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Jimmyfenix
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(10-08-2015, 05:37 PM)
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Reviews are coming out for the expansion pack

Gry Online - 9.5/10

IGN Spain 9.5

XGN.nl - 9.5

IGN - 9/10

The story in Hearts of Stone alone would make it worth getting, but it succeeds on other levels as well. The fun new enemies and bosses, along with the customization potential of Runewords make Hearts of Stone a very well-rounded package that shouldn’t be skipped.

Gamespot - 9/10

This thematic pulse elevates an already great batch of content. Hearts of Stone feels just as much a part of the narrative as any of the main game's quest lines, but stands on its own as a memorable adventure. It may have its negative moments and the pacing may be broken at certain intervals, but The Witcher 3's first paid expansion is well worth the return to the Northern Kingdoms.

There's a point when a character whistles the boss fight music. And just when you're sure one such encounter is coming, he walks away to that haunting tune, without so much as a fistfight. This is what Hearts of Stone does best. It takes our expectations and runs with them.

Multiplayer.it 8.5/10
Spaziogames.it 8.5/10

GameReactor EU - 8/10

Hearts of Stone is, in our opinion, the closest you can come to an ideal expansion in this day and age, or as CD Projekt Red would put it, an old-school expansion. It offers more of the same gameplay experiences that we've come to love and at the same time it kicks it up a notch in terms of story. We get new content, new areas to explore, new toys and new characters. All the while Geralt is as grumpy and mean as ever, and we wouldn't have it any other way

Alcoholikaust
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(10-08-2015, 05:40 PM)
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Nice so far. Very jealous of reviewers. C'mon monday 4pm Est!
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(10-08-2015, 05:40 PM)
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Karl Hawk
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(10-08-2015, 05:40 PM)
IGN Spain 9.5
Salsa
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(10-08-2015, 05:40 PM)
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yeahboiiii
Chinner
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(10-08-2015, 05:41 PM)
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this will wash out the bitter after taste of MGSV
Walpurgis
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(10-08-2015, 05:42 PM)

There's a point when a character whistles the boss fight music. And just when you're sure one such encounter is coming, he walks away to that haunting tune, without so much as a fistfight. This is what Hearts of Stone does best. It takes our expectations and runs with them.

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His Majesty
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(10-08-2015, 05:42 PM)
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XGN - 9.5
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(10-08-2015, 05:43 PM)
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All over my face Geralt.
Gestault
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(10-08-2015, 05:44 PM)
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Oh my goodness, yes.
bbd23
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(10-08-2015, 05:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chinner

this will wash out the bitter after taste of MGSV

yes
toythatkills
(10-08-2015, 05:45 PM)
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That's a nice hefty spoiler in the Gamespot review isn't it?

"I really enjoyed this so I'm going to ensure it's impossible for you to enjoy it in the same way."
Corpsepyre
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(10-08-2015, 05:45 PM)
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FUCK YES! DYING HERE!
Felix Lighter
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(10-08-2015, 05:47 PM)
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I already started my new game+ playthrough because I just couldn't wait. I'm only level 40 now, so it'll be awhile before I can jump in but I already fell back in love with this game. So good.
roytheone
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(10-08-2015, 05:47 PM)
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Looking good so far! I will probably not play this DLC right away, but will wait until the second one is available and then play both in one big chunk. I have discovered that I enjoy playing DLC that way a lot more compared to playing them at launch and having to wait for the next one.
Corpsepyre
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(10-08-2015, 05:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chinner

this will wash out the bitter after taste of MGSV

Ugh. Don't. Please.
ironcreed
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(10-08-2015, 05:48 PM)
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Ugh. Halo 5, Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Just Cause 3 all on the horizon for me and yet I know that I will be getting lost in Wild Hunt all over again. The game is just that good and now we are getting even more of it.
KorrZ
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(10-08-2015, 05:51 PM)
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The GOTY returns once more. Can't wait to jump back into this world and get lost again.
KainXVIII
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(10-08-2015, 05:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Corpsepyre

Ugh. Don't. Please.

This MGSV bashing in every thread is getting ridiculous
Corpsepyre
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(10-08-2015, 05:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by KainXVIII

This MGSV bashing in every thread is getting ridiculous

It's pissing me off, honestly.
Original Famous Ray
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(10-08-2015, 05:55 PM)
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Wonder if I should just get this with its current discount or get the full $25 expansion pass.
bbd23
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(10-08-2015, 05:55 PM)
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Hearts of Stone theme on repeat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHg3fI5cW7k
Wagram
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(10-08-2015, 05:55 PM)
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"Hearts of Stone is, in our opinion, the closest you can come to an ideal expansion in this day and age"

