So let’s talk about my latest obsession..
It’s not very often I get massively addicted to playing a certain game. I love many games and play them often but to the point where all I can think about is that time of night when my daughter sleeps so I can get in my jammies and violently kill some nasties is a rarity for me!
THE WITCHER III: Wild Hunt, is a fantasy RPG (role playing game, for those who do not know their acronyms) played in a third person perspective! Which I personally, prefer. Your main playable character is a Witcher called Geralt of Rivia who being a fictional animated character looks pretty damn good.. EXCUSE ME. A Witcher for those who don’t know are “mutant” people who are specially and ruthlessly trained at Witcher schools to become monster slayers. but only for money right?! With their training and high consumption of different mutagenics they become faster, stronger and more resistant to damage far beyond any normal human. And you have magic. Who doesn’t love magic??! And you have your own horse. Called Roach. LOVE.
The main plot line continues from the previous witcher games, though you don’t have to have played them to understand what is happening (I haven’t played them myself, but I will be now!) So don’t let that put you off purchasing!
Maybe it’s just me ( I have always been a sucker for fantasy RPG’s) but open worlds are the best right? And side quests. UGH the more the better! I Have already sunk a good sixty hours into this game and have barely scraped the barrel. SIDE QUESTS GALORE!! The maps are HUGE and there is so many different things to do. You have Main Quests, Secondary Quests, Witcher contracts and treasure hunts. Not only those but in almost every villiage (and there’s a lot of them) they have notice boards where locals villagers ask for help. AND (there’s more god I can’t cope ) you will find exclamation marks randomly appear on your maps where EXTRA quests pop through, and last but not least you’ll even run into random encounters which I find fascinating! The last one I saw was riding past a house in the middle of nowhere I saw one red dot (enemy) inside it which I thought was strange as enemies are usually never alone and hardly ever inside. A lone bandit had broken into the house, killed the owner and was ransacking the place. AMAZING. Can you tell I love this game? I’m literally buzzing just writing about it.
I can’t go too much into plot as like I said, sixty hours in I think I’m only 4% completion or so! BUT I can give points out of ten for categories so far. When I have completed the game fully I shall be posting a fully updated and detailed review !
Controls are just a WEEEE bit off. Probably not noticeable to a lot of people. I feel as if they are just a fraction of a second out of whack which doesn’t usually affect gameplay (sometimes when you’re In a tense fight though you curse the SOB). Maybe I’m being a little picky, but honestly not something to concern about.
The scenery and detail in this is overwhelming. I find myself stopping mid-play to admire the views (and usually end up being attacked by an overpowered griffin in a daze). You can’t help but stare though! The night to day transition is so stunning and well done you forget you’re playing a game. I’m not kidding!
Ha. Feels. No honestly though you do get attached emotionally surprisingly easy and to some very strange characters! ( He is going to be aliv- OH GOD DAMN IT I wanted him to live *sobs*) Emotional attachment is massive to me I want to feel for the characters I want to feel like I am part of this, get lost in it. You did well ..
Value for money: 10/10
If you’re a tight wad like me, £44.99 new in game seems extortionate (back in the day..*gazes into distance*) BUT with gameplay, graphics, content, characters, emotional plotline (those feelings though) there is so much beautiful work and love put into this game and an inordinate amount of stuff to do.
All very high scores from me !! Okay maybe I love this too much.. But there’s another section! Pros and Cons !
Okay I’m not being silly, there are SOME Cons.. For example..
The storage which they have actually very recently improved !! Before the latest patch storage was a nightmare, you can pick items up off of bodies, loot houses and cargo even monster nests so you’re constantly picking things up but they only had a inventory of 90 which fills up extremely quick especially if you wear heavy armour. They have just introduced stash chests where you can store some more things which HAS helped.. But the 90 should still be raised a little. I can barely wear armour and have a sword without having to drop things to make room. Also the game can tend to be a little glitchy. A few times I have found mid quest enemies just disappear under the floor where you cannot reach them, so you have to reload the game because you can’t finish the quest without finishing the enemy. These kind of glitches happen almost every every time you play, though it’s not as bad as it sounds. The game is so good you can forgive it for these little mishaps !
That pretty much sums up by short “so far” review of thIs AMAAZING game.. So the clearly obvious answer is… DUH DUH DUHHH…
You’d be crazy not to go out and buy it. Go buy it. Now. Right now. Yes. NOOOOW