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The Witcher 3 inspired by Dark Souls, lasts over 200 hours

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Most journalists and gamers love indies for their open responses to questions – hit them up on twitter and they will actually respond. Most AAA titles are far too big and part of the PR machine to do the same, but not The Witcher. Senior Game Designer at CD Projekt Red, Damien Monnier, was bored and naked in his Milan hotel room and decided to answer your most burning questions.

First up, let’s talk about the difference between PC and PS4. We’ve heard a lot about Xbox One, and the reason for that is probably exactly what you suspected.

Okay, so they can’t say much because of contracts, but we have nothing to worry about when it comes to The Witcher 3 on PS4. In fact, when asked which PC settings the PS4 version would be equivalent to, he replied saying probably high – he even goes so far as saying that he’s been known to confuse the PC and PS4 versions.

Of course, the reason it will be best on PC, and presumably better on PS4 than Xbox One, is because of how pretty the game looks. But that wasn’t the biggest technological hurdle that they had to overcome. Bonnier actually stated that it was all the unique NPCs doing their own things that used up a lot of thinking power.

As for the actual scale of the game, Monnier assured those asking questions that while it’s hard to say exactly how long the game is if you do all the side quests, it’s over 200 hours. Despite having cool combat of its own in the Witcher franchise, people asked about combat systems and got a rather cool insight into inspiration.

Finally, for those who are still wondering about Ciri, you will play as her in specific moments in her story. They aren’t all flashbacks, but they certainly might remind you of the flash:

I love that he took the time to answer the questions. The more I hear about the game, the more excited I get. I love that the game will be massive, with varied NPCs and quick responsive combat – particularly for Ciri. It’s sounding glorious and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Last Updated: March 30, 2015

146 Comments

  1. WitWolfy

    March 30, 2015 at 11:06

    I’m so scared that this game disappoints with the amount of hype we’re getting.. It’s like I’m getting flashbacks from ME 3 all over again…

    Reply

    • Ryanza

      March 30, 2015 at 11:11

      By then Bioware was long gone over to the dark EA side.

      CD Projekt Red deserves support. Support them. Even if the game sucks, you can sell it. It won’t suck. If you like stories and dialog. You will like The Witcher 3.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the damned

        March 30, 2015 at 11:11

        Just play Witcher 2 before, I say. Then go in expecting a bigger Witcher 2. πŸ™‚

        Reply

    • BacchusZA

      March 30, 2015 at 11:35

      I have to be honest & say here that ME3 didn’t dissapoint me at all. I loved it, every second, even the original ending. It could have been “more”, certainly, but in the context of a continuing story I wasn’t too fussed. The Citadel DLC & expanded ending did a lot to build on what was originally released though, & made it better for the most part though, I’m happy to admit to that

      Now, if ME4 *doesn’t* build on, and validate the ending of ME3? That’s when I’ll get annoyed……

      Reply

      • Spy Master Tokashi

        March 30, 2015 at 11:58

        You know what makes Witcher 3 already 100 times better than ME3… All the dlcs are free for Witcher 3.

        Reply

      • Greylingad

        March 30, 2015 at 12:01

        The ending of ME3 was amazing, compared to the ending of Rage…now that ending was just…I don’t know, really I just…

        Reply

        • Ryanza

          March 30, 2015 at 12:03

          Rage is not a story game. Rage is a shooting game. And I had fun shooting that ak47 and that shotgun and boomerang thing.

          With Mass Effect I got tired of standing behind a box.

          Reply

          • Greylingad

            March 30, 2015 at 12:11

            Good point… and if you dare move out behind that box, for you know… breathing… you get shot to the point where a sieve is in better condition…

    • Spy Master Tokashi

      March 30, 2015 at 11:53

      how dare you compare two different companies with one company that is controlled by money hungry douche bags…i am so disappointed….tsk tsk

      Reply

      • WitWolfy

        March 30, 2015 at 12:28

        See yourself die the hero, or live long enough to see yourself become EA! πŸ˜‰

        Reply

        • Captain JJ the damned

          March 30, 2015 at 12:29

          lol

          Reply

    • Conner Garry Sennett

      March 30, 2015 at 11:53

      The only reason I see people hate on ME3 was for the ending.

