A game that holds a very unique and self made place among the gaming communities when it comes to truly genius and clever action adventure RPG gaming or any kind of gaming at all.
Based on the books of the same name by Polish author, Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher series follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher or a monster hunter for the ease of all of us.
The Witcher is a genetically mutated, highly trained human with supernatural abilities that are travelling monster hunters for hire and Geralt is that guy with no memory of his past and a turmoil ahead of him like a rock attached to neck in the deep of a river.
The story of the game, the Witcher, follows the beginning of Geralt as a fearsome and legendary Witcher when he is learning it all from the scratch.
From making the decision of following any one of three main groups to follow his journey with, the groups are The Squirrels (trust me they are not funny and cuddly sort), the guerrilla fighting group of Elves and Order of the Flaming Rose.
After choosing that, the story of a rebellion taking place in the fantasy world of Witcher begins to thicken and gets involved with more characters and events that are enriching for the game and its world.
All you have to do is find your place in here!
The gameplay of The Witcher and its game mechanics are some of the most ingenious ones that can be found in very few gaming titles, overall!
The Witcher is an Action Adventure Role Playing Game with Hack n Slash combat, the game has three main camera viewpoints, two top down ones that are controlled fully by the mouse alone and one over the shoulder one that incorporates the keyboard as well!
Although controls are changeable anytime, anyhow.
The combat system of The Witcher is very diverse and immersive, you can select from three different fight styles to attack various kinds of enemies,
The fast fighting style to attack the quick moving enemies where of course hit strength is low but accuracy is good and then the heavy fighting style that is reverse in quality to the first one and then a group combo fight style when you are surrounded with foes.
Geralt attacks with his two swords which are also very integral for the combat, one is made out of steel and the other one is from silver, the steel one is for normal enemies and other flesh and blood creatures and the silver one for the demons and monsters!
With precise timing Geralt can unleash devastating blows of heavy combos with these two!
Then there is the Alchemy, basically meaning develop your own, improved medicinal potions, perk enhancers and greater damaging explosives.
The karma choices in the game are not your regular black and white sort, as many times, you will have to make some tough decisions by choosing lesser of the two evil.
And then there is the time delayed choice consequences, where if you make any decision in the start of the game may come back to bite you or aid you later in the game!
So what we are trying to say that you will spend months into this title with lots of different gaming experience each time.
Developed by CD Projekt RED and published by Atari and CD Projekt (in Poland) for PC and OS X. It was released in October 2007.
A truly mesmerizing dark fantasy game with no fairy tale bullshittery, its just plain old action, thrill, dark magic, conspiracies, monster hunting and sex, lots of sex, kinda like in a detective novel but with dark fantasy and supernatural in it!
Go get it!