The Witcher 3: Hearts Of Stone” is the first of the two full expansions of the popular video gameThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.” It was released on October 13, 2015, and launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Here is my full review of this game expansion.

Still has some with interesting stories

This game expansion has interesting stories to follow, just like the vanilla version of the game. The main quest and the side quests all have good direction in storytelling. This just shows that CD Projekt RED is great in making and telling the great stories of the main protagonist, Geralt of Rivia.

The main story has a lot of interesting points. It also has tons of plot twists that surprised its audiences. Every chapter of the game expansion’s story is a joy to play with different emotions invested involved.

Tons of content, same continent

The new expansion of “The Witcher 3” has a lot of content for players to experience. There are new gears to try out like armor, swords, crossbows, items, and more. There are also new enemies to face in each segment of the expansion’s story.

Players will also get to meet different characters in their journeys. They all have unique personalities and quirks that make them interesting. These people are allies, but they can also become enemies depending on the choices you make.

The problem with the new expansion is the reuse of the same continent or area of the vanilla game. There are only a few new areas introduced like the one from the beginning of the main story. The game expansion looks bland compared to the second expansion, “Blood and Wine.”

Shorter gameplay time

Another problem with “The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone” is the short gameplay time.

While this was meant to be a new experience related to the vanilla game, it was expected to have longer gameplay. Unfortunately, many players finished the game expansion quickly than anticipated.

The second expansion remedied this problem by having almost the same gameplay hours with the vanilla game. The first expansion also has fewer stories to tell.

New music

Fans who love the music of the video game will be interested with this new set of tracks. The game expansion introduced new ones to make it a new experience for everyone. It had a different feel than the original version, but it also felt familiar in a way.

The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone” is a new experience for the fans of the franchise, but it has its flaws. The gameplay was shorter and had fewer stories to tell, but it was good. I gave this game expansion a 7 out of 10 points as a review score.

Check out "The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone" launch trailer here: