Tag: The Witcher

The Witcher: Season Of Storms Book Review

As most who’ve played the Witcher videogame series know, it’s inspired by a bestselling series of books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. In his novels (as well as the games) a ‘witcher’ is a mutant human hybrid specifically engineered with supernatural strength, fighting skills, magic and elixir abilities, but also seemingly absent of outward emotions. Witchers – via trademark steel and silver swords – earn their keep by fulfilling contracts that require the slaying of monsters terrorizing the masses. They do so, however, under a strict code: no innocents can be slain. However, not all witchers adhere to the code in the same fashion, if at all.

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Review

Gerald of Rivendell

Witcher 3

HIGH Going on one hell of a bender in the company of some old friends.

LOW The combat remains lamentably dull, and there's a ton of it.

WTF Thinking Geralt had named his horse after Vernon Roche for the first ten hours or so.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Review

A Witcher's Work is Never Done

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Screenshot

HIGH The moment when the combat clicks and Geralt slices through five or more attackers with ease.

LOW Twenty minutes of pure exposition before the game's final moments. Very clunky.

WTF Being tossed into the story with no clue who any of these people are if you didn't play the first game.

Burning The Witcher

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Screenshot

Over the last few days, there's been a lot of heat directed at Bobby Hunter, the reviewer who covered Witcher 2 for Gamer Limit. In any event, the reason I bring this up is not because I agree with the criticisms, but to express a little surprise at how many people in the review sphere seemed eager to take Mr. Hunter to task for any number of reasons.