Epic games demand epic trailers, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has one…or a few…. Actually, the upcoming CDPR game has tons! Or at least it feels like it. They seem to release one every month, which keeps the marketing and mograph peeps busy, but really, how much new stuff can they show?
The latest, Elder Blood Trailer, has more of the same – death, melee, magic, etc, etc – but it’s still fun to watch. It gives us more of the story – peaceful times, bad guys enter the picture, not-so-peaceful times follow. There’s fear, fire and death. Cool stuff.
The game, which is supposed to be huge – like 20% bigger than Skyrim huge, is an action RPG in a massive open world. The gameplay, based on the gameplay video, seems to be like any other action RPG (run around, push buttons, run around some more, push more buttons), but this one looks endless. Just going from one village to another might take an entire Sunday afternoon. Fun times. Of course there will be portals and horses, but I foresee hours and miles of cardio activity.
That’s not a bad thing, but these RPGs set in the middle ages (or equivalent) are always limited in transportation means, which gets repetitive at times. But it’s the search and discovery that is often the draw with these open-world games. Based on the trailers, bigger seems to be better in The Witcher 3 – it is an epic after all.
It’s out February 24th, 2015 on Xbox One, PC and PS4.