May 16, 2011

The Witcher Comes: Final Countdown

I don’t very often do pre­views because, well, every­one else on the plan­et and their moth­er does them but on this occa­sion I am going to make an excep­tion for a game that blew my mind the first time I played it.  That game is The Witch­er 2 and we are approach­ing the 12 hour count­down before it is avail­able on steam to down­load.  You can bet your hard earned mon­ey that I will be down­load­ing this the minute it is released so I can play it when I get home from work.
The Witch­er is one of the last few PC exclu­sives if not the last so it will be inter­est­ing to see how the game sells com­pared to it’s con­sole brethren.  This is also an RPG and not a quick pick me up FPS that every­one is used to.  The pre­vi­ous install­ment sold over 1 mil­lion copies which is good by any stan­dards.  The biggest thing this game has going for it now is it’s name.  The orig­i­nal witch­er showed up on the mar­ket rather unan­nounced or at least it did for me.  Very few peo­ple had heard of or knew what it was or what it was about. 
For those of you who don’t know what “The Witch­er” is about or what the fuss is, here is a gen­er­al syn­op­sis.  The Witch­er is based off pol­ish mythol­o­gy which makes it incred­i­bly orig­i­nal and refresh­ing com­pared to oth­er sim­i­lar titles that usu­al­ly just rehash the tried and true For­got­ten Realms sto­ry­lines.  While those aren’t bad, it is nice to get a new take on the Medieval/Fantasy world from a dif­fer­ent pespec­tive.  The Witch­er fol­lows Ger­alt, a mon­ster slay­er, a genet­i­cal­ly mod­i­fied human who tends to get mixed up with the prob­lems of the day and all the while attempt­ing to remain neu­tral. 
If you have not played the orig­i­nal I sug­gest you pick it up on steam for $19.99.  The game ranks in at about 40 hours depend­ing on how you play through it and you could prob­a­bly put in anoth­er 40 if you decid­ed to play the game through numer­ous sto­ry­lines that can be unlocked depend­ing on how you play.  To not play The Witch­er, espe­cial­ly if your are a fan of the RPG genre, would be doing your­self a great injus­tice.   Those of you who have already played The Witch­er and are eagar­ly await­ing the sec­ond install­ment here is a col­lec­tion of images and videos to get your pumped for the release. 


  1. zero_19 - May 17, 2011 10:23 am

    Looks good man. I may have to check that out.

  2. DrPixel - May 20, 2011 1:00 am

    Aww, now I feel bad because I haven’t played the first game. Well, I might just buy the first Witch­er and give it a try. I love RPG games! ^_^


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