an Nvidia? I fucking hate their policies and how they do things but CDPR do seem to be working with them so I'm guessing it will run better. I didn't really have issues with my AMD card with 2 but someone told me he couldn't run it for shit with an AMD card.
>What exactly is the nature of Geralt's amnesia?
It's mostly plot-convinient to accomodate people who had not read the books, and give the player greater extend of freedom to form him as a character. It's... rather selective for that.
In general, Geralt does not seem to remember people he met in the past several decades, and events that happened to him in the past ten years or so. He does remeber the Wild Hunt, probably that thing is imprinted in his mind a bit stronger than other memories. Particulary because
the Wild Hunt Guy was the guy who caused the amnesia.
>That's sweet but I can't support them financially when they do things like that.
So, you can't support them financially even if they actually make a good game, because you addopted /v/speak bullshit about downgrades and crap? How does that even make any fucking sense?
Isn't the sole responcibility of theirs, and the sole reason and justification for them to be payed determined by the quality of the game and the quality of the game only?
Who do you think the 2nd playable character is?
The whole different look for Yen DLC might indicate her, but I'm just not seeing how they would design a combat system around her that actually works. In that regard, Ciri seems more likely as it'll be more sword fighting.
I could do both, but I'd prefer Ciri.
This is the new
I-IT'S JUST A BETA
I-IT'LL BE PATCHED
IT'S A F-FEATURE
>I can't support them financially
I know anon, you can barely support yourself financially, I understand, and I respect you not taking handouts despite your crippling poverty. Pretty noble.
I have to say I'm pretty impressed
I don't think it looked that bad. Some bad shots, but otherwise in line with what we've seen since last E3.
They said that it was put together in a hurry in order for them to have something to show off at the award show they just found out they had won something other at.
>Isn't the sole responcibility of theirs, and the sole reason and justification for them to be payed determined by the quality of the game and the quality of the game only?
Well, cdpr-kun, how am I supposed to be sure about the quality when it's constantly waning with every subsequent trailer since the SoD trailer?
I'll have to try the game first to be sure that it's on par with SoD.
If it isn't, then I can't consciously support them and their detestable false representation of the product.
Of course, all of this would have been avoidable if they had just been honest with the first trailer :)
thanks for your concern, anon. Glad you've taken such an interest :)
Nah, I just have standards and I value my money since I work hard to earn it.
If they want my money, then they'll have to earn it.
Lying to me with bullshots isn't the best starting off point, though. :)
Thanks for your concern though anon :)
>EA literally hosts an event, buys a panel of people to vote for Bioware as Game of the Year to sell their game
>They even prepared with this SecondLife tier animated video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBQr6RrkeCM
>CDPR literally throws some shit together last minute because they were surprised they got fan voted as most anticpated game of the century
>mfw even compressed video was better than that shit
>Well, cdpr-kun, how am I supposed to be sure about the quality when it's constantly waning with every subsequent trailer since the SoD trailer?
How about not being a complete fucking retard, having basic comprehension of how game development and marketing works, and also, perhaps, NOT JUDGING A QUALITY OF A GAME THAT IS NOT RELEASED YET?
That is a good fucking place to start. The game might be crap for all we know, but making judgement about whenever the developers should or should not be supported beforehand is fucking dumb. Especially if you, yourself, admited that you are excited to play the game: that is, you anticipate it to be good.
So if you anticipate the game being good, how do you justify making the decision that the developers don't deserve to be payed?
This is a whole fucking clustefuck of stupidity and pathetic excuses, and you would make much less of an ass out of yourself if you'd just say: yeah, I'm a pirate and I don't give a damn.
>Thanks for your concern though anon :)
Any time. I'm sure the economy will pick up and you'll be able to feed yourself without having to dig out of the garbage some day. Hang in there, pal.
BB has a wider face and shorter nose
A good shot of the Wild Hunt armor without the fucked up frost effect.
Because that's not uncompressed. It's just less compressed than other sources.
Actual uncompressed video is closer to what this 3GB video is.
It's usually about 3GB per minute for 1080p video.
>they even bought fucking Lindsey Sterling to pay tribute to that shit
>tfw my codecs are better than your codecs
So, this trailer was never planned and was probably cobbled together from old footage. Wasn't the last trailer we had the sword of destiny trailer? That's a while ago and if they had no trailer planned since then...so this was a rush job with probably old footage that was sitting around.
The famitsu screenshots are miles ahead of E3 and are the last screenshots we got
>you would make much less of an ass out of yourself if you'd just say: yeah, I'm a pirate and I don't give a damn.
But then I would be lying anon!
Much like cdpr lied when they released a trailer not indicative of the actual game.
I don't support liars and backsliders, anon!
