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These two games are two of the best releases that came out in 2016. Both were anticipated by a huge following, as they are sequels to established franchises that kept fans and entire communities built around them, hyped for years. While there are some common aspects about the two, they are no doubt different games that provide completely unique experiences.

Let’s go over some of the things Fallout 4 and Witcher 3 players have stuck with at the end of the adventure, and see what each title thrives to excel at. We’ll be taking a look at both the main characters but also at the world they fight In, from the supporting cast and plot to the land itself.

The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3 manages to bring an enticing story with well-rounded characters. All the friends you make along the way as well as other support characters have their own defined personality and engaging them feels rewarding, not as if you would be having a dialogue with cardboard cut-out. The cast of Witcher 3 is hard to forget, with each character having their own memorable moments. In terms of story and gameplay, the game is hardly driven by a consequential narrative. This means that pretty much all your decisions will have a great impact on how the story progresses.

Throughout the game, side quests will be available and while some might seem “filler” quests at first, you quickly learn that it’s not the case, as they evolve into great side stories with their own important meaning and impact on the player’s experience. Last but most definitely not least, the scenery in The Witcher 3 is one of the strongest selling points of the game ( and it has a lot of those).

Each settlement remains embedded into the player’s memory as unique and meaningful, with its own distinct feel and vibe going on, the same as the inhabitants of that particular settlement or region. Even when you’re in the middle of nowhere, you’re still somewhere beautiful, as the game truly went the extra mile in terms of what you are able to see and visually enjoy throughout your adventure.

Fallout 4

Fallout 4 must have been one of the most anticipated games of all time, with the official announcement of Fallout: New Vegas’ sequel striking hard in the heart of enthusiastic gamers everywhere. The game, same as Witcher 3, features a great bunch of characters that help our hero in their adventure. Each companion is easy to remember due to their unique personality and quirks.

While the scenery in Witcher 3 was extremely satisfying and unique, the Wasteland is a bit dull in comparison. Not because it isn’t a great and huge place to explore and quest in, but because it is something players have been able to see before, in previous iterations of the series. If you’ve seen a wasteland, you’ve seen them all, as the saying goes.

That being said, it’s still visually impressive and the new age graphics make it pop out quite remarkably. In terms of gameplay, Fallout 4 will keep you hooked for tens of hours, but by the time you reach your first hundred hour, the excitement from the beginning might be all but gone due to the banality of the side quests which usually have you doing not so important stuff. The rewards for doing these quests story wise can only put up for so long with those of Witcher 3 before finally fading into boredom. The game’s main questline as well as some side quest chains are however very clever and entertaining , and an overall example of how a great storyline should look like.

The important thing to keep in mind is that both are some of the best games that have come out in recent years, and despite which might your preferred one, both are worth a play.