RPG games keep getting better and better, and The Witcher 3 definitely falls into this category.
It will take you on an amazing quest through unexplored worlds, except it’s special because of the fact it doesn’t fall into the traditional RPG trap of trying to be the same as everyone else.
There will be no more messing around with monsters you can handle with ease before you get into the thick of the action, and you’ll be able to jump straight into the wonderful storyline from the start.
Let’s take a look at why it’s vital you add The Witcher 3 to your collection, even if you’ve never had the chance to experience witching in the previous games.
An Enormous Land Ready For You To Explore
Before we talk about anything else, it’s worth noting the area in which you’re able to explore is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
At over 50 square miles of land and sea waiting to be discovered, you’ll be able to spend a lifetime experiencing all the quests, treasures, and places of power the game has to offer.
If that sounds a little overwhelming, and it shouldn’t, you needn’t worry. They’ve built in an easy-to-use fast travel system so you can move between areas quickly on your quest.
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The Graphics Are Magnificent
With an area so large, it’s easy to think the developers might pull up short when it comes to graphics.
Luckily this couldn’t be further from the truth, and you’ll always feel like you’re in the heart of the action inside a real life world.
It doesn’t even feel like they’ve added in filler to pad out certain areas of your new world, so as you progress in your quest the graphics will keep up with your expectations right until the end.
A Single Hero And A Single Story
As mentioned before, you’re going to jump straight into the action as soon as you’re ready to get started. Where most RPGs will have you setting things up before it gets exciting, The Witcher 3 falls straight into the storyline.
There is still lots to do and see as you progress through the game, but your focus is on the marvelous storyline the developers have constructed for you. And you’ll play it as one man, Geralt of Rivia, the most feared witcher in the land.
Even if you’re used to spending hours customizing your characters in other games, you won’t have time to think about any of that once the game is underway.
The Main Focus Of The Story
Geralt helped raise a young woman, Ciri, and she is in grave danger. The Wild Hunt, an extremely violent band of riders are searching for her, because they know she is a talented sorceress with great powers.
They’re determined to kidnap her for their own evil gains, but because you’ve been trained since birth to be a deadly monster-slaying machine, you’re not going to let that happen without a fight.
In the beginning of the game, you’ll need to track her through the rough terrain of the northern realms before she is caught.
Actions Always Have Consequences
Another big thing that sets The Witcher 3 apart from it’s competitors is the fact your actions have consequences.
In most games you can choose whether or not to do something, but your choices won’t come back to hurt you later on. Geralt has to be careful, because his actions do change the storyline later in the game depending on what he decides to do.
This won’t happen every single time you decide to do something, but it happens enough to make the game more enjoyable, and it definitely helps it feel even more real.
The Combat Is Challenging
The monsters you’re hired to dispose of also have their own stories, and they usually revolve around the people who want them destroyed.
But destroy them you must, so this brings us along to the combat you’ll take part in during the game. Fighting enemies is satisfying, but it’s also challenging because a big part of it revolves around positioning.
You also have to watch out for the camera angles switching without notice, especially when you’re indoors, which makes it difficult to get used to. You’ll have to master timing quickly as you strike and dodge, or else you’ll turn into food.
Everyone Should Check It Out
The Witcher 3 is so different from your normal RPG games, so it would be a shame if you didn’t try it out.
You will love it, because there are so many things that keep it interesting from start to finish, some of which we’ve touched on today.
And there are still a lot of great surprises in store when you finally start to make your way through it.