Sorry If you're offended :3
try to relax :)
okay, I'm impressed.
Compare this to the best dragon age inquisition shot
inb4 consoleplebs complain about ciri's jaggies in this shot
Would 4k be an option? I've been eyeing 4k monitors for a while now but from what I understand the requirements grow exponentially with higher resolution. Plus I'm somewhat sceptical about a 500 euro 4k monitor.
>So, this trailer was never planned and was probably cobbled together from old footage.
It's unlikely that it was cobbed together from an old footage. The famitsu screens we had were from a PS4 version of the game (actually the only console-taken footage we have seen of the game) and they did not look "miles better" than the E3.
Last concise footage we got was the 35 min gameplay footage, not the SoD trailer, which is about a year old now, if not more. And the 35 min gameplay footage did not look QUITE as impressive than the SoD trailer, but that should not suprise anyone. Partiaully because it was admitedly played on a medium-ish settings, partially because the SoD trailer footage is a poor reference point: if you really expected the game to have the same exact degree of fidelity after going through optimalization at every point of the game, you really have only yourself to blame for disapointments.
Like the other anon said, frost decal on top of the actual model is fucking garbage.
For example look here.
Look at the black, carbonfibre looking texture on the boot. It's nice, high-res and sharp UNTIL you get to the frost decal covering the texture to the right of it.
I'm very warmed by your concern anon.
Not many people on this board show interest like you. You've very kind.
I'm doing quite well for myself, but it's nice to know you care.
have a blessed day anon :)
>tfw you can have sex while playing as Ciri
/v/ gets satisfied and the lore does not get raped
>Only console footage
Wrong, The Griffin hunt was Xbox
>They did not look miles better than E3
Are you shitting me m8? http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/103054
Look at Johnny's skin, hair, eyes, crown, the rocks behind his head, Geralt's hair, the lighting improvement
Look at her clothing, beads, face, hair
That looks like fucking Bethesda tier texturing. Holy fuck I hope they fix this and if that that it's moddable and some russian makes a 4k texture replacement for it or some shit.
WILL THIS FUCKING GAME HAVE SEX MODS LIKE SKYRIM?!?!??!??!!
THAT'S ALL I CARE ABOUT
Lighting still seems a bit downgraded but taht could be due to time of day/weather. Texture quality looks much better but makes sense. Still why release something so horribly compressed.
Sex mods are unnecessary because the game already has sex. Very revealing sex at that.
Also the third game is going to have tit physics. So there's that to be excited about as well.
I think it depends on the interest of modders. They released modding tools for TW2 quite late so it didn't get a lot of things going but maybe if they release them with the game and with the hype it currently has it could just happen. Plus I would imagine it would be a lot easier to do, since they already have sex as part of the game.
Does Ciri lay as many bitches as Geralt?
Or does that power come from the mutagens
You're right. Its worse than the retards who complain about no character customization, as if its some must needed feature in all games. Its the "open world" buzz from 3 years ago all over again.
They better release it much closer to release than the last one. Also making it easier to use wouldn't hurt as it was a crying shame basically nothing got made on the last one when it's insanely indepth.
>dat juicy scar
>dem fucking greeneyes masterrace
I want to anal fuck Ciri and glaze her in a hot shower of my jizz
I want to skullfuck Triss and bounce my balls on her chin
I want to pick up Yennefer and have her bounce on my pole as I hold her
I want to go around random towns, lift up the skirts of clerks and just fuck em right then and there
Is it hard to use? I wouldn't know because I've never modded a day in my life.
But considering how late they released them I'm guessing they were just testing the waters for TW3. Sure both 1 and 2 were moddable, technically but due to the nature of the games I doubt they would have been heavily modded, even if they had better tools on release day.
I think having an open world is one of the key elements to attract modders. At least it seems that way.
And apparently having a shit engine so that people feel the need to fix your shit for you also helps. Hopefully TW3 doesn't have that.
Who the fuck is it that's confronting the wild hunt where he's standing in front of the flames?
It doesn't look like Yen, but he or her is definitely wielding some kind of staff. Would be tricky as fuck if this is the person they're referring to as the other playable character.
Just got Witcher 1 and 2 from Steam and the GOG versions for free. I have a new 512gb MX100 where I will eventually install Witcher 3 on. Should I save the trouble of having the game saves of Witcher 1 and 2 on different drives (was thinking of installing them on my old 256Gb M4) or just install them on the same drive? Or should I just install 1 and 2 on my Caviar Black 1 TB drive?
It's pretty hard to use and it requires you to invest an insane amount of time in it before you even start grasping the basics.
I'd rather have something easier to use like they have for gamebryo where we see a lot more smaller mods rather than maybe one dude creating a whole word in a more detail devkit after half a decade.
