We got our hands on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and from what we've seen, the game is looking promising indeed. The very first open environment, which is essentially a training zone giving you a rundown of the basic mechanics of combat and quests, is massive. By the look of the entire world map, the starting section is just a tiny fraction of the explorable area. That horse you've seen in the screenshots so far...yeah, you're going to be riding him a lot. Not only is the world vast, there is plenty of activities, NPCs to interact with, and monsters to hunt.
Combat has been simplified in terms of mechanics when compared to the previous games, but taking down the troublesome, vicious creatures for the townsfolk is no simple task. Sword swipes are fast, dodging is intuitive, and casting signs is as simple as a button press. The refined combat makes the battles thrilling and engaging, but it's really the process of studying your target monster using books and eyewitness accounts, finding weaknesses, then prepping potions and bombs that makes the monster encounters unlike any other battle in other games.
Find out everything you need to know about the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt by clicking on the following slides, and also be sure to check out in-game footage and impressions in the video below.