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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PlayStation 4

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Got me hooked like a cuttlefish

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    SirDudenbra
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    This game keeps sucking me in! I am a massive world gamer(as in, I love massive, open world games of which are brimming with awesome stuff to do and interesting details of which other games would overlook due to these things being seen as "not so necessary") This game has so much going on, from main quests to sicker-than-average side quests to dudes trying to rob your coins by sending crying kids who ask you to follow them down deserted alleyways, it can be literally overwhelming to the point your just doing stuff for the sake of seeing what will happen, or moving from one location to the next just to see what beautiful vista lies over the next ridge. It's kinda like life! The detail is ridiculous, especially the weather(graphics are off the hook, although the framerate can be annoying, though I have yet to update and heard that fixes it) The story is all over the place, and it is cool, but to really enjoy this game you somewhat have to disconnect yourself from the "hurry hurry you've gotta follow this trail!" and just go explore some stuff and see what you find to really get the best experience out of this 'un(and you should think! Thinking is required for this game if you want happy outcomes). The combat's awesome, youll be fighting baddies similar to the variety and difficulty of dark souls. The combat gives you plenty of options, especially as you begin to level up further into the story. It reminds me of Fable's combat system, except more tuned and more cautious(your character is not omnipresent; you can die fairly easy if your not on your toes in a fight) The MAP IS HUGE. Do not let the intoduction area map fool you. It's HUGE. HUGE. This is a roleplaying game! No, not a build-your-own-adventurer-from-the-womb-up game. You are a particular dude, and this dude is a monster slaying genetically attuned evil-killer who'se later into his life, meaning that he has done ALOT of stuff prior to this game. Unless you've invested in the story via the two previous games(or even better the series of novels), you are going to be very confused about who people are when you meet them, why your character knows them already, or why they are important. Luckily the game gives an awesome glossary to get you up to speed and tons of dialogue options, so I found this a plus(like being dropped into a ballad and finding it more interesting since you don't know the setting or characters, learning while the story is going). This game is rife with intensive subjects, wartorn landscapes, dead bodies, various peoples and village communities, outcasts, warlords, and a plethora of both beautiful and disturbingly horrific monsters and tales to be unravelled by the witcher. Be prepared for some 'a that "ye olde english" story setting. Get it. Also, on a packaging note, upon opening the game you are swarmed by content, including a 31-track OST CD, stickers(awe yeah, wolf's head), an artistic map of the game world, a universe compendium booklet, and a note thanking you for buying their game from the developers, that also tells about some major DLC content that costs.....oh...nothing? Wow! I find this game to be a work of true digital and physical craftmanship. BUY IT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Skyrim style fun, but more adult:

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    I haven't had this much fun running around a virtual world, since leaving Skyrim. Witcher hasn't been as buggy as Skyrim was on the PS3, but then I platinumed Skyrim, and still have some things to do in Witcher. It's not without problems though, and definitely needs some fine tuning, a good deal of it in fact. But, no game breakers so far. The worst I've encountered is one error that caused the system to send a report to Sony. So save often! I've also found in my travels more than a fair number of apparent glitches: traveling merchants who you can't buy from, character progressions that you can't highlight, so you can't tell what you're doing on the screen (this happens a lot actually), clues and other objects that don't highlight as they should with L2, lots of items that won't open, until you reposition yourself, even though the "x" is clearly visible on the screen, people floating in mid-air, having to miss your target with the bow to actually hit it, the usual stuff from poor testing... But, again, it's been easily playable for the most part. That is, unless you start off on the hardest difficulty, which I found to be a little too challenging. I typically like harder levels in most games, and never play below normal. But this game is just too long for such to be enjoyable. Even on "easy", I find my character dying on occasion, from monsters that are well beyond my level, or even from seemingly simple jumps/falls of only about 10 feet. On the hardest difficulty, the very first group of monsters you encounter took me about 15 tries to beat, made more frustrating by the 20 minutes of dialogue you have to multi-skip through each and every time, right before the encounter - they should have put more thought into the auto-saves. But after about 10 tries against the first Griffin, and seeing that it's health bar was barely touched, I decided hard wasn't going to happen with this game, unless I really, really liked it so much, I wanted to play it again at some point. In further comparisons to Skyrim, Witcher doesn't have near the character building that Skyrim offers. For good and bad, upgrading your weapons, abilities, and armor is more simplified. Meaning Witcher is more limiting on what you have control over and how/where you can control things, but that also tends to leave you more time for actual gameplay rather than character development. Unlike Skyrim, you can't fast travel from wherever you're standing, only from pre-selected sign posts and stone markers, unless you're on a boat. This ads greatly to the unnecessary running around you have to do. The graphics are much improved from my time in Skyrim, as it should be. Not as vastly superior as some PS4 games, but a little higher quality than the best of the PS3 generation and MUCH more stable, with far less redundancy in locations and character appearance. I also miss the ability to switch perspective between third and first from time to time. But I think most games are better in third person anyway, and this one doesn't feel overly limited by it. Nor have run across much occasion where my view was impeded by a poor camera angle. The game ads some unnecessary language that seems very out of place, and has a pornographic element that might really catch you off guard for a video game of this sort. So parents beware, there's more to potentially objectionably here than mere videogame violence and gore. With all that in mind, I would recommend the game to adults, who enjoy such open-world RPGs as Skyrim.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Close to perfection

