2The continually compelling main quest
The main plot of The Witcher 3 can sometimes be overlooked due to the brilliance, and amount, of secondary quests. Yet the main story arc is a captivating tale of heroes, villains, sorceresses, royalty, war, and relationships.
Through flashbacks it perfectly shows the bond between Geralt and Ciri, and how special she is to him. It sets up Geralt’s drive to find find and protect Ciri, and with each appearance Ciri grows front of his, and our, eyes.