      Reply

      • WitWolfy

        March 30, 2015 at 12:27

        Nah not just that but Casey Hudson and Mac Walters both hyped ME3 too HELL!

        Promised proper story archs for every supporting character, no way to beat the Reapers using conventional weapons, made it sound like “Priority Earth” was supposed to make the “Suicide Mission” look like a water gun fight ect ect ect… too many lies to mention…

        We all know how devs over hype their products to make it sell better.. Just hope CD Red aren’t like the rest..

        Reply

  2. Captain JJ the damned

    March 30, 2015 at 11:08

    200 hours is decent enough.
    Knowing how I like to roam around and pretty much walk everywhere this will probably get closer to 300 for me. Not to mention replays.
    Either way, I’ve got mine pre-ordered and now I cannot wait for it to be released.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      March 30, 2015 at 11:08

      GoG?

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the damned

        March 30, 2015 at 11:09

        Steam

        Reply

        • Ryanza

          March 30, 2015 at 11:12

          Eww. Support CDPR 1st then you can support that Steam with a winter sale. Our summer.

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:13

            I’ve supported CDPR by buying the game.
            The Steam part is my preference, because I like having all my games in one library.

          • Deceased

            March 30, 2015 at 11:14

            Why doesn’t EA and Ubisoft seem to realise this? O.O

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:15

            Thank you! Someone who gets it.

          • Ryanza

            March 30, 2015 at 11:15

            Oh people with choices. I guess that’s the point really. 50 gigs to download? I wonder if I’ll be done playing the game before you finish download the game.

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:16

            The download won’t be a problem. Steam allows the download usually two days before release on pre-orders. The game just activates on release day.

          • Ryanza

            March 30, 2015 at 11:17

            Line speed?

            unshapped uncapped?
            12am-6am download window?

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:18

            A friend of mine also pre-ordered it. He’s got a 100mb line. I’m just copying the game files from him.

          • Ryanza

            March 30, 2015 at 11:37

            Late night drinking till the game is downloaded. Ok. thanks. bye.

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:40

            πŸ˜€

          • BacchusZA

            March 30, 2015 at 11:38

            Heh send them my way please. I’ll *happily* pay you if that’s how big the download is…..

          • z1n

            March 30, 2015 at 12:31

            I wonder if the post office can deliver the game before it can be DL’d. You’d probably get another strike happening because the post office supports DRM.

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 12:36

            Last thing the post office was supposed to deliver to me was something I bought in September 2014.
            Still haven’t received it.
            My bills still come though. I guess they need money to NOT do their jobs.

          • Ryanza

            March 30, 2015 at 12:40

            What are you taking about? Do you think I’m buying this game from some prince in Nigeria.
            The collectors edition will be couriered and the other I will buy in store.

            And if you going to use the post office, use speed services

          • z1n

            March 30, 2015 at 12:47

            Obviously. I’m getting mine from Prince Yoroba. Totally legit.

            Disclaimer: Whenever you read my posts please care for the heavy use of sarcasm and satire.

        • Pariah

          March 30, 2015 at 11:19

          You wasted your moneyyyyyyyyyy. Origin FTW.
          R450. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaha.

          Ok, I think I need to sit down.

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          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:20

            I know it’s R450 on Origin, but I don’t care. I spent that extra money with a smile.
            As I said below, I like to have all my games in one library.

          • Pariah

            March 30, 2015 at 11:21

            When Steam goes down, we’re all royally f*&#ed.

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:22

            Probably.

          • Pariah

            March 30, 2015 at 11:22

            How many games will you lose forever? I’m only on 92 and it’d hurt.

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:23

            Oh, I’d get hurt really bad.
            235.

          • BacchusZA

            March 30, 2015 at 11:39

            239 here, many of which I’ve never played……

          • Ryanza

            March 30, 2015 at 12:01

            The Witcher 3 is on Origin. Fuck CDPR is targeting everyone. Oh this game has to sell.

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 12:09

            All the more support for CDPR. They will definitely do well with this one.

