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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: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 9 out of 22
  1. Apr 10, 2019
    10
    Best card game on the market. Most generous, best lore, best achievements system (rewards book is something like from RPG game). After betaBest card game on the market. Most generous, best lore, best achievements system (rewards book is something like from RPG game). After beta game is much better (yes, there were some problems just after Homecoming, but now I have much more fun than ever). Expand
  2. 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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  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. Apr 3, 2019
    5
    God knows I loved Gwent. It was was the first beta I've played and... thats why my score is so low... I like to learn how to play a game once.God knows I loved Gwent. It was was the first beta I've played and... thats why my score is so low... I like to learn how to play a game once. I had to learn 4 times to play gwent (properly I mean :D) didn't have patience for a fifth. Besides liked the beta way more than final. What happened with Dagon felt personal too :D Expand
  5. Mar 29, 2019
    3
    *I am sharing my opinion and experience with the game, some love the game, I used to.

    It is a free-to-play game, so if you have gambling
    *I am sharing my opinion and experience with the game, some love the game, I used to.

    It is a free-to-play game, so if you have gambling addiction, then stay away from it. Also the game is quite mediocre, and it feels as cdpr are more interested in selling cards than having a good card game.

    Here is my story, hopefully others can avoid this:

    I ended up spending over 500 euro on this, so I could own every premium card (best card quality).

    They even manipulated me. You see you have a collection with the cards that you own. Yet in the agreement that no one reads, they own everything in the game and can take everything away from you. (blatant lie towards the playerbase, "yes you see the game says you own this card, you can own more of them :) " ...) Not sure if this is legal/illegal, but it surely is a **** practice.

    So I spent a lot money and time to get full collection and got it, Then there was an update, and all collections got reset, with players receiving scraps (you craft cards with scraps). I was not happy with the changes, and decided to take a 2month break. When I return they had made an economy change, where powder is required to craft premium cards (and cdpr gave me scraps for my premium collection, WP!!!) Clever way to devalue my collection.

    So here I am, lost a game that I adored, and my 500euro spent got devalued by the company.
    Therefore I can not recommend this game, CDPR can not be trusted with your money, and they take no responsibility/accountability with their actions.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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