The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Review
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
Developer: CD Project RED
Publisher: Warner Bros
Players: 1 Player Game
Release Date: 05/19/15
Bandits, and griffins, and witches! OH MY! These are a few foes you will encounter in this epic tale of mystery, adventure, and romance. Geralt of Rivia returns to find his missing protégé while ridding the towns of bandits and scary monsters along the way. WARNING! This review is that of my own opinion and should be noted any previous games involving the title Witcher have not been played; therefore, giving me an unbiased and open opinion.
That being said, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. After an hour of basics and introduction into the world, I was ready to run free and slay anything that got in my way. Sadly there were few story driven videos that glitched and jumped frames a bit, while other scenes looked weird and plastic like, but after you leave the intro location its smooth sailing. I also could not help but be distracted by Geralt’s “Lord Baelish” (aka Littlefinger) vocal appearance, but that did not stop me from being addicted to this beautiful game.
The control layout did not seem crowded and was very easy to navigate with the xbox one controller. It took a little practice to get used to switching spells and casting them, but I soon became a master or so I think. The menu also had some na vigation to learn, but with some time and the help of some quests, there was not much that I couldn’t do or figure out.
The writers did an amazing job crafting every little story, from side quests, to chatter among the streets, and of course the main quest. I have not finished the game, but have spent most of my time (100 hours) completing side quests, and side quests, and more side quests. There are side quests everywhere and when you think you have done them all, there are more in other regions.
Lastly, what does every good game have that makes it that much better? A mini game. In Witcher 3, it’s a card game called gwent. It has a very simple strategy, but can seem complicated based on the level of cards your opponents have later in the game. This shouldn’t intimidate you in your quest for total card domination.
I highly recommend this game to anyone looking to spend at least 150 hours of entertainment and that’s barely the surface of the game. If adventure and romance is what you seek, then look no further. Join Geralt of Rivia battle the masses, slay the monsters, and save the mistresses. Maybe with enough practice you can become the next witcher.