THE WITCHER

Well here goes my very first review of my personal favorite PC game, The Witcher… 🙂


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First off, I’d like to mention that I never really had the patience to fully play a role playing game. But The Witcher somehow caught my eye and at first glance, seemed like any other role-playing game in the market. But only when I started playing it did I fully realize what “Don’t judge a book by its cover” really meant! :D.

Witchers are basically monster hunters who receive special training and have their bodies modified at an early age leaving them with inhuman combat abilities and reflexes with which they can battle even the deadliest of monsters and still survive! It is said that very few have been able to survive these drastic changes and the famous ‘Geralt of Rivia’ happens to be one among them around who the story of this one of a kind game revolves.


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There are a lot of things about this game that deserve special mentions and they are what make this game a whole lot different and better from the normal RPGs. I’ll start off with the combat system which personally impressed me the most. Geralt’ll be using two swords in the game namely “The Witcher’s Sword” for the monsters and other non-human opponents and the steel sword for the humans which are both upgradable. He can assume one of the three stances depending on the number and the kind of enemies he is facing, the first for bringing down huge (mostly armored) opponents, the second to bring down the swift and cunning ones and the third when he’s surrounded by a mixture of the above mentioned kinds! And cutting the enemy involves timely clicks of the LMB at regular intervals. Although I found the timely clicking part a bit dumb in the beginning, I started to grow fond of it as I played through the game and soon realized it was definitely better than rapidly bashing the poor LMB till it pops out. You gotta play the game to fully understand what I mean here!:)


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Following the combat system, the ability of the player to make decisions that LARGELY affect the flow of the story was quite fascinating. I’m not saying the other RPGs don’t have this but I’m only saying that the magnitude by which the flow of the story changes is just greater than anything I’ve ever seen, leaving me with the desire to play the game over and over again!

Also I so totally loved the narrative style because in addition to the careful choice of words with the intention of creating impacts at several crucial points in the game, painted pictures accompanied them instead of the normal cut scenes which I don’t see in many games these days. The graceful day and night cycle is simply fantabulous and incomparable!!! The cycle doesn’t just involve dry mornings, afternoons, evenings and nights but combinations of rainy mornings, damp afternoons, darker and rainier nights, etc, etc!

Last but not the least, the voice acting and the background score truly deserve a special applause. Geralt’s voice was my favorite of all! And the variety of BGMs perfectly suited the multivarious situations ranging from the BGMs for the pleasant and peaceful atmospheres to sudden changes of the same to the more serious situations like the approach of enemies and the like!!

All in all, Witcher is truly a masterpiece and a must play for any hardcore gamer! Can’t wait for “Witcher 2” !:)


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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sakura
    Oct 16, 2009 @ 07:10:29

    You’re as awesome as ever Von 🙂 Wish I could play these.. but you know me 😀

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  2. Von Tetsuya
    Oct 16, 2009 @ 10:53:38

    Get a new PC then! 😛

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  3. Von Tetsuya
    Oct 16, 2009 @ 13:14:59

    I know wat you mean….but I stil want u to buy a new PC 😛

    Reply

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