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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review
by Mishqa Shesterikov

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An interesting plot, especially in the DLC Blood and Wine, well-written characters, graphics at an excellent level, the combat system is shit, but this does not spoil the overall impression. In terms of plot and depth of characters, the game is a million times better than the entire series of books, in general, a huge respect for the authors. Russian voice acting and Geralt's charisma are half of the game's success in Russia.

Интересный сюжет, особенно в DLC Blood and Wine, отлично прописанные персонажи, графика на отличном уровне, боевая система говно, но это не портит общего впечатления. По сюжету и глубине персонажей игра в миллион раз лучше всей серии книг, в общем огромный респект авторам. Русская озвучка и харизма Геральта — половина успеха игры в России.
There's not even a need to talk about it... If it's not the best, it's certainly one of the best RPGs I've ever played. You can buy it without fear!
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Stellar. Greater than the sum of its parts, and a beautiful experience
«Blew my mind»
The invention is breezy 
«Blew my mind»
Exceptional just for the atmosphere and quests
Finished Game and DLC but not 100% (yet)

I tried to get into this a few times but just couldnt. Between the carry weight and the visual effect for your witcher sense i ended up giving up.. but my god am i glad i came back. Because there is no other game like the witcher out there. This game truly is a masterpiece to me. 

Theres little else i can say that hasnt been said.

Combat- 10/10
Not something i was used too.. or really interested in given most settings but because the story and world matched it so well, gave it a good reason.. it felt really compelling and masterfully done, i dont think i could have done any better. Even if i was just spinning my sword around like a tornado at the end lol.

Story- 10/10
Now the main story's ending isnt the greatest, nothing insanely compelling but as i always say the journey to getting there is what counts. And every minute was a joy. The only quests i didnt like were the ones in skellige but i just didnt like the setting that much. Every character or quest feels important and meaningful. Theres the rare fetch quest but apart from that they are beautiful stories that our witcher fumbles his way through. 
The dlc are FUCKING INSANE. Every second of these masterpieces are mindblowing and these alone would get 10/10s from most people. 

Gameplay- 10/10
The gameplay never got boring or tedious, the weight being the biggest burden, it only ever got better and better. My favorite part was exploring a city and all its nooks and crannies though.. the forrests were less interesting for me.

Graphics/art- 10/10
Looks fantastic, some really nice breathtaking views to be had and theres tons of attention to detail, from the monsters and darker stuff to just gwent cards they all look phenomenal.

Music- 10/10

Overall Score - 10/10
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Finished it on PC with a few mods added. I tried to get into this game 3 separate times. The first two was with the PS4 and after 8 hours in, I couldn't get into it. The battle mechanics felt clunky and the voice acting didn't really appeal to me. The two things that bothered me the most was the constant fixing of the swords and armors and the carry weight limit. I absolutely despised these factors.

I gave it one more go when the upgraded graphics came out and this time, I played it on PC with mods that helped with the things I found annoying. And Holy Canoli, it made the game so much better. I adore games with strong storytelling and once I was able to remove the things that annoyed me, the Witcher world sucked me in. I got used to the Geralt's voice and the upgraded graphics made the game look so pretty to look at.

If I'm being honest, the the main storyline on Withcer 3 was like a 7/10 for me. It was cool, kept me engage most of the time. But the expansion pack, specifically Blood and Wine was at another level. That DLC really put the charm on the game. It felt like a really well done fantasy drama with a lot of the NPC really having depth in their characters. And I I enjoyed the fact that there were other accents used in this part of the world and it gave the Witcher world a fresher vibe.

All in all, I rate this 8.5 / 10. Some tedious part here and there (running quests for x) but that's to be expected. If the side quests were created were it didn't feel so regurgitated, I would have given it a 10/10.