The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: The Kotaku Review

Kotaku:"Looking back over my last 60 hours with The Witcher 3, I feel a bit like its wandering protagonist: A very attractive man standing alone on a hilltop, looking out over a vast kingdom, unsure where to begin."

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hello121407d ago

debug” copy of The Witcher 3 on a special PlayStation 4 that
Sony loaned me, meaning that I was essentially playing a final version of the game, minus a day-one patch that the developers are already promising. The game runs well for the most part, holding to what felt like a decent unlocked 30-ish frames per second with the occasional dip.

In combat, however, things can get jerkier, particularly when a bunch of characters are fighting on screen at once. When the shit really starts to hit the fan toward the end of the game, the developers’ technological ambitions finally overwhelm the PS4’s capabilities, and the frame-rate and responsiveness become a real problem. This only happened to me a few times, but it did
detract. When the frame-rate begins to fluctuate, it becomes harder to feel as connected to Geralt’s movements, which can obviously be a problem in tougher encounters. I’ve yet to play the PC version of Wild Hunt, which will likely benefit from a steadier, higher frame-rate.

X box one version same or worse?

TheGreatGamer1407d ago

Or better. Might be a case like AC Unity or it might be the same. Don't jump to conclusions.

xHeavYx1407d ago

Lol KNWS working overtime on his PS4 hate.

ThePope1407d ago


You cant say that the X1 might preform better than the PS4, you have to remember according to the PS4 fanboys the PS4 is more powerful than a super computer and has the best graphics, performance and online. N4G doesn't forgive for that sort of talk so be careful. I know, I know, ACU proved that the X1's CPU advantage has a positive effect on FR, but that doesn't matter damn you!

wegetsignalx1402d ago (Edited 1402d ago )


You are wrong. The PS4 version of AC: Unity was patched to have an equal framerate with X1.

Project Cars CPU bound scenarios show that PS4/X1 have comparable CPU performance, they both fall to about the same framerate in car/weather stress testing. X1 does not have a CPU advantage.

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wenaldy1407d ago

"debug” copy of The Witcher 3 on a special PlayStation 4 that Sony loaned me.."


wegetsignalx1402d ago

PS4 version runs at higher resolution and framerate on patch 1.01. We will see if another day one patch is incoming.

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cookiamos1407d ago

You can build a decent pc tree times as fast than a ps4 that will cost only twice the price. Why bothering play that game on a console? Waste of time and money.

wegetsignalx1402d ago

Not everybody wants the effort of building and maintaining a PC, or wants to spend $800 on one.

pop-voxuli1407d ago

And the score is???? No score=not a review.

orakle441407d ago

You must no frequent Kotaku, they dont give scores, its either if they recommend you play it or not. So even though there isn't a numerical score, its still a very thorough review, probably one of the longest reviews of the game yet.