Posted: April 15
I bought this when it came out and am playing it and Witcher 2 again to generate new save games for when Wild Hunt comes out because my old pc with my old games on it died.
What can I say about this game that no other reviewer has said? Probably nothing. It's f4cking awesome! (take that censorship!)
Without a doubt one of the best crpgs ever made with a world that feels lived in, endlessly entertaining with wry and not-so-wry humor - "It's a Witcher. Hide your women!" and filled with choices that are not so well-defined, both in terms of morality and consequences in game.
The combat is really not intended to be the center of the game. For many people it is the weakest aspect of this game. You are a very dangerous man and defeating most enemies is really child's play. Only the strongest of monsters and most skilled of humans are much of a bother, and those fights are won by planning and preparation, not button mashing.
If you haven't played the Witcher and its sequel, you are missing out on what i think is the best storytelling and world-building in this generation of rpg's. It is very easy to become completely immersed in the game. The first time I played it I felt pulled along by the story and events in the game, compelled to play through to the end to see what happens. Playing it again years later I am still struck by just how great it is.
Some games are fun. Some games are an experience. This game is one of the best experiences you can possibly have playing an rpg.