Review: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Developer: CD Projekt Red | Year: 2015 | Price: $42.99 | Buy from Amazon

tw3coverWell, it’s finally over. After nearly four months of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt dominating my outside-of-army life, I’ve finally gotten to the end credits. I bought it right after I got my PS4 in May, but before I’d done my finals, so I actually wasn’t allowed to play it until a month later, when I moved to Singapore. In the six weeks I spent waiting for my enlistment into the army, I played Wild Hunt obsessively, often well into the small hours of the morning (although that was probably also a product of jet-lag!). Since enlistment I’ve had to slow down my progress, as I’m only allowed out of camp on weekends and have lots of other things to accomplish during that time. But last weekend I made a final 7-hour-long push to the finish and defeated the game’s final boss. And I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it, so cop a seat and enjoy the ride!
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Impressions: Halfway through The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

tw3crossroadsI picked up The Witcher 3 back in June when I first got my PS4 and have been playing it more or less since then, minus the last month or so when I’ve been at basic training. But as you may or may not know, The Witcher 3 is one of the biggest open world games ever to grace our consoles, and 50 or 60 hours in, I believe I’ve reached the halfway point in the story. So, because I won’t be finished with the game for a while, and because I already have so much to say about it, I thought I’d give the game a review-in-progress of sorts. Don’t worry if you haven’t finished the game either. I obviously won’t spoil the ending, mostly because I don’t know what happens! And I won’t be giving away any of the explicit plot spoilers I’ve seen so far, though I will be talking about some gameplay elements that aren’t available right from the start.
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