The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition Collector’s Guide Review

The Ultimate Witcher 3 Strategy Guide.

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Last May, CD Projekt Red released one of the most anticipated action RPGs in recent memory when The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt made its worldwide debut at various online and retail outlets. After the launch of additional DLC content through an expansion pass, a game of the year edition was released to convince more gamers to explore the full title. If you currently find yourself in this position, then you may want to consider picking up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition Collector’s Guide by Prima Games. Here is a quick overview of what you can expect from this insanely valuable guide should you decide to invest your time and money into it.

The 832-page collector’s edition strategy guide includes two beautifully printed lithos, a digital art gallery, comprehensive walkthroughs of every quest in the game, gameplay tutorials for combat and Gwent, a full atlas of every location, a complete bestiary and a free mobile-friendly eGuide. The authors consist of the duo of David Hodgson and Will Murray and the retail price for the package is $44.99.

Mastering combat is made easier by following this guide.
Mastering combat is made easier by following this guide.

One of the single most important reasons why this guide is worth purchasing lies squarely in the informative advice given on mastering combat techniques and defeating enemies. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a very challenging game in certain areas and the player must be willing to learn and adapt to new situations on-the-fly. The creatures that you’ll come across have varying levels of difficulty and while you may be certain that one strategy works best, chances are there is another that will be more effective. For some, a game with this much ambition and attention to detail may be overwhelming, but the guide does an excellent job explaining every scenario and what you have to do to achieve the best results. Patience and dedication well help you in certain encounters, but the walkthroughs and bestiary will succeed in giving you the preparation you need to survive.

Another advantage to having the guide is that it gives you a better understanding of how to play Gwent. This card game really soared in popularity when Wild Hunt debuted and is now the sole inspiration behind an upcoming spin-off game. Most people end up getting good at Gwent just by trial-and-error. If you’re someone who lacks patience and wants to learn more in-depth details behind this addictive card game, then this guide is the perfect place to start.

You'll become a Gwent pro in no time.
You’ll become a Gwent pro in no time.

Last but certainly not least, what would a collector’s edition be without the addition of some beautiful artwork? This particular edition of the strategy guide includes images from the original game and the expansions. Wild Hunt is a visually stunning game to look at and this guide does a great job at showcasing just how talented the team over at CD Projekt RED really are.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition Collector’s Guide is definitely worth buying if you want to be fully immersed in the lore behind the entire Witcher universe. If you’re low on cash, you could pick up the regular edition of this guide instead for only $29.99. Either way, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a finely crafted, ambitious RPG and access to a helpful guide is absolutely necessary to get the most out of the overall experience.

Final Verdict: Worth Buying

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