          • Kromas is drunk with power!

            March 30, 2015 at 14:53

            Fairly sure they skipped UPlay

            πŸ˜›

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 15:23

            I’m surprised Ubisoft games haven’t started skipping Uplay.

          • Spy Master Tokashi

            March 30, 2015 at 11:55

            I am not sure about steam but origin got 24h return policy. Which makes me want to preorder via origin…

          • Pariah

            March 30, 2015 at 11:58

            Steam’s official policy is: “The minute you click download, the game is not returnable.” So when you buy, click cancel when it asks to install your game (which pops up automatically upon purchase.)

            Either way, the huge price difference on Origin is what will get me to buy there, should I buy.

          • Spy Master Tokashi

            March 30, 2015 at 12:01

            That makes Origin better than steam. Their policy is 24 hours after you started to play the game. I will have to read the whole policy to make 150% sure but that is what I have read.

          • Kromas is drunk with power!

            March 30, 2015 at 14:54

            Steam sales makes Steam better than Origin. Who cares about a return policy when the R500 origin game costs R50 on steam. πŸ˜›

          • Spy Master Tokashi

            March 30, 2015 at 15:01

            not your pre ordered games bru

          • Kromas is drunk with power!

            March 30, 2015 at 15:02

            True but I only pre-order CE anyways.

          • Sir Faulty

            March 30, 2015 at 12:04

            Over 1770 games here. Steam is not going anywhere. At least not for the foreseeable future. Its too much of a cash cow. Maybe one day it will be sold off say when Gaben decided to retire and even if they did run into problems I am sure that they would put in mitigation factors to ensure everyone gets their games once Steamworks has been removed from then

  3. Hammersteyn

    March 30, 2015 at 11:09

    • Admiral Chief

      March 30, 2015 at 11:34

      How is that working out for you πŸ˜›

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        March 30, 2015 at 12:08

        Can almost beat the time it takes to boil an egg

        Reply

  4. Greylingad

    March 30, 2015 at 11:12

    Aaah, 200hrs… Ok, sandwiches vacuum packed… check, infinite supply of coffee and red bull… check… now if only there was a way of not falling asleep for eight days in a row…hmmm…

    Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      March 30, 2015 at 11:13

      Aaannnddd you will be the next guy we read of that died playing video games.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the damned

        March 30, 2015 at 11:13

        Worth it

        Reply

        • Ryanza

          March 30, 2015 at 11:14

          Not if you didn’t reach the end.

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:15

            O_O
            True

        • Dutch Matrix

          March 30, 2015 at 11:14

          Nope. Sorry. As much as I love Mass Effect, I take some time to go poop.

          Reply

          • Greylingad

            March 30, 2015 at 11:19

            I’ve just started playing it again… I believe the term to describe Mass Effect is sleep deprivation, and lots of it….

    • Ryanza

      March 30, 2015 at 11:13

      Please take your time playing through the Witcher 3. Don’t die on us.

      Reply

      • Greylingad

        March 30, 2015 at 11:17

        I swear…. as long as there aren’t any quests where I have to lick a dragons’ ankle and provide proof of doing so, or having to travel all the way over to the other side of a seemingly endless map to smell someone’s fairy fart, I’ll be happy, but let there be one more fetch quest where some moron happened to lose his bloody testicles to honey badger attack and I have to re attach them… I.Will.Lose.It.

        Reply

        • Ryanza

          March 30, 2015 at 11:20

          But the dragon in the Witcher 2 was hot if I recall. I think I ended up killing her. Triss ftw always.

          They say the side quests are well written and no fetch quests and side missions most of the time will tire up with the story. Even side quests can have a big outcome in the game. Consequences.

          Reply

          • Greylingad

            March 30, 2015 at 11:41

            Ok, well that is good to know at least, I just hope that the consequences carry some weight, like “oh you bludgeoned the sacrificial goat to death with a spoon, for this you will be hanged or something” you know? something that’ll set it apart from everything else so far that you’ll complete the mission thinking “That was insane!”

