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GC: The Witcher 3 new gorgeous screens

GC: The Witcher 3 new gorgeous screens

Every new batch of screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a feast for the eyes so enjoy this new gallery.

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Commented on 2013-08-21 18:12:21
Can't wait for this game !
Commented on 2013-08-21 18:17:45
How come Geralt looks very different from the CGI to in-game model?
The CGI Geralt looks way better.

Anyways, cant wait to see combat gameplay since thats the deciding factor for me to bother with this game or not.
Commented on 2013-08-21 18:37:07
This game looks amazing.
Commented on 2013-08-21 19:03:22 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
How come Geralt looks very different from the CGI to in-game model?
The CGI Geralt looks way better.

Anyways, cant wait to see combat gameplay since thats the deciding factor for me to bother with this game or not.
Gee, I wonder why. It's almost like having an outside firm make a piece of art that takes minutes or even hours to render single frames on a render farm results in better looking assets than a real time game straddling generations.
Commented on 2013-08-21 19:09:08
You didnt get my point, I wasent talking about graphics, you think I am that stupid to not know the difference.

I meant model, in CGI Geralt looks older, has beard, his hair doesnt look like a punk with buzzcut trimmed on the side like his in-game model.
I was hoping the CGI Geralt design was in-game model as well.
Commented on 2013-08-21 19:18:35
Best looking next gen game so far
Commented on 2013-08-21 19:29:24
I like how everyone says "best looking next gen game" on each game they favor highly lol
Commented on 2013-08-21 20:15:47
Those pics in "GC: Killing Monsters Stills" can't be in game can they? Looks like CGI or the graphic's really stunning! Just look at the pic with the woman... wow.
Commented on 2013-08-21 20:19:58 In reply to Foxxy
Posted by Foxxy
Those pics in "GC: Killing Monsters Stills" can't be in game can they? Looks like CGI or the graphic's really stunning! Just look at the pic with the woman... wow.
CGI.
Commented on 2013-08-21 21:03:07 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
CGI.
Cheers. My expections for next gen are set high.
Commented on 2013-08-21 21:06:24
Ignoring that fizzly "noise" issue that's going on with most of the environment (like the textures have all gone through about 20 clicks of the sharpen image filter in photoshop) it all looks a bit...assassins creed visually. Design is really nice, but other then that, i'm not seeing anything particularly "wow" here?
Commented on 2013-08-21 21:33:29 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
You didnt get my point, I wasent talking about graphics, you think I am that stupid to not know the difference.

I meant model, in CGI Geralt looks older, has beard, his hair doesnt look like a punk with buzzcut trimmed on the side like his in-game model.
I was hoping the CGI Geralt design was in-game model as well.
The cgi likely takes place in a different point in the story timeline
His scar is more healed, and he clearly looks older

Also this is the best looking game we've seen lately, especially for its genre and scale.
In motion it's even better
Commented on 2013-08-21 21:41:32 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Ignoring that fizzly "noise" issue that's going on with most of the environment (like the textures have all gone through about 20 clicks of the sharpen image filter in photoshop) it all looks a bit...assassins creed visually. Design is really nice, but other then that, i'm not seeing anything particularly "wow" here?
i´m with you on this. i really try hard to be floored.. but I cant really. its too sharp, too "clean in a bad way"
Commented on 2013-08-21 22:00:58 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
I like how everyone says "best looking next gen game" on each game they favor highly lol
its not because I favour the game highly, theres other next gen games i'm looking forward to playing more. But this is simply impressive stuff. I've not seen an open world game look so good... those dense forests, imaginative creatures, and all the little effects going on. The worlds full of life. It looks great in screens, but even better in motion.
Commented on 2013-08-21 22:04:11 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by Tinks
The cgi likely takes place in a different point in the story timeline
His scar is more healed, and he clearly looks older

Also this is the best looking game we've seen lately, especially for its genre and scale.
In motion it's even better
Probably, I thought we would play as Geralt in that state, and now young to old unless that old Geralt is just through ending or something. Anyways thats nothing to have a heavy focus on since it doesnt matter to me that much compared to its gameplay.
Posted by bleachedsmiles
its not because I favour the game highly, theres other next gen games i'm looking forward to playing more. But this is simply impressive stuff. I've not seen an open world game look so good... those dense forests, imaginative creatures, and all the little effects going on. The worlds full of life. It looks great in screens, but even better in motion.
Its all good, but others say Infamous SS is the best looking, then someone else says Ryse is...etc., i just found it funny lol
Commented on 2013-08-22 01:42:27
...... :/

after seeing the CGI shots and looking at the gameplay ones; i just feel like the game is just 2 with substantially better visuals. http://www.gamersyde.com/pop_images_the_witcher_3_...

really wish they don't use CGI too much, because they're way too good at it.
Commented on 2013-08-22 04:12:18
It's maintaining better visuals while also becoming an open world game
Commented on 2013-08-23 02:02:41
Looks pretty damned good. Right up there with a heavily modded Skyrim. Distant textures could use some work but the models look great. It still doesn't quite look open world though, did they say it was this time? A lot of those screens appear to have static backgrounds.

Anyway, this may be my first chance to play a Witcher game. How is the combat in the series? I have heard some negative things, but it has to be better than Elder Scrolls games right?
Commented on 2013-08-23 03:18:08 In reply to michaelob
Yep. Open World. I think I even remember them saying you could pull the whole "go to the mountain in the distance" thing.

I'm in the middle of Witcher 2 right now. I LOVE it. It can be tough though- you really have to watch your positioning and not let yourself get surrounded. Back strikes kill you fast. Love it...
Commented on 2013-08-23 16:03:07 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
Best looking next gen game so far
These are PC screens, so actually it's current gen :D
Commented on 2013-08-23 16:06:06
Seeing as how PC at the high end is still more powerful than the next gen consoles, that is debatable.
Commented on 2013-08-23 17:50:40
PCs don't really have "generations", lol. At least if you are constantly upgrading. Considering Witcher 3 is a step above two in graphics as well as scale, I think it can qualify as "next gen"...
Commented on 2013-12-11 03:08:34
Looks like Assassin's Creed to me. Looks nice, but not jaw dropping.

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