Hey, unrelated to the OP, but I was wondering if I have to have played witcher 1/2 to really understand the story in witcher 3. I already preordered it but I'm hesitant to go pick it up for that reason lol.
People are saying no. I haven't played wither 3 to know how they update you on the story. There are some great youtube videos that give you a general run down (thats what I used for #1). Honestly I would just go play #2 the game still looks great and is still fun.