Outrageously expansive, inherently epic, truly awe inspiring; they are all phrases that encapsulate in some small way the essence of the spectacularity on display when one discusses the masterpiece that is The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, yet none of the these truly come even close to describing the actual experience. Flawless, if I’m having another go; might be more up to speed.
In all the years that I have played games – and many they have been, ranging from lowly indie titles to truly visceral AAA published masterclass experiences; I have never come across anything as breathtakingly vast as this. Calling this title a videogame almost feels cardinal. It’s just so much more than a simple gaming experience, innovative at its core.
It has to be one of the most gorgeous looking games I have ever had the pleasure of laying my eyes on. One could spend hours gazing at the color and ambience on display as you survey the distant vistas, hugging the skyline as the sun bleeds over the edges of the landscape. Detail is squeezed out of every nook and cranny, from the cloth on Gerald’s back to the leaves falling gently from the tall pines that stretch the distance. One would be hard pressed to find a single model or element in the world that has not been vigorously textured and enhanced to the fullest limit. Everything simply looks fantastic whether you might be taking a stroll through a grove or spectating a massive city, it’s all perfect.
The gameplay is on another level. Running and fighting, riding, swimming all feel incredibly natural and polished. Movement is very scarcely clunky or clumsy and the way the characters react to the environment and the impact it has on their movement is simply a joy to behold. Gerald has a huge array of weaponry and spellbound combat choices at his disposal. The game also features in depth mutational enhancement, crafting and alchemy. It’s like taking everything good from all the best RPG’s and combining them in one epic package that packs a massive punch.
The game is also luckily one of the longest single player gaming experiences out there at the moment. Literally hundreds of missions to complete (apart from the main storyline) and thousands of situations to interact with. The title features a huge array of interesting characters to partner with or oppose, depending on the choices you make. Geralt has the option to build personal relationships with many of the characters as the game progresses. There is also a massive brigade of foes to best ranging from simple grunts to massive and/or powerful bosses.
This is truly one of the most content rich, truly visceral and polished gaming experiences out there. Near perfect scores on all fronts tell a story of one of the most successful games in history, and it is as such for good reason. You simply cannot afford to miss out on this one.
Buy the game here: Buy