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    TheRealRuffy
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    First, i would like to point out i have never played any of the witcher games. So, going in to this one, i had low expectations, especially with everyone saying the game was downgraded for the consoles. Well, it is a fantastic game to me. No other ways to describe it. GRAPHICS - The graphics are more than solid good. The animation is simply out of this world with the occasional frame rate drop, but nothing which harm this game. Hey, not as bad as Fallout 3, New Vegas and Skyrim (I owned all 3 of them and they were buggy, but fun). Those graphics are crisp and sharp. Every area is distinct from one another which means you know when you get to another area of the game. I really like the background where you can almost see like other levels far away. This is top notch to me. The water area could use some upgrades, but it still get the job done. It is pure pleasure just to go through this world and look at all the details (and i am just in the prologue still...lol). SOUND - The music in this game is just phenomenal. Man, talk about putting you in the mood. The voice acting is superb and whoever wrote their texts are really good. Overall, the sound effect is plain fun. Nothing else to say about it. GAMEPLAY – The game so far is very responsive. You can easily navigate and the character does exactly what you want. I don't find it too hard to get used to Gerald and his moves. I was playing a lot of Bloodborne before this game, so i am used by now to rolling and dodging. I have gotten stuck once or twice on rocks, but it happens rarely. You have to watch where you go or you could die easily falling of a cliff. STORY – This is a very innovative story to me. As mentioned, i have not followed the witcher story at all. I did not find i was at a total loss. I really want to find out what has happened and why. This game is apparently supposed to last approx.. 25h to 30h just with the main story. Should last close to 200h with all the side quests. The whole witcher world is captivating to me. All those monsters to hunt and the hundreds of NPC's to listen to. There is a lot to do here. FUN - There seems to be a lot of collectibles to find in this game, from weapons to weapons upgrades to various items and secrets. You can also find journals here and there. I did not think you could have more than skyrim, but this game may just prove me wrong. That is just awesome. The menus are a bit hard to navigate and it is a bit confusing. However, once you get it, it may takes a bit of work to get there, but it works. Who knows, maybe a patches in the future will address that. Overall, there is just a ton of fun to get with this game. CONCLUSION - This game is phenomenal period. I love the developper for getting us free DLC's (there are 16 coming soon). Yeah, they may ask money for 2 expensions later on, but at least, the DLC's are free and that's the way it should be. I suggest supporting those guys who made us a great game instead of supporting the practice of a game company releasing a horribly unfinished product and expecting the customers to pay full price. Yeah EA and Ubisoft, I am looking at you. I recommend the witcher 3 all the way. I mean, 60$ for 200 hours of game... Hell yeah!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best R.P.G. Since Skyrim

