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The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Review | IGN

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Unlike its predecessor, The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt doesn't exactly come screaming off the starting line. Compared to The Witcher 2, where you're immediately plunged headlong into a sexy story of intrigue and betrayal, this main quest can seem mundane, even perfunctory at times. But each time I stepped off the well-beaten path to blaze my own trail, it turned into a wild, open, exhilarating fantasy roleplaying experience, rife with opportunities to make use of its excellent combat. Even after over 100 hours with The Witcher 3, it still tempts me to press on – there’s so much more I want to learn, and hunt.

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realiks923d ago

First time Gamespot gave a higher score than IGN (10/10).

Jalva923d ago

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit.

NoctisPendragon923d ago

Gamespot had a lot of intimacy with the devs , so it may be the difference .

SkippyPaccino923d ago

That's what I'm thinking to. Don't get me wrong, I've already pre ordered the game (54$ on psn in Canada at one point) and I'm sure I'll enjoy it, but 10s should only be reserved for games that truly gives us something different. I believe a 9.5 would've sent the exact same message as a 10.

Anyways can't wait and counting the days.

starchild923d ago

No, they didn't. Gamespot paid their own way over there to do the preview and the guy that reviweed the game wasnt even one of the people that went. Kevin Van Ord is a reliable reviewer.

wakeNbake923d ago

Looks like the game actually lived up to the hype.
Congrats to CDprojektred.

Bigpappy923d ago

This is still hype until you have played the game.

joab777923d ago

They must have been confident to allow reviews a week before launch.
Damn. Who does that?

barb_wire923d ago

Well, back in the day (mid 80's to early 90's anyway) All reviews were like that, some mags reviewed games 2-3 weeks before they were released.. it's how it was done.

Not now though, unfortunately.

RegorL923d ago

EA - the most hated company...
did that for Dragons Age Inquisition (2014).

Reviews were out ten days before release date.

Actually I wonder how the Witcher really compares with DA:I
- Gamespot gave higher score than IGN: 9 v 8.8
- Both are huge but which one is bigger? Both > Skyrim
- Graphics are not that far off any more...

KiwiViper85923d ago

Forza Horizon 2 did. Along with a demo.

That's confidence...

Arkardo923d ago

Yeah this is madness!

Wow I'm more hyped than ever, I was trying to do the blackout from news and spoilers about this game, couldn't resist the reviews Damn!

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Lev1903923d ago

Great score. I cant wait till i get my hands on this game.

The witcher universe was always Unique. 6 Days!

Ghost_of_Tsushima923d ago

Yea this game is going to do very well. Great score from IGN.

raWfodog923d ago

Whaaaaaat??!?!? They didn't at least give it a 9.5!!?!?!?!? The fix is in! :)

Ghost_of_Tsushima923d ago

Honestly I think the biggest news here is IGN didn't do a stupid "review in progress" this time!

xenz923d ago

Great score for a great indie game! Love The Witcher series.

poor_cus_of_games923d ago

Why do you keep on typing that? It's not an indie game.

InMyOpinion923d ago

Indie game? I don't even...

Gamer1982923d ago

its not an indie game as its a published game.

dragon82923d ago

The game is published by like 5 publishers including Namco Bandai and Warner Bros. This game is NOT and Indie game in the least bit.

xenz923d ago

http://www.ign.com/games/th... It says publisher: CD Projekt Red.

http://www.vg247.com/2014/0...

"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is effectively releasing in February 2015 without a publisher, and while he hasn’t slammed agencies outright, CD Projket RED CEO Marcin Iwiński has explained why he fears too many studios are sacrificing their vision when working with publishers."

If you think wikipedia is an credible source then think again.

dragon82920d ago

Who said anything about wikipedia?

Taken directly from The Witcher 3 website:

http://i23.photobucket.com/...

spicelicka922d ago

Looks like everyone is right partially. CDPR did publish themselves, but only in Poland so it't not exactly an indie anywhere else. Different regions are being published by different companies.

Poland: CDPR
PAL: Bandai Namco
CIS (Commonwealth): 1C Company
North America: WB Games
Japan: Spike Chunsoft
South America: Megarom Interactive

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PaleMoonDeath923d ago

Wait.. IGN reviewed a game ON TIME!?