Thursday, July 23, 2009

Introducing "The Witcher"

Yep, it's time I let you know about another very good game about vampires and monsters. Introducing "The Witcher".

You are Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer known as a "witcher", who cured the daughter of King Foltest of a curse which caused her to transform into a monster. A period of years mysteriously passes, ending with you being transported to the witcher stronghold of Kaer Morhen by fellow witchers who had discovered you unconscious in a field. You remember almost nothing of your life before returning to Kaer Morhen.

Through the game, you meet many former friends and foes who help you recover information about your mysterious past. Through the storyline, you discover that you had died five years earlier while attempting to defend an oppressed group of non-humans from a racist mob. You also learn that you are actually the renowned witcher referred to in prose as "The White Wolf."

Through your choices and actions, Geralt redefines character relationships and navigates political intrigue in the changing landscape of Temeria. This allows you to make decisions that affect the plot progression, and of course the game's ending. There is a lot of decisions of moral natures that will have consequences later in the game so there is no black-and-white morality in this game which makes it very different from other games.

Now you know the basic plot, time to enjoy the game opening and some gameplay video. Before I forget, this game is rated M for extreme violence and sexual content.

Intoduction video

Gameplay video showing the most violent attacks of the game

Gameplay dialogue


Dracenea said...

Awesome videos! Pretty good graphics too. He has some crazy fighting moves! Like the one where he leaps on the body and goes to town. Geesh!

Too bad it's another game that won't run on the Mac. :( Oh well. Vampyre Story is now on the Mac. :) I played the demo the other day.

Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

Oh yeah baby! I WILL have this game. Thanks for the heads up!


PumpkinBrain said...

Dracenea: Too bad you don't have a PC you're missing a very well made game. I remember having seen the Vampyre Story on the Walmart shelves. Once I've finished the Witcher, I will probably give it a try. That looks like some kind of puzzle game (like The Dig, Leisure Suit Larry and the likes) am I right?

Frog Queen: Sure! You need this game. Everyone I know who played it were pretty amazed. Very good graphics, violence, blood, foul language... The storyline in itself is worth to play. You have a lot of difficult choices to make that will at one point or another in the game have it's consequences. Most of the non-playing characters have their own like dark secret and you came to a point where you don't really know who are your friend and who are your ennemies. This is where I am right now, chapter 3 of 7... Very eager to see what is awaiting me in the next 4 chapters.

Dracenea said...

Here's some info on Vampyre Story:

I liked the demo but from what I can tell, it's a pretty short game so I don't know if I'd cough up the money to buy it.

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