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    MrAnubisKitty
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    Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the most intricate and unique games I've ever played. However, I may be a bit biased because I absolutely love everything Witcher. I have read every English translated Witcher book there is, as well as played all of the games. The first thing you will probably notice about CD Projekt Red's latest masterpiece is its astonishing and mind-blowing graphics. I will confess that the previously mentioned graphics are a bit of a downgrade from the teaser we saw in 2013, but it's not enough to make it unworthy of buying. The world of the Witcher 3 is by far the most stunning thing I've ever witnessed in a game. The complaint I read the most is that the combat is really hard and not very well put together, when playing on console. Having played previous Witcher games the control scheme wasn't much of a stretch from what I was used to, but I see where other people are coming from. The problem with gamers today, is that we've almost no patience. If you actually read the tutorials and take your time you'll get used to the game in no time flat. I hate to be blunt, but Witcher 3 is not a game for the weak or ignorant player. It takes time, charisma, and a bit of finesse, but is well worth it. In my opinion the most important aspect of a good RPG is the story. When I play the Witcher main quests, side quests, and sometimes even contracts, it is one of the most immersive and fun games I have played in a long time. Before Dragon Age: Inquisition released I was so excited for to play it. However, after you annihilate the campaign a few times it can be really boring. Witcher 3 is not like that. The campaign takes way longer than that of most role playing games, yet manages to keep you excited, intrigued, and surprised. The last thing I should mention is the open-world of this game. The size of Skyrim? Maybe not, but this Multi-Region world is so huge there is a good chance you'll never see all of it. The fact that the Witcher's open-world is close to the size of Skyrim's and doesn't have an abundance of in traversable mountains, is why I'd say Witcher 3 has a better world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

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    The greatest RPG and one of the best Games created. The Witcher 3 redefines what RPG can and should be. It deservedly won many awards and this, the Game of the Year edition, is the complete package bundling in both of the DLC packs released after - as well as the free DLC too. Visually stunning and impeccably polished, it shows what can be achieved on this hardware. Its certainly not style over substance either. The story is compelling, characters and voice acting, superb and an excellent soundtrack too. It is an Adults game and not just because of the violence. The world is stunning and beautifully realised. I can spend time just watching the sun set over a stunning Vista rather than rush from one objective to the next. Combat is great too and on harder difficulties, requires preparation, understanding the variety of enemies and their weaknesses and ensuring you are properly equipped to deal with them. Its not unlike Bloodbourne in a lot of ways. I am certainly not going to spoil the story although with multiple choices through out the game leading to a variety of possible outcomes, your play through could be very different. The world feels dynamic with choices and consequences - even from seemingly minor side quests having some bigger consequences than expected - its not necessarily black or white, good or bad but some can be good for some but bad for others and that 'dynamic' can have an impact in the world. As mentioned, there are a lot of Side Quests as well as Witcher Contracts (Contracts on some mythical creature - like a Griffin, Ogres, Vampire etc) as well as opportunities to play Gwent, race horses. I spent 150hrs on my first playthrough and there is a 'new game +' option too if you want to play through again and maybe see how different decisions playout without having to find all the bombs, potions recipes again and gather the materials to craft these. The bundled DLC is also excellent. The first and smaller of the two takes place in the same 'space' as the main game and offers its own 'mini' story line as well as new side quests. The second adds a new quite large area and is 'bigger' and better than many AAA games on its own. This is easily one of the best games ever created and highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent, serious RPG!

