Why The Witcher 3 Should Be Open World
28.01.2013 @ 15:27 #1
1)- I am not huge fan of open world games , so no fanboy
2)- Since The Witcher 3 as open world title coming from CD Projekt Red , I am not worried and have faith in CDPR and The Witcher 3 .
So after clearing up the first point above I still think that The Witcher 3 should be open world game . Why.? Here is the reason :
When The Witcher 2 was out in 2011 it became benchmark for RPGs and PC Graphics/Performance . We had games like Dragon Age 2 , Skyrim and Dark Souls , all RPGs . None of them achieved what The Witcher 2 had . There were some reviewers who even said that other games in front of red engine technology and The Witcher 2 which is using that graphics engine , looks like a joke .
After mix reviews of Dragon Age 2 , Bioware went back to paper and announced that Dragon Age 3 will use Frostbite 2 engine which is good looking one and it will be open world game as well , on other hand dark souls 2 developers aiming for better looking game this time around instead of Dark Souls which looked like Playstation 2 game .
The Witcher 3 , Dragon Age 3 and Dark Souls 2 all major Role Playing Games are coming in 2014 , in same year almost just like the last time , same competition . I as a huge fan of The Witcher series want The Witcher 3 to totally shock everyone with it's production values . I want it to not only become best looking RPG but best looking open world game with best story and gameplay and best choice and consequence system so it not only becomes one of the best games ever made like first two games in the series but also become RPG of the year and strong contender for GOTY .
It will be nice if you will post your opinions here . So guys what you think . Do you want open world game if story is not compromised (which I think won't be) .? Please Leave Comment .
28.01.2013 @ 15:53 #2
Bishop's Hood, a picturesque hamlet in the Peak District National Park.
28.01.2013 @ 16:02 #4
Also, it might enhance the monster hunting aspect a great deal if executed properly. Would be cool to have an investigate mode or something that would allow us to follow the trail of a monster to its nest.
28.01.2013 @ 16:15 #5
28.01.2013 @ 16:28 #6
28.01.2013 @ 16:29 #7
Now I have to say that I am a fan-boy of open world games, especially those who fool me to believe they're world is limitless and let you wonder around even after the game has finished. I believe that an open world gives much more freedom to the designers, but I would buy ,play, and cherish every minute of a good witcher game regardless of that. Cause I am a witcher and CDPR fanboy also.
28.01.2013 @ 16:40 #8
They could use a hunting system from Far Cry 3 but enhanced a bit.
28.01.2013 @ 16:51 #9
As you well put, TW2 is the benchmark for games itself as far as my opinion is concerned, and I have full faith in CDP. I just hope we are able to roam around the world post main story, well that depends on the story of the game. Don't know about TW3 but this thing I definitely want in CP77
28.01.2013 @ 16:57 #10
28.01.2013 @ 17:22 #12
Although I should specify that it's mostly AC1, AC: Revelations, and AC3 I'm talking about. AC2 and Brotherhood had meh stories, but a great protagonist.
28.01.2013 @ 19:55 #14
I have a lot of opinions about the idea of open world, but the structure of TW games (especially if you look at Act 1 in TW1) can lend itself to open world. The biggest problem it could solve is direct guidance as it comes to quests, meaning that you wouldn't always be guaranteed to run into someone you've been told about when switching acts. As for the story itself, there will have to be a bit of an overhaul to howobjectives work. They should still be laissez-faire as they are in the series thus far, but there should be multiple objectives (not quests, objectives) to be achieved which in turn will affect the outcome of the rest. Take Ultima (primarily 4, and 5) as the best examples of this, providing multiple objectives to a full end goal, allowing you to be embroiled in other things along the way. So long as they don't make things so intense like Act 3 in TW2, the pacing shouldn't suffer. I'm excited to see where they go with it, but I won't be blind if it doesn't work out.
29.01.2013 @ 01:46 #15
Also, it might enhance the monster hunting aspect a great deal if executed properly. Would be cool to have an investigate mode or something that would allow us to follow the trail of a monster to its nest. ›››
I admit, the prospect of riding Roche from village to village, looking for Witcher's work does have it's appeal. I'm wondering since it is open world if we'll be riding horses. Geralt going by foot everywhere would be odd.
29.01.2013 @ 04:57 #16
(It took me years to understand what Skinner really meant when he said this.)
29.01.2013 @ 05:45 #17
I concur. Here I full trust in CDP that they can nail it, in both TW3 and CP77. Well is it Feb 5 already?
29.01.2013 @ 14:43 #18
Although I should specify that it's mostly AC1, AC: Revelations, and AC3 I'm talking about. AC2 and Brotherhood had meh stories, but a great protagonist. ›››
It's a matter of taste I suppose, but why the hell did you put AC1 story above AC2? That's just funny.
29.01.2013 @ 15:14 #19
29.01.2013 @ 15:22 #20
It probably won't have those or wouldn't require them or are you talking about online activation?
As for what I think of Witcher 3 being open world, They're trying to get the 'people who were dissapointed by Skyrim' audience just speculation though.
I mean I was one of those people who first played Bioware stuff first then moved here since people recommended that it was better and it was.