This has been a year of firsts for me, gaming-wise. Namely, I’m diving into series or genres I’ve never normally stepped foot in as they haven’t really been my “thing.” First, I devoured Bloodborne after quitting several Souls games early on, generally annoyed with the difficulty of Miyazaki’s games. And now I’m playing The Witcher 3 after skipping the first two for a multitude of reasons, namely, they just didn’t interest me and seemed like the kind of overly technical RPG I would grow tired of quickly.
But like my time with Bloodborne, spending a few weeks with The Witcher 3 has been nothing short of a revelation. So much so that I worry that it’s going to dampen my enthusiasm for the entire genre, if future games don’t live up to this new standard set by CD Projekt Red.