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    PabloDuganheim
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    This is a partial review, as I've only got about 35+ hours into it, but I am absolutely loving it so far! This is a massive, beautiful, and beefy RPG that true lovers of the genre can fall in love with! The devs, CD Projekt Red, clearly put everything they had into this third installment of the series and then some. The environments, the combat, the crafting, the lore, it's all there just begging to be explored. This is easily a 50+ hour game for those who tend to rush through and ignore sidequests, but for those of us who dig in and explore everything and do those very beneficial smaller quests, you're looking at somewhere in the 150-200 hour range. No joke, it's every bit the massive and deep game that we've been told it was going to be! I've been playing this on the PS4 and it's performed wonderfully for the most part. A very slight bit of framerate dip when things get hectic, but for a game this big shoved onto a console, it's very understandable. Though I'm primarily a console gamer, if you have the choice between console and a fairly well built PC, go with the painfully obvious PC choice. That being said, it works surprisingly well on the PS4 and CDPR did a stellar job of working things out layout wise on controllers. I can only imagine all the whipping and flogging they must have done to their team to get this game to perform so well on consoles. I'm guessing that the 'Your PC must be this tall to ride this ride' sign is probably at the height of a very tall adult, so be warned. One other small complaint that sticks out for me would be that the menu system can quickly become overwhelmed and cluttered. There is just so much stuff out there, stuff you're probably going to need because cash is very tight in this game, that you'll soon find yourself squinting hard to find that one well buried item you need for crafting, oil, weapons/armor upgrades, or whatever. Hand holding. If you stick your hand out for help or mercy from this game, expect to draw back a stump. For those of you ready for the challenge, you should do fine, but just be sure to keep frequent saves going, as even a well executed plan can quickly go wrong. Keep your weapons, sharp, your armor up to date, and study up on what you're going up against or pay the price of ignorance. For people used to the intricacies of RPG games, this is right up your alley, but for people looking for a casual, easy to jump into game, perhaps look elsewhere. There is so much more I could say, but if you've read this far, you're probably already going to get this game anyway with or without some anonymous stranger's review. I also felt limited somewhat by the 5 star rating system. This game isn't the be all, end all RGP game, but it's definitely a solid 9 or maybe a 9.5 in my eyes and I'm an avid RPGer. Giving it a 4/5 or 80% felt sorta criminal to me, so it got 5. It's definitely an incredible game and whether or not you're in to the the Witcher series makes little difference in a game this good! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bewitched

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    Not what I had expected. As a fan of RPGs I was looking forward to another Skyrim or Dragon Age. Instead I have a cross between Shadows of Mordor and Demon Souls. Now the game looks good, but the graphics are not up to today's standards - it feels like the graphics are 2-3 years older. The storyline is nice and interesting, but it plods through in a lot of areas. The landscapes are great - the horseback riding is great - the boat/sailing controls are great. That is all that is great. The fighting is downright dreadful. It is that Shadows/Demon Souls duck, bob, weave type of fighting. That PVP type of warfare that just is frustrating. The spells are super weak and it takes forever to level them up - leveling is super hard in this game and after many hours you may find that you still are in the single digit levels - money making is super hard and you have to spend every cent on repairs since every time you use your weapon it gets damaged (ridiculous) - fast travel is a joke since you have to travel to a fast travel sign to access another one - healing potions are all heal over time and they do not heal for very much, unless you level those skills, but leveling is so hard and to level the potions you have to ignore the fighting skills. Travelling the world is frustrating also. You have a single level character in what you believe is a single level area and you end up running into creatures more than twice your level. There are a lot of things that one-shot you. You will die a lot - ala Demon Souls- and this is not what an RPG is supposed to have. Leveling is so hard and slow that you cannot go out and gain skills, and levels, and come back to refight that monster that just killed you. Fighting monsters gives very minimum experience, so it really is not worth the effort at times. Each and every fight is exactly the same - like Shadows of Mordur. You will never build up bigger and better skills like other RPGs and enhance your character for bigger creatures. It will always be hit, dodge, hit, dodge, hit, dodge, etc - which has no replay value at all and is not fun at all. Dying is constant. Way too much for an RPG. And the horribly long time for the game to reload after a death adds to the frustration. For fans of Witcher, Demon Souls, Dark Souls, and those who want that same over and over Shadows of Mordur with more story. Not for RPG fans of Skyrim or Dragon Age types of games.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its not the size, it's how you use it!

