Sorry to say that having read that PCGamer list, the blokes arguing for a lot of dumbing down. If you can't be arsed to read the journal when the game tells you to, or approach life and death combat as something serious then that's your fault not the games. As for having things explained to me more clearly, definitely not, one of the joys of the witcher is finding the subtle hints and working things out in your own mind. That's why we're still arguing about Roche vs Iorveth and the culpability of prince Stennis. I don't want these things presented in the usual blatant fashion, there's nothing wrong with treating customers like they have and are using a brain.
Save/Import features i'm fine with so long as they fit in the story being told. ›››
Guy N said:
The story arc and characters are extensively developed and explained in the game; demands that they may be made clearer for the purpose of satisfying players who cannot be bothered to make use of the way they are developed (conversations, books, and flashbacks) are not well taken. CDPR should remember that not all customers are right and ignore such demands.
There is no reason to make a game for willfully ignorant players just because some reviewer thinks it might create a greater audience. ›››
I wholly agree with both.
I don't see save importing being anything big tbh, because it would mean they have to develop 2 games ( or at least a lot of content that approaches 2 games),it would also mean that the witcher 3 would have less content/quality because they have to spend a lot of resources into making sure they close the archs of stuff people did in the previous games If that is the case I would say no, just do it like the witcher 2 with maybe somesmall references/dialoque options ›››
Why not? They already made two different games with The Witcher 2, and they did it brilliantly. Instead of making you choose which path to follow at the end of chapter one, your choice is taken from the previous game. However, I don't think the story they want to tell, and the place it will probably take place in, will be very much affected by the fact that Vergen is indipendent or under Kaedwen, or if it's controlled by Saskia or Stennis, or if Henselt is alive or dead. I also can see the difficulties of having all
the choices matter, so I think some minor references like different reactions, small quests, or some character appearing (like the guy that gives you Thaler's message, or Aryan in chapter three) would be adequate enough for me. But only if it fits the context, I don't want to see someone in Nilfgaard just because I saved them in the previous game, and I believe that having to make new choices, more relevant to the new setting, would be better for the story.