Does The Witcher 3 Live Up to the Hype?

GameSpot has published a roundtable discussion video on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, based on the time their editors have spent with it in Poland for their recent three-part documentary. The game's approach to story, the character system, the map size and world design, and more are all discussed:

Speaking of map size, you might want to check this handy scale comparison compiled by YouTube user "Thunder Trailer", as it gives a pretty good idea of how large the game world is: