Vol 12, Issue 2
I have been a western single player RPGs (role playing games) enthusiast since the first year of undergrad where they overtook books as my favourite way to procrastinate. So today I will attempt to quickly review one of my favourite games series, The Witcher . Note that playing the games reviewed below will waste your time, probably lower your grades, and may result in an addiction.
Made by polish games developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) and based on The Witcher novels by polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher series follows the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a specially trained and mutated monster slayer with amnesia. Set in a Slavic and Eastern European inspired medieval fantasy world , along the way Geralt will dabble in politics, flirt with sorceresses, find lost friends and of course, slay monsters.
I will be considering some of the pluses and minuses of each base game. I will not be considering downloadable content or bugs, as they might have been fixed since I last played, which admittedly for the Witcher 1 and 2, has been a while.
Warning: None of these games are “safe for work”. They contain their fair share of nudity, sex, gore, foul language, and general mature themes.
The Witcher (2007)
The first game in the series, The Witcher was a modest success and generally well received by critics but was a flawed diamond in the rough. In short, I would recommend it for established fans of the series and more seasoned RPG players but not for newcomers.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2011)
A vast improvement on the its predecessor The Witcher 2 was met with critical acclaim. I would highly recommend this game, especially to more seasoned gamers and RPG fans.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
The Witcher 3 is one of the well-known and iconic RPGs to come out of the last decade and will no doubt set the bar for RPGs to come. It is by far the best game in the series and is friendly to people new to the series. I would highly recommend this game and it is a good place to start for newcomers to the series.
Jenny Au is a third-year JD student
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