The Witcher is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game, set in a visually stunning fantasy universe, full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you play as Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter tasked with finding a child from an ancient prophecy.
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Release Date: May 18, 2015

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May 25

Patch 1.04 for PC out now!

The patch 1.04 for PC is available for download now. Please find the list of changes below:

  • Rebinding of all keys is now available after switching on the ‘Unlock Bindings’ option in the Options\Key Bindings submenu.
  • Corrects an issue in the dialogue system that might have caused dialogue looping in certain scenes.
  • Fixes an issue with incorrect behavior of Wild Hunt warriors after they were affected by the Axii Sign.
  • Corrects a bug that caused spontaneous combustion of gas clouds.
  • 1280 x 720 resolution is now properly displayed as a valid resolution option.
  • Fixes boat stuttering in cutscenes.
  • Texture rendering quality for the high and ultra presets has been improved.
  • Further improvements made in NVIDIA Hairworks performance.
  • A few additional gwent cards are now available in the Prologue area.
  • Fixes an issue where users with usernames incorporating non-Latin characters were unable to import saves from The Witcher 2.
  • Includes a series of overall stability and performance improvements.
  • Fixes issues related to alt + tabbing and minimizing the game window.
  • Updates the game icon.
  • Enlarges the loot pop-up window in the UI.
  • Fixes an issue where, in certain circumstances, the comparison window could extend beyond the game borders in the UI.
  • Upgrading items included in gear sets no longer destroys rune sockets on said items.
  • Introduces small tweaks in the UI for gwent.
  • Corrects some missing translations in localized versions.

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May 21

Patch 1.03 is now available!

This update introduces a range of stability and performances ehancements as well as allows users to take advantage of some additional graphics settings.

Please find the detailed list of fixes below:

  • Improves stability in gameplay and the UI
  • Improves performance especially in cutscenes and gameplay
  • Fixes grass and foliage popping that could occur after density parameters were changed
  • Improves Nvidia Hairworks performance
  • Boosted texture anisotropy sampling to 16x on Ultra preset
  • Sharpen Post-process settings extended from Off/On to Off/Low/High
  • Blood particles will now properly appear after killing enemies on the water
  • Corrects a bug where player was able to shoot bolts at friendly NPCs
  • Improves menu handling
  • Corrects an issue with Stamina regeneration while sprinting
  • Fixes a cursor lock issue that sometimes occcured when scrolling the map
  • Generally improves world map focus
  • Improves input responsiveness when using keyboard
  • Corrects some missing translations in the UI
  • Corrects an issue in dialogue selections
  • Rostan Muggs is back
  • Minor SFX improvements

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About This Game

The Witcher: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher you play as the professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, viking pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.

PLAY AS A HIGHLY TRAINED MONSTER SLAYER FOR HIRE
Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength and reflexes, witchers are a distrusted counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live.
  • Gruesomely destroy foes as a professional monster hunter armed with a range of upgradeable weapons, mutating potions and combat magic.
  • Hunt down a wide range of exotic monsters from savage beasts prowling the mountain passes to cunning supernatural predators lurking in the shadows of densely populated towns.
  • Invest your rewards to upgrade your weaponry and buy custom armour, or spend them away in horse races, card games, fist fighting, and other pleasures the night brings.

EXPLORE A MORALLY INDIFFERENT FANTASY OPEN WORLD
Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The  Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth and complexity.
  • Traverse a fantastical open world: explore forgotten ruins, caves and shipwrecks, trade with merchants and dwarven smiths in cities, and hunt across the open plains, mountains and seas.
  • Deal with treasonous generals, devious witches and corrupt royalty to provide dark and dangerous services.
  • Make choices that go beyond good & evil, and face their far-reaching consequences.

CHASE DOWN THE CHILD OF PROPHECY
Take on the most important contract to track down the child of prophecy, a key to save or destroy this world.
  • In times of war, chase down the child of prophecy, a living weapon of power, foretold by ancient elven legends.
  • Struggle against ferocious rulers, spirits of the wilds and even a threat from beyond the veil – all hell-bent on controlling this world.
  • Define your destiny in a world that may not be worth saving.

