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Witcher 3 was released in 2015 by CD PROJECT RED, it was an immediate success garnering great reviews and winning awards. A story driven RPG it follows Geralt of Rivia on his quest to find his missing adopted daughter, Ciri, who is seemingly on the run from the Wild Hunt. The Witcher series is based on a book series written by Andrzej Sapkowski. The story
Geralt finds out from Yennefer that Ciri has reappeared after a long time of being missing. He is tasked by the Emperor of Nilfgard to find her. His quest takes him all over Velen, Novigrad and the Skellige Isles hoping to find his daughter alive and well. Along the way he enlists the help of numerous characters such as the Bloody Baron, Dandelion, Triss, Yennefer and Ermion. The journey announces itself to be a perilous one and as such Geralt need to prepare himself because finding Ciri might bring upon the world the very end itself. Gameplay
The fighting needs a bit using to as it is a bit wonky and until Geralt reaches the first ten levels of the game you will be fighting to survive as he is surprisingly squishy early game. As you get used to the mechanics and you start forming your own playstyle by training your favorite skills you will find that the enemies you need to fight to complete the missions and the monster contracts become more manageable but still challenging at higher difficulties. To make things even easier you get to use the witchers extensive knowledges with herbs to crafts potions and traps to give you and edge over monster and human alike. The White Honey potion can become a lifesaver as it instantly heals you portion of your HP. Characters
- The characters are a very important part of any RPG so I consider it mandatory to speak a little bit about the ones I consider to be the most important.
Geralt is arguably the protagonist of the video-game series and a formidable a wise witcher. Although he prefers to play into the misconceptions of the populace towards his guild by acting emotionless and cold he is nothing but. He cares tremendously for his friends and lover (Yennefer or Triss).
Yennefer, a beautiful and capricious sorceress, is the one that brought to Geralt the news of Ciri's return. Struggling with the realities of being a sorceress i.e. being infertile she attaches herself to Ciri loving her as a mother would love her own daughter. She also cares about Geralt profoundly even if she sometimes chooses to not show it. Their bickering is one of the cutest things you would ever see.
Triss, a sorceress herself, is the one planning the mages escape from Novigrad as the Witch Hunter continue to hunt and torture them in the name of the Eternal Fire. A selfless woman she is always ready to lay down hew own life to save others. Conclusion
If you love a well fleshed out story with well written characters, quests and even sidequests this is the game for you. Also for the lovers of captivating scenery you can find all that you need in the rough Velen, wild Skellige or the Free City, Novigrad. Even after all this years Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a game that deserves to be played through at least two times. 9/10