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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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  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: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 8 out of 18
  1. Mar 6, 2019
    10
    Nice and fun game, very skill based and few RNG, the progression is easy and you don't need to pay to win
  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. Jan 25, 2019
    5
    Last year I joined this game on Beta and easily cranked north of 200 hours in the first two months, I was quite obsessed. Many months later,Last year I joined this game on Beta and easily cranked north of 200 hours in the first two months, I was quite obsessed. Many months later, I put it down for a while and then came back upon release hoping for a return to the same. I liked Thronebreaker, but overall Gwent as released is a huge disappointment.

    I'm not sure what CDPR was thinking in conducting a massive overhaul of the game, but it truly is a different game. And I, like other long time Beta fans, I'm not happy with the changes. Gwent is now an inferior game to the Beta version. I could list about twenty reasons why, but I just don't have the energy because I'm sad. They spiked this game, for whatever reason, and it makes me sad.

    To me, the Beta version of this game was like a 9 or 10, but I can't rate the released version the same. Maybe CDPR will fix it in the long run, but at this point they must be committed and so I doubt it. Thus I shall remain sad, and quite nostalgic for the glory and excitement I had while playing Beta.
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  5. Nov 13, 2018
    2
    For me, this game has only 2 pluses:
    1. Cards are drawn perfectly.
    2. I'm a fan of the world of The Witcher. Only these two things I can
    For me, this game has only 2 pluses:
    1. Cards are drawn perfectly.
    2. I'm a fan of the world of The Witcher.
    Only these two things I can say is good. Otherwise, this is probably the worst card game I've played. No balance, a lot of bugs, a terrible attitude of the developers. If you are not a fan of the Witcher universe , do not waste your time on it.
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  6. Dec 29, 2018
    0
    okey, almost two months later, the friend match still doesnt work (it gets out when you finish a match and you need to restart the game), whenokey, almost two months later, the friend match still doesnt work (it gets out when you finish a match and you need to restart the game), when you see friends stats you get your level instead of his, friend wins are not well calculated, matchmaking sometimes takes up to half an hour (some people experiment this on casual, other in ranked, others even in pro ranks), some cards have well known bugs (wild hunt houd as an example). This list of issues goes on into a game which is a bad beta in tech level.

    Customer service is poor, reporting issues takes nowhere unless issue is massive and reddit is whining about it.

    I will not talk about the game itself, you may like it or not, but this is NOT a game, its a beta
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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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