*Spoilers for Witcher 2* *Please don't be a cunt and spoil significant events for Witcher 3* I pretty much know about most of what happens in the 3rd game, hearing about this title for the last 4 years. But still, don't be a cunt for others that don't know and haven't played it yet. Don't be A Colby. After having Witcher 2 in my Steam Library for 7 years I finally dedicated what I expected to be two weeks of playing it, and was quite surprised to see how short it was. I finished it in 25 hours, taking my time and doing quite a few side-quests, and completed Chapter 3 within three hours. After defeating the dragon (awesome boss fight), I was quite suprised when 'Epilogue* appeared on the screen. 'Wait, that's it? Three chapters and the last one was that quick, with barely any combat?!?' Heck, the first chapter felt more like an extended tutorial. I had filled up only two branches of my Level-Up tree and was only at level 30. It seemed like I had another three chapters to go, based on what I've heard about the length of Witcher 1, and the extreme length of Witcher 3 and its DLCs. Overall, the story was great (although felt cut off at the end), the combat was good but feels very dated by today's standards. Really loved the 'Mass Effect-like' choices throughout the game. My choices were... Chpt1 - Helped Roche over the Elf leader. Chpt2 - Killed King Henselt. Chpt3 - Saved Triss over Roche. Let the portal rip Sheala apart. Spared Letho (because I heard he has a cameo in Witcher 3 if you let him live). From what I understand, there's alot of other choices I could have made if I went with the Elf in Chapter 1, over Roche. But Witcher 2 doesn't seem like the type of game I'd play more than once. It was good, with a great (but short) story, but the gameplay was pretty thin. (I'm not a huge fan of crafting and enchanting) So I started Witcher 3 and still in the tutorial portion, just played by first game of Gwent. I happily carried my Witcher 2 save file over and am looking forward to seeing how my decisions have an effect in the sequel. When I first started a new game I was VERY surprised at how Geralt was with Yennifer. 'Wait a second! What happened with Triss?!? I was a big fan of Triss! They broke up?!? WTF is going on here!' Then I saw a close-up of Ciri's face and she's only 10 years old, and I figured it out. 'Ooohhhhh, gotchya. This takes place before Geralt lost his memories. Good one CDProjektRed, ya got me.' Anyway guys, got any useful tips for me? And when would you suggest a new player start the DLC expansions? After completing the main game, or immediately when you're at the recommended levels for each? Does Gwent have any significance besides being a fun side-game? Can you trade powerful cards for powerful items?