Twinfinite’s Blood and Wine Review is Bloody Fantastic
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one helluva game. It has earned a great many awards since its release one year ago, and now the anticipated climax is here: The second and final expansion, Blood and Wine. Clocking in at 20 hours (double the length of the first expansion, Hearts of Stone) and filled with new areas, quests, equipment and more, it’s clearly a great way to finish our quest with Geralt, Ciri and Co.
We’ve been reading the reviews for this add-on and we’ve decided that thus far, our favorite can be found at Twinfinite. When reviewing an expansion, you don’t approach it in the same way you would a review for a full game. Critic Ishmael Romero clearly understands this, and we get a tight, taut analysis that tells fans exactly what they want to know. After all, chances are, the overwhelming majority of readers are already fans of the game, and simply want to know what Blood and Wine brings to the table.
Hence, we get a well-appointed review that gives us the lowdown on the story (very important for this particular game), new areas and quests, and the new equipment. If you’re wondering “what’s new?” and whether or not these additions jive with the overall theme and feel of the game in question, this review has the answer.
Why We Like It:
— Gives us a nice introduction but doesn’t linger in the past. We need that foundation for an expansion review but we don’t need to recap the original game or Hearts of Stone, right?
— Fans want to know all about the new stuff, while still hoping the game retains its original feel. The critic tackles this premise throughout and it’s much appreciated.
— Well-produced and nicely presented and paced, so it seems perfect for an expansion evaluation. Very well done.