With the Xbox One soon to head off into the sunset thanks to the arrival of the Series X/S it’s worth stepping back to revisit some of the games that made an impact here during this generation. Not all of them are exclusive but each of them resulted in many hours spent glued to controllers and that’s all that really matters. 🙂
Though I was VERY slow in getting into the game – I received it as a gift not long after launch and stupidly put it aside – but after returning to it everything finally clicked for me. If Game of Thrones was a child, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would be its older brother laughing at their feeble stories and saying “you ain’t seen shit”. As much as I like other fantasy RPGs from over the years this by far has some of the best world building, quest lines and characters of any game I’ve played in the last few years. It’s also a game that we covered a lot here from Grocs reviewing the game and it’s expansions to me revisiting those years later. There’s got to be something really good about a game when it can continue to be held in such high regard years after it’s release… it’s felt like a rarity for this Xbox generation.
Geralt of Rivia has always come across to me as being a little different to other characters I’ve played in RPGs. I think I’ve always leaned towards the lawful good types in games but Geralt ventures close to neutral territory. He may fight monsters for money but sometimes seems that the real monsters are ones who hire him the first place and so it’s up to him on how to deal with those too. Seeing as he is also looked down on by the population too he doesn’t lead much of a cheerful existence and maybe that’s what works – you get to play a character hardly anyone would think of playing.
Much like another game that lives past console generations The Witcher 3 will be receiving an update for the new consoles that will continue to make it one of the best fantasy RPGs to play on Xbox. It may be years until a new Witcher game arrives but this will keep you occupied for countless hours until it arrives. Might be worth another play through by me too! 🙂