FULLY REALIZED NEXT GENERATION
  • Built exclusively for next generation hardware, the REDengine 3 renders the world of The Witcher visually nuanced and organic, a real true to life fantasy.
  • Dynamic weather systems and day/night cycles affect how the citizens of the towns and the monsters of the wilds behave.
  • Rich with storyline choices in both main and subplots, this grand open world is influenced by the player unlike ever before.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
    • Hard Drive: 35 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
    • Hard Drive: 35 GB available space
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1,044 of 1,188 people (88%) found this review helpful
984 people found this review funny
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
His beard grows. In real time.

BEARD. GROWS.



Oh, and there's a vast, beautiful, open world to explore, stuffed with interesting sidequests and amazing graphics, but who cares about that?
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2,256 of 2,673 people (84%) found this review helpful
277 people found this review funny
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Day 1 Review:

Pros
- No crashes
- Beautiful graphics (seriously)
- Runs smooth on a mid-range machine
- Top-notch atmosphere

Cons
- I haven't seen boobs yet


*Actual Initial Impressions* (will continue to update)

Relevant Specs:
i7 2600k @ 4.4GHz
GTX 680 w/ 4GB RAM
8GB RAM
Windows 8.1

Actual Pros:

- Performance on my system has been better than expected (50-60fps @ 1080p). I am running postprocessing and the majority of the graphics options on HIGH. I have the hair-effect turned off as it does degrade my FPS.

- The world feels alive. From the wind blowing through the trees, to the dynamic weather system, to the wild life running through the forest, nothing stands out as generic or as an asset that was placed into the world without thought. The first two areas are more organic than any other game I have personally played.

- The side-quests are varied and offer up much more than fetch this or kill that. Many are investigation based and require multiple steps to complete.

- The UI has taken a MASSIVE step forward from The Witcher 2. What was once a clunky mess is now fairly intuitive and streamlined. There is room for improvement, but clearly the developers have learned from their past mistakes.

- The graphics are beautiful, but please don't expect a fully modded Skyrim or iCEnhancer GTA4 level of detail. Again, the developers seemed to be more concerned with making a world that feels organic and vivid than throwing 24k textures on everything. It's the art, color, and texture cohesion that really makes the graphics standout from other titles.

- The dialogue and voice acting are on par or better than most action RPGs I have recently played. I have yet to encounter two NPCs that I felt were using the same voice actor. The only generic voice in the game is probably the protagonist, but that is by design.

- I have not encountered any bugs worth mentioning. Zero crashes and no broken quests is impressive for any game when compared to other recent major releases.

Actual Cons:

- While the soundtrack and game ambiance are very well done, the game suffers from sound balancing issues. For example, at certain times the sound level of voices will be much lower than everything else in the world, forcing you to read the subtitles.

- There is an overuse of "stage setting" mini-cinematics, especially if you play in short bursts and load often. There should be an option to skip these and instead be able to read the suggestion text during a loading screen.

- Level progression has been quite slow which has forced me to back-pedal a bit from the main quest to play catch-up. This may be by design, but placing you into an area that is for level 7+ while you are only level 3 isn't the best choice IMHO.

Bottom Line: I will continue to play The Witcher 3 for the foreseeable future. It offers a blend of DA:I and Skyrim-esque gameplay with it's own unique lore, dynamism, and atmosphere that is truly enjoyable. Please feel free to ask any specific questions in the comments and I will do my best to answer them.
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2,194 of 2,663 people (82%) found this review helpful
1085 people found this review funny
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
-riding on my horse
-pack of wolves start chasing me
-runs through small village to lose them
-wolves start attacking villagers
-damn
-have to save villagers
-kills wolves, saves village
-checks if kid who got attacked is ok
-kid tells me to ♥♥♥♥ off

11/10

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251 of 275 people (91%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
For me this is the best Single Player game, what I've ever played.

Storyline - 10/10
Story is presented in a very nice form. In most of the dialogue you can choose what to say. We have many ways to pass the mission. We can do it quietly or killing everyone. Each mission is interesting and different than earlier. The story is for 20h game without sidequests. We also have mini games like cards (Gwent).

