To be honest, winning as many pre-release awards as TW3 has is a double-edged sword. Sure, it builds hype and therefore more potential sales, but it also builds unreasonable expectations, which could end up hurting the game if it isn't the Second Coming of Christ. I'd say letting Batman take this one wouldn't be the worst thing that could happen. So, I'm with gregski there.
I think some people will be disappointed no matter how good it is. There are people who will buy Witcher 3 with the expectation that it's like Skyrim but with a better story and they will be disappointed just because Witcher games aren't as accessible as Skyrim was.
No. If it disappoints it is going to be some weakness in game desing, unfinished part of the game, bugs glitches, optimalization, graphics or something like that. Don´t forget there are things like witcher senses, sophisticated introduction for newcomers and so on. If something will be disliked it won´t be case of accessibility. Maybe Geralts persona could be reason along with combat if the game is perfect. These two things were mostly disliked on previous titles.
Well I did say some people. I wasn't referring to the general gaming population.
The hype for Witcher 3 is really bloated right now (lifetime sales for Witcher 1 and Witcher 2 increased 33% from 2013 to 2014.) There are a lot of people who are hyped for Witcher 3 whose expectations are basically "it's like Skyrim with a better story" and it's inevitable that some of those people will be disappointed.
Voted for the witcher now with my facebook as well. Who cares about that milked out marvel DC universe anyway. It's all the same to me. American Super Hero comics that branch out to movies, cartoons, games, every single possible thing.
I don't like how CDPR is already piling up awards and bragging about them before the game is even released, They should really keep their heads down and focus on making games otherwise it won't end well.