Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC: PS4 Review

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC: PS4 Review

Released by CD Projekt Red
Platform: PS4

The Witcher 3 bids farewell in its final expansion DLC after what's been a tremendous release for the series, with critical acclaim ringing in its ears.

It's a fairly familiar premise for those who are already au fait with Geralt of Rivia - there's a beast terrorising the kingdom of Toussaint and it's up to Geralt to slay the beast, save the day and restore the world to safety.

It's Geralt's Witcher powers which make him able to track the Beast of Beauclair - and also which will help with some pretty tough boss fights. However, it's about an investigation, so it takes time naturally to come to a conclusion and that's no bad thing, given the way Toussaint's made up. From splits between worlds and those within, the society is excellently laid real and Geralt's place within is nicely explored as well.

Visually the game's mightily impressive once again, with Toussaint looking incredible in its execution as you explore the deaths of several knights within. Side quests are prevalent once again, but it's the in-depth nature of this DLC that makes it so worth diving into.

The Witcher series has always been about engagement and engrossing yourself in the kingdom and the world within and with some 30 hours of extra work to be done here, there's never any chance of feeling the expansion is a once over lightly style cash in; it's a living breathing final chapter of a series that's as satisfying as it is exciting.

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