The Witcher 5-Years Later ReviewGuest_Jim_* - December 11, 2013
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In 2007, the video-gaming world was introduced to Geralt the White Wolf by CD Projekt RED with its first game, The Witcher, which is based on the literary work of Andrzej Sapkowski. Since then the developers have released an Enhanced Edition of this game and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (plus an Enhanced Edition of it), with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt targeted for a 2014 release. As some gamers may only be discovering the series with the latest game, we are going to take a look at where it began.
Witchers are warriors who have undergone training and mutation to make them the most effective monster hunters possible, as they are the only defense humanity has against these monsters. Or at least they were, as new groups have formed to protect the people, supplementing and replacing the Witchers, whose numbers have been dwindling due to time and war. Sometimes though, it still takes a professional monster hunter to get the job done.
The Witcher is a role playing game filled with complex characters with secrets to hide and lies to share. Geralt, having lost his memory, is exposed to all of these anew as he struggles to recover that which was taken from him. Fortunately his friends have not forgotten him, so there are helping hands along the way.
The Witcher has an M rating for blood and gore, violence, nudity, strong sexual content, and strong language. Trust me, it has earned that rating, so if you should not be exposed to such content, you should probably not be reading this review.
If you have never played a Witcher title before, but are now interested in the franchise for any reason, is its origin story worth your time and money, or should you save both for something else? About time we find out.