In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt Red wanted to ensure that new players could experience the overarching decisions and consequences of the previous titles. To achieve this, they created a simulation that plays out during the initial part of the game for those who did not import their saves from previous games. This simulation includes an interrogation scene where players must make choices that will have significant impacts on the game's story.
One of the first choices players face is whether to kill or spare Aryan La Valette, the enemy commander encountered by Geralt in The Witcher 2. Choosing to kill Aryan has drastic consequences in the Broken Flowers main quest. On the other hand, if Aryan is spared, it leads to a different outcome where Molly remains a housemaid and Aryan's mother agrees to go to the races with Geralt. The best choice here is to kill Aryan as it adds dramatic weight to the story and remains true to Geralt's loyalty to Foltest.
Another crucial choice occurs during Geralt's escape from Flotsam, where he can side with either Vernon Roche or Iorveth. Siding with Roche has more positive effects on gameplay and is more in line with Geralt's character.
The choice of who Geralt saves depends on the previous decision. If Geralt sided with Roche, he has the option to save Triss Merigold or aid in rescuing Anais, Foltest's daughter. Choosing to save Triss provides the player with extra flavor and content in the game. Similarly, if Geralt sided with Iorveth, saving Triss also results in additional content, while saving Saskia has no general consequences.
The final choice revolves around Sile de Tansarville, a powerful mage involved in the assassination of King Foltest. Players can choose to save her or leave her to die. Saving Sile leads to her appearing in The Witcher 3, but in a less than favorable situation as she becomes a prisoner. Leaving her to die in The Witcher 2 removes her from the following game entirely. The better choice here is to save Sile, as it provides a fantastic dramatic moment for Geralt and adds depth to the story.
These are just a few examples of the important choices players will face during the interrogation scene in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Each choice has its own consequences and impacts on the game's story. It's up to the player to decide what path Geralt will take in this dark fantasy world.
– The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt by CD Projekt Red