History VideoGame / TheWitcher3WildHunt

10th Jan '17 1:12:43 PM NubianSatyress
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** It extends to the world. Toussaint is far more bright and colorful than anywhere in the main game. And its residents are far more friendly. Its residents tend to be far friendlier, as opposed to those in Velen who will throw racial slurs at Geralt or talk about how their hit their wives. The contrast is perhaps best seen at the start of the DLC, when two knights of Toussaint protect a town in Velen from Bandits, insisting to give the bandits a chance to abandon their criminal ways, knowing the bandits will refuse, but doing this, the Knights know they did everything to avoid violence. When the bandits are defeated, Geralt notes the Velen citizens are now afraid of the knights who saved them, and will not thank them.

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** It extends to the world. Toussaint is far more bright and colorful than anywhere in the main game. And its residents are far more friendly. Its residents tend to be far friendlier, as opposed to those in Velen Velen, who will throw racial slurs at Geralt or Geralt, talk about how their hit their wives. wives, or gleefully brag about burning mages and nonhumans. Even its poor and peasants lead seemingly richer lives; slums in Novigrad often leave the poor starving and hungry in the streets while vineyards have peasants singing merrily and there's at least one soup kitchen in Beauclaire. The contrast is perhaps best seen at the start of the DLC, when two knights of Toussaint protect a town in Velen from Bandits, insisting to give the bandits a chance to abandon their criminal ways, knowing the bandits will refuse, but doing this, the Knights know they did everything to avoid violence. When the bandits are defeated, Geralt notes the Velen citizens are now afraid of the knights who saved them, and will not thank them.
10th Jan '17 1:00:04 PM Ghilz
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** It extends to the world. Toussaint is far more bright and colorful than anywhere in the main game. And its residents are far more friendly. Its residents tend to be far friendlier, as opposed to those in Velen who will throw racial slurs at Geralt or talk about how their hit their wives. The contrast is perhaps best seen at the start of the DLC, when two knights of Toussaint protect a town in Velen from Bandits, insisting to give the bandits a chance to abandon their criminal ways, knowing the bandits will refuse, but doing this, the Knights know they did everything to avoid violence. When the bandits are defeated, Geralt notes the Velen citizens are now afraid of the knights who saved them, and will not thank them.
9th Jan '17 2:43:24 PM NubianSatyress
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** The White Frost is an EldritchLocation which gradually leaks through the multiverse gradually freezing each and every world it touches. People who know about it live in constant fear of it eventually reaching their worlds (especially if they are immortal or long-lived). Finding {{Apocalyptic Log}}s in worlds that the White Frost has already destroyed conveys the slowly-dawning horror that comes with realizing that it's never going to stop snowing or growing colder, and colder...
9th Jan '17 2:42:39 PM NubianSatyress
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** This is a favorite tactic of Gaunter O'Dimm, aka "Master Mirror", the closest [[SatanicArchetype analogue the series has to the Devil]]. Gaunter thrives on misery, so his [[DealWithTheDevil deals]] are carefully constructed [[JerkassGenie so that they cause as much torment]] for the person who made it as possible, until they're desperately searching for a way to end or reverse their deal, only to learn that there's no way they can. The best they can do is make the stipulations for [[YourSoulIsMine collecting their soul]] so convoluted that it draws out how much time they have for as long as possible. But don't worry, O'Dimm is very patient and will still tauntingly remind you that he'll get you someday.
*** In another instance, a woman was cursed by O'Dimm so that she not only slowly turned into a hideous monster, but so that she would remain hungry no matter how much food she eats. Once she realized how badly she was cursed, she spent years desperately searching for a cure to the predicament, and losing any family or allies who could help her. By the time you find her in-game, she's a monstrous wight who's been cursed for over a century and you can ''still'' fail to free her.
** Ciri spends most of the series on the run from the titular TheWildHunt, but in this game she has become TiredOfRunning and makes it clear that she will fight back.
** The White Frost is an EldritchLocation which gradually leaks through the multiverse gradually freezing each and every world it touches. People who know about it live in constant fear of it eventually reaching their worlds (especially if they are immortal or long-lived). Finding {{Apocalyptic Log}}s in worlds that the White Frost has already destroyed conveys the slowly-dawning horror that comes with realizing that it's never going to stop snowing or growing colder, and colder...

