Pros: Long play time. Great character development. Good combat
Cons: A few graphical glitches.
It started off a bit rough. The combat is hard to get used to even for seasoned pc gamers, but get past it and you will not regret it. I decided to fight past the difficulty and really found it worth it. I decided randomly one day to try it out with a controller and it all fell together. Plays perfectly with one.
The story is completely addicting. Once you get into the characters, you find your self siding with your favorites and making decisions to favor them. Every decision feels like it affects the flow of the game. Very similar to the Bethesda games in that sense. But the biggest difference is that you really feel connected to Geralt (the main character). The voice acting is top notch and he is very compelling, as with a lot of the characters. I would describe the game as Skyrim with a personality. I recently played through Bioshock Infinite, and absolutely wanted to get through the game to see what happened. Same with this game, but I felt like all the choices I made, shaped how it would end. I could easily play again to see what happened if I chose a single different option in the story.
I could go on and on about the graphics of the game. Easily the best looking game I've ever played. The lighting, the shadows, the physics, everything just looked sooo good. I could walk around the forests just oogaling at how pretty everything looked. I didn't even play with the graphics maxed out. It takes a pretty monster machine to do so.
There were a few little graphical glitches here and there, but as good as it actually looked, these problems were really easy to get past.
Honestly I've had a few favorite games, the type you play over and over again, in the past most of them were on the N64 and even more of them involved Link, but this game really forces it self in to one of my favorite games ever. I really feel I could play it again in the future, which is more than what I can say for a lot of games I've played in the past. I got about 30 hours of play time. I couldn't bring my self to subtract any stars from the review. Seriously folks, if you have the time, this game is worth it.