Gameplay - 9/10
Beautiful world giving many opportunities for the player. We can explore caves, forests, mountains, helping peoples and doing much more things. The map is 30 times bigger than in the previous part. Crafting and Alchemy are more important, we also can upgrade swords, armors and signs. These sandbox gives many, many opportunities. Fight feeling is pleasant. Sometimes we are blocking on a small obstacle but in comparison to other games it is not very annoying.

Characters - 10/10
Each character has its own charm. Characters are well matched to the storyline and to the environment. We can decide who will be our enemy and who is our friend. We also can choose the path of the main character. Character (mainly Geralt's) and monsters doing really great feeling, details are amazing.

Graphics - 10/10
Graphics in this game is amazing. Even the smallest details are well refined, for example when we move the grass moves with us. Graphics capabilities used in 100%. The movement of water clouds are very well refined, falling leaves, changing weather make a huge impression.

Sounds - 10/10
Music and ambient sounds in this game is great fits. We can listen medieval music which is selected for each moment of the game. Animals noises are natural. The monsters sounds are really threatening. Character voices are well selected and fit into personalities.

Overall - 10/10
If you are thinking about purchase this game, if you like open world and action RPG games, I would recommend these game for you, and I guarantee a lot of fun comes from that game. These game is masterpiece.
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272 of 302 people (90%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
64.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This game is a masterpiece. It is possible that it is the greatest rpg game ever. Side quests are not boring, the game world is huge, weapons are great and combat although has some minor problems, is glorious. No game is perfect, this game has some problems, but the combination of great atmosphere, depth story, attention to details, quest diversity, sound, voice acting, music, monsters, weapons, armors, storms, Roach (the Horse) and of course the best mini game I have ever encounter in a video game : Gwent. All of this plus dozens of other great things add up and to give 10/10 masterpiece.
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202 of 215 people (94%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Honestly this game is brilliant. I'm 30 hours in and feel like I have not even started yet. The maps are huge, and quite intimidating. There are lots of things to see and places to explore. Sometimes randomly exploring places you will find a hidden letter or item that leads you on a new quest. Speaking of quests, the secondary ones tie in beautifully with the main story and feel like they have meaning and purpose behind them. The visuals are stunning, especially if you have a rig capable of using HairWorks and HBAO+ to their full potential. The day/night cycle on top of the changing weather conditions really engross you in the world. The sound, both ambient and effects, are all awe inspiring. Just listening to the wind blow the trees, the village sounds of hammer on steel and axe on wood, even the gentle noises your horse makes as you travel is just very immersing.

The story telling is one of the major positives for me personally. All the NPC’s really come alive with the texture and detail on their faces, CD Projekt RED did a great job with that. The voice acting is great, much better than Witcher 2 and feels far more professional. All of the conversation options are well thought out, and there are plenty of decisions with some severe consequences depending on the way you play it. If you import a Witcher 2 save, you will have a few surprises and reappearances as well.

Combat is solid, it takes a little practice to get to grips with the dodging, parrying, and when to use the signs effectively, but once you work it out you will love fighting some mobs. The skill tress are varied and in-depth, and you can really tailor your play style by equipping/unequipping specific skills for different scenarios. Using mutagens to further develop and buff your abilities.

There is so much more I could talk about like Gwent, the card game, bartering/intimidation mechanics, boat sailing, all the crafting and potions, but you need to play it yourself to really appreciate it. Hopefully with further updates and user mods the game will continue to improve and evolve.

There are not many negatives, mostly performance related which, as of writing, a lot of have been fixed already with v1.03.
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825 of 1,021 people (81%) found this review helpful
326 people found this review funny
58.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Tutorial area took me 8 hours to complete.

I regret nothing.
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850 of 1,054 people (81%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
A Cautious Recommendation (For Now)
UPDATE: CDPR has announced upcoming patches to issues which includes the graphical settings menu. If these are to be true to their ambition, almost every complaint on this review will be addressed and the game will be in my eyes- the closest to perfection any PC RPG has ever attained.

The hype for this game was real, with damaging expectations. But after The Witcher 2 and CDPR's reputation, it was inevitable. After all, the Witchers were never 'perfect' games, not 2 nor 1 (that godawful combat). Like Demon Souls before Dark souls, The Witchers catered to a cult niche audience on its own charms and later rose to acclaim where bad hype began.

