Gamesuperchampion : Witcher 3 Review Roundup

doesn’t arrive until next week (), but reviews for CD Projekt Red’s long-awaited role-playing game arrived today, May 12. So how is the game, , holding up with critics? Check out some review scores and editor opinions below.

  • Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Platforms: , ,
  • Release Date: May 19
  • Price: $60

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GameSpot — 10/10

“Where the 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. But while the grand clashes are captivating, it is the moments between conflicts, when you drink with the local clans and bask in a trobairitz’s song, that are truly inspiring.” – Kevin VanOrd []

IGN — 9.3/10

“Though the straightforward and fetch-quest-heavy main story overstays its welcome, the option of joyfully adventuring through a rich, expansive open world was always there for me when I’d start to burn out. Even if the plot isn’t terribly interesting, the many characters who play a part in it are, and along with the excellent combat and RPG gameplay, they elevate The Witcher 3 to a plane few other RPGs inhabit.” – Vince Ingenito []

Game Informer — 9.75/10

“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt encompasses what I hope is the future of RPGs. It stands out for its wonderful writing, variety of quests and things to do in the world, and how your choices have impact in interesting ways. Usually something is sacrificed when creating a world this ambitious, but everything felt right on cue. I still think about some of my choices and how intriguing they turned out–for better or worse.” – Kimberley Wallace []

Kotaku — “Should You Play This Game? Yes”

“Wild Hunt is a grand adventure that feels distinctly of its time. It manages to set new standards for video game technology while accentuating the fleeting nature of technological achievement as an end unto itself. It is a worthy exploration of friendship and family, mixing scenes of great sorrow with scenes of ridiculous lustiness, tempering its melancholy with bright splashes of joy and merry monster guts. Come for the epic showdown between good and evil; stay for the unicorn sex.” – Kirk Hamilton []

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