My Quest to Find Witcher 3’s Illusive Whale

I love the Witcher 3. From it amazingly gorgeous graphics to the emotional side quests it’s constantly throwing at me, I’m at a point in the game where I’m torn between continuing with the main story and side quests, or simply roam around and get lost in its world.

I’ve recently arrived in Skellige, and the starting area there is very impressive. There are tons of ship wrecks to loot, the bay is huge! There is a town off in the distance, a huge fire seen there, so tempting to check it all out.

As I approach this small island with the huge flame, I spun my camera around, and at first I’m not sure what I saw, but it becomes clear. It’s a whale tail way off I  the distance. I was shocked, scared, blown away, intrigued, all at the same time.

The world of Witcher 3 is absolutely massive, and full of fun things to do, awesome side quests, monsters to kill etc. But never did I think there’s be a chance to see a whale. Right then and there, I went from being Geralt, the slayer of monsters, seducer of mages, to being an explorer who just wanted to see the whale now.

Who would’ve thought? I took the plunge into the dark murky waters, but it was gone. I swam and sailed around for some time and got a glimpse of the whale from a distance again, but couldn’t seem to get close enough. After that it disappeared into the darkness again.

This is as close as I could get

It’s funny, not bashing it, but a game like No Man Sky comes out promising exploration like no other, which it does, but this is a testament to how great Witcher 3 is. It gives me a bit of that just general site seeing and animal watching that I would do in other types of games. It truly has it all.

I’ve planned my next play through to craft the Killer Whale potion now and continue to search for this mythical creature and get better acquainted with it. I don’t know much about Skellige, but looking at the full map online, the entire area is much bigger than I had originally anticipated.

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Just look at how huge this is!

There is a lot of water to cover, may take some time, but Witcher 3 is a game that I don’t want to end anytime soon, so this is fine by me. It’s also exciting to see what else may be lurking down their, it’s very intriguing and scary at the same time.

 

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