THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT
CD Projekt RED
The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted
at the end of summer...
Oops, wrong fantasy novel series.
Although let’s face it, the works of Andrzej Sapkowski and George RR
Martin do cover similar ground – although the latter author has more
of a penis thing going on.
The upshot of this is that even if
your only avenue into high fantasy thus far has been TV’s Game
of Thrones, you’re going to love it here in this action RPG
playground, for you get to be all interactive as you get medieval,
rather than just sitting back passively.
Events kick off
where they finished up in Assassins of Kings. You’re still
Geraldo Rivera- we’re sorry, we’ll type that again. You’re still
Geralt of Rivia and you’re still a monster-hunting Witcher
(otherwise the game’s title would be rather misleading). You’re
hunting your monochromatic lover Yennefer of Vengerberg, but the
hunting may not just be in one direction. Yes, it’s starting a solo
Umm, so anyway, the overarching story is as epic as
you’d hope. The creepy Wild Hunt riders are hot on your particular
jacksie, and somehow it’s all come down to you to save everybody
else’s. Your swordsmanship comes in very handy as you tackle man and
beast of various sizes, cast spells, craft stuff and do all the
usual things that such games throw up – just on an incredibly
grander scale. Skyrim? Teensy!
You’ll traverse lush
landscapes – and likely stop to marvel at some of the incredible
vistas. You’ll amble on foot, you’ll gambol on horse and you’ll
ramble by boat. You’ll complete main and side missions, or sometimes
just chat with folk that you encounter in your travels. Plus you’ll
likely get pissed off at ladders...
You’ll also lose time – lots of time. But
if you’ve got it to spare then oy Geralt, Wild Hunt is good.