The Choice Awards of the Game Developers were held as part of the 2016 Conference of Game Developers. After much debate and a very close battle with “The Last of Us”, the Witcher 3 won Best Game at the GDCA.
San Francisco hosted last night the 2016 Conference of Game Developers and the Witcher 3 won Best Game at the GDCA. With a score of 251 plaudits for “Game of the Year”, only two more than “The Last of Us” who only managed to gather 249, Witcher 3 won yet another prize.
Ever since the Witcher franchise was released on the market, the Projekt Red is taking home award after award. Based on the book series written by Andrej Sapkowski, the Witcher explores the tale of Geralt of Rivia, a hunter that makes use of his supernatural abilities in order to kill monster and hunt down human targets.
The first two installments of the game were extremely well received by the gaming public. The Witcher is an open-world high-fantasy role-playing action video game played in a third person perspective. And while the background created by Sapkowski is fascinating, the game won the public not only because of its complex and breathtaking storyline.
Players are able to combine magic skills with classic battle techniques like sword-wielding and bow hunting. Wild Hunt is up to thirty times longer than the last two games, so it takes gamers a lot of time to explore all of the maps.
In order to reach one point or another, the character must travel by foot, vessel or horse. Fast traveling is also enabled, but only to known locations. Fans of the open-world genre said that the third installment of the Witcher franchise is twenty percent bigger than Skyrim.
It takes approximately one hundred hours to complete the entire Wild Hunt instalment. Half of the time is dedicated to the main story and half to the side quests.
And there are other innovations such as the ability to fight while horseback riding, or while being underwater, sensing the approach of other characters, vaulting, climbing and jumping over small obstacles.
It is pretty obvious why Witcher 3 won the best game at the GDCA. The open-world action video game is filled with both new surprising features and old elements that were praised by fans in previous installments.
And while the developing company declared that future Witcher instalments will not feature Geralt, it may be possible that the vast acclamations received by Wild Hunt will convince them to keep the main character for at least one more game.
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