          • Ryanza

            March 30, 2015 at 11:45

            Consequences should carry weight but they say a lot of the time you won’t find quick what the consequences are. So that what ever you choose can not just be reloaded. But we will see how they did it.

            google the press events and consequences and get an idea for it.

          • Brady miaau

            March 30, 2015 at 12:05

            I felt so bad killing the dragon…….

          • Matthew Holliday

            March 30, 2015 at 14:10

            witchers have no feelings, there is only profit.

          • JacoZAB

            March 30, 2015 at 12:10

            I don’t think Yennefer will be too happy with your choice

          • Ryanza

            March 30, 2015 at 12:21

            The bitch hasn’t been there in 2 games. So fuck her.

            That’s what I will be telling Triss.

          • Matthew Holliday

            March 30, 2015 at 14:10

            but she couldnt be there, the pain is too real for her :<
            respect her pain man.
            theres also that thing about that spell he cast when they first met, which hasnt been brought up since the first book. (currently on the third book)

  5. Umar

    March 30, 2015 at 11:17

    As long as it’s not artificially extended game length like Inquisition which extends quests by segmenting them across multiple maps. Hopefully there are no shards in Witcher 3

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    • Pariah

      March 30, 2015 at 11:18

      I didn’t even bother with the shards.

      Reply

      • Umar

        March 30, 2015 at 11:23

        It’s the concept of shards. Quests keep being separated into pieces. It’s was horribly designed. Quests that could’ve been contained into 1 map was split into different pieces across multiple maps. It was artificial and felt unnatural at times.

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        • Pariah

          March 30, 2015 at 11:24

          Yeah that’s fair. I just finished the main story last night, and the only thing I still want to go back for is the Emerald Graves dragon – which is the only one I’ve yet to murder. I’ll probably play a mage in a few months and make different choices to see how much they impact the game.

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          • Matthew Holliday

            March 30, 2015 at 14:07

            i was pretty sure i killed them all, but it says i only got 9 of the 10.

            and the load times are so bad that I couldnt be bothered to see which one i missed =/

      • Matthew Holliday

        March 30, 2015 at 14:12

        Id be alot less bothered by it if they actually rewarded you with something tangible for collecting them.
        rather than just the whole resistance thing you get when you turn them into that one location.

        Reply

  6. Pariah

    March 30, 2015 at 11:17

    200 hours sounds like it’s a bit too long. I’m worried I’ll get bored 80-90 hours in…

    Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      March 30, 2015 at 11:18

      I bet Sting hears that all the time.

      Reply

      • Greylingad

        March 30, 2015 at 11:21

        Just… Brilliant…

        Reply

    • Captain JJ the damned

      March 30, 2015 at 11:18

      I’ve got well over 300 hours on Skyrim, so I’m not too worried about this.

      Reply

      • Pariah

        March 30, 2015 at 11:20

        I have about 80. And I’m totally bored. I’ve also done all main, side and minor quests across all DLC.

        Reply

        • Greylingad

          March 30, 2015 at 11:24

          You seem to be in the same spot I was… I hated some of those bloody sidequests… “Really, your brother was caught in a war you say? Now he’s gone? Oh? You want me to rescue him? Like the 348873642123 others I’ve rescued just before I got to chat to you?”

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:24

            That’s a very specific number. πŸ˜‰

          • Pariah

            March 30, 2015 at 11:25

            This isn’t Geoff. πŸ˜‰

          • Greylingad

            March 30, 2015 at 11:26

            I counted EACH ONE!!

          • Pariah

            March 30, 2015 at 11:26

            That explains a lot.

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:26

            I hope you got an achievement for that!

          • Dutch Matrix

            March 30, 2015 at 11:30

            He did. He got the “It’s been how many years since you last had sex?” achievement.

          • Greylingad

            March 30, 2015 at 11:36

            Bwaaaahaaaaahaaaa!!! They call it the shrivelled testes award…

      • Dutch Matrix

        March 30, 2015 at 11:22

        Ugh no. After 80 hours on Skyrim I was done. Can only sneak around mouldy old caves for THAT long.

        Reply

        • Captain JJ the damned

          March 30, 2015 at 11:24

          I like to really immerse myself into these kind of games, so I don’t do fast travel.

