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Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt review – Triss and Yen have competition…

Honestly I kind of spaffed my load early when it comes to what I think about the Witcher 3. I said it in our 2015 Gaming Awards but I’ll go ahead and say it again now. The Witcher 3 is not just mine and Tim’s Game of the Year for 2015, but quite honestly I do see it as being my absolute favourite game of all time and very likely the outright best made to date. It is absolutely an instant classic, damn near perfect in every way that counts and I don’t see anything knocking it from the top spot of my list for years to come. That is an exceptionally strong claim to be making right at the start of this review, but I did want to clarify that so that if I spend the next 3000+ words ranting and raving about just how damned good it is, you knew what you were getting into when you started reading after the jump.

The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings review – Because “Monster Hunter” was already taken

The Witcher, by CD Projekt Red, is probably the slightly nerdy and unsociable kid in the school of Western RPGs. While games like Skyrim might be the friendly jock, who everyone likes and is easily accessible, The Witcher is a series that is less well known, less popular, but is every bit as good (better in some ways, worse in others) if one takes the time to get to know it. Sticking with the school metaphor for now as well, it is also a game that feels a little bit more aimed at a specialist crowd rather than at a wide market (and I never really thought I would say Skyrim is supposed to be aimed at a broad market, but in comparison it is). Or maybe that’s just what we like to tell ourselves after we’ve finished it, in the same way that people who have completed Dark Souls like to go up to those who haven’t and act painfully smug about how easy they found it.

The Witcher 2 Cinematic Trailer

Hang on. A trailer for a game that’s already been out for a while? Almost a year actually? Well that’s because it’s a trailer for the X-Box 360 version (or Enhanced Edition) of the RPG developed by CD Projekt RED which is due out on April 17th. Regardless of the reasons behind the trailer, it’s definitely the coolest one I’ve seen so far this year. Magic, combat and awesome is the name of the day in this cinematic trailer. It features an Assassin of Kings assassinating a king (the clue is in the name you know) and magic and blood flies absolutely everywhere. I’m genuinely impressed and I think you should check it out after the jump!

GOG has the best deal for The Witcher 2 ever!

GOG do insist that this will be the best deal on The Witcher 2 that will be around this year, and it’s getting mighty late for anyone else to challenge that. This IS a deal that will only last a VERY short amount of time though ladies and gents so if you at all are interested in cheap games, The Witcher, The Witcher 2 and various other games by various different developers then you should click “read more” without delay!