PS5 review of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: People still talk about and celebrate the Butcher of Blaviken’s journey to find his adopted daughter, Ciri, even though The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt came out seven years ago. Since the game came out, we’ve been lucky enough to get a Netflix show based on the books that inspired it. Henry Cavill, who looks like God, plays the main character in the show. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next-gen PS5 update has been released by CDPR to make this legendary game even better. It adds many quality-of-life improvements, major technical improvements for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and even some new content.
Even though The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a great game, some of its parts are starting to show their age after seven years. The Witcher PS5 and Xbox Series X|S is about as good as it can get compared to other open-world games that came out after it. This is because its next-gen update fixed the parts of its gameplay that could be improved. It’s a celebration of how good it looks, how well it’s put together, and how good the writing is. It’s up there with the best games, movies, books, and TV shows.
PS5 review of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
When you start a new game in Performance mode, both Geralt and Roach are easier to control right away. It’s so easy to move around and fight, and the 4K resolution makes the graphics look ridiculously good. They were always pushing the limits of the last generation, but everything looks great, from the world itself to the details of Geralt’s armor and equipment. When I looked up at the sky, the way the clouds moved and the light hit them made me lose my breath. With the new UI customization, you can change how different gauges and HUD displays look so that you can see every clear detail with less text and other things.
With Ray Tracing mode, the 30fps movement is a bit choppy, but the global illumination gives lighting that reflects off surfaces and shines smoothly all over the world, whether through the trees of Old Orchard or making the colors pop in Novigrad. Ambient occlusion gives everything better shading, which makes the whole environment feel more real. Technically, it’s amazing how good a seven-year-old game looks, and since there are no bugs or glitches, fans will want to start over from the beginning.
Some other little changes to the gameplay aren’t immediately apparent, but everything feels much more refined and well-balanced now. You can now stroll at varying rates with Geralt, and with a click on the left analogue stick, you can begin sprinting. The ability to pick up herbs and plants without triggering the menu pop-up makes for a more streamlined foray into the wilds in search of materials for brews, blasts, and oils. Feeling more in control is another perk of riding Roach, especially useful for “reversing” the reliable friend out of a jam.
With the addition of every feature fans have asked for, The Witcher 3: PS5/Xbox Series S|X is now the definitive edition of one of the best games of all time. There isn’t a single thing I’d change, and after putting in dozens of hours with the base game and two expansions (Heart of Stone and Blood and Wine), I was more than delighted to relive my adventures with Geralt. This next-gen upgrade is a necessity for both returning and new players because to the game’s innovative graphical modes, which make it feel like a completely other game, and the many welcome enhancements to the game’s quality of life.