These screenshots cover the so-called “bad” ending to Blood and Wine, which is actually the one that I prefer because of how poetic it ends up being. The other endings seem hollow by way of comparison, especially since this one is foreshadowed and the ending that’s considered “good” is far-fetched, comes out of nowhere, and ends suddenly as though it were thrown in as an afterthought. I’m also not including a picture of the very last scene where Geralt turns and looks directly into the camera, smirking knowingly, because it makes me cringe and is the stupidest way to end a series I can think of. Still, the sidequests are as good as they’ve always been and the new area is a lot of fun to explore while still being small enough to avoid necessitating tedious treks, so I’m going to put Blood and Wine in the “win” column despite it not being anywhere near as good as I expected. It’s not even as good as the much shorter Hearts of Stone, sadly, and the main quest is surprisingly unremarkable until the final hour rolls around.
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