When Witcher 3: Wild Hunt released earlier this year, many players already pegged it as a GOTY contender. From the beautiful, living open-world to the hundreds of deep side missions at your disposal, Witcher 3 seemed to fit the bill. Time and time again, Witcher 3 proves to stand tall against other big titles this year.
CD Project Red has set an example for other developers to follow, not only from the actual game itself but in their DLC department. Up until now, all previous additional content for the Witcher 3 has been free. Sure, most of it was cosmetic, but nonetheless free. So what is the Witcher’s first paid expansion even about?
To make a long story short, it’s many things. Geralt of Rivia’s story starts off as a normal monster contract. Before we know it, fans of the franchise will bump into a familiar face, Shani. From there on out, players will orchestrate a heist, attend a wedding and chill out with a ghost.
Hearts of Stone is one heck of a ride, from action packed scenes to slower paced missions that will have you deciding if you want to bid on a pair of glasses or not. What I’m trying to say is that my whole time spent with the expansion, there was never a dull moment.
But the Hearts of Stone’ expansion does have both strengths and weaknesses. Do the positives outweigh the negatives or vice versa? Let us find out…