- Summary: Assume the role of The Witcher, Geralt, a legendary monster slayer caught in a web of intrigue as he battles forces vying for control of the world. Make difficult decisions and live with the consequences in a game that will immerse you in an extraordinary tale like no other. The Witcher shatters the line between good and evil in a world where moral ambiguity reigns. The Witcher emphasizes story and character development in a vibrant world while incorporating tactically-deep real-time combat like no game before it. [Atari]… Expand
All in all, the Enhanced Edition is a triumph. Projekt Red took a great game and made it better. While the new content won’t take too much time to plough through for a veteran, it’s worth playing the original campaign again just to marvel at how much has been tweaked. [Nov 2008, p.54]
The Witcher is in better shape than ever, and gamers that played the original will be jealous of those who can enjoy the game for the first time in its higher form. Don't worry, though, as the Enhanced Edition gives Witcher veterans a perfect excuse to replay a sure-to-be classic.
Oct 20, 2013There isn't any perfect game, but i haven't met a storiline like this before. Great graphics, great soundtrack, good combat (for an rpg), good paragraphs. The ballance isnt the best, but it gives some time of prepering, and thinking before big battles and overal. When I first played the game, it had half an our loading screens on my pc, now with the enhanced ed and my laptop its around 3 seconds. So this game is really close to my heart, and I think its a classic of the genre:D… Expand
K.W.Apr 28, 2009This is simply an amazing game. If you love an epic dark fantasy single player RPG, this game is for you. I am stunned that this is such an underrated title. Get the word out about how good this RPG is! It is up there with Oblivion, Mass Effect, World of Warcraft, etc.… Expand
May 7, 2011The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is the most underrated game ever.
It's perfection. The graphics are amazing: if you compare with Dragon Age they are so much better even though this game is older. The music is a masterpiece and fits perfectly everywhere ... it really makes you feel like the places actually exist and gives the game a very unique and special feeling. The characters are very interesting and you want to know more and more about them all the time (very much as in Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn). The story is also awesome ... I don't want to spoil anything but it really is great.
If you like RPGs then buy this game. It's a masterpiece and one of the best RPGs ever made (Baldur's Gate II and Morrowind are the only RPGs I recon beats this game).… Expand
Aug 4, 2013I just played this for the first time and it still holds up well even five years later. The quests are great, the narrative is engaging and intelligent and I felt like the choices I made for Geralt had real consequences. I also enjoyed the fact that there was no judgment or sense that the choices would be right or wrong. Combat was intuitive and you can see Geralt turn into a powerhouse swordsman by game's end.
Only two criticisms: 1. The game is an absolute gpu hog. I had to overclock my Radeon HD 7970 to get the frames even close to stable. I also have a six core processor, so I wonder if the game was optimized in the best way or not. 2. The Raven armor is only available at the very end of the game, and while I understand the reasoning, I had little time to enjoy the benefits of having it.
If you haven't, pick it up. And I would suggest using the over-the-shoulder camera for the best experience in terms of movement and gameplay.… Expand
Jun 26, 2013Witcher doesn't do everything right but where it's good, it's great!
Finally we get a story where choices matter and the player isn't treated like an idiot.
Compared to the average game these days, the interface is a little daunting at first. Soon enough it's easy to work with.
The combat mechanics are this game's weak point. Occasionally you need to think strategically in combat but on normal difficulty it becomes fairly easy if you've invested time in side quests to boost your skills. Players who want to be forced to master the intricacies of the combat system should definitely play this one on Hard.
Another issue is stability. The game tends to crash, particularly in certain graphically intense areas of Chapter 2. Save and save often. Normally, this would be a deal-breaker for me, but the games other positives allow me to me to give it a pass.… Expand
May 3, 2013The witcher is recommended for fans of wrpg games but might not be suitable for others.
Here's whats good in it :
- Superb and unique setting based on slavic culture (rarely seen in rpgs)
- Mature and engrossing storyline
-Time delayed choices (ie the decision u make may not affect u instantaneously but will reward or bite your ass later)
-The soundtrack (i still hum it from time to time!), though its not TES quality, it still is memorable.
Here's what's bad in it :
- backtracking, tons and tons of it.
-the combat, though unique doesn't feel satisfactory
-no fast travel
-You will feel tired by the end of the third chapter. the fourth chapter is slow but will ultimarely pick up pace later on.
So if u can forgive "the bad". You can enjoy the game. A 7/10 from me.… Expand
Nov 6, 2013Terrible RPG. Cinematics are boring, breaking the game flow constantly and lagging for no reasons. Combat system is the worst I've ever seen for the genre: just click when the little sword is flashing. Terrific. Fighting feels like performing a monkey job. Say bye to Vsinc, it's simply not implemented so your screen will keep tearing. Bad acting which makes characters dull and annoying. You just wish they would shut up so you can continue playing. Typical Bioware sub-product: bad coding, no substance, unfinished, pointless. There are far much better RPGs out there. Got it for 5$ on Steam and would have gladly spent the money on a subway instead.… Expand
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