I enjoyed playing Gwent with the foul-mouthed locals of The Witcher 3 enough to give the standalone version some of my time. It captures the charm and strategic complexity of the original card game but has updated visuals and card effects that help it to better fit among its competitors in the CCG genre. But there is one thing that troubles me - Gwent has terrible loot boxes.
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I acknowledge that this is an unusual opinion to have. Microtransactions are a sore topic for many, with loot boxes being one of the most maligned iterations as they encourage repeat spending due to the contents of each box being determined by chance. So far, however, Gwent has been reasonably generous.