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    A quick review of The Witcher 3. This is a true Current Gen experience. An open world of epic scope. Your progress in this game depends on how you tackle the minutia of mission varieties. It's almost impossible to truck through this game without being side tracked in some form or fashion. While some missions do seem fetch questy, the situations you get in make each one feel different. If it's not playing cards with a trans gendered man, its assisting a mis carried fetus ghost to find its peace in death. Like I staged before, this game is epic in scope. At first glance, the game doesn't look that far ahead of a last generation game graphically. Then you notice the weather chNges, wind blows from different directions, trees and shrubbery sway, the lighting and shadows are almost perfect, and the massive amount of naked women in the game also impress. This game has mini map but encourages you to turn it off. Every location is explained with directions by the games thousands of NPC's. Give it a try and you will be surprised by how manageable it is to find places using sun/moonlight, or finding water by walking towards the wind or following deer to a stream. The developer wants you as the gamer to use your 6th/witched sense. It is different than any other open world RPG based solely on the fact that there are so many NPC characters that have real problems in this world in need of your help. All.most everything you do has a butterfly effect that ripples through the worlds programming. Kill a spy and 30 hours later a group of assailants come for revenge. You will forget why, but the lead thug will tell you. From footprints in the snow to the great Tress effects on peoples heads, beards and animals. The more I play I get more impressed by everything this game has to offer. Most games degress as you go along, but this ones different. Don't ask me about the addictive card game "Gwent." I have spent weeks compiling a super deck of rare powerful cards to which I can compete with the best Gwent players in this world. My only knock about this game is that its scope and length of play may not cater to everyone. It is a game that requires a slow schlog. Its a vacation fantasy world. A video game that will give you a vacation from other video games. Im 50 hours in and am looking forward to another 50.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

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    Xiang
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    I'm not a huge Witcher fan, so I waited for this to go on sale, and the primary reason I picked it up at all was because I've heard nothing but great things about it. I thought The Witcher 2 was all right, so I figured it was worth the shot. Wow, do I feel misled. Let me start with the biggest, glaring weakness of this game: The combat. I enjoyed Witcher 2 despite its terrible combat system, and it's extremely disappointing that the same sluggish, clumsy garbage is in W3 as well. And unfortunately, for those like myself that absolutely hate this combat system, there is nothing you can do about it; I failed to see any major difference between difficulty settings. Rather than going over it point-by-point, what I'll recommend is that you play the game, specifically the combat, before picking it up. Here's how much it affected my score: If I could have played this game without combat, my score would've jumped up to a 3 or 4 stars or 7/10. Sadly, my score still probably wouldn't have gotten higher than that. The world is large and the graphics are great, yes, but I felt no connection to the characters, the menu screens are still super clunky, the horse (even after the patches) is glitchy, and loading times are terrible (albeit not Bloodborne bad). W3 also has this bad habit (like far too many games these days) of trying to do things automatically for you, for instance sheathing and unsheathing your sword. These are things that you cannot turn off in the options menu. I even felt that the music was lackluster. Ultimately, my recommendation boils down to this: If you liked the combat in W2, or if you manage to try the combat out for W3 and like it, then you will probably like W3 as a whole and you should buy it. If not, I recommend picking up Dragon Age: Inquisition. Aside from graphics, it did everything W3 tried to do but better. Yes, even the music.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

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    I've been playing Witcher 3 for two weeks now and I absolutely love it. Choices that you make really do matter and affect the world. It is set in an expansive and gorgeous world with enough diverse quests that it keeps me engaged for hours. In open world games such as Assassin's Creed or Far Cry 3 or 4, some of the missions or objectives presented are the same (e.g. climbing towers to clear the map). In Witcher 3, even the same type of quest (I'm talking mostly about the Witcher Contracts) are rich, detailed, and diverse. You can't approach contracts in the same way. Combat is fun. Even on easy, you can't just spam a button. I've faced a level 30 rock troll and won at level 18, but couldn't kill a level 24 archgriffin until I'd leveled to about 23 which is just one example of the different tactics you need to use when facing opponents. CD Projekct Red did a fantastic job covering every little detail. Even the card game, Gwent, is absolutely enjoyable and I could play it for hours. I'm one that usually avoids the minigames at all costs. Are there things that could be improved? There always will be. I've found a few minor bugs that I overlooked and the inventory system could be cleaned up, but otherwise my experience with the game so far has been fantastic and I'd recommend it to anyone from the hardcore gamer to the gamer that loves to play for the story. You won't regret purchasing this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great game stifled by mediocre combat

