The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is the game that follows the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and it is the second and also the final game in the series. It was developed under CD projekt Red as Blood and Wine and it was released for Xbox One, Playstation and Microsoft Windows. An expansion is about Geralt while traveling in Toussaint which is a Nilfgaardian duchy city that had not been touched by the war. He was hoping to track down the mysterious beast that terrorized the region. An expansion received the universal acclaim from the critics.
The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is set in many years after the events that took place in a base game and Geralt was given a contract by a Duchess called Anna Henrietta, a ruler over Toussaint, to be a vassal Duchy with the Nilfgaardian Empire which is known for its wine and vineyards exports. There are two knights that have been already murdered in stranger circumstances and Geralt has to find out and kill whoever is responsible.
When he reached to Toussaint, he has to investigate the murder of a third Knight with a help given by Henrietta and Captain Damien De La Tour who is the knight that heads the investigation, he starts to find out some clues that suggest that these knights had been killed since they violated five virtues which the knights had sworn and that there is a fourth knight who is also in danger. Duchess and Geralt run to save that fourth night but they arrive there when the Beast just finished killing him. Geralt run after the Beast and he cornered him and he battled him in a warehouse. While one was able to kill the other, a friend and a higher vampire of Geralt called Regis came and intervened and convinced The Beat to go away. Geralt believed that Regis was dead because of the adventures in his novels, but he explained to him that Beast is also a higher vampire and had revived Regis which means that he is bonded to him according to vampiric code. The other name of Beast is Dettlaff.
Regis helps Geralt to learn why Dettlaff may be committing all these murders because most of the time, he likes to avoid the affairs of humans. They make a potion that helps Geralt to see some visions from the memories of Dettlaff and they were pointing him to a direction of the Bootblack and they get the clues from a bootblack. Regis and Geralt, then find out that Dettlaff has been blackmailed to do these killings. The human lover of Dettlaff called Rhenaweed, was kidnapped so that kidnappers make him to make the killings. Regis waits behind until Dettlaff comes back and Geralt goes to make the reports to De La tour and to Henrietta. There was a wine stain at one of the piece of the papers that the kidnappers had sent to Dettlaff to tell him the next victims and Henrietta finds out that such wine was the one that was served only for a ducal table. De La Tour, Henrietta and Geralt then visit ducal winery and the maker says that he had sold the wine to a stranger. They found out that the same buyer wanted a new barrel and De La Tour and Geralt had to mount the ambush at its collection party. Geralt had to interrogate the member who was captured and he says that the mysterious buyer is called The Cintrian.
The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is known to be among the best RGP that had ever been developed and it is the first for the DLC called Hearts of Stone.
The game is a DLC pack and it is full of things that The Witcher III is able to do well. this include offering power of surprise. Mechanics are not worn out and there is no change for the core system.
Normally, the game may take over 15hours but it is not closer to the complete run. The map has many points of interest, the witcher contracts and the treasure troves. You can continue using you existing options or you may ask to get a new Geralt on the level 35 in order to customize what you are looking for. There are other additions and they are the dyes which may be used in customizing a witcher gear or a Skellige Gwent Deck. The gist in the game is that you are able to unlock any new mutations which do more and not only boosting the damage such as freezing the people using landing critical hits or Aard or other signs.
The story in the game is a standalone and there are not permanent enemies. However, Geralt is asked to handle some of the big brawls. Contrary to the Hearts of Stone, this game Blood and Wine happens in a new region called Toussaint and it is an idyllic place where the war have never touched and it does not have too many problems. The knights do ride around looking for the glorious battles or adventures which they may use to win over their lovers. The peasants pass by without being touched by the invaders or soldiers while some people, it is said that they are most of the time drunk.
The night in the games are also calm and people do not hide at night because of the fear to the vampires.
What to expect from The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
With The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine, you get a chance of getting drunk while sitting with an empire and you can always ask the important questions that you want to get answers for from an empire. As Geralt, you had been called in Toussaint by a duchess but at some time, you get involve into the local politics. The game is the best when it comes to deal with some small dramas. There is a haunted house, the local curse, and the broken marriage of Baron. The central story brings together a number of some stories and they come together to make a common threat. The plot in the game comes with the superb pace but it is different at some level. Geralt may pick his way through the soiree of an artist and he may storm the castle or even tow and has got a memorable and creepy encounter with the spotted Wight. There is vivid characterization with great voice work and they are mostly from the main ally of Geralt and it sells to the world in a beautiful manner.
If you do not care about the side quests, the game may take over ten hours. You may seek out the grandmaster gear in found in the multiple witcher school and you can collect the dyes for your armor and you can take over a number of some monster hunts. You can join the tourney and to compete in the Gwent competitions. When you pursue these side quests, the game may take over 30 hours of play time.
When you start to play, you are given the vineyard and it may be upgraded at a great cost and slowly in order to give access to more useful adventurer amenities and they include the grindstone, the armor bench and the alchemy table. When you had opened a certain quest, you may start to work to the new mutations for expansion and you will get better ability modifiers. According to which type of ability you decide to add, you may because the sign spells to make critical hits and to blow up the igni victims or freezing the Aard victims. There are other mutations that may improve the swordsmanship of Geralt and they turn him to be resilient. Extra combat effects will not revolutionalize any combat system but the mutations do serve like the productive place in order to put up the points as you continue to go to a new level. You get more benefits from the new armor sets with magical bonuses that they are able to offer.
The game may be familiar at a certain level, however Toussaint is an adventure in itself and it has different flavor. The land has a relative opulence and it is sun-drenches and stunning. The castle of the duchess and the terracotta and azure town called Beaclair on the foot is the perfect image for a postcard. Even if for Gelart, Toussaint is not the most risky or exciting place that he may be, it is a place where his acts of compassion and kindness may be recognized.