‘The Witcher 3’ Reviews You Need to Read

The Witcher 3 review embargo has lifted, which means all of the major gaming sites have dropped their reviews. Because Nerd Much is a brand new site, we don’t get early review copies just yet. That doesn’t mean that you guys shouldn’t be informed, right?

It looks as though the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt reviews are generally saying the same thing: that it’s pure greatness with a few minor bugs and glitches. Of course, those bugs and glitches are to be expected when the world is so huge. Apparently, The Witcher 3 sets the new standard for what RPGs should be. With that being said, here are what some of the reviewers have to say:

GameTrailers (Daniel Bloodworth): 9.8 out of 10

“The tone of the story feels mature and grounded. It’s not about saving the world — it’s about finding your loved ones. Monsters are just an everyday part of life, and helping get rid of them involves negotiations as if you’re removing an old tree stump.”

Watch the full GameTrailers review here.

Kotaku (Kirk Hamilton): YES

“Wild Hunt” is actually a pretty good subtitle for The Witcher 3, but it could just as easily have been called The Witcher 3: Hello Ladies. There are more beautiful women in this game than you could shake an enchanted tree branch at, and you sure can have sex with some of them. (Indeed, you can even do it while sitting astride a stuffed unicorn.)”

Read the full Kotaku review here.

GameSpot (Kevin VanOrd): 10 out of 10

“…make no mistake: this is one of the best role-playing games ever crafted, a titan among giants and the standard-setter for all such games going forward. Where the Witcher 2 sputtered to a halt, The Witcher 3 is always in a crescendo, crafting battle scenarios that constantly one-up the last, until you reach the explosive finale and recover in the glow of the game’s quiet denouement.”

Read/Watch the full GameSpot review here.

GameInformer (Kimberley Wallace): 9.75 out of 10

“Unlike games that offer a few key choices to alter the narrative, The Witcher 3 provides abundant options that can shape the world in all kinds of ways. Hundreds of quests are available across the map, focusing on monster contracts and treasure hunts, while smaller story quests center on the inhabitants of each town. I was surprised at the variety and how well-written the quests are – everything holds an unexpected story, like a jealous woman trying to steal her sister’s werewolf boyfriend.”

Read the full GameInformer review here.

IGN (Vince Ingenito): 9.3 out of 1o

“It’s also worth noting that though you will get along fine without playing the first two games in the series, without the context provided by the Witcher novels, Ciri is more or less a complete stranger until the last quarter of the journey, which made it difficult to care about finding her as much as The Witcher 3 expected me to – especially given the slew of intriguing characters who are relegated to supportive background roles.”

The Verge (Andrew Webster)

“The latest entry in the Polish role playing series is essentially what would happen if you mashed up Game of Thrones and Grand Theft Auto. It takes place in a gritty fantasy realm beleaguered by horrific happenings. Not unlike Westeros, here is a place where magic and monsters exist alongside people. Characters die in brutal ways, and seemingly every story has a tragic element.”

Read the full review from The Verge.

Metro (Roger Hargreaves): 9 out of 10

“But The Witcher 3 is 20 per cent bigger than even Skyrim, which is impressive but at the beginning actually creates an unfortunate sense of déjà vu. The Witcher’s fantasy world and creatures aren’t so distinctive that the procedural style opening – of learning the controls, getting a feel for the game world, and taking a first look at the Ubisoft style map filled with tempting icons – doesn’t feel worryingly overfamilar.”

Read the full Metro Review here.

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