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    I'm someone who enjoys the overarching story, feel, and just general atmosphere of The Witcher series. I played the original to an extent, watched a playthrough of the second game, and was hesitant to pick up the third but decided to try and give the series another shot since I found a good sale. I will say that the game has a great story. I love the setting. I love the characters. My only real gripe, which is what can make or break a great game, is the actual gameplay itself. The third game in this series and the problem I had with the gameplay in the beginning is still wildly prevalent. The combat itself is just simply stale. There's no weight to anything when Geralt swings his sword on someone. He may as well have been swinging around a wet noodle. I found myself trying to use signs as much as possible just because it added at least a bit of excitement to fights. There was so much done right with how they make you actually plan strategy before fights especially on higher difficulty, that if the fights themselves played out better, this would be about as close to perfection in a game i'd seen. The game is obviously getting a lot of praise and I can definitely see why. It's just that I got taken out every time I start falling in love with the story and my surroundings once I realize i'm about to get into a fight. I finished the game because I wanted to see the ending and I still loved exploring and interacting with characters, as well as some pretty good side quests. I'd still recommend this game because I can still see the good in it even though that one aspect disappointed me. I also know that there's people that will have no problems with the combat and that's perfectly fine. It's just something that didn't click with me. Every other aspect is this game is great though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots of things to do

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    The game itself has a great range of things to do. You can go from the main quest to side quests, you can collect things for alchemy or for your armoire, etc. Level and mastering wise, it's not too hard but not too easy It depends on the mode you're playing and from experience, it doesn't appear to me as difficult as it can be with games like Bloodborne or the other one which name I can't remember but comes from the same creators of said game. I recall that if you want just an easy going time without much challenge there's an option in the game which you can tap for, without going through the whole quest deal (I haven't tried it, and I don't know 100% how it works so I'd recommend to look it up than take it for granted that it'll be mostly handsoff).The graphics are amazing, the story is compelling and if there's anything I'd probably ask for but defeats the purpose of the videogame would be character customization (thus, kinda pointless to mention, but other than a few clothing selection there's not much to have and change, although irrelevant in the end because it's not really... Essential to the game. It would add aesthetic appeal, however. Obviously, you also can't change the character: you're involuntarily, but purposely, switched between the main guy and Siri). if you're looking for that I'd recommend other video games like Skyrim and Dragon age, or some oldies (sorta, for PS3) like Mass Effect, among others but really those are the first that come mind that I like. Anyways, good game. I tend to get bored after a few days of full immersion and although I've only played it a couple times, I've had multiple friends rave and recommend it so long you're into walkthroughs and long-ish games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than just a game.

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    This is a living and breathing, starving and suffering, drinking and puking, torturing and dying experience that no gamer should miss. Yet it is actually a game, you can mentally get sucked into a world and a life where the strong live large, the common folk get by, the "enemies of the state" are hunted down like animals, and the weak die gruesome and horrific deaths... or perhaps they can have a chance at sweet revenge, but it's all up to you, your observations and points of views at the moments, and most importantly your choices. Every choice you make affects someone, somewhere, somehow. You will be absorbed for hours before you suddenly find out how what you had considered a "empathetic and humane" choice turned out causing a horrifying catastrophe that can continuously haunt you. And for those of you considering this journey, trust nobody. Not a soul. This game is brash, violent, hilarious, heartbreaking, vile, intense and, unfortunately, quite true to its presentation of man's visceral quest for power, wealth, political standing, and the harsh and brutal punishment that comes with it all. The writing it top notch, the voice acting is great, the graphics are beautiful and horrifying at times, and the story itself is immense, and that's not counting the side quests which are just as entertaining and satisfying as the main quest, if not even more satisfying. Please be prepared to put your life on hold for awhile if you decide to take the plunge into the world of Witcher 3. It would also be a good deal if you had some extra sick or vacation days built up, they will come in handy for this journey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Endless Hours of fun