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          • Pariah

            March 30, 2015 at 11:26

            That sounds. Laborious. Tedious. And really, really dull.

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:27

            Not for me πŸ˜€

          • Timmy_The_Good_Troll

            March 30, 2015 at 11:36

            I totally agree with you, thats the way I feel about monts TBH. I have NEVER used a mount in Skyrim or ESO, you miss so much galloping away, I like to walk, sneak pick the hers, explore properly.

          • Timmy_The_Good_Troll

            March 30, 2015 at 11:37

            herbs lol

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:39

            I played Skyrim so much when it came out that I started to spot “herbs” every time I’d actually go outside my house.

          • Timmy_The_Good_Troll

            March 30, 2015 at 11:41

            I know how you feel, when I am near high rises now, I feel I should be grappling then running away from zombies.(Dying Light)

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:41

            Haha. Excellent.

          • Timmy_The_Good_Troll

            March 30, 2015 at 11:48

            Seriously though not using fast travel is very hard core in Skyrim, well done. Did you read all the lore books too? πŸ˜‰

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:49

            Haha. Didn’t read all the lore, I’m afraid.
            But I have done so for The Witcher. πŸ™‚

        • Greylingad

          March 30, 2015 at 11:25

          You know… I played Fallout 3 without knowing about the fast travel option…

          Reply

          • Brady miaau

            March 30, 2015 at 12:04

            You, sir, have far more patience than I do

          • Greylingad

            March 30, 2015 at 12:09

            What made it worse was that my PC at that stage would randomly crash, as in, “oh look a new..”crash, and in that moment, when you’re staring at a screen with a series of blurred pixels, and the sound of R2D2 taking a dump… you realise… My last save was about two hours ago… I finished Fallout 3, but I refuse to play it again… I would go as far as burning the copy I have actually… not because I hated it, just out of principle…

        • Matthew Holliday

          March 30, 2015 at 14:03

          by the time you’re 80 in, sneaking isnt even relevant, unless you’re trying to one shot the tougher dragons.

          Reply

      • Matthew Holliday

        March 30, 2015 at 14:02

        i got 100 hours on a skyrim playthrough and there was nothing left to do, pretty much maxxing my character out, realistically, skyrim is a 50 hour game.
        no idea how you managed to pull 300 from it.

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        • Captain JJ the damned

          March 30, 2015 at 14:03

          Sitting on 335 to be exactly.
          Never fast traveled, just enjoyed the exploration and had more than one play-through.

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          • Matthew Holliday

            March 30, 2015 at 14:04

            ah, more than one playthrough, thats easilly doable. ive been toying around with the idea of getting my mod list back up and starting a new one again.
            you could spend more time looking for mods than you could spend in the actual game, crazy.

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 14:07

            Oh yes. The mods make a huge difference. Especially some of those nice armour and weapon mods.

          • Matthew Holliday

            March 30, 2015 at 14:18

            was never a fan of custom weapons and armours etc.
            i felt like the DLC/gotye filled in the gaps with the dragon bone bow and the other 2 or 3 armour packs.
            i try to keep it as close to the vanilla game as possible, content wise atleast.
            the real effort goes into bringing the graphics into the 21st century.
            ENB mods, model reworks, texture packs etc etc.

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 14:19

            I just like the Dragonbone ebony armour mod. It’s just way prettier than the standard dragonbone, which looks a bit dull. Also I like to arm my Khajiit with the Sword of Omens.

          • Matthew Holliday

            March 30, 2015 at 14:23

            yeah but if you want pretty armour, you really cant do better than nightingale armour. id have loved that to be higher tier and craftable.
            guess i can get that from mods though.

          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 14:32

            Oh yes. That is one really nice looking set of armour.

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      March 30, 2015 at 11:32

      only 200 hours if you do all the side quests. If you stick to the main parts you enjoy, I’m sure it will be shorter πŸ™‚

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      • Timmy_The_Good_Troll

        March 30, 2015 at 11:34

        Im guessing you could easily get 400hrs TBH, I mean JJ got 300hrs out of Skyrim, I think i got 250+, plus people play at vastly different pace, I like to stop and smell the roses, do all the side quest but nor rush. I really believe we will see huge game times by some people.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        March 30, 2015 at 13:58

        a reminder that it takes about 100 hours to finish DA:I with all the side quests, and that was almost too long.