>That distance to those two big towers look huge at the end.
Just like the distance to the mountains in Skyrim did. There's plenty of perspective trick you can do with games to make things look grander in scale than they are.
>How is this lying about the game world size?
They said Novigrad and the surrounding area is 8.5km x 8.5km.
They said the other two regions in the game are around 8km x 8km as well.
They said it would take 20 minutes from the top of the map to reach the bottom of the map at full gallop on horse, fastest speed available.
If you look at that video, and extrapolate over the entire world map that you can get in the gameplay video, it would take about 18 minutes to reach the bottom of the map from the top,
at the speed he's going at in this video, not full gallop.
At full gallop it would take much less time.
Look at how fast he's moving through that city at that slow horse walking speed.
It's clear the stated measurements by the devs are fabricated.
NO worries there are 3 of them and the main one which armour you liked
>2 witchers toying and fucking decimating faggy dimensional-traveling elves
>one of them is Geralt, the White fucking Wolf
>Eredin thinks he's hot shit and a good antagonist
that's the point nigga
She had/was about to have sex with five different characters in the progress of two books.
Every person she ever fucked (possibly aside of Galahad?) or that ever expressed his desire to have sex or even romantic relationship with her had died of plot.
Fucking Ciri is a idea. Don't do that shit man, it ain't worth it, ho's cursed.
>yfw deathflagging people by having sex with them as Ciri is a plot shaping mechanic in this game
I wouldn't put it past CDPR.
What a shame. I enjoy a good yuri route.
He's kind of a shitty antagonist when you think about it
>Ciri rekt him as a kid years before
>Spends all of tw1 going "hue hue you can't defy me"
>Get to tell him off by reking him and killing Alvin
They better let us call him out on all his bullshit again or I'll be mad.
You have to admit that's otally in character for Eredin.
Shit, I hope you don't have to kill Avela'ch. I loved that guy. He seemed to be the only sensible person among the high elves. Would be cool if there is some sort of a dimplomacy scenario involving him that makes the elves fuck off for actual ever.
>there are still months and months left until we have her model extracted and put into the hands of the most depraved SFM animator who'll make for us what we all need
I cant even get myself to play the first two games, I just read the book and this seems to be the most important to me.
She did not.
>Hotsporn was mortally wounded in the skirmish. Using his last opportunity, he convinced Ciri to give herself to him, but died in her arms before he could complete the deed.
Speaking of antagonists, I'm hoping Eredin isn't actually the big bad of the game despite leading the Hunt.
The coolest shit would be a secret bonus boss that's extremely hard (faster and worse than fucking Operator from W2), bordering on non-canon and is like a resurrected wraith of Vilgefortz.
I'd jizz so hard if CDPR did this, dudes.
even more superior waifu
In a previous thread I saw someone whining about the "jaggies" on Geralt's sword.
>mfw he's using a serrated blade
>I just read the book
Which one? Ciri changes significantly over the course of all books, she's like the perfect daugterfu at the beginning and turns into a fuckable mary sue "i've gandered at some shit" waifu by the end.
>The coolest shit would be a secret bonus boss that's extremely hard (faster and worse than fucking Operator from W2)
nigga I almost commit sepuko after beating the operator on dark mode, I'm never doing that shit again
there were a bunch of waggly blades in witcher 2, like Dancer.
The distance that Geralt travels between the bridge to south Novigard distirct and reaching the cannal that separates it from the middle one is less that 1/15 of the entire map height. He spends minute alternating between galloping and normal speed to reach it, travelling in a straigh line, something that is clearly impossible when traversing the landscape, as the automatic mapping shows.
I think you misunderstood "it takes 20 mins getting from one side of the map to another" for "it would take 20 mins getting from one side of the map to another if you would travel by a straight line".
The map is FUCKING MASSIVE. Seriously, take a look at it: the distance that Geralt travels is not short, the horse moves quite fast even when normally walking. The Novigrad itself, making less 1/10 of the entire map surface, is about ten times larger than the Vizima of the first game. I'm not sure what you are trying to prove here, and compuatations and estimations of a actual map surface are notoriously unreliable, but they sure as hell aren't lying when they are saying that the game is fucking massive. The Novigrad and surrounding areas alone are quite substantially larger than the entirety of Skyrim without a question, even by most modest estimations.
look at this tree
Post yfw this is confirmed for console version
I'm taking screenshots of the uncompressed video m80
All of them, just missed an s.
I liked her all the way for everchanging reasons.
Seeing her design in TW3 and all the almost rapes and implications and threats gave me this permanent mind-boner though.
Non-compressed version of the latest trailer, the link can be found in this very thread.
