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Some people don't like it... most do. I absolutely love it. Story is on point, combat is on point. Questing can annoyingly lead to numerous people who want something done for them before they will give you what you need, but such is the way of the world I guess. It never becomes a tedious exercise of the same crap over n over again though which is an accomplishment in itself.

Exploring isn't quite the thrill that Elder Scrolls games provide, but it's still good and there are tons of things to discover. You can ride your horse right into some areas you aren't ready for and the variety of monsters in this world is just nuts.

Combat is my favorite part of this game. By far. It is like the combat system I always wished Assassin's Creed would have. Minus the high flying takedowns part. It's a frantic, tense system at times; especially when you get outnumbered and surrounded. The dodge button is your best friend! The strategy and skill you have to develop is refreshing though. You can't just approach every fight the same way. Also... the hand to hand fighting is nicely challenging if you're at a similar or lower level to the people you're fighting.

This was my #1 anticipated game and the main reason I wanted a PS4. It has not disappointed in the least.

With 36 distinctly different ending game states across 3 different playable epilogues, with every decision truly impacting the state of the game world... I don't see myself putting this one down for a while. Even early on in the game (by level 10-12) you are shaping the state of the world you're in... directly or indirectly allowing characters to live or die, with consequences to be seen as the game unfolds. It's the choice factor I thought Mass Effect would have but never quite delivered on.

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Some people don't like it... most do. I absolutely love it. Story is on point, combat is on point. Questing can annoyingly lead to numerous people who want something done for them before they will give you what you need, but such is the way of the world I guess. It never becomes a tedious exercise of the same crap over n over again though which is an accomplishment in itself.

Exploring isn't quite the thrill that Elder Scrolls games provide, but it's still good and there are tons of things to discover. You can ride your horse right into some areas you aren't ready for and the variety of monsters in this world is just nuts.

Combat is my favorite part of this game. By far. It is like the combat system I always wished Assassin's Creed would have. Minus the high flying takedowns part. It's a frantic, tense system at times; especially when you get outnumbered and surrounded. The dodge button is your best friend! The strategy and skill you have to develop is refreshing though. You can't just approach every fight the same way. Also... the hand to hand fighting is nicely challenging if you're at a similar or lower level to the people you're fighting.

This was my #1 anticipated game and the main reason I wanted a PS4. It has not disappointed in the least.

With 36 distinctly different ending game states across 3 different playable epilogues, with every decision truly impacting the state of the game world... I don't see myself putting this one down for a while. Even early on in the game (by level 10-12) you are shaping the state of the world you're in... directly or indirectly allowing characters to live or die, with consequences to be seen as the game unfolds. It's the choice factor I thought Mass Effect would have but never quite delivered on.

I am disappointed in the downgraded graphics, but for the most part the game is worth it.

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Anybody noticed the massive amounts of free DLC they keep releasing for this game. As if it wasn't long enough lol. They haven't even gotten to the $$$ stuff covered in the season pass and yet they're still releasing new free quests and gear constantly.

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Tell me about this game.

One of the best games that I've ever played. I can't say enough good things about it. Almost all of the sidequests are fleshed out to become something you actually cared about completing, rather than some annoyance that you had to clear to get an icon off your map. If you're a fan of Action-RPGs then you'll more than likely enjoy the game. Here's my favorite trailer for the game. Doesn't show any gameplay, but it's a good example of who Geralt (main character) is.

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Anybody noticed the massive amounts of free DLC they keep releasing for this game. As if it wasn't long enough lol. They haven't even gotten to the $$$ stuff covered in the season pass and yet they're still releasing new free quests and gear constantly.

Yeah, they've already got 15 add-ons! 3 or 4 are alternate appearance packs, but most are actually extra content. CD Projekt is coming pretty hard with this one. An hour into playing this game, I was already saying Bethesda has their work cut out for them. Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls 6 are gonna have to really take a leap forward with storytelling and choice impact on the world.

I bought the season pass... can't wait to see what they bring.

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Tell me about this game.

What would you like to know? I gave a brief rundown in my original post. The gameplay is pretty tight and responsive. The combat system is amazing to me... so fluid and challenging. Especially the further along you get and you come across some pretty powerful enemies. The beauty of it to me is that you will die... and you will have to assess what the best way to fight some battles is going to be. You are given tons of options and the game truly rewards going out to explore and complete smaller quests.

Story-wise, it sets the standard as far as I'm concerned. There is tangible emotion and tension throughout. Genuinely funny moments, very intense moments, and some situations that leave you as frustrated as you should be. You are given choices at certain points that are timed for your response and usually your choice will have a heavy influence on what happens next or how you are treated... not just an empty shell of "decision making" at all. If you don't choose within the time limit, the game randomly chooses for you. It adds a great deal of tension to some of the more intense moments of the game. Rarely are these a "good vs bad" type of choice and sometimes what you think is a choice for the best leads to some grim consequences.

Game Informer has a pretty spot on review if you feel like reading it.

http://www.gameinformer.com/games/the_witcher_3_wild_hunt/b/playstation4/archive/2015/05/12/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-review-game-informer.aspx

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Un-objectivly as someone who has read all of the books and played the two previous games, this game is a masterpiece. Hands down, my favorite game of all time, bar none.

