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7.3

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  • Summary: In GWENT, gamers clash with their friends in fast-paced duels that combine bluffing, on-the-fly decision making and careful deck construction. The game is played over a best-of-three series of rounds, as players unleash their hand by slinging spells and diverse units with special abilitiesIn GWENT, gamers clash with their friends in fast-paced duels that combine bluffing, on-the-fly decision making and careful deck construction. The game is played over a best-of-three series of rounds, as players unleash their hand by slinging spells and diverse units with special abilities and use clever tricks to deceive their opponents. Expand

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Gwent - The Witcher Card Game Official E3 2016 Announcement Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 2, 2018
    85
    After years of iteration as a minigame and in beta, Gwent has come into its own as a great card game. It emphasizes keen decision-making over chance, and a great back-and-forth buildup ratchets up the tension across multiple rounds. With a great variety of decks and strategies at its disposal, as well as strong incentives to play match after match, Gwent proves great ideas can come from small beginnings.
  2. Oct 31, 2018
    80
    Gwent clearly learns from other digital collectible card games that have carved their niche out of the market, but its play style offers up an entirely different type of challenge. It's one that requires some investment, and hard decisions on which Faction you'd like to invest in, but Gwent also respects your time by rewarding you for nearly every action in a match, tempting you to play just one more. Its matches could use some fine-tuning in their pacing and presentation, but Gwent is otherwise a refreshingly new take on card games that establishes itself firmly outside of the simple side activity it was in The Witcher 3.
  3. Edge Magazine
    Dec 6, 2018
    80
    The price of this intricacy is that Gwent is anything but accessible... It feels both remarkably grown-up, and finely aged by its years of open development. [Jan 2019, p.120]
  4. Oct 28, 2018
    78
    From Witcher III minigame to a proper title: let's try GWENT's final release.
  5. Nov 14, 2018
    70
    Gwent is a nice card game, but its final version is totally different from what everyone expected.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. Nov 8, 2018
    10
    Beautiful game. CD Projekt generous and skillful developers
    You have to think before every move.
    Especially when you get to higher rankings,
    Beautiful game. CD Projekt generous and skillful developers
    You have to think before every move.
    Especially when you get to higher rankings, you can't just slap your cards on the table.
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  2. Nov 11, 2018
    10
    great visual part - the best in genre. also interesting playing part that differs from the common analogues but not so boring. progress systemgreat visual part - the best in genre. also interesting playing part that differs from the common analogues but not so boring. progress system has no analogues and fantastically done as well Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2018
    10
    I didn't like it at first but after 10 hours in homecoming i want to play another round. Game definitely need more cards and i hope we willI didn't like it at first but after 10 hours in homecoming i want to play another round. Game definitely need more cards and i hope we will see a lot of them in future. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2018
    2
    Gwent was a great game. I played a lot beta and really enjoyed it. It was fast paced and interesting. Sadly the Homecoming come in andGwent was a great game. I played a lot beta and really enjoyed it. It was fast paced and interesting. Sadly the Homecoming come in and destroyed everything what I liked about Gwent. This is a disappointment now and I know I am not the only one feeling like that. On top of that I dont understand the business model of developers - after destroying my collection of cards from beta I got enough scraps to have ALL cards in Homecoming and half of the scraps still left (and my beta collection was not full). I think this game will be dead soon as it will not be profitable. Expand
  5. Dec 19, 2018
    1
    The game lost most of the magic for me since homecoming. Big fan before. I hope in a couple years we will get some interesting mechanics back.The game lost most of the magic for me since homecoming. Big fan before. I hope in a couple years we will get some interesting mechanics back. Just reading the cards makes me depressed. Deal 4 damage here, boost by 2 here. It could literally not have less to do with the actual card art. Its just a mechanic to a card, it might aswell be a tree that hits an enemy for 5. Boring and we need stuff like spies etcetera back. Expand
  6. Jan 21, 2019
    0
    BEFORE YOU THINK A SCORE OF 0 IS UNJUSTIFIED PLEASE READ THIS! CDPR took huge amounts of real money from the players during a 1.5 year Beta,BEFORE YOU THINK A SCORE OF 0 IS UNJUSTIFIED PLEASE READ THIS! CDPR took huge amounts of real money from the players during a 1.5 year Beta, then they scrapped the entire game and re-used all the card artwork for a new game they called Gwent: Homecoming, which they refer to as the "release version". Nothing about Homecoming is the same game though and this is absolutely a bait-and-switch scheme. I only put $20 into the beta but i know people that put over $200 into that game which no longer exists anymore. They've not only sworn off CDPR but all beta's in general after this travesty. If any other company decided to pull this kind of stunt they would be crucified but since it's CDPR they get a free pass because the gaming industry needs someone to love and if not CDPR then who?

    All the card's abilities were changed going into "release state" which is a pretty big deal because that's the entire gameplay in a card game. Not only that but all the game's mechanics were removed or changed, things like Mulligans, Hand Limit, Leaders, Card Categories. Everything was dumbed down considerably to appeal to the broadest audience possible while adding a ton of RNG to what was a skill based game . What you ended up with is a completely UNTESTED buggy mess of a launch version that took nothing from it's long Beta. It's like an imposter stole Gwent's skin and is walking around in it and what's crazy is that there are actually people who like this skin stealing game because they never played the original . That is why I give this game an emotional 0 and i don't think it's an exaggeration at all. What CDPR did was actually criminal.
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  7. Nov 19, 2018
    0
    Gwent beta was fun,but Homecoming is boring trash game. CDPR should fire new gwent director Katarzyna Redesiuk for biggest fail in CCG history.

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