Posted Mon May 25, 2015 at 07:29 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Welcome to 2015.
The hype for 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' goes back years, and with good reason (review here). In essence, CD Projeckt RED promised a large RPG, one with mature themes, and a modern combat system. With the developer's PC gaming heritage, there also came the promise of a game that would push the envelope visually. After some delay, the game is out on three platforms, and there has been a large clamor over the game's visuals.
This debate has been all about whether the game delivered on its early technical promise. For me, I've felt the PC version could use some more optimization (in fact, I opted to meet that issue with a new video card). Still, the results are visually lush, and the actual game is dense with quests, countryside, gear, potions, backstory, lore, monsters, soldiers and fires that need starting. The game's card game, Gwent, has more depth on its own than many other entire AAA releases (like say 'The Order; 1886').
All of this is to say that the game, which is easily the biggest multiplatform release this year thus far, is worthy of its status and should engulf hordes of players for months to come.
Source: CD Projeckt RED
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