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    The Witcher 3 is one of the rare games that offers countless hours beyond the main playthrough and actually keeps things very interesting with sidequests and miscellaneous activities. If your a fan of medieval/renaissance time period chances are you will find great enjoyment in this game. The world is beautifully realised and it's one of the more graphically impressive games I have played this generation. Soundtrack is very good sets the mood appropriately. The mechanics in the game definitely have a learning curve, especially for those that are not familiar with the Witcher world, but the tutorials are well explained and help guide you through all the different processes that are available to you. Writing and voice acting are top notch and character models are very detailed which truely contributes to this game's ability to remain in complete immersion. Overall I would highly recommend this game to RPG fans as I can tell after just 8 hrs I have put into it already, that there will be many more to come. And last but not least, I would like to give a shout out to the developer, CD Projekt Red, I was completely surprised when I found a thank you note inside the case along with notice saying that they have 16 MORE DLC expansions planned after release completely free of charge. Also included is a soundtrack, decal stickers, map and a legit GAME MANUAL...Yea that's right this game actually has game manual inside. Been a long time since I have seen that much inside a game case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Red Dead Redemption + Skyrim + Batassassin Creed

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    SeanS
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    Red Dead Redemption = Great story, narrative, and voice acting Skyrim = Deep Western RPG elements and wide world to explore Bioware RPG = Choices impact story Batassassin Creed = Similar, but original 3rd person Combat Mechanics I would actually rank game similarity in the order above as well. It is most like Red Dead because it is driven by your choices and events of a story being told, not moving from quest giver to quest giver. I cannot emphasize the feel of Red Dead Redemption in a fantasy RPG enough. In terms of Skyrim, it is a generational leap in terms of world size and design. You can spend a lot of time exploring, but all areas feel unique with locations to visit and explore and to learn about. Also like Skyrim, the quest lines are open and you can come and go from them as you want. Like the Bioware RPGs, your choices matter to the game and story. Combat is probably the weakest element of the game. It is very good, but not as fluid as many other games. It is very deep with a lot of variety, but still not smooth. It's not as arcade as Batman and not as nuanced as a Dark Souls game. Falls kind of in the middle and I still struggle with it. The combat is still very good though. All the other stuff like maps, crafting, alchemy, inventory management all came across pretty intuitive to me and I never felt lost of confused not knowing what to do. Love this game. I consider it best game of this generation (PS4) to date. Unless Fallout 4 or Star Wars Battlefront offer something that raises the bar further, I think Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is the game to beat for 2015 Game of the Year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best RPGs ever made

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    The Witcher 3 will go down as one of the best Role Playing Games ever made. It's perfect in nearly every way. The story, characters and world are all well-done and interesting. Visually, the graphics make the world and characters look great. One of the things I came away most impressed with is the way the game handled its side content. In a lot of RPGs, side content is made up of a lot of fetch quests, such as finding x amount of this material or killing x amount of a certain enemy type. While some of that does exist in The Witcher 3, the game does a great job at making its side content just as interesting as its main story. The side quests are just as long and full of character and story, with many of them related to what you're doing in the main story, making everything feel very fluid and seamless. the Bloody Baron questline is amazing and one of the best in the game. The combat is pretty great too, with a lot of thought given to strategy and counterattacks, with some awesomely gruesome finishing moves. There are plenty of bosses and other enemy types to contend with.The only complaints I have are minor ones. The way Geralt and his horse, Roach, move can be finicky sometimes. There's not as much variety in the way the world looks compared to games such as Dragon Age Inquisition, in which each area feels very unique in its look and design. For any true gamer, this is a must-play game and a serious contender for Game of the Year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A game worth every penny.

