CDPR are what Bethesda wish they were but never have been, in my opinion. My god, this has such immense potential, and the scale and scope is just unlike anything ever made.
Agree with the above on companions though, it's bound to be mandatory in certain missions, it seems, but I prefer to go solo.
Hm, not sure about that, I'd say TES was always more akin to Might and Magic and Wizardry than story driven RPGs.
But this looks really good so far - attributes, skills, options how to build and play your character - in this day and age where mainstream RPGs are so watered down that's even debatable if they are RPGs at all, it good to see dev that values old school mechanisms.