The new part of the Witcher series is about to hit the shelves next week (May 19th). It has been a while since part two and we can’t wait to get our hands on the real deal soon. But the waiting time was definitely worth it. The developers have put a lot of work into an open-world experience that might even surpass its genre’s competition. If you are into action-packed role-playing games then you will feel well entertained by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The game series “The Witcher” is sourced from the book series of the same name. The author for those is the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The setting takes place in a medieval fantasy world full of monsters and dangers. You play as Geralt of Rivia, who is one of a few remaining “witchers” trying to make a living by hunting monsters for some coin.
Witcher 3 with multi-region open-world gameplay
Key games like GTA 3 and The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion has established a standard of open-world games in our time. I was very excited to see the newest of the Witcher games follow such a path. When sliding into a role even plain exploration can be very entertaining. Ride your horse, explore deep caves, or take a dive in the deep seas – it is all at your fingertips.
On your adventures, you will meet all kinds of strangers, monsters, and other creatures. Those are depending on the region you are traveling to and will get more challenging as you power Geralt up over time.
Professional monster hunter business
As a full-forward Witcher, you need to be a true professional in what you do. Equipment, skills, and potions have to be used strategically to match your opponents. On your way, you develop mutations and skills to further aid you in combat but Witchers also excel in the practice of alchemy.
Of course, it’s also a big part of the game, like many RPGs, to find and upgrade your equipment like armor and weapons of course. Actually, the chase for weapons in Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is quite fun as they become a little bit like a treasure hunt and it can feel very rewarding. You’ll possibly have a blast trying out all the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt weapons that there are.
Comments on the story (no spoilers)
We don’t want to tell you too much about the story but it is going to be a blast. If you enjoyed the setting and storytelling of the previous Witcher games you are going to have a good idea of what dangers Geralt is about to face. The child of the prophecy returns and the wild hunt follows her. She is said to be able to change the world’s fate so everybody is after her in order to turn her into a devastating weapon.
There is going to be romance as well, you know Geralt the playboy just can’t let the ladies down. On the other side, the female heroine characters are portrayed as independent strong individuals who can deal just as much damage as Geralt could.
Continuing on the success formula of the previous Witcher games there are going to be a lot of decisions to be taken. The decisions are known to have a significant impact on the storyline and the character setup. Decisions might even not seem to have an impact at all until a lot later in the gameplay. It is also notable that the decisions you take are not all just black and white. The developers captured a good degree of moral complexity and it is very hard to identify “the right decision” after all.
You can buy the game on Amazon or your favorite retailer and if you are looking for some cool merchandise of the game I can suggest you the Witcher shop. We can’t wait to try out the full version next week and stay tuned for our live streams on Twitch.
YouTube: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Official Gameplay Trailer
Photo credit: CD Projekt Red