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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Xbox One

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2242 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Review Really Sums It Up

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    HughJankles
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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...

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Uh...how is a game this good?

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    Salvzeri
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    So, I bought this game over 2 years ago on a sale and it was the complete edition. I didn't get to the game to play it until about 6 months ago. It took me coming back to the game a few times to get used to the gameplay and just get the game started as the first few missions and the way that the UI and quest system is set up is a bit confusing for a noob like me. After getting past the first few quests, I was pretty hooked and got through a lot of the game pretty quickly due to being addicted to it. I've never experienced such an adult-themed fantasy game before, or story for that matter. And I can say that it is a welcomed fresh take on fantasy that is pretty amazing. I actually bought the first book in one of the book series because it was so well done. I just beat the main game at level 33 yesterday, and have started one of the expansions. I can say that the multiple ending mechanic works very awesome in this game. I don't want to give much away, so I wont say how that all works, but choices that you make in the game do effect the ending. So, it's petty fantastic when you feel like your decisions matter. Also, the graphics in just 1080P on a 4K HDR TV look fantastic on their own. I don't have an Xbox One X yet, but the game still wowed. All and all, I can see why this got 10/10 from most reviewers. The expansions are actually cooler than the main-game and I'm just starting them. Play this game, you wont regret it...

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dark, but great series

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    ChrisforChrist
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    I had heard of the Witcher series for PC, but never considered getting into it. Then, one day I found the second game in the series for a bargain price on Xbox 360. I decided to give it a try and was impressed. It made me decide I needed to pre-order the third installment, because I knew it would be even better than the other two before it. Plus, I've been following the developer and am very impressed with their capabilities and their methods of doing business and supporting their fans. Despite some heavy, mature content that it could probably go without (this isn't a game to play around kids), I generally enjoy the series. The writing is top-notch, believable, and occasionally very, very funny. The game play is deep, customizable, and only gets better over time and with every game. While playing Witcher 2, by comparison to other game systems, it took me a LONG time to get a hold of the complex combat and game systems, but once I did I enjoyed the game a whole lot more. If you're a fan of the series, number three is definitely up your alley. More of what you love (a LOT more. I've seen strategy guides for it reaching 450+ pages), and everything on a bigger scale with the more powerful systems. Be prepared to see friends less and spend plenty of time digging into this one. Unfortunately, I can't say much for people who are new to the series. From what I've heard the developers want to make it accessible for everyone, but I can't say from experience whether they have or not. My advice: if you like Game of Thrones political-intrigued style of story telling, RPG's, and massive open world exploration, you'll very much like this game. Just be prepared to learn and try something that's new and different from most else out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Time Sink

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    LionInTheDark
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    This game is thick with plot. I put 15 hours in just running side-missions when I started. I got 40 hours in now. I'm only 3% done. There is always something to kill. If you plan right and mix the correct potions, the kills come easier than had you ignored the advice of the game. You can't change your character but you can customize clothes and hair. This is in essence a movie. 7th son seems to be based on this game. Probably not but it had similar undertones. You're a monster hunter. You occasionally hunt men. Missions can be paced where you can play for a few hours and have a good save point. You fill like you are accomplishing something instead of slugging through. There is a built in mini game that can eat hours of your time. It's kind of similar to a 3 level game of medieval blackjack war. You play cards up front, in the middle, and at the back of the field. You're looking to make the highest points. Sometimes you have to lose the first hand. But you collect the cards and play people throughout the game. You can't just run through all the side missions as the story progresses. There are level restrictions but the beauty of this game is that it won't restrict you from trying. You will fail them but you can pass them if you have a lot of skill. It's a million dollar title and worth every dime you spent on it. It's a buy but make sure you have the time to invest.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hands Down The Game of this Generation

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    JonSpear360
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    Dollar for dollar, this is the best deal in console gaming history. An intriguing, complex and overarching story with some of the most fleshed out characters and side quests I've ever experienced, this game even without the DLC comes it at well over 200 hours. I can't really explain how much this game effected me, but be prepared to be lost in the lore, reading the novels and collecting graphic novels and card games for years to come. The combat is fluid and well done. Each area of the map has a real tone and feeling, reflected in characters and storylines. Each of the near dozen main side characters are captivating and well motivated. The only problem I have with the game is the tutorials are not extensive enough and you will be having "Oh, I wish I knew that twenty hours ago" moments throughout your entire playthrough unless you watch a few hours of Youtube tutorials before (gwent took me forever to get the hang of, in particular) Played through Deathmarch twice, and have since gone back to The Witcher 2 to try to get my fix of this world. It's truly something special and with the prices so cheap, you're out of your mind not to try it if you like fantasy and American-style RPGS. This is truly the Game of Thrones videogame we've all been waiting for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a breath takeing adventure

