The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Polish: Wiedźmin 3: Dziki Gon) is a cross-platform computer action / RPG game developed by the Polish studio CD Projekt RED based on the Witcher novel series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, released in 2015 for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is a sequel to the video games The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, the last part of the trilogy.
The game takes place in a fictional fantasy world based on Slavic mythology. The protagonist Geralt of Rivia, the "witcher" - a professional monster hunter - goes on a journey in search of a girl named Ciri, who has supernatural powers. Unlike previous games in the series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an open-world game: the player can freely travel across vast territories, independently finding new places and new tasks.
The game received extremely high ratings in the press, critics praised the game's narrative, world design, combat system and graphics. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt also proved to be commercially successful, with over 10 million copies sold. It has won a number of Game of the Year awards from various publications and organizations. The game has released two extended add-ons: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, which also received high praise from critics.
During the game, the player controls the only predetermined hero - the witcher Geralt of Rivia, who travels around the game world, communicates with non-player characters and performs various tasks, especially related to treasure hunting and treasure hunt. monsters. In several episodes of the game, especially important from the point of view of the plot, the heroine Ciri falls under the control of the player; At the moment, the player cannot access many of the game elements available when playing with Geralt, but Ciri has some unique abilities, such as teleportation.
Geralt often has to engage in battles with a variety of opponents. The battles have become larger than in previous games: Geralt can fight five or more opponents at the same time. The combat mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt differs from previous games in the series and is similar to the games of Dark Souls and Bloodborne: the player must dodge enemy attacks or parry blows, attack in a timely manner and with accuracy. The "endurance" scale of Geralt himself and his opponents plays an important role in battle: actions in battle consume "endurance", and emptying the scale makes Geralt awkward and vulnerable. but it is the same with his enemies.