Unfinished ?No significant accomplishments. Beaten ?The main objective has been accomplished. Usually marked by the defeat of a final boss and/or viewing of credits. Completed ?For games which are 100% done. All extras and modes have been unlocked and finished. All significant items have been collected.
53.8% of Unfinished
2.9% of Total
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|Virtual Console (3DS)||5||0||19 Total|
|PlayStation Portable||5||1||6 Total|
|PlayStation Network||5||0||5 Total|
|PC Downloads||1||0||1 Total|
|PlayStation Vita||9||4||13 Total|
|Wii U||4||0||4 Total|
|PlayStation 4||3||31||5||39 Total|
|Nintendo Switch||2||9||1||14 Total|
|3DS Downloads||2||0||2 Total|
|Nintendo 3DS||19||1||21 Total|
|PlayStation 3||25||2||27 Total|
|Nintendo DS||1||32||3||37 Total|
|Game Boy Advance||5||1||6 Total|
|PlayStation 2||5||12||1||18 Total|
|Game Boy/Color||1||0||2 Total|
|All Games||264 Total|
The Witcher is... nice, I would say.
I have had no contact with the Witcher series prior to this, not the books and only recently the show, so I started here and now I am back here again. This is my second trial at beating the game.
So... I will not enter spoiler territory, but the story seems nice so far. It is very Eastern-European, with a very gritty view of the middle-ages, dealing with spreading diseases, racism, sexism, and the likes. I have the impression that religion will also somehow play a role in this, but I can't say for sure yet.
As a 3rd Person RPG you go from A to B and try to solve a rather interesting central mystery. Side quests and "hunts" got me side-tracked more than once and are generally rather interesting. You can also "date" women and collect their "item cards". A bit sexist, but it´s just a game.
The controls are a bit peculiar during fights, and the combo system is not super easy to learn. The fights are rather hard in general, and I have died more than once. There is an alchemy system in the game and you will spend a lot of time gathering herbs, learning new recipes for concoctions, learning about plants and animals, monsters and beasts...
The game's lore is rich and generally very intriguing.
I am now in Chapter II and just like the first time I played the game, it is a bit of a slow moving part. Chapter I (that starts after a brief tutorial mission) is much more straightforward and also visually pleasing, in my opinion, as you explore the countryside outside or a big plague-ridden city. In Chapter II (this is not really a spoiler, since the protagonist Geralt says where he wants to go at the start of Chapter I) you actually enter the plague-ridden city and I have the impression the pacing just plummets.
Nonetheless, if you are generally interested in this kind of game, I would say try it.
As you probably heard, they are remaking it, and I hope they fix both the pacing and the fighting system somehow. Maybe add joystick support as well, I am playing with mouse and keyboard because I don't think the Steam version of The Witcher supports anything else.
How did you gravitate towards the Wither game? Did you watch the Netflix series? Have you read the books?
Oh, and happy spring time to you too! =)