Being the third instalment in the franchise, there are of course references to Geralt’s adventures in past games. However, Wild Hunt provides a fresh storyline that allows newcomers to get a grasp on the story without too much difficulty. That can certainly be said of myself, as the Witcher 3 served with my only interaction with the franchise, and yet, it was easy to figure out what was going on.
The game itself opens to a world in turmoil, as warring nations take up arms against one another. Once peaceful villages get caught up in the conflict, their farmlands now strewn with the bodies of the fallen. Entire countries even cease to exist, suffering defeat at the hands of their enemies. But it soon becomes evident that the wars of mankind are insignificant compared to the threat posed by the otherworldly beings known as the Wild Hunt.