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** This is a favorite tactic of Gaunter O'Dimm, aka "Master Mirror", the closest [[SatanicArchetype analogue the series has to the Devil]]. Gaunter thrives on misery, so his [[DealWithTheDevil deals]] are carefully constructed [[JerkassGenie so that they cause as much torment]] for the person who made it as possible, until they're desperately searching for a way to end or reverse their deal, only to learn that there's no way they can. The best they can do is make the stipulations for [[YourSoulIsMine collecting their soul]] so convoluted that it draws convoluted, and to actively avoid the ExactWords of the agreement, to draw out how much time they have for as long as possible. But don't worry, O'Dimm is very patient and will still tauntingly remind you that he'll get you someday.
*** In another instance, a woman was cursed by O'Dimm so that she not only slowly turned into a hideous monster, but so that she would remain hungry no matter how much food she eats. Once she realized how badly she was cursed, she spent years desperately searching for a cure to the predicament, and losing any family or allies who could help her. O'Dimm made her curse so convoluted, with wording so vague, that failing even one step typically resulted in the death or poisoning of the person trying. By the time you find her in-game, she's a monstrous wight who's been cursed for over a century and you can ''still'' fail to free her.
** Ciri spends most of *** In yet another instance, O'Dimm placed a protective circle around a man who had been studing O'Dimm's true nature. He [[FauxAffablyEvil gently explains to the series on man]] that the run circle is meant to protect him from the titular TheWildHunt, any harm from evil, but in this game she has become TiredOfRunning and his tone makes it clear that she will fight back.
** The White Frost is an EldritchLocation which gradually leaks through the multiverse gradually freezing each and every world it touches. People who know about it live in constant fear of it eventually reaching their worlds (especially if they are immortal or long-lived). Finding {{Apocalyptic Log}}s in worlds that the White Frost has already destroyed conveys the slowly-dawning horror that comes with realizing that
it's never going to stop snowing or growing colder, a thinly-veiled threat. Said man becomes terrified of leaving that circle for ANY reason whatsoever and colder...thus became trapped in one spot for ''years'', where his academic prowess and knowledge goes to waste (aside from aiding the local mage hunters, whom he despises). After he gives Geralt information how to beat O'Dimm, [[spoiler:a trap is triggered which causes the man to accidentally fall out of the circle, where he bashes his head against a pile of books and fatally breaks his neck.]]
9th Jan '17 11:29:09 AM NubianSatyress
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* NeverendingTerror:
** This is a favorite tactic of Gaunter O'Dimm, aka "Master Mirror", the closest [[SatanicArchetype analogue the series has to the Devil]]. Gaunter thrives on misery, so his [[DealWithTheDevil deals]] are carefully constructed [[JerkassGenie so that they cause as much torment]] for the person who made it as possible, until they're desperately searching for a way to end or reverse their deal, only to learn that there's no way they can. The best they can do is make the stipulations for [[YourSoulIsMine collecting their soul]] so convoluted that it draws out how much time they have for as long as possible. But don't worry, O'Dimm is very patient and will still tauntingly remind you that he'll get you someday.
*** In another instance, a woman was cursed by O'Dimm so that she not only slowly turned into a hideous monster, but so that she would remain hungry no matter how much food she eats. Once she realized how badly she was cursed, she spent years desperately searching for a cure to the predicament, and losing any family or allies who could help her. By the time you find her in-game, she's a monstrous wight who's been cursed for over a century and you can ''still'' fail to free her.
** Ciri spends most of the series on the run from the titular TheWildHunt, but in this game she has become TiredOfRunning and makes it clear that she will fight back.
** The White Frost is an EldritchLocation which gradually leaks through the multiverse gradually freezing each and every world it touches. People who know about it live in constant fear of it eventually reaching their worlds (especially if they are immortal or long-lived). Finding {{Apocalyptic Log}}s in worlds that the White Frost has already destroyed conveys the slowly-dawning horror that comes with realizing that it's never going to stop snowing or growing colder, and colder...
8th Jan '17 11:43:21 PM FearlessSon
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* AbuseMistake: {{Downplayed|Trope}} during a random encounter in Novigrad. Geralt comes across a man verbally berating a strumpet, who threatens to shank the man in turn if he doesn't step off. If Geralt intervenes trying to help the women, the two of them reveal they were just engaging in a bit of... "intimate roleplaying" as foreplay.
6th Jan '17 5:32:23 PM Andreus
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* ArcWords: "I curse the day..."
3rd Jan '17 2:04:30 PM NubianSatyress
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: A downplayed example. After Vesemir welcomes Geralt back to Kaer Morhen, he discusses how Yennefer has been unusually fussy since she arrived, even throwing a bed out of the window. Geralt is confused about why she would do that, because it's just furniture and a waste because it's pretty well-made. Vesemir agrees and said that Triss always liked it...and then both men look at each other as the pieces fall in place.
30th Dec '16 12:25:48 PM DivineDeath
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* DoubleStandard: For the most part, AllMenArePerverts and AllWomenArePrudes is in full effect. Several unnamed male NPCs can be casually heard trying to score with a large number of women (in particular courtesans and prostitutes), and male criminals/bandits are commonly serial rapists (female criminals and bandits are extremely rare exceptions). Several sidequests involve a WomanScorned who is angry that another woman wedded a man she loved in her stead. On several occasions, the death of her beloved led a woman to either commit suicide to be with him or vow to be celibate for the rest of her life out of loyalty. Dandelion gets an entire sidequest about women who are utterly smitten with him, but who know next to nothing about each other (and even if they DO know, are still loyal and willing to take him back).
29th Dec '16 4:50:38 PM NanoMoose
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** Combined with LeaningOnTheFourthWall, after imbibing a "potion" that lets him talk to Roach, Geralt can finally ask her why she's always there when he whistles and how she can cross oceans, yet get stuck on the tiniest fences - referencing some of the most often [[GameplayAndStorySegregation commented gameplay quirks]] by the fandom of game (leading WebVideo/HonestTrailers to call Roach a "teleporting demon horse"). In particular, the segment in the game when Geralt first sails to Skellige, gets shipwrecked, and finds Roach inexplicably waiting nearby when he wakes up.

