From Far Cry 5's fictional Montana setting to Sea of Thieves' stormy waters and everything in between, open-world games are everywhere these days. They allow players to feel free, to have agency in their worlds, and to mess about to their hearts' content. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild contain two of the greatest worlds of this generation so far, in addition to deep RPG mechanics and memorable quests. The question is: which game is better?
We sat down to talk about both games and which one we prefer. Watch the video above to see a lighthearted and passionate debate between Dave Jewitt, who has made it his life ambition to grow a beard as impressive as Geralt's, and Will Potter, who frequently gets distracted from work by pictures of Link. Get back to work, Will.
The discussion begins with randomly selected topics, and the pair argue in support of their respective games. Alongside the serious analysis of each side, there's also some friendly fun-making and jokes at each other's expense. Be sure to watch till the end to see the quick-fire round, which gets a little goofy.
Last week we put God of War up against The Last of Us to decide which of the two games is the best PlayStation 4 exclusive; Tamoor fought valiantly for God of War to defeat Oscar for the first time. Make sure to make your voice heard this week by voting for who you think won the debate on YouTube or by commenting down below. Check back next week for another episode of Versus; new episodes drop every Wednesday at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST / 11 PM AET on GameSpot.com and YouTube.