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Daniel’s Game of the Year #3 – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

My experience with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt differs from other games on this list. For one, despite getting it right at launch, I only got to play it about an hour or two on random days throughout the week for several months. Because of that, it took a bit of getting used to the mechanics each time, especially using your Witcher magic and dodging attacks. Furthermore, I spent some time going through Gwent as if it were Final Fantasy VIII’s Triple Triad, except this time there was a good game surrounding it!

Because of this piecemeal approach, I found myself enjoying the story a bit differently. I wasn’t tied to filling out questlines in a linear, completionist approach. Instead, I became a twice/thrice weekly visitor in a magical kingdom, playing out scenarios in a host of different ways, getting a more well-rounded approach to what the world offered.

As such, I became charmed with a series I previously disregarded, becoming big believers in CD Projekt RED and what the future holds. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a great open world RPG, one that looks from a high tower down towards the pretenders below.

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