Here is my review of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Huntis an action RPG (Role-Playing Game) developed and published by CD Projekt and is the third instalment in The Witcher video-game series. Wild Hunt is played in a large open world from a third-person perspective. You take control of Geralt of Rivia, a known Witcher, who is looking for his missing adopted daughter Ciri, who is on the run from an otherworldly force called the Wild Hunt.  The Wild Hunt are determined to capture her and use her unique powers. Witchers are essentially Sellswords with powerful magic, who excel in dispatching monsters. During the adventure you’ll; interact with NPCs (Non-Player Characters), complete the main story and numerous side quests to acquire gold and EXP (Experience Points) which are used to purchase better equipment and further Geralt’s abilities. The main story has several endings, determined by your various choices made throughout the game.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

The combat takes place within the open world, rather than creating a separate battleground like many other games, meaning that you could just be taking in the sites on your beautiful horse, Roach, and suddenly you get jumped by four wild dogs that ruin your day.

The Witcher 3 – Combat

The combat itself takes the form of different tactics; Heavy Attacks are slow but deal large amounts of damage,  Light Attacks are quick but deal lesser damage, Ranged Attacks, generally low damage but enormous range compared to melee, Defensive generally Blocking and Rolling/Dodging, Blocking allows to temporarily disorient your opponent to get a Heavy Attack in and Rolling/Dodging makes your opponent waste his heavy attack to allow you to get a Light Attack or two in.

The Witcher 3 – Signs

Finally, we have Signs, the cream of the crop. An interesting form of Magic consisting of 5 Signs, Aard, Igni, Yrden, Quen, and Axii. Aard is a disorienting blast of air to interrupt or even knock down enemies. Igni sets your opponents ablaze. Yrden creates a weakening area that slows down enemies. Quen is the defensive spell, creating a durable shield to completely block attacks, up to a certain point. Axii, my personal favourite, is used to temporally turn an enemy to your side, attacking his once friends and allies. Axii also has benefits outside of combat, allowing you to get NPCs to tell you information that they wouldn’t willingly let go. The unique combination of Melee, Magic and Ranged makes this games combat one to remember.

The Witcher 3 – Story

The story in itself is incredibly dense where almost every single choice you make has an impact, from something small like what information you learn to the fate of the entire world. A story so emotional the most hardened gamer shed a tear. Side quests that aren’t your standard “Fetch Quests” and actually feel like you did something. Finally, the customisation options are awesome. Instead of “static” character clothing, you actually see what Geralt is wearing in all the mismatched glory. The facial hair styles are pretty cool, but Geralt’s beard actually grows during the day/night cycle, prompting you to keep visiting a barber in order to keep the style.

All in all a fantastic game, where you don’t need to play the previous games to get the story. It may help with backstories and the like.

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