The world from the source material has been transferred beautifully into game format, and despite technical issues, TW3 is an RPG that has sucked me in like no other game has before.

What to expect from this 'review' (it's not one, really)
An honest first-glance at the game's first ten-twenty hours. I make no claims to speak for endgame nor the massive content. Furthermore, the character limit will stop me listing everything but here's a short rundown. For an idea of how big TW3 is, I wanted to write 3x as much as this just for the first 20 hours. Read with discretion.

As usual, a TL;DR for the lazy (In no particular order):
+ The RPG development system is fleshed out
+ The Witcher's world & atmosphere is as depressing as ever
+ Great combat despite clunky controls
+ A myriad of fun things to do
+ A very nice soundtrack, albeit a bit repetitive in its thematic style
+ As expected, phenomenal writing
+ Graphical Fidelity of the game is superb with beautiful face models (But with some caveats)
+ Runs OK on my 770GTX/3570k
+ Mod Support
+ THE WHITE WOLF CAN JUMP
+ 16 Free DLC
- The game has been "downgraded" in its graphical detail compared to its 2013 trailer (I don't think this is significant but many do)
- There have been some bizarre performance issues yet to be resolved
- Terrible Controls
- Some texture popping, probably hardware related
- A disappointing set of PC options for a CDPR game, I expected more from the devs
- More than a few bugs
- Crashes for some players!!!
- Terrible Performance on Keplar GPUs (600-700GTX)

I shall spare you the long origins and synopsis for the game - there is an abundance of information on the internet if you wish to learn more of the Witcher franchise.

Game Mechanics
As I am a vehement believer in the significance of gameplay above all, I will address this criterion of judgement first. For those who have enjoyed previous Witcher games, there's little that will be unexpected- combat with unique enemies that requires forethought, but now with a crossbow, more gear and better lock control. The real improvements are in atmosphere and exploration.

The utility wheel for this game, however, is terrible. For those on a keyboard and mouse, one may find the wheel barely-usable due to the console nature of the controls. The developers have thankfully provisioned a means to select signs through the number row, thank the Gods. Oh- and no WASD rebinding.

But the worst offense - movement. The Witcher has since become somewhat sluggish, with more instances than I can count whereby I have moved too far forwards or back to loot a corpse or gather herbs. It is to the degree of frustration that I feel like I am fighting the controls more than anything else in the game and this is sincerely my biggest complaint of the title.

The Witcher "Sense", is an overlooked mechanic. Now a full hold-down keybind, it permits players to investigate surroundings for clues to quests and loot. I prefer games to treat me as competent. But, as I played I realised the hilarious reason for this was simply due to the sheer volume of detail in the game; clues were often so hidden in the forestry/furniture that I would never have been able to discern their existence. That said, even with the Witcher sense it is reasonable to believe that some players may still experience difficulties, struggling for five minutes finding clues. No complaints nor praise- just caution.

Finally, character progression. The Witcher 2 was lacking here, forcing the player to invest with little knowledge in skills that could or could not have benefited them with much regret thereafter. TW3 has taken a leap here - now, skill points are obtained more frequently and through more means than levelling up. Skills can be allocated to your "equipped" slots at will, this is particularly useful for those who wish to experiment and I see great potential especially with mod support.

Story
The real reason to play. Superb writing, great cast & phenomenal setting. Quests and contracts are engaging and exploration is fulfilling. The Witcher isn't about saving the world. Simply, a skilled man and his lover/friends trying to get by (and trying to get laid) in a harsh world with mass suffering and distrust. Monsters have their own unique archetypes, all intertwined with gameplay mechanics. Characters both main cast and supporting are unbelievably interesting and you will want to talk to everyone you meet. Scenery has blown me away with oozing atmosphere and the books' world is very well transferred into game setting.

The writing is amazing and has caught me off-guard more than once. I have found situations where I didn't know how to act because choice and consequence is significant in this game, and when I do sometimes I regret my actions - you can even fail quests. TW3 is literary realism at its best.

Graphics
Controversy time. There has been talk of 'downgrading' of the graphics since its 2013 trailers. I can say that some of this is true - but I don't mind. I am somewhat partial to this- I believe there must be a discussion of dangerous complacency against fanatic gamer entitlement.