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    drifter848
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    it has all the classic rpg elements we all love . theres some stream lineing dumbing down to reach a greater audience. but the storytelling art design and visuals are out of this world cd project is a small group of workers who have made a game better then office buildings full of employess. you can see the care and love of games that went into this there are some issues with minor frame drops clipping etc some quirks but in now way do they take away from the excellent story . and user friendly game mechanics if you like to just go explore and play a game the way you want to play it and love to grind and search out story this is the game for you ive found so many fun side missions by stumbling across them and unlocked a quest with a story and npcs you become invested in and actualy come to care about them and the world if you have a few hundred hours to search out every little thing or just wanna plow thru the story in 30 or 40 you can this game is made by gamers for gamers. in todays age everything is rushed and corners cut these devs put so much care into the game. you get free dlc and sories the game comes with a soundtrack cd instruction book character book map etc that's unheard of in this save every penny world once you pop in the game get used to the controls itll take a bit but its not frustrating after a COUPLE GHOURS YOU WILL BE WAY ON YOURE JOURNEY IN I BET ONE OF WHAT WILL BE YOUR TOP 10 GAMES OF ALL TIME ENJOY

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finding the Old West in Old Eastern Europe

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    Puck342
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    While this game may be the pride of Poland, and is certainly replete with Eastern European-inspired mythology, not to mention Geography (Skellige, the Witcher-World stand-in for the Vikings and the lands they hailed from, is due west of the "mainland" for example), however as an American playing this game I have to say that what it reminded me of most was the Old West, except without guns, and now there's magic. While there are ostensibly rival nations at work here, they end up functionally acting more like disorganized posse's, and it is not only possible but likely that in the course of this game you will set out on a mission for one member of a faction only to end up killing another member of that same faction for some other mission. My biggest concern with the game is that, like so many others, the dialogue options as they are written when you select them are more suggestions/summations of the action you will take, and sometimes the wording is vague enough to leave you leading your character to places you may not have intended to. Personally I lack the discipline to restart after every instance of this, so my character's story, by the end of it, had run fairly far afield from where I intended it. Still, the story is fun, and the dozens of possible endings should keep the exhaustive-minded player replaying their way through the lands of the Witcher again and again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's the best game I've every played. Seriously.

    Posted
    rodericrinehart
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    SCORE: 99/100 The hype was worth it, and more. A morally grey world with the best quests ever made in a game. It is officially the best video game I have ever played in my life. It will stick with me forever. The best story I've ever seen in a game and it rivals even Lord of the Rings for books and movies. It has amazing graphics, and continues to impress as you crank it to 1600p and ultra everything. The most innovative and intriguing thing about the game is that decisions you make matter (without a simple good/evil bar), and often you will not know the extent of your decisions for hours or even tens of hours (none of this "so and so will remember that" from Telltale games and none of the simple and obvious good/bad choices of almost every other game ever. It also has fantastic setting and lore, which pays lots of fan service to Witcher 2 fans (like me) but is absolutely accessible to people who never played either other game (like my wife). Finally, it is just plain ridiculously fun and never got old even after 135 hours. Yes, it is a bit clunky to control (but only out of combat), the swimming is atrociously bad, the inventory cannot be sorted, and some other minor issues as well. But when you absolutely nail every other part of your game, it just doesn't matter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent-Instant Classic RPG Experience

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    GamerWithNoName
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    The world is deep, nuanced and complex-the embedded cultural biases, day night cycle and near seamless area transitions make the world feel organic. If you enjoy reading, there is a ton of background and world info available via books you can find. The writing and voice acting in most cases is very well done. The inventory and item management can be overwhelming at first, but once learned isnt too difficult to manage. The story is good-but my real enjoyment of the game is the open exploration, in the same vein as Skyrim. I also really enjoyed the preparation, investigation and research needed for the more difficult monster fights. The controls and camera leave a little tombe desired, but dont really detract from the enjoyment of the game. The built in card game Gwent is addictive, easy to learn and a fun diversion throughout the game. Overall, CDPR put a lobe and attention to detail (on top of a thank you note from developers, you get access to extensive free DLC, something other companies would charge you over $30-40 for. If you enjoy RPGs, this is one of the finest available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Open-World RPG

