So, I've listened to people talking (or even raving) about The Witcher since it came out in 2007. People and reviewers generally look at it as a stand out game. It even got some RPG GOTY awards as far as I can remember.
I've never thought too much about the game because of time constraints, but I recently bought the game in a Steam sale and decided to try it out..
The thing is, I couldn't stand it. People were touting it as the most dark and mature RPG of the generation when all I could see and hear was a teenagers first attempt at fan fiction (with "hot" sex scenes and "badass'ery" everywhere). The story was generic and the dialogue and voice acting was toe-curlingly awful.
Now, I tried giving it a chance for around 5 hours but couldn't go further. I then proceeded to pop in Icewind dale 2 which I also hadn't played before and holy cow what a difference!
Even though IWD2 has a pretty generic overall story the dialogue is miles ahead of TW. It's generally very well written and even though it has quite many humorous scenes it still felt way more mature than TW. IWD2 dares to take it's time and provide you with alot of text, but it doesn't really bother me when it's wellwritten. This, and the pretty good gameplay has kept me going until now.
I'm not trying to simply take a dump on The Witcher as it surely had some good things in it. But it was weird to see these two games next to eachother:
The Witcher. Praised for it's writing when it was pretty terrible.
Icewind Dale 2. Generally thought of as having pretty simple story and writing (compared to other rpgs of the time) and not really getting praised for that aspect of it, when it actually has far better writing in my opinion.
I know that the writing in games generally have improved over the last years, but It was just weird for me to see this difference.
Oh, and do any of you have any recommendations for wellwritten games?
Edit: English is not my native language so sorry for any bad writing:-p
And yes, I played the Enhanced edition.