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The Witcher!

The latest from under-the-radar developer CDProjekt has arrived, but will The Witcher be able to put the small developer on the map?

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The Darkest Fantasy Land Ever: The story of The Witcher revolves around a monster-hunting mercenary named Geralt of Rivia and the game takes place in the land of Temeria.

The story of The Witcher is great and is easily understood. You will undoubtedly be very compelled to finish the game and even replay it a couple of times and explore the world for some kicks.

Throughout the story you will encounter a huge amount of unique characters that are not what they seem at first.

You will be able to explore the entire land of Temeria at your own pace, and whether you wan to search for gold and kill beasts in the wild or progress the story is entirely up to you.

The world of Temeria is very dark (sometimes literally) and, while not necessarily scary, is quite foreboding.

Me Like That Quest: The dialogue in The Witcher is a definite weak spot in nearly every single way possible.

You will be subject to horrid speech by everyone who inhabits Temeria. Many of their voices are way off (your grizzled friend sounds like an 8 year old) and much of their overall dialogue is roughly translated from the original Polish version.

A Feast Of Combat Styles: One of the most impressive aspects of The Witcher is the amazing combat.

The Witcher allows you to fight your way through Temeria with up different fighting styles, and even an entirely different fighting engine.

Instead of the usual finger numbing, speed based fighting that most RPGs supply you with; The Witcher has a fighting engine that revolves around more rhythmic combat.

You will need to actually think about when you press the attack button and the effects that it will have on you and your opponent.

This more thoughtful combat system is a nice departure from the often-seen combat system that is featured in most every other RPG.

Rent vs. Buy: The Witcher is a phenomenal game that does a ton of stuff right.

The strong visuals that suck you into the dark world, great combat, impressive variety and amount of RPG elements, compelling story and adult (very adult) theme make The Witcher a game that everyone who is a fan of RPGs must own.

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The strong visuals that suck you into the dark world, great combat, impressive variety and amount of RPG elements, compelling story and adult (very adult) theme make The Witcher a game that everyone who is a fan of RPGs must own. (Krakrabbit.com)


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