‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ Will Have You Killing Giants

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have you killing giants in an icy open-world RPG.

Geralt of The Witcher 3 is a misunderstood hero. No, that’s not jumping on the whole “everybody’s an antihero” bandwagon that we seemed to fall in love with back in the early 2000s. Geralt is a guy who’s clinked goblets with kings, but prefers to be an outcast. He does, however, resemble what you might sketch if someone told you to draw a moody dark fantasy badass. Geralt of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looks like a walking cliché. However, these traits are the result of things he’s actually been through, not some artistic decision.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s hero a guy with twin swords strapped to his back, silver for monsters, steel for men. Geralt’s white silver hair is from chemical conditioning that keeps him at the top of his game. His appearance, however, makes him an outcast because superstitious types think there’s something evil about him. Geralt has been through some hardships, but it hasn’t left him a brooding baby like some other mythos like to resort to. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s hero is actually having the time of his life in spite of his tendency to never smile. He’s a monster hunter and he’s loving every minute of it, and despite his vagabond lifestyle, he keeps getting wrapped up in quests for important people.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is Geralt’s final chapter in the story. The amnesia that baffled him in The Witcher 2 is gone, and now he’s searching for loved ones he lost in a world on the brink of possible Armageddon.

As the demo begins, Geralt is riding his horse toward a castle in the distance. The hub and corridors of previous games are gone, replaced with an open world. What separates The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from most RPGs is the fact that you can choose to walk away from battle, living to fight another day as they say. In one scenario, you’re stuck in a cave with a giant and a recently-acquired ally with apparently no self control. As the scene unfolds, the giant has to die and you’re the only one with the clear head to get the job done.

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