I honestly didn’t expect that it would be £16 on the PS Store. I know it’s probably worthy of the price though. All the trailers and reviews look superb as usual.
As much as I think the game is a masterpiece, I still haven’t bothered to complete the main story yet because playing the game started to feel like a slog. The movement really got to me eventually, especially in the less open locations. I played for 9 days straight initially doing all the side quests too. It was incredibly addictive at first.
But since I progressed to Novigrad and then Skellige, it stopped feeling as fun as before. I really am not compelled much at all at this half way mark. I do try to respect the lore of their world as much as possible but I suppose I may have reached my limit as far as how much time and effort I’ll exhaust into a story I don’t care a great deal about. I reckon you can’t really take long breaks out of games like The Witcher. It’s easy to forget just how epic it is after taking that time out.
It is an incredible game though, but for me personally it won’t even hold a candle to the emotional investment I put in for Red Dead Redemption and even Skyrim. Obviously the fact that those games aren’t even half as long as The Witcher 3’s main story impacts that mentality somewhat. But Red Dead is still six years on an absolutely majestic and sublime masterpiece. Best Rockstar game ever it’s as simple as that for me. Xbox One owners are fucking lucky to have it on backwards compatibility.