The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

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If you have ever picked up an RPG before and found yourself immersed in a world of fantasy, following quests and side quests, exploring the vast cities and villages, as well as completing the main story line, you will have experienced something special.

RPGs (Role Playing Games) allow you to take on the persona of your character and build a life for yourself within the game. It might be fighting enemies, learning the art of alchemy or building a home and exploring tombs.

The Witcher 3

One of the most popular RPGs around is The Witcher 3, where you play as Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer.  Geralt starts his journey with a dream of the past, one that is painful and bitter sweet to recall.  As he wakes and his journey begins, he sets out to try to find Yennifer, his love, the lady who smells like lilac and gooseberries, dresses in black and white and have long black hair. 

Since the game was released it has been met with massive acclaim and Bandai have not disappointed fans of the game, whether they have put in 10 hours or over a hundred, by supplying them with absolutely staggering DLC (Downloadable Content).

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Toussaint is a land that is so remote, it seems untouched by war.  Geralt now finds himself in Toussaint and discovers that there is a terrible, if not horrifying secret that lies behind a monstrous beast that is laying seige to the kingdom.  And so, it seems that the only person who could possible solve the mystery behind the terrorising creature and in fact survive to fight another day, is a Witcher.

This new realm not only has an incredible new 30 plus hours quest line to follow but introduces an entirely new place to explore and brand new monsters as well as characters.  It is filled with excitement, romance, betrayal and epic twists that will leave you reeling.  

“Death comes to the land of wine”

BAW_Packshot_PC_PEGI18_EN_UK_1462810835There are a fabulous 30 hours plus of new adventures to be had and exploration of a land unique to The Witcher 3, nothing like Hearts of Stone or Wild Hunt nor is it rivaled in its vastness, outshining No Man’s Land and Novigrad in size alone!  There are many new side quests to keep you busy, as well as points of interest to discover, including owning your very own vineyard in the land of wine! 

When you arrive in Toussaint you quickly hear tales of the beast that terrorises the land.  It is up to you to take control and uncover the mystery that perplexes the kingdom, brutal murders that leave clues in their wake as to who might be next in line to lose their life.  You get to visit many places within Toussaint one of which will be the capital, Beauclair, a city that in  itself is filled to the brim with secrets and truths untold, it is down to you to discover those, by talking to the residents and exploring the city.

As well as all of the above, Blood and Wine includes new items and gear for you to collect, combine and use, making the DLC even more exciting for fans of The Witcher 3.  Not to mention the all new in game mechanic that enables you to dye your armour, a tournament to rival all others where you can show your fighting skills and follow side quests that will take you on magical adventures battling strange Fairy tale creatures.  

Of course there is still much more to discover in Blood and Wine and you can contemplate just which path you wish to take by playing Gwent with a brand new Skillige deck! 

Our Verdict

As DLC goes, this is one of the biggest we have seen, it is a completely new game all by itself, whilst you can explore the huge land the DLC offers so much more content for you to become consumed with! It is a solid five out of five for us! 

 

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Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.

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