At first, the witcher seems like a fairly normal RPG with a clunky fighting system, but this is only at the beginning. After you have forgotten that there is another world around your screen, you will not regret having bought this game.
The game sets you in a world as the character Geralt, a witcher. Witchers are human mutants with magical powers and are usually monster hunters. It’s starts off with you being saved by some other witchers and you have somehow lost you memory. Then your introduced to some main charcters, then some bad things happened and you have to set off on an adventure. The story at the start of the game seems pretty linear and boring, but it gets so much better when you spend some hours playing the game. There are political, religious and racism problems all over the game world that’s very easy to get immersed in. Both the problems, which often seems exceptionally profound and realistic, and the characters, who are often very fascinating and unique, makes the game’s story/stories particularly interesting to pay attention to.
The Witcher's world is somewhat unusual for fantasy RPG. The atmohsphere throughtout most of the game is very dark and grimy. Most citizens you encounter are sick, poor, frightened or they’re rich happy folks that have no sympathy for the poor. There are drunks, prostitut*s, thieves, farmers, bandits and more with all they’re unique type of look, voice, reaction when you walk passed them and unique type of personality if you’re able to talk and get to know the character. All this makes the game world feel really realistic and makes it easy to get immersed in.
The game doesn’t make a clear line between good and evil. It’s up to the player to decide for themselves what they think is right to do and then decide if they want to do what’s “right”, and there is a lot of choosing in this game. Even from the start of the game, some of the choices you have to make have major impact on later parts of the game. The player is able to be part of different assembly’s with different quest’s, which makes the game to some extent repayable.
The music of the game truly fits wherever you are in the game world, and it changes from place to place. Some of the tracks gets played over and over, and instead of getting boring, they just became like a relaxing reminder of where you are, and if you’re in a safe place or not. I wouldn’t say that there are any bad tracks, but are some that are much some which are more rememberable than others.
This is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. I have never been so immerged in a world and cultivate an interest in a story so deep and complex. If you like story based RPG’s and you have the time and money, get this game.