The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone
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Heart of Stone continues the greatness of Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. Well written dialogues, memorable characters and a much needed return to one of the best role playing games out there.
Review in German | Read full review
"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is at its best when focusing on individual characters and the stories that they have to tell, and that's exactly what Hearts of Stone provides."
Hearts of Stone, a content that every The Witcher 3 player should buy and play.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
In the end, though, Hearts of Stone is a stirring good time and a great expansion the whole way 'round. It doesn't just give us a couple new missions spread out over the same areas, bringing in the same characters, and simply offering a few new pieces of equipment. This goes above and beyond, delivering an entirely new customization mechanic, excellent story missions, a boatload of surprising charm, fantastic variety in terms of objectives, activities and locations, and a new romance that's well worth pursuing.
Hearts of Stone is a full-fledged add-on for a game that probably didn't need to be any longer. Thankfully, Hearts of Stone is a total blast for Witcher fans and packs more into its 10-15 hour campaign than most AAA games on the market. With its wonderfully paced story, mesmerizing characters, and gorgeous world to explore, Hearts of Stone demands to be played. It also raises the bar for what fans can expect from DLC for their favourite games. If you're itchin' for more witchin', then picking up Hearts of Stone is a no brainer.
There's an old saying, you can never have too much of a good thing. This is false. Hearts of Stone doesn't offer that much new to the game, which is what the second expansion is supposedly meant to feature, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. What Hearts of Stone gives players is another reason to dive back into this world, and enjoy the stories that lie within.
CD Projekt Red has lived up to its word and, apparently, this is just a taster of what is yet to come. The next DLC, Blood and Wine, will come in at double the cost, but promises double the content and a whole new land to explore. Admittedly, Hearts of Stone's content is very much focused on the story it is telling, resulting in a very narrative-focused final product with lots of dialogue and cut-scenes, but that is not much of a negative considering the quality of the story that is told. It's a truly original and fantastic piece of storytelling, filled with great moments and set pieces that any fan of the series truly needs to experience.
Hearts of Stone provides that excellent experience we're used to from the Witcher series. With a solid amount of quality content that will keep you busy for at least a dozen hours, a $9.99 price tag doesn't seem so bad.
Hearts of Stone is an extremely interesting expansion for The Witcher 3, faithful in tone and development to the saga but that is much more than "stoic hero faces a world in which humans are more monsters than the monsters whose heads ask for." Therefore, it represents fresh air for this saga that is about to reach its end, which we want to be spectacular. In summary, whoever buys this DLC will not regret anything, neither in content nor in quality. Now, to wait for our last wish.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
The "Heart of stone" expansion pack is like Kamasutra for other game developers, showing you step by step how to make valuable DLC!
Review in Polish | Read full review