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  • Summary: This expansion pack is an old-school add on with 20 hours of new adventures, where players will travel to the land of Toussaint.

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The Witcher III: Wild Hunt - "A Night to Remember" Launch Cinematic
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 9, 2016
    100
    Honestly, the whole thing is just the complete package.
  2. Jul 27, 2016
    100
    There's honestly a 30+ hour expansion with a great deal to do aside from the main quest, and if you dig The Witcher, you already know it's worth jumping into.
  3. Jun 9, 2016
    95
    The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is a nearly flawless sendoff for Geralt of Rivia, and the world of The Witcher.
  4. May 25, 2016
    93
    The good news is CD Projekt crafted a wonderful expansion for his sendoff that captures the series' trademarks: unexpected twists, tough choices, and intense battles. With its vast new area and involved plot, Blood and Wine feels like a full game; don't expect a simple side story with a few set of quests scattered about. It feels on par with the quality and creativity of Wild Hunt, and I loved it.
  5. Jun 3, 2016
    90
    Blood and Wine is worth the price of admission. The game will handily give you several additional hours of gameplay in the campaign alone, and several more when you’re looking for side quests. A definite must buy in my book.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jul 14, 2016
    90
    A hugely satisfying end to the best RPG in recent memory. Is it wrong we want even more? [Aug 2016, p.76]
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  1. Jun 21, 2016
    Fortunately, these are momentary hitches in a much longer journey that, depending on the decisions you have made along the way, could end on a surprisingly sweet note.
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
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  1. Jan 2, 2018
    10
    Hikaye = 10
    Oynanış = 9
    Grafikler = 10
    Sesler = 8
    Keyif = 10
    Atmosfer = 10
    Süre = 10
  2. May 31, 2016
    10
    BLOOD AND WINE is not just a DLC, Its a game in itself & CD PROJEKT have delivered in every aspect and is an ALMOST PERFECT FINALE to a greatBLOOD AND WINE is not just a DLC, Its a game in itself & CD PROJEKT have delivered in every aspect and is an ALMOST PERFECT FINALE to a great game. More great story with even more colour and interesting characters ,monsters & places to visit. this DLC is by far the best DLC of any game I have played & is THE BEST VALUE as well ! WELL DONE CD PROJECT, YOU DESERVE A BIG PAT ON THE BACK. :))))))) Expand
  3. Aug 25, 2016
    10
    I love the witcher series, both the books and the games and I like how they just switched from one medium to another to tell a coherent (andI love the witcher series, both the books and the games and I like how they just switched from one medium to another to tell a coherent (and awesome !) story. Blood and Wine could well be a game in it's own right - it's just that big - and it seems like a great ending to Geralt's story. Though I have to admit, I'd wish they would release more of it.
    I think Witcher 3 set the bar really high for video games, and Blood and Wine has done the same for what a DLC can and should be.
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  4. Jun 6, 2016
    10
    This is a proper send off for Geralt and, while we don't know if they will make another Witcher game in the future, you get the sense thatThis is a proper send off for Geralt and, while we don't know if they will make another Witcher game in the future, you get the sense that this is Geralt's last hurrah. The land of Toussant is the game's most vibrant to date and it's French styling really brings out the best in the world. I love everything they added to the game but I am very disappointed you can't access some of it earlier in the game, like Mutations and the new House. There's a ton of stuff to do here and I loved how everything was neatly wrapped up with the finale. I am fairly discouraged about the bugs that are still present in the game, including the couple I found that froze and/or crashed the game entirely. While it seems to have gotten better since the original release, the amount of bugs in the game are still too high and it needs to be fixed sooner rather than later. Overall it's a good ending to Geralt's story and hopefully he does retire after this latest venture. It just seems right for it to end here for him. Expand
  5. Jul 15, 2016
    10
    Its the best DLC i've ever played and it expands your game experience in so many ways. Other publishers should take thereself an example howIts the best DLC i've ever played and it expands your game experience in so many ways. Other publishers should take thereself an example how to make a good DLC (not like CoD or that **** ;) ) Expand
  6. Jun 4, 2016
    9
    The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
    DLC done right.
    Blood and wine is the final expansion and final piece of dlc for the witcher 3 wild hunt, and
    The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
    DLC done right.
    Blood and wine is the final expansion and final piece of dlc for the witcher 3 wild hunt, and unlike hearts of stone... this dlc feels like an actual expansion… an extension to the game, not just a new giant quest.
    Blood and Wine introduces the area of Toussaint
    Toussaint is gorgeous, and full of color…
    And there is tons to be done here…
    This DLC could be its own game, because not only is there a 10 hour campaign here, there are 20 more hours of side quests, a new Gwent deck to collect, new treasures to find, new areas to liberate, more witcher contracts, as well as diagrams for grand mastered versions of your armor…
    This dlc also introduces the ability to dye your armor, and you’re given your own land to harvest crops for alchemy and creating dyes.
    There is also a new mutation skill tree which opens up new perks as well as gives you 4 new slots from the perks before, as well as the level cap increased to 100.
    And there is plenty to do to chase this level cap as just like the base game, every side mission if fleshed out as well as the main campaign missions...
    They’ll have you entering a tournament, only to find out a dark secret, running through the city to retrieve a stolen pair of balls… cleaning up sabotaged vineyards, just to name a few…
    And there are of course nests to destroy, caves to explore, and newly added enemy bases to take control of, all featuring a boss fight…
    Surprisingly the weakest aspect of this dlc is the campaign itself..
    It tells the story of a vampire terrorizing these lands... murdering people…
    So you’ve been called by the duchess to hunt this vampire down and kill him…
    So this turns into a batman type story..
    Which is sort of ironic considering...batman...vampire…
    It’s all about solving the mystery, finding out why this vampire is targeting these people…
    The strongest point of this dlc is later on in the story when you go into a book of fairytales..
    You’ll meet classic characters like the big bad wolf, the munchkins from the wizard of Oz… goldilocks and the 3 bears…
    All having a bit of a sick twist to them…
    This section alone was worth the journey this expansion will take you on.
    While I found the main story of Blood and Wine to be fairly weak, This expansion is crawling with engaging content, mysteries to be solved, and booties to be seen.
    I give the Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
    an 8.5/10
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  7. Jan 10, 2017
    6
    Ils sont fous chez CD Projekt Red : ils sortent un DLC à 20 balles qui propose le contenu d'un jeu complet ! en l'occurrence et toutesIls sont fous chez CD Projekt Red : ils sortent un DLC à 20 balles qui propose le contenu d'un jeu complet ! en l'occurrence et toutes proportions gardées, un mini-Witcher 3 Wild Hunt ou un Witcher 3 Wild Hunt "junior" donné pour 20h de jeu mais qui se boucle peu ou prou en une quarantaine d'heures et encore...! soit le temps d'un "bon" jeu de rôle, ou pour faire simple l'équivalent de quatre Unchartiep 4 à 70 balles pièce !

