Is this what Witcher 3 is going to look like?



CD Projekt RED announced today that they have a new version of their REDengine. Unsurprisingly titled REDengine3, the press release describes it as being created for, “RPGs set in vast, open worlds with improved tools for spanning truly non-linear stories that are based on real player choices and consequences.” Our colleagues over at RockPaperShotgun took this as an insinuation that this will be what’s powering the as-yet unannounced Witcher 3, and that makes a whole lot of sense given that description. CD Projekt has hinted at a possible Witcher 3 reveal in recent weeks.

For those who don’t know, The Witcher was one of the better computer RPGs to come out in the last decade, not least because it had an authentically Middle European late medieval vibe to it AND was largely disinterested in sanitizing the time period.  The sequel (The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings) had better visuals and more soft-core nudity, but the game mechanics were (in my opinion) not as good.  Still, a lot of people have been waiting for that sequel, and this might be an example of what we’ll be seeing.

Well, what we’ll be seeing if our PC gaming rigs can handle the strain.  I might have to Xbox this one.


So… Jade Empire.

Did it suck?  I’m running out of The Witcher and I can’t seem to get my head around Deus Ex: Human Revolution.  I keep ending up being stuck crouched behind a box on my first mission, out of Goddamned ammo, and being shot at by people who HAVE ALL THE GODDAMNED AMMO IN THE GODDAMNED WORLD…

Sorry.  I have issues with games where I keep dying before I can even level up once.


#rsrh A random Witcher monster observation.

The Bloedzuiger‘s habit of releasing a toxic cloud of acid upon demise that not only wounds the Witcher, but every other monster within range, is not a particularly strong Darwinian survival tactic – particularly since it will wound other Bloedzuigers.  You’d think that these things would be able to handle their own stomach reagents.

Also: The Witcher is fun, but it’s also kind of messed up in the head in some ways.  How’s the sequel? – Not that I’m probably not going to buy it anyway.


Taking a break from The Witcher…

…which is thankfully getting a whole lot less pound-my-head-against-a-wall, now that I understand a little better how to do combat.  Overall, pretty fun: the Central/Eastern Europe 17th century vibe is very good, but there are issues with combat being sticky.  Also, I’m already lost in the plot and it’s only Act 2.  Bottom line: having fun, will play the sequel if they’ve really fixed the quirks in this one, but I wish that Mass Effect 3 hadn’t been delayed three months.




So, anybody play The Witcher?

Did it suck? It seems to have gotten strong reactions, both pro and con.

Hey, I figure that Dragon Age 2 won’t last me until Mass Effect 3* comes out.

Moe Lane (more…)

Site by Neil Stevens | Theme by TheBuckmaker.com