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    BrandXSavior
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    I've played the previous two Witcher games; the first on PC and the second on the Xbox 360. I believe The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt to be the best of the series so far. This game has a vast map to explore, either via primary/secondary quests, or simply through open exploration. The Elder Scrolls games have always been a personal benchmark for determining the exploration qualities of an RPG, and The Witcher 3 has a very similar feel. The verisimilitude of this virtual world provides excellent suspension of disbelief. The number of upgrades, in the form of weapon/armor enhancements, potions/mutagens creations, skill-tree combinations, ability combos, etc. is quite extensive and provides a myriad of play-through potentials. The stories presented in the game seem both interesting and engaging, be it the primary quest or the vast number of side quests; this alone can provide for hours/days/months (?) of playtime. Bottom line: The Witcher 3 is an engaging open-world RPG in the tradition of the classics (Ultima, Elder Scrolls) which should be experienced by anyone looking for the feel and playability of "old-school" CRPGs.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic But Mature

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    Alex
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    Witcher 3 is a great game for mature players. There are more than a few scenes in the game where players are intimate with fully topless girls and the use of alcohol. That being said it may not be for everyone but this game is an open world explorers dream. With touches of a Skyrim quest filled map crawler the game seems to effortlessly transition from one extream to another. Wheather you travel out and slay a giant in the wilderness or have to get into a drunken brawl at a bar the game keeps everything fun. The only down side is traveling. You have to find sign posts of towns to quick travel, which is fine, but if you either miss one or have to go to another town then you have to walk (or ride your horse) through monster infested woods/bogs/plains/ect. It can become a bit tiresome when all you want to do is quick travel, kill the monster gaurding the chest, and then get rewarded. Its not really a 15 minute freetime game. Quests can last hours especially if there are puzzles that can be confusing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Witcher 3

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    nunya
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    In the past he has raised and overthrown monarchs, battled legendary monsters and saved the lives of many. Now Geralt embarks on his most personal quest to save his loved ones and protect the world from an ancient threat. The story is drawn based on player decisions. Each action will have consequences which change the story and the game world. NPCs, communities, monsters and locations all change, based on player choice. The Witcher 3 is standalone adventure, easily entered into by new players. Witcher fans will find subtle references to their adventures, but these elements are not necessary to enjoy the game fully. A breathtaking cinematic introduction demonstrating the game background - this puts players immediately in the know about the situation in the war-ravaged Northern Kingdoms and the background story of the main character. Unique atmosphere, memorable characters and gritty dialog - the game world has its own unique feel. It is a classic dark fantasy tale that will appeal to fans of all kinds of fantasy stories.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best game of the year

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    foxmacleod
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    The Witcher 3 is the best game I've played in 2015. It has an in depth story with an open world that in my opinion, can only be compared the elder scrolls series on crack. There are scenes that are not appropriate for kids (in my opinion). Being a parent, I wait until everyone goes to sleep to enjoy my "good book." They are constantly adding more to the game so watch for updates. The play control is a little difficult but you get the hang of it. My first big battle was with a possessed bear that I ran across at level 2. He was lvl 5. My heart was pounding because the visuals and sound make it feel so real. I started the fight and figured I would die quickly but the game gives you a chance to fight higher level guys if you use tactics and wide down their health. I ended up beating him and the environment changed (music and a little visual) to make it feel peaceful. It's those little nuances that make the game so great. I hope you give it a try and enjoy the adventure as much as I have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best RPG games ever

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    HOLT
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    This game is one the most in depth RPG I've ever played. There is so much to do in the world it will blow your mind. The beginning is a little slow and that might push some people away but you should really push through it. The game is more on the difficult side, not as difficult as Dark souls. If you have experience with games like skyrim, fallout, and dark souls, it will be easier for you to understand this game than someone who doesn't. The plants all around the world, crafting, diagrams(weapons,armor), and item weight system will confuse players who don't have any experience with this type of gameplay. The difficulty alone might push most players away if they aren't use to it. The monsters will kill you pretty fast if you aren't familiar with dodging. Having Dark souls experience will make things easier when fighting the monsters. And one last thing, don't rush the game! Explore every corner of each map. This game is HUGE! P.S if you need help with the game, don't give up on the game and say it sucks lmao look for help online. no shame in that