However, despite this, the game is still beautiful. Riding through the desecrated world, I could see far into the horizon, lush atmosphere and the most beautiful bodies of water I have enjoyed in my years of gaming.

But, for a CDPR game the settings definitely suck, especially compared to TW2. Only one AA option, no supersampling, no antistrophic menu, ambiguous "levels" to each setting. The good news is that it requires no restart.

There are optimisation issues for some players. Anecdotally, my 770 GTX cannot run the game at 60 with max-ultra (no surprise). With a selection of features in ultra and rendering distance lowered to medium, I can obtain a solid 60 FPS with very few framedrops. Those who wish to inquire further may contact me here on steam.

One thing I must mention is that STEAM OVERLAY IS INVASIVE. With overlay enabled, I suffer from stuttering issues and a significant drop in framerate (15-20FPS). Disabled, I could enjoy the game with no stutters.

Textures aren't GTAV quality, but The Witcher 3 has incredibly life-like faces that express emotion extremely well. The cast is varied, with many hideous characters to contrast the rare beauties that you will encounter in your journey (Yen is very hot and this is a Witcher game after all). There is however, a large volume of vegetation that your character will simply pass through- not cool and immersion breaking.

Sound
There isn't much to say. I personally love it but the OST will be subjective. Instrumentals are great but some will find the singing quite irritating. Did you like the trailer music? That's what you can expect. I for one will be buying the soundtrack.

Conclusion
I'd love to write more but there is a word limit on these things. I shall simply end with this: Despite some flaws, the game is beautiful, plays amazing and I have so far enjoyed the title. The game is no 10/10 and has many issues, but I have no regrets and will likely sink many, many hours into this title.
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241 of 280 people (86%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Best RPG I have ever played .

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the best games in my collection.

PROS
-AMAZING graphics.
-The settings and locations are beautiful and feel alive.
-The soundtrack fits the game perfectly and I really enjoyed it thus far.
- Lots of options for the user. Including 4 difficulty options that help the user pick the perfect mode for them. (Story focused mode all the way to an ultra-hard mode).
-Outstanding storytelling. Really enjoying everything so far.
-Lots of replayability, up to 200 hours of game time.
-Great choices can lead to fun and interesting story dynamics.

CONS
-Breakable weapons can be annoying.
-Other characters you play as just don’t have as much enjoyment as Geralt.

Good combat, not as hard as Witcher 2 but still challenging, I enjoy the swordplay and the enhanced signs and some nice magical variety. Did have to plug in my gamepad as I found it better suited than keyboard and mouse but both work fine.

Good story, could be hard to follow if you have not read the books but the characters and events are excellent.

Choices matter, your actions play out and change the world, not always how you think, and not always for the better, but you can see what you do have a real effect.

Huge world, big areas with so much to do

PC Specs:
- CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 3.3GHz 6-Core Processo
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 980 Zotac AMP edition
- RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600mhz
- Storage: Western Digital 1TB Black 7200 RPM Hard Drive

Average framerate: 43 on ultra


Most negative comments are about bugs and crashes. I've been playing for several days straight now, not a single issue. Update your drivers, run antivirus software, do not install pirated software and you'll probably wom't encounter any issues, (at least in the first thrid of the game).

In short, I'm impressed and would recommend this game to almost anyone.
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353 of 429 people (82%) found this review helpful
331 people found this review funny
39.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
- Finds an abandoned village which is overrun by Ghouls.
- Decides to deal with them and save the village.
- Dies once beacuse my horse kicked me.
- Manages to save the village later and everyone moves in.
- Talks to a peasant who says “Thank you Geralt, for everything.” and “Godspeed your work!”
- Then as I turn around to get on my horse he silently says "Freak" and spits.

11/10 would liberate villagers to be called freak again.
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143 of 155 people (92%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
52.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
The amount of content you get for your money is unbelievable. Every sidequest is interesting, something I have never seen in my entire gamerlife.

10/10
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210 of 246 people (85%) found this review helpful
143 people found this review funny
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Witcher games are like adult movie with a good story. You went for the boobies, but stayed for the plot.

