The Witcher 3 Wildhunt: Is It Worth It?
I know what many of you are thinking. “Of course the Witcher is worth it”, but bare with me. Witcher 3 is probably one of the most iconic games to come out this decade. With a huge following from books, and previous games the game is definitely a fan favorite. In fact I think book to video game adaptations are a much better idea than book to movie adaptions after playing this game. My only exception being Warcraft which was technically a game to book to movie adaptation? It’s a gray area. Warcraft the movie needed to be made, and that’s that. The Witcher 3, however is a much different series. Let’s dive in and see if this game is worth your time.
Story and Game Play
Normally I separate these two categories, but it felt like it wouldn’t do the game justice. The story and game play go hand in hand. I would say that the Witcher 3 is on the same level as Kingdom Hearts 3 in terms of game play and story. You come for the story and stay for the game play or vice versa. The Witcher 3 has an intense and thrilling story. You will keep playing just to find out more, all the while getting lost in an endless loop of side quests just like Skyrim. This is honestly incredible. The game, however does take up a lot of your time and this is why I am reviewing the game. While Witcher isn’t an MMORPG it certainly is time consuming like one. To really immerse yourself into the game you NEED to be able to dedicate many hours every time you play. 30 minutes here and there will not be sufficient. I will also say that this isn’t a game you can start and quit midway without repercussions. We have all tried it. You forget a lot of what you are supposed to do. This while easily avoidable by keeping a consistent schedule isn’t really an option for those that lead busy lives. Other than the time this game consumes it really has no other drawbacks. The story is so intricate with certain conversations leading to specific actions, if you’ve played the game you’ll understand what I mean. The combat system is just fantastic. It plays like your typical action rpg in terms of fighting. You will have multiple targets that you can focus on and swing your sword at. You even get spells that you can cast at your enemies for maximum effect. The game features items you can use to heal, you know our typical RPG elements. The cool thing about this RPG is you are basically given your class and role. You’re a Witcher you have magic, you have a sword, and you hunt down evil creatures for bounties. I never would have picked that option as a class in Dungeons and Dragons, but I was glad to be forced to step out of my comfort zone with this game. After just a few hours you will want to rename yourself Geralt or something Scandinavian sounding and dye your hair white. This game really is that good.
This was definitely a different type of review for us. I definitely recommend this game, but keep in mind the time commitment. The Witcher 3 is amazing, the books, and the games. If it wasn’t such a fan favorite then it wouldn’t be getting it’s own Netflix Series. That’s right the Witcher series is coming to Netflix in 2019, this year. The combat and story will leave you wanting more. The game’s optional DLC is incredibly cheap and has more game play then most full titles. You need to get this game if you haven’t already played it.