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This Witcher 3 video gives me goosebumps

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Normally, I would be like the rest of you, sinking my teeth into The Witcher 3 and loving every second of it. Instead, I’m many miles from my nearest gaming device and experiencing some profound homesickness as a result. Recently, I was told by an international gaming PR rep that I’ve “seen it all” and become jaded as a result. While I don’t totally agree, I can see his point in some ways – but that doesn’t mean I’ve lost the ability to feel the thrill and pure glee when I see something truly astounding.

While I haven’t played it myself yet, I’ve heard all the same wonderful things you have about The Witcher 3. I also heard that crafting isn’t great and that the font size is just too damn small. However, the core experience sounds magnificent, and if it’s anything like this trailer, the whole game could give me goosebumps:

While a part of me wants to just blame the music, or maybe my innate sensitivity, this trailer almost had me on the verge of tears. Almost – not quite. Still, it gave me goosebumps. Perhaps it was seeing the scenes of Ciri training with Geralt and how closely they matched what I had in my mind’s eye from reading the books. Or maybe it’s just seeing the sheer scale of the game. Or perhaps my emotions come from seeing the incredible characters brought to life with every detail. Whatever it is, even this jaded, “seen it all” gamer could feel every hair stand on end with excitement and emotion watching this.

And now I’m even more homesick for my gaming devices – for those who don’t have PCs or consoles capable of playing the game right now, I feel your pain. It’s not a fear of missing out; we are missing out. But don’t worry, we’ll play it eventually… right?

Last Updated: May 21, 2015

27 Comments

  1. Mark Treloar

    May 21, 2015 at 19:43

    You could play it on MAC….oh wait, nope.

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  2. JohnMAndrews

    May 21, 2015 at 20:25

    GO yahoo google youtube and photos.lazygamer****** ??????SEE MORE INFO

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  3. Lardus-Resident Perve

    May 21, 2015 at 21:30

    “we’ll play it eventually… right” – probably in 2 years for me. Just got #1 on Steam…well not really, still need to download it. But I will get #1 soon!

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  4. FrankMHudson

    May 22, 2015 at 05:03

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  5. Krabby Paddy

    May 22, 2015 at 07:13

    Almost thought I was going to hear Fleetwood Mac when I saw the title of the video. Been a busy and load shedding filled week so far, so haven’t had time to really play this much. Got 4 days leave next week before starting a new job. So I’m not too phased.

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  6. Captain JJ Browman

    May 22, 2015 at 07:40

    Some of those moments in that vid that I’ve actually played through are amazing. Truly.
    There are a few also in there that is slightly spoiler-ish, but not completely unpredictable.
    It’s a brilliant game, either way and I’m loving every second on it.

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 22, 2015 at 07:50

      So in other words, I’m not watching

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      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 22, 2015 at 07:53

        Yea, it’s up to you.
        There are two little snippets there that I wouldn’t have put in, just because of the spoiler potential.

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        • JHN

          May 22, 2015 at 08:31

          Thanks for the heads up! not watching it then.

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  7. Hendrik

    May 22, 2015 at 08:52

    Is it just me, or do the graphics look a bit PS3 ish (not that it really matter)

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  8. Jac7

    May 22, 2015 at 09:09

    Must want now.

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  9. Steffmeister

    May 22, 2015 at 09:15

    Love that song, what/who is it?

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    • Steffmeister

      May 22, 2015 at 09:55

      Found it……Ben Howard – Oats In The Water

      Reply

      • GooseZA

        May 22, 2015 at 10:23

        Ben Howard is great. Check out his album Every Kingdom. It’s fantastic.

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        • Steffmeister

          May 22, 2015 at 11:01

          Downloading it iTunes

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      • GooseZA

        May 22, 2015 at 10:25

        He’s going to be in Cape Town in July i think as well.

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    • The Sten

      May 22, 2015 at 09:55

      obligatory…

      darude – sandstorm

      Reply

  10. The Sten

    May 22, 2015 at 09:25

    This is me reading all this Witcher 3 news and I havent installed Witcher 2 yet

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    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 22, 2015 at 09:26

      Honestly, Witcher 2 doesn’t even feel old yet. It’s well worth playing.

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      • The Sten

        May 22, 2015 at 09:38

        I know, thats why i bought it, its still in the bt games plastic bag. I just never got around to it yet as im enjoying Guild wars 2 again

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        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 22, 2015 at 09:42

          Ah. I can understand that.
          I actually won’t mind getting myself a physical copy of W2 either. Just because it’s so nice to have.

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          • The Sten

            May 22, 2015 at 09:47

            Its only like R100 at BT Games. Well worth it even it turns out shit.

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 22, 2015 at 09:48

            Haha. I think I might spend that R100 just to have it on physical copy. Then I will officially have it on Steam, GOG Galaxy and retail.

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 22, 2015 at 09:49

            i scored, R50 for a copt of the collectors edition from cash collectors.
            was probably stolen or something, cus the game was pretty much brand new.

      • Matthew Holliday

        May 22, 2015 at 09:48

        doesnt LOOK that old, but it really does FEEL its age.
        most wooden controls and character handling out of any game ever.
        sort of.

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        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 22, 2015 at 09:50

          Haha. Alright, so the controls aren’t that smooth, but I didn’t have too much of an issue with it when I played the game end of last year again. I do play it with a controller though.
          It certainly does look good still.

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        • The Sten

          May 22, 2015 at 10:00

          Ss long as the combat is better that in the first game im happy.

          Reply

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