And no, that is probably not how it's going to look on consoles, it seems to have the texture quality cranked up to maximum. I doubt that even PS4 could maintain that with a stable framerate.
>being this shit at trolling
here ill do it for you
>3rd is a completely different location
I'll never understand who takes these super-seriously.
You can go into a good looking game and make a "bad graphics" screenshot, or vice-versa.
>mfw PC version will only be better
here is a butt and some better looking trees
>enemy has a shield
>hit him in the arm with the SWORD, not the shield
>CLONG CLONG DEFENDED AND INSTA-PARRIED FOR HALF OF YOUR HP GIT GUD FAGGOT :^)
This fire effect looks like shit
In all seriousness, there's a 95% chance we'll see her nipples in this game since Geralt can always walk on her changing or something. Rejoice.
It has been scientifically confirmed that Cirifags are the most based of all waifu Witcher bases.
>mfw I see people picking Triss fucking Merigold as their favorite
Theres a cruical difference.
We dont care.
Its always dai faggots coming in to talk about that shit for some reason, their number dwindled terribly after the release of the shit game they were paid to promote.
But I can actually put my penis in Triss.
worst shot of ciri I can find so far
dem saggy titties
This game needs better lighting.
Why is the lighting in W3 so shit?
>the same swamp
So? A swamp looks the same in all directions?
It looks the same if you are facing or facing away from the sun?
A single screenshot is not enough for comparison if it is not of the exact same place and view. The first two screenshots are the same exact point and view in the game, the third is in a different location - even if its in the same swamp.
>implying I wasn't >implying what >>274720598 implied
I would kill if we got a tattoo shot too, it would really help with the SFM models if they didnt have to botch together their own tattoo.
I'm not into Triss, she wasnt anything special in the books, I haven't played the games and her design clashes terrible with my "book-vision" of her.
Meanwhile Geralt, Yen and Ciri are terrifyingly close to how I saw them, and from this video Yen is even matching the kind of voice I had in mind, its amazing.
Ciri is terribly attractive but personally
I want to be part of their incestuous family, because I'm attracted to all of them, even Geralt
I made this image when the 35min trailer released, I have every trailer they've released uncompressed and that one was 6gb so a lot of people didn't want to DL it.
I was just making a comparison, questioning if people think it's a downgrade or the console version, or an old build. Now I've seen it reposted a hundred times and used to shitpost.
No, really, you'll have to do better.
I've come to the realization, that this is the last witcher game.
I'm actually playing the first one, and I'm looking forward to the third since I WILL finish the games up before it comes.
I actually plan on having super-comfy christmas time rolling through 2, if I can finish up 1 by then.
>tfw after w3 will be cyberpunk2077
>tfw playing sociopath in the game and not taking PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
>mfw Eskel and Vesemir are also confirmed
I want Vincent game.
It is just like Arkham city, but set in Vizima and you are werewolf.
I hope we get another GOG conference before February. Or maybe they have a demo of it at PS:E I don't know.
I just want more open world, know how the sailing works, tons of shit thats been partly shown but not fleshed
>this is what yennefags say to reassure themselves
I wouldn't be surprised if they were bound by contract to release Xbone-only footage just so they are allowed to port their game or something. Remember how graphics quality suddenly dropped right after E3
>So uh, can we confirm all trailer is console footage already?
No, we can't. It's in fact far more likely to be a PC footage, considering the texture quality of the uncompressed footage.
In other news, if it's this that makes you worry about the quality of the game, you are a moron.
>Playing as Geralt against my friend who's playing as Triss
>We are both on the last quest of the game, he's closer to completing it than me and he will guarantee victory if he completes it
>Move into his region which has the Gold creature that does 2 wounds to everyone in the region if you fail the defense roll
>White Raffords decoction
>Don't even bother with defense, forcing him to put the two wounds on his already wounded Triss and he can't move since he was already gonna be delayed
>Next turn complete the quest and win
I love this fuckin game.
I am totally up for one when I get home in about 45+ minutes, I'll make a thread for it.
ok wow, this might actually be one of the most infuriating posts i've ever seen on /v/. it's pretty impressive in all honesty. it puts down pirates, the replied anon and people who simply care about gameplay, using smug tumblrite attitude all while being completely fucking wrong. I think we may have found the Shitpost of the Year
Same, its scary how much Yen matches the image in my mind, including the voice.
Maybe just a tad bit younger to match that 16 year old body she supposed to be sporting.
Why would having a hunched back make you sound stronger?
A very soft voice wouldnt match her, shes all up in everyones face whenever talking, and is pretty motherly/teachery with Ciri too.
Hopefully she can pull off the seductress and the she-wolf too, hopefully she'll have a chance for both.