The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a role-playing adventure game with Geralt (monster slayer or Witcher) as the main protagonist. Initially, when you start the game, you will need to search for your surrogate daughter Ciri. Once you’ve gone passed that, you’ll come face to face with a vast, fantastically-detailed and sprawling world that is just begging to be explored.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a heavily-detailed world and it’s not just colors and fun. The world can be immensely gritty and macabre at times. To keep things interesting, you will be forced to choose from a variety of options.
The world of Witcher 3 is quite complex and amazingly simple at times. You can accomplish chores like returning a simple creature back to its owner while battling your way through mythical beasts like Werewolves and griffins among others. The quests in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt feature a variety of scenarios and this makes the game more interesting in nature. You can play it for countless hours and still not beat it completely.
As mentioned earlier, the main charm of Witcher is its decision-handling and choice-making process. BioWare’s Mass Effect franchise categorized your choices between good and evil. It was completely dependent on the gamer’s conscience as to how he wishes to progress. You will get no such hints here.
Other titles handle it quite vaguely where the consequences of your choices are never clear until you reach the end. In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you will need to pick from different shades of good or evil with only your intuition to back you up. Even then, the game will keep surprising you in every step so that you stay focused and keep remaining hungry for more.
Every choice you make will have an effect. The effects will not be immediate but more gradual in nature. The consequences of your decisions will keep prevailing even when you progress a bulk 100 hours into the game.
The environment of Witcher 3 is always teeming with life. You are bound to face something or the other even when you are traipsing through the most desolate of locations. On your way, you will come across medieval bazaars filled with merchants, villages filled with peasants, rogues and preachers among others. Every part of Witcher 3 is amazingly detailed. Every area feels unique which is often missing in open-world titles.
For the players who want and deserve a challenge, Witcher 3 is no walk in the park. The difficulty keeps increasing gradually and you’ll need to get ready for fights by applying poisonous oils to your sword.
You will absolutely need to consume specific potions to progress through certain areas of the game. Damages bonuses against specific enemies are essential for survival. Same as Witcher 2, you can craft your weapons and armor, while collecting/making bombs and traps for an added edge in combat. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has no cons whatsoever. Instead, the game features gorgeous environments, detailed quest design, efficient writing and a respect for your time.
Meanwhile, one of the first contracts that Geralt will face is The Shrieker. Once the contract is chosen, you should head out of the crow’s nest and then follow the tracks to a nearby cave. You will notice the cave easily since it’s simply a short distance away from the burned ruins.