9.8/10
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614 of 801 people (77%) found this review helpful
759 people found this review funny
50.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Just saw 2 rabbits having sex.

10/10
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170 of 199 people (85%) found this review helpful
166 people found this review funny
90.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
64 hours

far from finished

cant stop

pls send help
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736 of 972 people (76%) found this review helpful
353 people found this review funny
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
We have a jump button now guys.
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304 of 390 people (78%) found this review helpful
215 people found this review funny
69.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Sold CS:GO knife for this RPG masterpiece
10/10
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392 of 517 people (76%) found this review helpful
186 people found this review funny
51.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Woke up at 10 am and started the game...

7 hrs later = quick pause (first meal of the day)

Shortest 7 hrs of my life.



No regrets. Worth it. 10/10
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179 of 225 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
47.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
The third installment of the witcher series is by no means perfect, but comes very close to it

Pros:

-Very detailed and huge open world that is divided into 4 regions.

-Interesting story based on award winning books

-Thought provoking and engaging quests which can be done in different ways

-Game is pretty long, takes about 100 hours to complete both main and side missions

-Even with the downgrade, the graphics are still very good

-Lots of hours of fun gameplay with improved combat from witcher 2

-Lots of customization

-No paid mini DLC a la ubisoft/ EA and microtransaction ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

-No Fetch quests and filler content

Cons:

-A few bugs here and there, nothing game breaking, a few crashes when opening inventory

-Optimization isn't the best, even the GTX Titan X cannot run the game at above 60 fps with everything on max(and hairworks)

- Keyboard and mouse controlls are a bit clunky

-Graphics were downgraded from e3 2013 and e3 2014, (just go look at the trailers of gameplay videos), it wouldn't be a huge issue if the company/devs didnt straight out deny it ever happened to get more sales, pretty anti-consumer.)


Thats all i can think of the top of my head, overall my personal rating would be 9/10, big improvement from both witcher 1 and 2 (also great games)
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100 of 113 people (88%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
74.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I liked taking walks to watch the sunrise and sunset before I purchased this game. Now I just bask in the beautiful sun rising and setting over the Northern Realm.
100/10

Seriously, this game is ridiculously good. It definitely sets apart from other games in RPG. Actually in my honest opinion, this game should be a genre of its own. The story telling is ineffably amazing! Even the decisions you made in Witcher 2 can alter the universe in Witcher 3. That's just mind blowing. I am definitely going to finish Witcher 2 after completing Witcher 3, then replay Witcher 3 with the saved files and see how different Witcher 3 will be.

The quests in this game are always changing and exciting. I am a big fan of RPGs and have played several RPGs including Skyrim, Fallout, etc. but have always felt the stories were not captivating enough. I fell in love with this game after putting in 10-15 hours doing main and supplementary quests, slaying monsters on easy mode as I picked up the game mechanics. I have put in now 50 hours into the game over the past 5 days and have never felt bored or repetitive, and I don't even think I am halfway through the game yet. Each quest has a storyline that really hooks and connects you to the universe of the Witcher series whether it's a main quest or a side quest. Heck, I've done some quests that literally feature everything you can think of - slaying vampire, drunken sex with a transgendered elf (accidental of course), staging a play, watching somebody performing an autopsy, and many many more.

Lastly, I am no English major but I find the writing in this game sensational! Reading glossary on different characters and monsters and listening attentively to the dialogue are extremely satisfying and enjoyable. Even the love letter you looted from a corpse or note collected from a throng of bandits are worthwhile to read thoroughly. And who freaking knew there could be so many kinds of monsters - specters, ogroids, insectoids, draconids, etc. After this game if there ever was an apocalypse, I definitely will be the monster slayer guru.

If you are still for some reason wondering whether to pick up this game, I hope you'll find this review helpful. I seriously think this game is worth a lot more than $60 and I was happy to pre-order this game for $54. I am definitely picking up the DLCs.

TLDR: Game is amazingly well-written through both main and side quests. Game developers were very thorough. Pick up this game.

Now back to applying for jobs.
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14.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Dialogue/story, atmosphere, combat and graphics are all absolutely incredible.

This WILL go down as one of the best RPG's of all time.

10/10 for the witcher, Geralt of rivia!
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