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    • coip

      March 30, 2015 at 15:06

      I agree. It’s off-putting. I have no desire to play any game that long. 1/10 of that is way more than enough. Anything longer surpasses my this-is-now-boring tolerance threshold. There are too many other great games out there that I’d miss out on if I have to dedicate that many hours to one single game. I’ll take a 300-page novel over a 3000-page one any day.

      Reply

  7. HairyEwok

    March 30, 2015 at 11:26

    It’s all fine and dandy if a game have 200+ hours of game play. But whats that 200+ hours worth if only the first 20 hours are fun.

    Reply

  8. Ir0nseraph

    March 30, 2015 at 11:27

    200 hours , that’s about 160 hours to much for me too finish before Batman gets released.
    Hope I can finish the witcher campaign before the Bat drops in.
    Once I am done with the Bat , I might go back into witcher country for some fetching quests

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  9. Captain JJ the damned

    March 30, 2015 at 11:29

    How can I possibly be the only one who’s positive about the 200 hours of gameplay?
    The game is going to be a digital masterpiece and I’m looking forward to sinking that amount of hours into it. It’s not only about the quests and the story and the fighting. It’s about a living, breathing world that you get to be a part of.
    What they have planned for this makes Shadow of Mordor look like an arcade button basher.

    Reply

    • Timmy_The_Good_Troll

      March 30, 2015 at 11:31

      Well you are 100% correct on both points you just made, 200hrs+ is really good, and SOM IS a arcade button basher AFAIC.

      Reply

    • Greylingad

      March 30, 2015 at 11:34

      Hmmm…. You see, it’s like golf, in a full length PGA tour weekend, the club touches the ball for a total of 13 seconds… the rest of the time is spent sight seeing, or chatting to your caddy or driving over pedestrians with a golf cart, or in the case of Tiger Woods…you know… It’s all about perceived enjoyment, if you enjoy 200 hrs of gameplay then you can do that, if you prefer 40 hrs of main story and not much else, well then that’s good too

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      • Captain JJ the damned

        March 30, 2015 at 11:38

        I just enjoy being sucked into a game and hours go by without even realising.
        That’s what good games are all about. Being a part of a different world and a different life.
        I don’t want a 10 hour fun ride if I can instead immerse myself into something immense and instead of hunting a story or an end, enjoy the entire journey.

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        • Greylingad

          March 30, 2015 at 11:46

          You see, this is where I also have to strike a balance, if I spent 200 hours in a game where everyone looks as if they were sculpted out of peanut butter, but I loved every moment of the story I’d not be dissapointed, where if they were greek gods/goddesses and I played through the story in 15 minutes, I’d want my money back… But here’s the catch, if that was the best 15 minutes I’ve ever experienced in a game (like it punched a whole in my groin bone) then I won’t mind it…

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          • Captain JJ the damned

            March 30, 2015 at 11:48

            I can agree with that.
            A game like Valiant Hearts was quite short, but it left me so satisfied.
            So I completely get your point, and it certainly depends on the game.
            With open-world games like The Witcher though, I like to explore and roam. Otherwise they might as well have made it linear.

          • Greylingad

            March 30, 2015 at 11:49

            Agreed! Either way, it looks awe inspiring!

          • Mossel

            March 30, 2015 at 13:59

            Satisfied and a serious case of hay fever.

  10. Admiral Chief

    March 30, 2015 at 11:38

    200 hours, I wonder how many hours are spent ploughing…

    Reply

    • Brady miaau

      March 30, 2015 at 12:03

      I hope there are not little cards to collect.

      Reply

    • Matthew Holliday

      March 30, 2015 at 13:55

      its a pity theres a cap to beard length.
      200 hours of beard growth would be legit.

      Reply

  11. Ryanza

    March 30, 2015 at 11:41

    • Captain JJ the damned

      March 30, 2015 at 11:43

      Excuse me sir, which way is Loc Muinne?