    Voici donc un nouveau monde ouvert dans l'univers immense du Witcher, à savoir le Duché de Toussaint dont la beauté, le raffinement et le souci du détail n'ont rien à envier au couloir scripté du jeu soniais hypé à mort, bien au contraire : une véritable leçon d'humilité pour les vilains cabots et leur sous-indiana-jones-raider de pacotille, produit préformaté et préchié pour les masses amorphes.

    Toussaint est une région tellement belle qu'on laisse le canasson à l'écurie pour s'y promener, émerveillé, d'un bout à l'autre, car Blood and Wine est une oeuvre polie comme un miroir, tout comme son grand frère Wild Hunt mais un cran encore au dessus dans l'excellence technique et artistique.

    La nouvelle quête principale semble superbement écrite, alternant noirceur et idéale ironie en de multiples nuances de gris. Elle semble et en vérité, elle l'est jusqu'à un certain ruban mais je vais y revenir... Elle est bien sûr l'occasion d'y rencontrer l'inénarrable Régis (absent des jeux jusqu'alors), l'un des personnages fascinants des livres de Sapkowski ainsi qu''Anna Henrietta, autre personnage d'importance de la saga littéraire polonaise.

    On va de surprise en surprise et tout irait pour le mieux si la fin proposait au moins une alternative : or, il n'en est rien malheureusement, car seul le chemin pour y parvenir diffère... tout cela par la faute d'un maudit ruban qui semble bien anodin et pourtant ! sans lui, on ne se tape qu'une fin de merde.

    C'était un peu le cas, déjà dans Wild Hunt qu'un choix anodin -ou plutôt quelques uns- soient traités ainsi à l'emporte-pièce par le développeur : à cet égard l'opacité des conséquences est des plus regrettables.

    Cela étant, quelques quêtes secondaires et nouvelles chasses à l'équipement s'avèrent surprenantes, tout comme l'inédit système additionnel des "mutations", et si tous ces points d'interrogation qui se mettent à pousser comme des champignons sur la nouvelle carte sont aussi déconcertants que déprimants (Ubi est décidément d'une ubiquité diabolique) il convient de ne pas les farmer comme un goret sud-coréen sous peine de dégobiller brutalement. On les découvrira en fait au fur et à mesure des missions... pour une partie, tout du moins, car CDPR n'a décidément pas été avare de remplissage...

    Ce DLC qui nécessite l'original Wild Hunt mais qui constitue en soi un jeu à part entière a vu son inventaire repensé ou disons, sensiblement amélioré. Hélas, "c'est pas (encore) ça qu'est ça" comme disait mon Lieutenant et ce ne sera jamais le cas tant que CD Projekt Red persistera avec sa présentation picturale au lieu de la présentation textuelle bien plus efficace (ils devraient demander conseil à Bethesda -pourtant Witcher 2 avait, lui, visé juste à cet égard ! que de regrets...).

    On s'y fait néanmoins à force et au fil des heures, on y est carrément blindé après plus de 200h sur Wild Hunt (contre mauvaise fortune etc) et on salue l'effort même s'il est un peu vain. Au moins, cela dit, on a enfin le choix de la pause au lieu du temps ralenti pour la roue des signes et capacités !

    A part donc quelques bugs (dont Corvo Bianco et son succès, faudra attendre le patch... entre autres) la finition est globalement satisfaisante, les nouvelles musiques sont de qualité et la VF toujours irréprochable.

    Les combats restent très intéressants... en dépit des nouvelles créatures à tuer, retorses à souhait jusqu'à plus soif, du genre "craquage de développeurs surmenés à la vodka". On avait déjà un peu expérimenté avec les "sangliers" dans Hearts of Stone et on découvre avec stupeur d'autres "bidules" très agités qui ont chopé une putain de rage (ékinoppyres, shaelmaars, brouxes et alpyres, scopenlodromorphes !).

    C'est à un point tel que souvent le niveau de difficulté semble avoir déraillé complètement... port de l'armure lourde obligatoire ! et tout un tas de potions, ça peut aider aussi.

    Voilà donc un DLC qui devrait servir de modèle à tous les autres DLC malgré ses errances non négligeables (je veux choisir ma fin en toute connaissance de cause, putain !) et à ce prix, 20 balles, on n'en fera pas un fromage. Cependant, après le Wild Hunt principal qui reste tout de même exceptionnel, le Blood and Wine est le second DLC mi-figue mi-raisin du développeur. Dois-je m'inquiéter pour l'avenir ? l'avenir nous le dira.
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