The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review kukugames

  •  Genre: RPG
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  • single player
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  • Previous game of the series: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
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  • Similar games: Skyrim
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  • Offer: Namco
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Story


positives
direction
memorable story
interesting characters
quality fantasy atmosphere and story
our choices affect the story
speech is very well given and totally deserves our attention
negatives
unnatural movement of characters in cinematics

Design


positives
open world full of content
balanced complexity with sufficient number of options and customization
interesting world design make us want to explore
clear menus with explanations make gameplay easier
interesting sidemissions
optional secrets and items worth finding
exploration opens new missions
alive world with many details makes the game more convincing
the large number of side missions do not damage the atmosphere
worth doing crafting
many surprises add to to variety
interesting to find enemy's vulnerabilities
every area of the map could be a different game
negatives
if we lose, restarting is slow

Gameplay


positives
exploration and gameplay fits nicely together
simple controls
epic boss battles
variety of artificial intelligence for every opponent type
we need to fight almost every enemy differently
increased difficulty makes the game addictive
transition from day to night affects gameplay
enemies intelligence changes with difficulty
negatives
option to progress with stealth gameplay needed
enemies are sometimes stuck
magic is not equally effective
all the weapons have the same play style

Graphics


positives
characters polygons(model complexity)
characters textures
draw distance
effects and lighting
open world pushes hardware
colorful
complex but clear graphics due to detail
variety of background graphics
atmosphere
visual variety on armor parts
nature, with a lot of movement
weapons details

Sound


positives
good soundtrack
voice acting
ambient sound effects
sounds from the nature
Conclusion - Rating

equal with the best games of its genre in
many sections


wiki


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is more than 30 times larger than previous Witcher games, requiring players to sail by boat to some locations and ride on horseback to others. However, fast traveling to already visited locations is also possible. The open world in The Witcher 3 was described as "20% bigger than Skyrim". Many actions the player performs affect the world, with many of the quests having a number of options on how to complete them, and differing outcomes. CD Projekt RED anticipated approximately 100 hours for the completion of the game, 50 of them belonging to side quests, and 50 belonging to the main story.
While similar to the previous Witcher games, Wild Hunt improved on several aspects from past games. Combat revolves around an action role-playing game system alongside the use of magic. The fighting system from previous games was significantly revamped. Wild Hunt introduces some new mechanics, such as the ability to sense nearby objectives, people and resources ("witcher sense"), combat on horseback and at sea, swimming underwater and the use of a crossbow. Additionally, Geralt can jump, climb, and vault over smaller obstacles. The climbing mechanics were described as "not exactly" like Assassins Creed, but "similar to what we have in Uncharted". Item creation and potion brewing still remain as in previous games, but were modified from The Witcher 2 to be more forgiving. Traps from The Witcher 2 were entirely omitted. The same five Witcher signs returned but slightly modified, with each one having an alternative form that can be used.
The game features responsive, advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and dynamic environments. The day and night cycle influences some monsters and their powers, similar to the common mythological motif of a werewolf gaining powers during the night of a full moon. The game also features a dynamic beard growth system, in which the beard of the playable character Geralt grows as he spends time in the world. Ciri, an exceptional sword fighter with mythical powers from the Witcher novels, is a playable character in the game. Gwent is an in-game collectible card game, which replaces the dice games from the previous two Witcher titles.

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