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I have trouble thinking of a reason to not recommend this game to people. Even if you aren’t a fan of the fantasy genre, the characters and world will no doubt draw you in given just a couple hours. If you’re looking for a time sink, there is so much to explore and do that you can easily spend a couple hundred hours without exhausting your options. And there is plenty of replayability with the difficulty options, forcing you to change the way you spec Geralt, and potentially changing your tactics. There are bugs here and there, but the game is being patched on a fairly regular basis. It’s just about impossible for a game of this size to be bug-free *cough* Bethesda *cough*, and with as few as I’ve encountered, I can’t really say it’s a reason to wait. Unless Persona 5 comes out this year, it’s pretty safe to say this will be my undisputed GotY.
One of the best role-playing games ever crafted, a titan among giants and the standard-setter for all such games going forward. Where the Witcher 2 sputtered to a halt, The Witcher 3 is always in a crescendo, crafting battle scenarios that constantly one-up the last, until you reach the explosive finale and recover in the glow of the game's quiet denouement.
This game has got characters that you actually care about, a story that is very engaging from the get go and almost flawless gaming mechanics.
It’s a story worthy of a place in the more accepted subculture of dark fantasy ruled across media by Game of Thrones. First-timers will easily love this facet but may also be surprised to learn that this series, and the books it’s based upon, have been the at the fore of adult and mature storytelling for a long time. Wild Hunt is both at times brutal and sexy, with a juxtaposition of hard-edged steel (or silver), blood and death being met with soft, naked skin; passion, lust and even love.
The Witcher 3 is a masterpiece, and in many respects simply the best and most exciting game in recent years. It captivates players with artistic vision, a huge world and an epic story. The developers were not looking for cheap applause - game design is uncompromising, consistent, thoughtful and nuanced.
There is no saving the world, here, no great evil force pervading the landscape, or a doomsday clock ticking down to inevitable destruction, with only you to stand in its way. The story of Wild Hunt is a personal one, set in a huge and unrelentingly beautiful world.
The way in which the developers manage to wrangle the various, divergent threads of your unique journey, with all of its composite choices and outcomes, while entirely concealing the seams is masterly.
The Witcher 3 is a triumph. CD Projekt has delivered a world that is epic and textured, and a narrative composed of swelling crescendos and artful asides. This is a studio at the top of its game delivering a title that’s now at the top of the field. Quite simply, The Witcher 3 is unmissable.
Its shockingly cohesive world is as beautiful as it is demanding, and it's packed full of mature content that throws you from one emotional response to the next. Its storytelling is superb, its combat is grippingly refined, and its often unforgiving nature only lends itself to a brilliantly rewarding experience.
Not only do you care about the characters and want to see how their stories end, but you want to scour every inch of The Witcher 3's glorious game world. It's a world you want to get lost in, a world where fast travel is an afterthought and a world you want to keep exploring in case there's something you've missed.
It is a shining example of what RPGs should be: an experience that makes you believe that you’re truly part of a game’s world and that you have a very real stake in it. That’s exactly what Wild Hunt has achieved here.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt manages to constantly excite and amaze, with sublime storytelling and engrossing gameplay that never leaves you wanting more.
Make some room on your hard drive and shelf, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt deserves a permanent spot in your gaming library.
You’ll not want it to end, just like you didn’t want your very favourite RPGs of years’ past to end either. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will sit in that list now. There isn’t any higher praise.
“The Witcher III: Wild Hunt and it is a must-play title for each and every gamer out there.”
С третьей попытки CD Projekt RED соткала эпическое полотно. Оно заставляет смеяться, грустить и размышлять о серьёзных материях в перерывах между охотой на монстров. Зовёт навстречу приключениям, маня бессчётными «?», что разбросаны по всей карте. Держит в напряжении до последней минуты и ублажает слух замечательной музыкой.
Fans of RPG’s and Adventure titles look no further. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the most complete and must-play experiences this generation. It is the first game that I’ve played on the PS4 that captured my attention and then blew me away. From the very detailed landscapes to the well crafted story and dungeons, CD Projekt Red has managed to put together a masterpiece in the 3rd game of their beloved franchise. If you need something to play on your PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC then look no further, your game has arrived.
Tel un sortilège complexe, The Witcher 3 est un mélange de Dark Fantasy, d’écriture finement ciselée et de maîtrise technique. Haletant, passionnant, immersif, immense par ses ambitions et la taille de ses environnements, le jeu est une réussite sur tous les aspects. On aurait pu craindre une transposition en demi-teinte pour l’arrivée du sorceleur au sein d’un monde ouvert, mais force est de constater que CD Projekt signe ici une oeuvre mémorable qui fera longtemps écho dans l’univers du RPG occidental. Puissance du scénario, qualité des graphismes et jouabilité délectable participent à nous plonger dans une aventure épique et mature dont on éprouve le plus grand mal à décrocher. Une oeuvre que tout amateur de jeu de rôle se devrait d’essayer !
The world of The Witcher 3 is pure delight for any RPG and fantasy fan. You should be warned that the game is filled with incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing themes: undead babies, rape, murder, coarse language, and a range of sexual encounters. Sometimes the content feels forced, cheesy, or awkward, but it is mostly treated in a gritty but mature way. If none of those deter you, then The Witcher 3 should be at the top of your purchase list. There are some glitches, though I encountered few myself, and the controls are occasionally unresponsive, but the developers have already released a couple of patches with more on the way. You could easily spend hundreds of hours exploring the world of Wild Hunt, completing quests and meeting memorable characters. And, I suspect, that's exactly what you will do.
