Further impressions from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Gaming Thoughts

Chalgyr's Game Room writes:

To allay some of the confusion surrounding and to elaborate upon my initial review of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the PlayStation 4 I felt it prudent to create this here follow-up post. It will hopefully address some of the concerns that our readers have expressed with the previous review. However, prior to getting into it I will start off by saying this: my review still stands. In its shipped state, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an experience best skipped. We review titles as they come, based on our experiences and the 6.25 Wild Hunt review, while painful for even me to admit (I desperately wanted to score it better) is in our opinion, deserved. We may in the future, revisit the review after CD Projekt Red is able to provide updates that bring the PlayStation 4 version into a more stable state; until then we have no intention of reviewing a game based on what it could be, instead we will review it based on what it currently is.

In my previous review I spent a significant amount of time hashing over the fact that two characters across multiple saves were functionally lost. Between those two save games I had invested just over 64 hours of time (which is no small amount of gameplay) and while I was assaulted with technical issues, I was still slogging through the game as the story is just that good. However, no amount of writing can save a game that forces you into repeated loadings, lost data, nor the never-ending frustration of having your game crash on a regular and near-constant basis. That is a hard pill to swallow, especially for someone that has been playing roleplaying games since the original Final Fantasy came out.

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