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    Sometimes, people judge the worth of a game by how long it takes to beat it. People need to know if it justifies the $60 price tag. Then of course there's the graphics, the story, the characters, and the gameplay. Witcher 3, happens to deliver in all of the above characteristics to near perfection. I've not beat the game, but I've certainly clocked in at least 30 hours into it, and I've never been more satisfied. An immense and immersive game that puts the protagonist Geralt through his paces, where the choices you make, actually AFFECT the quest that you're on. Outcomes change, people change, and maybe (though I don't know yet), maybe the ending is determined, based on your choices. Combat is fluid and fun and challenging. Three things you don't always see in an RPG. The story is vast, the characters complicated, with people you love, hate, and want to hate, but just can't help but love. The graphics are beautiful. Now, I've played the game both on PC and PS4, with sadly the PC version crashing so often with my graphics card, that I had to get the PS4 version. But I'm not disappointed. There's no comparison when you have a PC to play your games, so I won't make it. Get this game if you're even the least bit interested in high, adult fantasy, that's not afraid to take you down dark and dirty paths. There's a reason why it got Game of the Year for the Video Game awards. A must have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Role Playing Excellence

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    I must say that I played Witcher 2 on PC several years ago and enjoyed it. The graphics were good on my PC but I opted this time to go with a console version. I have been following the progress, trailers, and any information I have seen on the Witcher 3 and must admit that it does not disappoint. I bought the Xbone for myself and the PS4 for my son. I believe the PS4 version to be a bit better in the graphics but nothing serious. Witcher 3 has a bit of a learning curve to get started but nothing too hard. You come across one of the games mini games, Gwent early on in White Orchard. Do yourself a favor and take the time to watch and study the tutorial. While Gwent is one of the secondary quests in Witcher 3, it is truly an addictive strategy game that will pull you in and hold you there. You may have to do some on line searching for learning videos like I did but it is worth it. Be sure to check with merchants throughout the world for specialty cards. The game seems to have long load times when you do die. Be sure to save often especially before going into a battle or you will be repeating a lot of unnecessary playing. If you love RPG games, I am sure you will love this one. This is right up there with my top 5 all time greats which include GTA V and The Last of Us. Would I recommend this game? I highly recommend this game to all gamers out there.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just Wasn't For me

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    I bought the Witcher 3 in a downtime for gaming and was hoping for something more than what i got. I have been a fan of RPG's for a long time mostly JRPG's however dragon age and mass effect are among my favorite western RPG's. I have never played a Witcher game before so please keep my background in context. I would like to start by saying no i did not finish the game however there is good reason for that. I was simply bored by the story and combat. There was nothing in this game that hooked me. There is plenty of content...but i found the content boring. Let me explain. It is a massive open world game with varying environments and environmental effects, the graphics are no doubt gorgeous the voice acting is good enough. But it just feels empty to me. I could not get attached to any of the characters or care about anything going on in the universe. Again this may have been because i did not play the previous entries. However, i was hoping that the gameplay could get me through his game. But that is very lacking. The combat is boring and just feels off. The crafting system is overcomplicated. There is an enormous amount of reading in this game as well. Which for me was a bad thing. I was hoping for a tight cohesive story, with open world fun, and fun gameplay. This is not it. This game is too complicated and too deep for its own good. In short i much prefer games such as Dragon Age, mass effect, final fantasy X, or even Tales games.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge, immersive world; incredible stories

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    Let me say this first: You don't necessarily have to play the first two Witcher games to enjoy this one, as CD Projekt Red does a very respectable job of providing character backstories both in-game and in the included Witcher universe guide booklet. However, if you are already familiar with the story and world of Geralt of Rivia, you will feel much more rewarded while playing this game, since previous events are referenced fairly frequently. With that out of the way, being several hours into to the game, I have enjoyed so many aspects of this game. From crafting, to combat, the gameplay is very enjoyable, my only complaint being the touchy swimming controls. As for graphics, the game is simply gorgeous, and at one point, I found myself just stopping, as I reached the top of a mountain, to appreciate the beautiful view of the land bathed in the hopeful glow of a rising sun. The music in the game is fantastic, possibly the best part of the game, and the variance between in- and out-of-combat music, as well as between different regions, provides and refreshing and dynamic tone. Finally, as stated before, and this being the first game in the the series that I have played, the brilliant writing, from the overall story to the unique and endearing side characters, was very much appreciated, to the point that I want to go back and play the previous games and read the Witcher novels.

    I would recommend this to a friend