It has been almost a week now since The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrived so it’s about time we start talking about the game. is it not? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been completely immersed in the world CD Projekt RED has crafted for over 24 hours already and I feel I’ve hardly scratched the surface of the game. I’ve mostly been looking to complete the main storyline before I go out and explore the rest of the world, but I have strayed here and there and there’s literally something interesting to find just around every corner.

I usually play an open world game for the main storyline, maybe do a few sidequests here and there and then put the game down, coming back to it every so often, but I don’t feel like that’s going to be the case for The Witcher 3. Open world games are really trying to make their side quests more than just fetch this or go kill that quests as of late, and The Witcher 3 is the only game that I feel has really achieved in making sure their side quests don’t devolve into that. Every quest I have taken part in has an interesting storyline of its own to follow, some lasting an hour or so even. Monster hunting is always a thrill, if a bit tedious with the detective work leading up to it, but even then it sort of feels like your playing a mythological episode of CSI.

I don’t want to speak too much about the game due to our review being in the works and most of you probably haven’t gotten super far into the game yet, but as of right now The Witcher 3 is my favorite game of this year. It has been a long time since I’ve played a game that I can sit down for hours upon hours in a single day, go to bed, and be excited to wake up the next day to jump right back in. Graphcial downgrade bullshit aside, The Witcher 3 is a fantastic game so far, and I can’t wait to see what else is in store for me as my journey continues.

So how about you, have you started playing The Witcher 3 yet? What do you like and dislike about it? What journeys have you taken part in outside of the main quest (be sure to mark for spoilers). Let us know in the comments section and be sure to follow OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter if you haven’t yet for all the latest single player gaming coverage.

Nick Calandra
OnlySP founder and former site owner.

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  1. I play the opposite way – I try to do as many of the side quests as I can before heading back into the main story. I’m just about to ask the garrison commander about Yennefer – I’ve got all the question marks & exclamation points on this early area finished. The thing that took me the longest was getting strong enough to beat that Level 6 bear by one of the places of power.

    I’m writing this with a big, goofy grin on my face – hope to keep loving this game for many hours to come!!!

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