Can I really be a gamer if I haven't played/worshipped/beat The Witcher 3. As of late I find myself asking this question all the time. I grew up on a steady diet of Half Life, Duke Nukem, Shadow Warrior, and a dash of Age Of Empires - open world games or RPG's were never really my jam (except KOTOR which is the business, shoutout DRevan!). But my shooter ways came to halt in 2017 when I got deep into Horizon Zero Dawn. Got dayuuum, that game was amazing. I would play it all night and then come in give Gus updates on my progress - truly a fun way to play a game.
Of course when I beat that game I knew that there was only way I could go: The Witcher 3. Everyone knows of it, seemingly everyone has played it, but alas I didn't think I was ready to take the plunge. My buddy @ebregman told me he put in at least 20 hours and wasn't sure if the story "started" and I was spooked. Did I want to invest that much time into a game if I wasn't get pulled in right away? That's a question that keeps me up at night.
So if you think I should dive into the Northern Kingdoms let me know. Until then I'll be trying to level up my hidden blade in Assassin's Creed Origin's.