There is no denying The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has made itself known. Delays, gorgeous visuals, the promise of a truly open-world married to a mature gaming experience -- all of it a tantalising premise, but has it delivered?
The short answer is yes. In fact, it's a resounding yes. This is a game you will be playing for a long time, and has helped shape the foundation of dynamic open-world videgames to come.
Here's an excerpt from our spoiler-free review:
So this world -- arguably the most intricate and detailed ever created in the history of videogames, is also a joy to move through. In fact I spent more time on foot than using any other means to get around when I wasn’t faced with bodies of water. On PS4, running natively at 1080p and without the day-one patch it rarely ever dipped in performance and just always impressed. Beyond just looking good though, there’s a real sense of animation and nature to it all, despite the game’s setting being one of a land torn by war with death all around. Alleged no-goodnicks hang from trees and posts with hessian bags over their heads; identities shielded from the rest of the land’s denizens to prove that anyone can become a decorative deterrent where the forced law of conflict is concerned.
We'll have a full video review with our own captured gameplay for you tomorrow, but for now, click here for our complete The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review