I really have not talked about this game, but it is a wonderful and HUGE open world game coming to the PS4. The good news about the game though is that we don’t have much longer to wait for it as it is slated to come out on May 19th. So with the release pretty much imminent, you know that there will be a Witcher 3 Wild Hunt collector edition for PlayStation 4. I do want to talk some about this game first though.
I have not played this game series in the past, but the developers have assured gamers that it is not necessary to play the past 2 games in order to play Witcher 3. The genre of Witcher 3 though is RPG (Role Playing Game). That means you get to level up the main game character known as Geralt. That also means your weapons will get stronger and you will create potions and engage in magic as well.
Now I am no stranger to open world rpg games as I am very familiar with another well known rpg series called Elder Scrolls. I have not played all the games in that series either, but I have played Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I loved the open world in both of those games and the different interactions you had with the world and its people as well as quests such as the main story and side quests.
All of those easily combined to make it over 100 hours of gameplay. Skyrim is huge and a very mountainous map to explore, but what I liked about that game is the dragons you get to fight in it as well as it being part of the main quest.
The game developers in Poland have said that the game world in Witcher 3 will be 30 times larger than its predecessor and 20% larger than Bethesda’s Skyrim. As I said earlier, Skyrim was already quite large and the fact that the developers have said that Witcher 3 will be larger has me salivating.
It has also been said that there will be different methods of getting around the game map, but most of it will generally be on horseback. You also from time to time have to get around the map or to other lands by boat which I think is something that is good so that it will break the monotony of always riding on horseback (or walking if you prefer).
Some other things to note about Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is that there will be a dynamic day and night cycle, the fighting mechanics have been revamped, you can do battle while on horseback as well as at sea, and you can use a crossbow. There will also be fast travel available which is good given how big the map is supposed to be.
One thing the developers also wanted in this game is to make it that whatever decision you make especially when it comes to the main story and side quests, it will have direct impact on the game world. I think maybe an example of this is ignoring an NPC’s plea for help with something and then coming back and realizing that had you taken the time to help that person, you may have gotten a reward that would’ve been extremely helpful on a quest you may have engaged in or will have to engage in later on down the road. I know there is more to it than that, but that is just my example.
I know in GTA V in the online multiplayer and even to a point in the single player part of it, a lot of your actions will be talked about on the news in the game, mainly of all the mayhem that you can cause.
Now to the Collector’s Edition. It is supposed to come with some cool stuff that you’ll want to have displayed as well as read or look through. According to GameStop, what will be included is the standard edition of the game, a giant, 33x24x26 cm (10″ w US), 100% hand painted, Polystone figure of Geralt of Rivia battling a Griffin, an exclusive collector grade Witcher’s medallion, a one of a kind SteelBook, a 200 page artbook that is said to contain great looking art and huge inner and outer collector’s boxes that you can store the Witcher merchandise in. That is some cool and amazing stuff to have in the collector’s edition! Be warned though, it is pricy as it is showing a price of $149.99. Still though if you are willing to shell out the extra cash, you’ll be getting some really cool stuff to collect and keep. I haven’t quite decided though if I will get the collector’s edition though. I still have time to decide.
As you can see, this is an open world game that will be very large and will keep you engaged for quite sometime. With its large open world map, dynamic world, insane beasts to fight and many side quests as well as the main quest, it will keep you busy for quite awhile which is good since there is still a wait for some other exciting open world games that will come out later this year and sometime next year as well.
IGN recently played the game for around 6 hours and posted 15 minutes of gameplay as a video as well. The world looks amazingly good and I think certainly looks next generation and I know it will look even better on the PC version. Definitely check it out as they have a nice article of their 6 hours of gameplay along with the 15 minute video of some it. You’ll get to see some of the gameplay dialogue and what the combat will look like.
May 19th is the release date so if you haven’t already pre-ordered it, you should. I’ll admit, this game wasn’t even on my radar until I started reading articles and previews about it and how it won some awards at E3 as one of the best games to look forward to. I’m definitely going to reserve my copy.