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** Combined with LeaningOnTheFourthWall, after imbibing a "potion" that lets him talk to Roach, Geralt can finally ask her why she's always there when he whistles and how she can cross oceans, yet get stuck on the tiniest fences - -- referencing some of the most often [[GameplayAndStorySegregation commented gameplay quirks]] by the fandom of game (leading WebVideo/HonestTrailers to call Roach a "teleporting demon horse"). In particular, the segment in the game when Geralt first sails to Skellige, gets shipwrecked, and finds Roach inexplicably waiting nearby when he wakes up. (Naturally, Roach offers no concrete explanation.)



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Due to her curse, Marlene spent well over a century as a wight. She gained immortality, but wasn't exactly ageless. Not only she had to endure that time as a hideous, semi-sentient monster, but the curse made sure she was ''perfectly aware her beloved ones and all kinsmen died out of all age'', while she was left alone and with nobody to help her break the curse.
* WideOpenSandbox: While ''Heart of Stone'' added on to the Velen/Novigrad land area, ''Blood and Wine'' adds a whole new sandbox.
* WomanScorned: Gareth the knight learned [[DeathByWomanScorned the hard way]] how things end if you first fall for [[EvilIsSexy a witch]] you were supposed to slain, but then have second thoughts about your OneTrueLove.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Due to her curse, Marlene spent well over a century as a wight. She gained immortality, wight; immortal but wasn't exactly not ageless. Not only did she had to endure all that time as a hideous, semi-sentient monster, but the curse made sure she was ''perfectly aware could watch as her beloved family and loved ones and all kinsmen died out of all age'', while she was left alone and with nobody to help died, leaving her break the curse.
hopelessly alone.
* WideOpenSandbox: While ''Heart of Stone'' added on to the Velen/Novigrad Velen[=/=]Novigrad land area, ''Blood and Wine'' adds a whole new sandbox.
* WomanScorned: Gareth the knight learned [[DeathByWomanScorned the hard way]] how things end if you first fall for [[EvilIsSexy a witch]] you were supposed to slain, slay, but then have second thoughts about your OneTrueLove.
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