Clearly never touched a Souls content DLC. Glad to see this is worth it though, but it's CDPR so I had no doubt anyways. Only pass i've ever bought without thinking twice.
Dr. Kitty Muffins
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(10-08-2015, 05:56 PM)
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I will deeply miss Geralt if he isn't the lead in the next Witcher game.
Phazon
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(10-08-2015, 05:56 PM)
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Got it yesterday and only 3-4 in, but it's really fun and already had a lot of laughs and fun moments. Well done, CDPR ^^
Fantastapotamus
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(10-08-2015, 05:57 PM)
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I'm so ready for this. I've been born ready for this
Ledhead
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(10-08-2015, 05:57 PM)
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Very nice scores. Can't wait for this
Glass
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(10-08-2015, 05:57 PM)
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Can't wait to dive back into this world.
superseohyun
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(10-08-2015, 05:57 PM)
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so is there any good combat mod yet? because i am really burned out by the original combat system and stopped playing. Death march is just too easy and boring...
Hasphat'sAnts
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(10-08-2015, 05:58 PM)
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The next one is actually longer, innit?
Felix Lighter
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(10-08-2015, 05:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hasphat'sAnts

The next one is actually longer, innit?

Much bigger scope from what we know now.
Magic Mushroom
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(10-08-2015, 05:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by KainXVIII

This MGSV bashing in every thread is getting ridiculous

It has better gameplay than The Witcher. But I'll save that for the GotY thread. ;)
Shawn6661
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(10-08-2015, 05:59 PM)
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Gameblog.fr (french) : 7/10
Radec
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(10-08-2015, 06:00 PM)
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HoS + The huge ass patch of W3.

Great job CDPR.
DToneli
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(10-08-2015, 06:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dr. Kitty Muffins

I will deeply miss Geralt if he isn't the lead in the next Witcher game.

I read somewhere that CDPR themselves said that TW3 was the last TW game for Geral as a main charcter

Found it: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/why.../1100-6426985/
RowdyReverb
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(10-08-2015, 06:01 PM)
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I got midway through TW3 before I got tired of it. No fault of the game's, I had just binged TW2 and had enough of that setting for a while. I think I'm going to wait for a definitive edition of this one before I re-buy it. The DLC looks great.
dreamfall
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(10-08-2015, 06:02 PM)
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Holy goodness, I can not wait!
Omni
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(10-08-2015, 06:02 PM)
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I need this
mysocksarepink
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(10-08-2015, 06:03 PM)
Lost my save file on my new PC. How can I get a new one :(


(Sorry for ot)
Skelter
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(10-08-2015, 06:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Corpsepyre

It's pissing me off, honestly.

Get off the internet then. Seems like you can't handle it.


Can't wait to play this DLC.
Pif
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(10-08-2015, 06:05 PM)
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Still have to finish the main quest. Bought the game day 1 but I get lost on sidequesta every time.

150 hours and still didn't make it to skellige...
Courage
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(10-08-2015, 06:05 PM)
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If this is an 'ideal expansion', what will the second piece of DLC be, which is supposed to be much bigger and offer a whole new area to explore.

Based CDPR.
Tookay
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(10-08-2015, 06:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by KainXVIII

This MGSV bashing in every thread is getting ridiculous

Agreed, we don't need to drag it into every conversation here.
Vincent Grayson
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(10-08-2015, 06:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Felix Lighter

Much bigger scope from what we know now.

Yeah, higher price, bigger scope, and IIRC, a completely new zone.
Chris1
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(10-08-2015, 06:07 PM)
Expected no less. Main game was amazing and can't wait to dive into the expansions.

Originally Posted by Hasphat'sAnts

The next one is actually longer, innit?

It is.

Hearts of Stone will take Geralt on an all-new 10-hour adventure into the wilds of No Man’s Land and the nooks and alleys of Oxenfurt, where he’ll try to complete a contract from the mysterious Man of Glass. Caught in a thick tangle of deceit, Geralt will need all his cunning and strength to solve the mystery and emerge unscathed.


Blood and Wine, a 20-hour tale that will introduce the all-new in-game region of Toussaint, will take Geralt to a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret.

HoS = $10
B&W = $20
Season pass = $25

Less than $1 per hour of gameplay if you buy the SP.. unreal pricing compared to what we're used to seeing.
blly155
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(10-08-2015, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by DToneli

I read somewhere that CDPR themselves said that TW3 was the last TW game for Geral as a main charcter

Found it: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/why.../1100-6426985/

It even says so in the game once you finish the main story. There is no doubt that this is the last game featuring Geralt. If there is ever another Witcher game it will have a new main character.
Fbh
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(10-08-2015, 06:10 PM)
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Good to hear it's great.
Now with both this and the free DLC, CDPR is really showing other devs how to make good DLC.
His Majesty
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(10-08-2015, 06:10 PM)
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bombshell
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(10-08-2015, 06:10 PM)
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The GOTY is getting even better. However, my wallet wants me to wait on this.
Karl Hawk
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(10-08-2015, 06:11 PM)

Originally Posted by Courage

If this is an 'ideal expansion', what will the second piece of DLC be, which is supposed to be much bigger and offer a whole new area to explore.

Based CDPR.

Blood and Wine. 20 hours of content with a new region (Touissant). Should be priced at 19.99$

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