The Witcher 3: All You Should Know About This Game

  • 27-04-2021 |
  • Polad Aladi

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a role-playing game played from a third-person perspective in an open world environment, and its story-based missions are interspersed with many side quests. Some quests are available from the beginning of the game, while others are unlocked at specific points. 

The Witcher 3: Gameplay

Players complete quests—linear scenarios with set objectives—to unlock new skills or obtain items. Quests consist of many unique NPCs, each with their own backstory and side quests. 

The game world includes thirty main locations such as towns and villages across two continents. The game features three main cities: Novigrad, Oxenfurt, and Velen. The world of The Witcher 3 is 30 times bigger than The Witcher 2, and includes No Man's Land, an area that is considered a separate continent. The Skellige Isles, a group of islands that appeared in The Witcher 2, are a huge part of the game, and their terrain affects sailing. The game features over 100 hours of content, with each action having consequences. The game has a dynamic weather system, and changes to the environment such as snow, rain, and storms affect combat.

The Witcher 3: Сharacters

The player controls the protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a witcher, who sets out on a long journey after the eponymous Wild Hunt—a demonic group of warriors—rob him of his memories. 

The witcher Vesemir, Geralt's mentor, is featured in the game, but the rest of the game's playable characters—Yennefer of Vengerberg, Geralt's romantic interest; 

Triss Merigold, a sorceress and another of Geralt's love interests; 

Ciri, Geralt's adopted daughter; and Princess Adda, the game's primary antagonist—were added to the story in the last year of development. 

The Witcher 3: Features 

The game features a morality system, which changes the conversation options with NPCs. The player's actions will either have a "white", "grey", or "black" effect on the game's world and characters.

Geralt can now jump, climb, and vault over smaller obstacles. The player has to keep track of Geralt's food and drink intake and hunger and thirst levels. If Geralt is well-fed, he can stay in high health; otherwise, his health can slowly degrade. A day and night cycle exists in the game, and some quests have time limits. The game uses fast travel to allow the player to quickly traverse the game world. Geralt's combat abilities have been expanded, such as the addition of magic (signs) and bombs.

The Witcher 3: Some Technical Details

The combat system was changed, removing the complex fighting system of "The Witcher 2" and replacing it with a much simpler system. The player can use both swords and magic in combat. The enemies' artificial intelligence was improved, and Geralt can now jump and roll to dodge attacks. A dynamic "fear" system was introduced, which makes enemies run away in fear if they lose too much health. If Geralt is badly injured and not carrying any potions, he can be "healed" by drinking alcohol.

Unlike its predecessor, "The Witcher 3" does not use a proprietary engine, but instead utilizes the Aurora Engine, an in-house engine that was previously used in "The Witcher 2". The game is the first in the series to feature a dialogue system that allows the player to make choices within dialogues. The original voice actors reprised their roles in the game. The game was localized into five languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 19 May 2015. An Xbox One bundle was announced on May 6, 2015, and was released on the same day with the game. A PlayStation 4 bundle was also released on the same day. The game was released for OS X and Linux on August 25, 2015. The OS X and Linux releases are considered to be ports of the Windows version, with minimal changes to the game's assets and mechanics. On August 24, 2015, a digital "Complete Edition" was announced, which includes the base game and all the other released content, including two expansion packs. A physical edition for PlayStation 4 was released in February 2016 with the title The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition, and has since been released for Xbox One in March 2016.

The game received free downloadable content (DLC), such as new weapons, armor, and items. Two expansion packs—the first expansion, entitled "Hearts of Stone", released on 13 October 2015, and the second expansion, entitled "Blood and Wine", released on 31 May 2016—were released.

The Witcher 3: Awards

The game received universal acclaim from critics, who praised the game for its open world design, detailed graphics, expansive world, engaging combat system, and the quality of its voice acting. "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" received over 250 Game of the Year awards. Review aggregator Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating in the 0–100 range, calculated an average score of 96 out of 100, indicating "universal acclaim", based on 85 reviews for the PC and PlayStation 4 versions, and 94 reviews for the Xbox One version. According to review aggregator OpenCritic, the game received the highest ever number of perfect review scores for a game, with 28 perfect 10 scores.

"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" received perfect scores from "Destructoid", "Electronic Gaming Monthly", GameSpot, "Game Informer", "Game Revolution", "GamesRadar+", "GamesMaster", "IGN", "Metro", "PC Gamer", "Polygon", "Power Unlimited", "RPG Site", "Shacknews", "TechRadar", "The Escapist", "The Guardian", "The Telegraph" and "VideoGamer.com".

"Eurogamer" ranked the game as the best of 2015, and the second-best game in the history of gaming. It was also awarded the Writers' Guild of Great Britain '. 

Final Words of a Witcher Guide

The game also won a record-breaking 12 "Game of the Year" awards for 2015, including those from Game of the Year; and it`s not its last!

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