I don't often give games a perfect score but having spent a good 100 to 200 hours on the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt I can come away from it saying that it may be one of the greatest games I have played in recent years!
The Witcher 3 Wild hunt has all the makings of one of the best open world RPGs to date!
You could describe the game by comparing it to other forms of media as a fantasy open world GTA, Red Dead Redemption or Skyrim, combined with the story telling of a Bioware game or even Game of Thrones. Finally you can describe the combat gameplay as something you would find in Dark Souls albeit not as tough.
Each area of the game has had a lot of effort and love put into it.
The main story is dense with so many plots entwining with others. It is a grand adventure to be a part of. From the critical plot to the side quests each had me invested, making it very hard to put the controller down despite playing for hours on end.
The gameplay, while not perfect, is close to it. There are no major issues with it as the various aspects are all functional despite the odd gripe here and there, mainly a few inventory issues. The enjoyment of the gameplay for me came from how deep the game is. From its combat to Gwent: everything has more layers that most games have.
The presentation, no matter what system you play on, looks amazing. Okay, in a while I’m sure PC players will be able to crank the graphics up even further but right now the environments, the animations, characters, voice acting and sound design all shine!
With this in mind the Witcher 3 wild hunt is a long game. Over the course of the 3 acts and doing everything the game has to offer it will take you hundreds of hours to complete and I’m sure not many players will have the same overall experience come the time the credits roll. What I experienced in the Witcher 3 Wild hunt is worth the money. Even if you only play through the game once you will have gotten your moneys worth. If you enjoy rpgs, open worlds, fantasy environments or a dense or a dark political fantasy adventure story then the Witcher 3 Wild hunt is a must have. For me, as I have already said, this is one of the best games I have played in recent years!