      Reply

      • Greylingad

        March 30, 2015 at 11:47

        “Gaaarggleee…Guuurrglle…. peh…”

        “Thank you kind sir!” Carries on walking…

        Gerald you’re a douche….

        Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        March 30, 2015 at 12:24

        I bet right now he’s wishing for an arrow to the knee.

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        • Captain JJ the damned

          March 30, 2015 at 12:27

          LOL
          Excellent

          Reply

        • Greylingad

          March 30, 2015 at 12:34

          I suppose if a trebuchet counts…

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  12. Spy Master Tokashi

    March 30, 2015 at 11:57

    You cannot go wrong with this game. They did the same with Witcher 2, hyped the crap out of me and it was spot on and even better with all the free dlcs

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  13. eliteop

    March 30, 2015 at 12:33

    Started The Witcher 2 yesterday – Hope there’s enough time!
    Oh and running it on Ultra so hopefully Wild Hunt will at least be Okay on High…

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  14. G2A Affiliate

    March 30, 2015 at 13:01

    Earn money… Just by being a gamer! https://www.g2a.com/r/new-affiliates-start-here

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  15. Lardus-Resident Perve

    March 30, 2015 at 13:19

    Sounds good. Still want to get my hands on 1 and 2, then wait to see what console I get (or upgrade PC) and get the game on that along with DA:I

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  16. Viking Of Science

    March 30, 2015 at 13:54

    I still find it funny that One of the Biggest games of the year (scope and hype-wise) is technically an Indie.

    CDPR are an independent Studio…

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  17. Matthew Holliday

    March 30, 2015 at 13:57

    DA:I clocked in at 100 hours to finish all the side quests etc, and almost felt too long, 200 hours for a single playthrough might be tough.

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      March 30, 2015 at 14:07

      The Hinterlands made DAI feel long for me. Here’s hoping The Witcher has more than fetch quests and a true open world and it should feel fine πŸ™‚

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  18. Ryanza

    March 30, 2015 at 14:21

    To put the 200 hours into perspective from what they have been saying.
    If you follow the main quests you looking at 50 hours. I’m sure that includes some if not a lot of quick traveling.
    The side quests should also give you about 50 hours. I’m sure quick travel is included in that.

    So we looking at a 100 hours game. But the way I play games and how I rather choose to ride Roach and not use quick travel. I get side tracked really quickly. I have to go to every corner and pick up everything. So 100 hours of just fucking around is ever likely.

    So 100 hours for quests and side quests and 100 hours for fucking around. Fucking around lol. There you have your 200 hours. And then after you played do it all again with different outcomes. If the story and dialog holds up and the small things don’t bug me. This might end being… You need a retail PC copy on your self even if you don’t have a PC. One day…

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    • Captain JJ the damned

      March 30, 2015 at 14:33

      I’m with you on that one. Physical copy is probably the best way

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  19. YourAverageNord

    March 30, 2015 at 15:55

    “He replied saying probably high – he even goes as far as saying that he’s been known to confuse the PC and PS4 versions.”

    That really scares me about how the game will look on PC. It seems like instead of using each platform, PC, PS4, Xbox, to their limit, they instead decide to create an artificial parity between them. We’ve already seen a downgrade in the graphics, but CD Projekt keeps denying it. This could be one of the biggest disappointments this year, not just graphically, but also because it seems like the PR is hyping up the game to be something it’s not.

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  20. Peter Pan

    March 31, 2015 at 09:37

    I’m guessing about 5 DVDs or 1 Blu-ray for this game on PC if you get the retail version. I wonder what the total install size will be?

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  21. lk kara

    March 31, 2015 at 23:21

    Look at these whiney, never satisfied little ungrateful spoiled little trolls. They give us a 200hr epic saga of a game and instead of celebrating the game, all I read is nay say, and cynical immature BS. If you don’t wanna play it, don’t fawking buy it, but stop sitting gere whining and trying ro make us care that you might not buy it. NO ONE CARES, THEN DON’T BUY IT AND LET THOSE WHO WILL BUY IT BE HAPPY. Pathetic little cawnts.

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