Top 5 reasons why you should be playing The Witcher 3

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The world of The Witcher is one that needs to be explored.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has officially launched in South Africa. While die hard fans may already have there copy of the game, there may be some that are a little weary of picking up CD Projekt RED’s latest title.

While we have only experienced the first couple hours of this title, it is safe to say that CD Projekt RED has placed in a lot of hard work and effort into its latest title. Not only does the title come across as visually breathtaking, but it can take anything from 25 hours to 200 hours (depending on your play style) to complete.

With a large amount of lasting appeal and a visually stunning world to explore, here are the top 5 reasons why you should be playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

1. Graphics:
Whether you are picking up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC you will be introduced to a title that is essentially a visual master-piece. The characters as well as the world look superb and animations come across and smooth and fluid. To add to this, the game’s day and night cycle really adds to the overall visual experience.

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2. Minimal loading screens:
According to developer CD Projekt RED, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a minimal amount of loading screens. Essentially, loading screens will only be present when you start the game; when your character dies; when you load a saved file, or when you fast travel. According to the developer this was done in order to keep the experience as fluid as possible without forcing the player to wait.

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3. Exploration:
The world of The Witcher is one that needs to be explored. While most titles tend to place you on a linear path, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt leaves the exploration up to you. In order to make things easier, the player can explore most of the land on horse back. Just pick a point on the map and venture off into the unknown. Players can also descend deep into sprawling caves, dive beneath the waves to gather herbs and search through long forgotten shipwrecks. You will also have the opportunity to sail your boat through storms and gaze upon hostile sea monsters.

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4. Choice, consequence, and storyline
According to CD Projekt RED, Geralt’s mission will require the player to make hard choices. Witchers strive to remain neutral, but often find themselves deciding the fate of others. And rarely are these simple choices between good and evil. In this morally gray world, the choices they make can tip the scales of life and death. Wild Hunt features multiple endings that result from choices you make throughout the game’s riveting storyline.

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5. Mature content
There are not many titles out there that truly try and break all the rules. While most titles seem to be censored in some way, shape or form, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt breaks away from the censorship we have been condemned to, which allows it to be one of best mature titles we have come across. For those of you who have experienced The Witcher 2 on PC; we are not referring to the nudity featured within this title, but more towards the complex dialogue, intriguing storyline and emotional depth that this title showcases.

Darryl Linington