The Witcher 3 is an engaging, overwhelmingly lengthy gaming experience with a staggering amount of characters to meet and places to explore. With solid quest structure, great voice acting and a killer soundtrack, there’s really not much we can say or add that could further sugar-coat our sentiment, which is as follows: “this is the game to buy right now, like, NOW!”
Though the straightforward and fetch-quest-heavy main story overstays its welcome, the option of joyfully adventuring through a rich, expansive open world was always there for me when I’d start to burn out. Even if the plot isn’t terribly interesting, the many characters who play a part in it are, and along with the excellent combat and RPG gameplay, they elevate The Witcher 3 to a plane few other RPGs inhabit.
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is a masterfully written rollercoaster, and though there is a lot to do in the game, I never felt overwhelmed by the Side Quests and optional tasks. CD Projekt Red has done a great job of bringing this saga to a close. The best part about all of this, however, is the fact that CD Projekt RED stayed true to its word. Every choice you make will determine how the story unfolds, and what the world becomes at the end of it all.
It says a lot for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that, warts and all, it's absolutely one of the most full-featured, fun and top-notch RPGs I've ever played. For every moment of frustration, there are 10 that make it all worthwhile. The story, characters and world are simply enjoyable, and it's a clear example of what an RPG should be. There's so much to do, and almost all of it is interesting. You could ignore the main plot, just do the monster-hunting side-quests, and still get your money's worth from the game, and that's one of the highest recommendations I can give. If you're an RPG fan, you owe it to yourself to give The Witcher 3 a shot. It rivals the best that Bethesda and Bioware have to offer, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a better RPG this year.
Even with these complaints, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the best RPGs I have ever experienced in gaming. There’s so much to this adventure, you’d be missing out on a great experience if you pass it up. It's absolutely perfect for the current gaming drought, but even if it had hit with a handful of other triple A titles, I would still stand by this being the best game of the year so far, and it's going to be a tough one to beat.
This is a huge shame, as CD Projekt Red has created a very special world in The Witcher 3, one which implores players to explore, to look for ancillary missions, rather than rush through just the campaign at pace. I found myself enjoying a majority of the side quests that appeared along the way, desperate to find out more about each character they introduced. The sub-par combat can be compensated for, the cumbersome world navigation at times forgiven, but the frustrating and ever-present framerate and other performance issues become a hindrance on the overall experience, to the point where it became as big a talking point as any storyline.
CD Project RED gelingt der krönende Abschluss einer epischen Saga. Dieses Rollenspiel erreicht in offener Welt eine ungeheure atmosphärische Dichte, weil es nicht nur das Spektakuläre und Kämpferische inszeniert, sondern auch die leisen Töne trifft und das aufmerksame Erkunden belohnt. Es besticht durch enorm hohe Questqualität sowie erzählerische Klasse inklusive direkter sowie erst später wirksamer Konsequenzen, die einen immer wieder überraschen oder entsetzen. Ja, es gibt Kontrapunkte: Dass es auf Diebstahl in den Häusern der Leute keinerlei Reaktion gibt, ist für mich sogar noch ärgerlicher als die dämliche Statik menschlicher Feinde bei Beschuss. Das Menüdesign ist fade, die Schrift zu klein, die Dialoge nicht besonders verschachtelt, das Inventar schnell überfüllt und es gibt kleine technische Macken. Aber da ist die ausgezeichnete deutsche Sprachausgabe, das klasse Drehbuch, dem eben nicht wie in The Witcher 2 gegen Ende die Luft ausgeht
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an incredible achievement. It’s impossible to list all the positives and highlights. There’s a sense of awe and wonder it elicits, from the moment you pick up the controller. If you’ve ever wanted to become fully immersed in a fantastical universe with absolutely everything you could ever hope to have in an in-depth, unbelievably robust role-playing game, it’s right here. I’ll be playing it for a very long time. But I’m not about to give anybody a pass. I’ve appropriately praised and lauded and I’m heartily recommending the game, regardless of its obvious instability, but the bottom line is clear. In my eyes, anything over a 9 would essentially send the message that such instability is okay. And it’s not.
The result is still a game that often feels like a stunningly confident, competent shot across the bow of the open world genre, folding in an incredibly strong narrative and a good sense of consequence to the decisions that present themselves throughout, presenting a fun bit of combat creativity into a genre that desperately needs it. With that going for it, The Witcher 3 is a great game though it isn't a classic — and it can carry a somewhat qualified recommendation.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a huge step up from its predecessor, mostly because it manages to tell a more compelling and personal tale. At the same time, that intimate feel is juxtaposed against a gigantic, sprawling open-world adventure that may hit some snags along the way but still comes out on top.
Sloppy combat and ongoing optimisation can't quite spoil this dark fantasy adventure, set in a stunning world of blood and black magic.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a colossal game rich with story, content, and landmass. But it's a case of bigger isn't always better. It spends a great deal of its energy trying to impress the audience with unparalleled scope. The result is an experience that succeeds in its mission of being a grand experience, but commonly missteps when it comes to fundamentals such as combat, leveling systems, and user interface design. Early on in the adventure it's easy to feel captivated by the sheer scale of it all, but as its shortcomings come to light the attention that it worked so hard to capture can become lost.
Wild Hunt doesn't make a point of explaining that your actions are only temporary. Sure, some of the loading screens tell you the fates of entire communities depend on your choices, but they sure aren't ready to include you in their community even if you save them. I love the way the developers chose to express this as when you liberate an area for the populace to return Geralt just stares at them wistfully with a slight smile before moving on. He can't stay and settle down, even if they're grateful we know in-world he wouldn't mix for long, and the population itself starts rebuilding. There's the dual air of sadness in the victory in how Geralt won't have a place to accept him, but once he's gone the liberated area may fall again.