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Role Playing Excellence

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    Buckerou
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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. 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. 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought as filler; ended up being a great game

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    Bohrium
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    I play mostly open-world RPG-style games and was looking for something to hold me over to the Fallout 4 release after completing Dragon Age: Inquisition. I picked this game out solely based on online reviews. So far I have not been disappointed. This is about as open-world as Dragon Age: Inquisition (if you haven't played that, I would say more open than a Mass Effect game but less open than the most recent Elder Scrolls and Fallout games). If you're fully invested in one of the other franchises, you may find that the menus take some time to get used to. It didn't take long to learn the actual play controls, though. The plot is a little more mature and a lot more complicated than most other games in this genre, which is a nice change for the most part but may require a little reading to help understand some of the plot. I had planned on playing it a couple months and dumping it when Fallout 4 was released, but I can tell I'm going to keep playing this to the end before I even bother with Fallout. A genuinely good game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Goodbye freetime

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    Tedfjord
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    This a great continuation of the witcher series. From an implementation standpoint it is a pretty fluid continuation of the second which the changes in question & inventory management, map and UI feeling like a refinement. The game is intended to be hard but is probably less punishing than 2 which was against less punishing than 1. The graphics are stunning, the world is huge and the characters and plot themes continue to be gritty and interesting. Combat is the same as 2 with the addition of a couple more abilities. I was sad to see dice removed but Gwent is a pretty good minigame and likely a good design decision given the current popularity of CCGs. Basically if you liked either of the previous two games throw you money at the screen and pick up this one. What I didn't like is that there did not seem to be a way to import in my Witcher 2 save so on the onset it feels like my previous decisions are pointless. Poor Ves, don't tell her that she enjoyed the company of King Henselt for nothing.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First great Epic RPG for the Xbox One

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    cor2879
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    In full disclosure, I am a huge fan of both prior games in the Witcher series, so for me, buying this title was a no-brainer. It took me a month, to the day, to get through the entire game of The Witcher 3, including one week where I was sick at home from work with nothing else to do. The game is epic in scope, tells great stories, has beautifully rendered graphics, and allows the player great freedom to choose how Geralt will interact with the world around him. Of course, with great freedom comes consequences. The choices you make may save a colony of children, or doom entire villages. Unlike other AAA franchises that claim to provide the player with choices that matter, in The Witcher 3, choices really do matter, and have consequences that can echo all the way to the endgame. I would recommend The Witcher 3 to any gamers that love epic high fantasy. If you love games like Skyrim then The Witcher 3 is definitely up your alley.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous

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    iheartrobots
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    I'm new to the series, but it hasn't restricted me from enjoying or following the storyline in Witcher 3 at all. The main storyline is pretty engaging and you could spend months going through side quests and exploring the massive map. The environments are gorgeous and rich with detail, and you get a sense of depth and history from each of the various districts contained within. I started the game on its highest difficulty setting but lowered it twice as its pretty slow going at the top two levels. The combat mechanics are pretty much hack/slash/dodge/spell/repeat, but fun and animated well none the less. As many have pointed out, the game glitches quite a bit (maybe they should've called it "Glitcher 3") but it's almost all graphical and doesn't really impact game play. If your a fan of the genre or just like the idea of playing through a novel, than this game is Well worth the price of admission!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A world that must be experienced

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    TubofProtein
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    Let me start off with I never got to finish the witcher or witcher 2. So what caught my eye of this game when I first saw it announced was the story and gameplay of the Witcher 3. Then afterwards I found out that devs where making the game bigger than Skyrim and with 200 hours of gameplay to it plus giving 16 free dlc. With all this I then told myself that this game will be worth at launch. And once I finally obtained a copy the first thing I notice is the devs give you an actual thank you card for buying and supporting the game. I said wow these guys are really nice. Once the witcher was installed I proceed to play the game and was immediately fascinated by its enviroments and dialogue from each characters personality. After about 7 hours gameplay Id come to realize I became addicted to this world of the witcher and all it has to offer. Thank you Cd Projekt Red for this true next gen master piece.

    I would recommend this to a friend