Preceded by the highly-acclaimed The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher, the 3rd part, Wild Hunt was released on Xbox One, PS4 and Microsoft Windows on May 19th, 2015 and was announced at E3, 2014 with a gameplay demo and others several details regarding the game which were explained through the collaborative efforts of John Mamais and Konrad Tomaszkiewicz. With a third person perspective, the Action RPG game presents players with numerous main and side quests.
The lore, elements and characters are based on the writings of Polish novelist Andrzej Sapkowski and center the game on The “witcher” or, i.e. the monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia. Following the second part, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt brings a conclusion to the tale of Geralt, the tale which has been elaborately detailed in the previous versions. With a lower budget than Rockstar’s GTA, it is still fabulously well-put, offering more than one hundred hours of gameplay, making the game complex and alluring. With a vast array of visuals and sounds that render the game bewildering, it leaves players awestruck.
Being a game slightly bigger than Skyrim, with an extensive amount of actions to be exerted, the developers did add the possibility of choosing between more traveling options than just marching on foot: mounted on Roach, the stubborn and comical companion of Geralt and sailing by boat to different locations.
The captivating voice acting made by Doug Cockle (Geralt of Rivia) and Denise Gough (Yennefer of Vengerberg) is minutely devised. The many fictitious elements fabric charming touches, such as the mythical horse riders who rummage the lands in search of weaklings who they can possess and slaughter.
Out on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is also available on Microsoft Windows with the recommended requirements of:
Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
Free Disk Space:
Players who have bought the game await for the expansion packs. Good to know that in addition to the large bundle of sixteen pieces of DLC, there will be two more multi-hour story expansions. The first, Hearts of Stone, was already released on October 13 of this year. The teaser trailer lets players know that they will be able to explore areas such as Oxenfurt and “No Man’s Land”, as well as experiencing quests that build up an ample gameplay and intrigue. CD Projekt Red also made public the release of the second expansion entitled “Blood and Wine”, which will be out in the month of April of next year.