Geralt of Rivia is searching for someone, and he needs information--fast. Luckily he knows where to get it. With the head of a slain gryphon in hand (the same gryphon from the E3 2014 trailer, which you can watch below), he heads to a dingy brothel in the vast city of Novigrad. Inside, he trades the gryphon head for a juicy bit of info: the person he's looking for was seen in a swampy area known as No Man's Land. If he heads there, he's told, a creature named Johnny should be able to help him track down his target. Problem is, he's got to find Johnny first.
By activating his Witcher senses, Geralt sees the tracks of his target through the murky swamps. Little footprints are highlighted in red, and he follows them to their point of origin: a small underground burrow. That's when he meets Johnny, a pale zombie-looking creature that appears to be heavily inspired by Gollum. Geralt asks it for assistance, and the creature motions to its mouth--it has lost its voice. The creature points to a nearby cliff, making it clear that if Geralt wants its help, he'll have to get its voice back first.
Naturally, doing so means fighting through a few waves of enemies. Creatures called Drowners erupt from the nearby swamps, and Geralt whirls around, slicing in every direction and decapitating a few of the monsters with ease. A quick fire spell ignites a nearby deposit of flammable swamp gas, making short work of the remaining Drowners. Further ahead, Geralt encounters a nest of harpies, which he quickly takes down with a new weapon: a small crossbow whose bolts send the winged creatures plummeting to the ground. In their nest is his prize: Johnny's voice, which was somehow sealed up in a bottle. He returns it to the tiny creature, and is ultimately rewarded not only with the information he seeks, but also a few poop jokes. Johnny, you see, really likes to defecate while the sun sets. Weird? You bet, but The Witcher 3's oddball humor, coupled with its massive scale and deep action combat, makes it a game worth keeping an eye on.
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