Love how many call backs there are to the books in Wild Hunt compared to the previous 2 games (although isn't necessarily at all to have read the series to enjoy this game)

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Yeah, they've already got 15 add-ons! 3 or 4 are alternate appearance packs, but most are actually extra content. CD Projekt is coming pretty hard with this one. An hour into playing this game, I was already saying Bethesda has their work cut out for them. Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls 6 are gonna have to really take a leap forward with storytelling and choice impact on the world.

I bought the season pass... can't wait to see what they bring.

Only problem is with all the new add-ons coming in I guess some code got crossed or something cause Skellige's Most Wanted is now a broken quest (werewolf is stuck on an endless death animation loop) and I'm more or less stuck on it till the next patch. Not so bad though. Just picked up Arkham to hold me over till I'm ready to jump back into Witcher.

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Only problem is with all the new add-ons coming in I guess some code got crossed or something cause Skellige's Most Wanted is now a broken quest (werewolf is stuck on an endless death animation loop) and I'm more or less stuck on it till the next patch. Not so bad though. Just picked up Arkham to hold me over till I'm ready to jump back into Witcher.

I'm so disgusted with the PC release of Arkham that I can't stomach playing it on PS4. I got Arkham Knight and Witcher 3 for free when I upgraded my graphics card and the PC version of Arkham showed up like a burnt piece of dookie. I got it for PS4 from gamefly but haven't even played it yet.

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Can you skip the nude scenes?

I'm not sure about that one. I know you can skip through dialog, but I haven't tried skipping through scenes.

There are a few places like bathhouses where you freely move around and there are topless women. Not very frequent but it's there. Plus a horrible scene with a character named Whoreson Junior. It's a pretty gritty game.

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Only problem is with all the new add-ons coming in I guess some code got crossed or something cause Skellige's Most Wanted is now a broken quest (werewolf is stuck on an endless death animation loop) and I'm more or less stuck on it till the next patch. Not so bad though. Just picked up Arkham to hold me over till I'm ready to jump back into Witcher.

Ah, I haven't even gotten around to the add on stuff yet. I'll have to keep an eye on that. It was annoying when that kind of thing happened during Triss' quest line. She got stuck on a doorway, which apparently happened to a lot of people. Luckily I was able to load up the last checkpoint and she didn't get stuck again.

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They also just announced that they will be adding a New Game+ feature as free DLC, where you can start a new game with Geralt retaining all of his abilities, gear, and keep progressing. Provides an excellent replay incentive since there are drastically different endings and ways to play, plus high end gear that you may or may not get to make by the time you beat the game.

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They also just announced that they will be adding a New Game+ feature as free DLC, where you can start a new game with Geralt retaining all of his abilities, gear, and keep progressing. Provides an excellent replay incentive since there are drastically different endings and ways to play, plus high end gear that you may or may not get to make by the time you beat the game.

Might be worth a replay just so Geralt can wear some armor I like. My one complaint about the aesthetics of the game, is Geralt's starter Witcher gear is kinda cool but pretty much from then on to the higher levels the armor you find in the game is too eastern European Renaissance-ish looking (puffy sleeves, and diamond patterns) which I get fits with the setting of the game but just doesn't feel like Geralt of Rivia to me.

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I'm not sure about that one. I know you can skip through dialog, but I haven't tried skipping through scenes.

There are a few places like bathhouses where you freely move around and there are topless women. Not very frequent but it's there. Plus a horrible scene with a character named Whoreson Junior. It's a pretty gritty game.

Have to play when wife is sleep then...she's awesome, but insane with certain things.

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Have to play when wife is sleep then...she's awesome, but insane with certain things.

I know that struggle lol... my ex was the same, swore I wanted to jump in the game n start goosing every girl in it. Some women lol...

I think you should be able to skip through it. The sex scenes only happen with Keira, Triss, Yen, and of course prostitutes if you wanna do that. All depending on choices you make I should add. I didn't pursue Triss, but there have been at least 3 sex scenes with Yen and the one with Keira. As long as you stay away from quests involving them at inappropriate times you shouldn't have much to worry about. Everything else is pretty much fighting, standard type dialog, running around the world, sailing, diving, etc. There is a bit of cursing. I don't know if that's an issue but there's plenty of that.

You might wanna start playing the game after she's sleeping though... it opens up to a dream sequence involving Yen and.... well, you get familiar with her body throughout the game.

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Yeah technically you can go through the whole game without a sex scene however there will still be some unavoidable nudity (in spots). And even then I honestly don't think it's ever that big a deal just some video game boobs no genitalia or anything like that but KOG's standards might be different from mine. (While were on the subject the "sex" is pretty mild as well, though I still wouldn't play with say children or my mother in the room)

I think you should be able to skip through it. The sex scenes only happen with Keira, Triss, Yen, and of course prostitutes if you wanna do that. All depending on choices you make I should add.

There are also sex scenes you can get for completing a few side quests that I can think of off the top of my head including the Gwent tournament in Novigrad. But these are also easily avoided by declining their offers which I ultimately did cause I was never sure how it was going to effect my end game and I know Yen is one vindictive b^tch. Plus it never made sense to me for Geralt to be screwing around with every little willing skirt that came into site when he's supposed to be out in a race against time looking for his daughter. (Though I found breaking Triss' heart particuarly difficult cause she's such a likeable character, I honestly probably only chose Yen because thats what book Geralt would have done)

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