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The Escapist Staff | 11 Jun 2013 17:00
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Geralt's saga comes to a close in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the final entry in the trilogy.

Check out Sarah LeBoeuf's preview here:

The hands-off demo was from the middle of the game, with Geralt on his way to talk to a survivor of a recent Wild Hunt attack. Along the way, he encounters some bandits and chooses to engage them and save their hostage. This choice is up to the player; Geralt can intervene or simply ride away on his horse.

During the bandit fight, the demo crashed ("Did I mention this was pre-alpha?" the producer joked nervously), so we were given some information while the game reloaded. The combat has been refined for The Witcher 3, combining classic RPG action with the precision and speed of a fighting game. This gives the player a lot of tactical options, letting you mix sword-fighting, magical signs, and alchemy to take down foes with your own personal flair. Finding enemy weak spots and adjusting your combat approach accordingly adds to the strategy, and Geralt's journal provides him with information about some of the tougher foes he'll face.

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