Clarification on Geralt's amnesia
Listening to the bombcast and remembering the huge amount of people asking about this ther last time around the Witcher 2 was released, i wanted to clarify something to both Patrick and anyone alse who migh be asking this in the future. Mostly because it was not quite well explained by Vinny on the bombcast either.
Witcher 1 starts with Geralt having amnesia. He finds out that it's due to the fact that he kinda died (this is not a spoiler, this is something that happened before the games take place and explained early on in Witcher 1, and likewise mentioned several times in the second game in passing). During the course of the first game he starts remembering a lot of the stuff from his past, some in bits and pieces, other stuff is just re explained to him by friends from his past
This is done for 3 reasons:
- Spoiler from last witcher book At the end of the original witcher books Geralt dies.
- They also needed a way for the game to introduce players to the world.
- The second game expands on this a bit further that his memory problems might have also had something to do due to his contact with the Wild Hunt, but again don't worry about this, not important and is vague
Basically consider Geralt to be mostly in the know about everything going on in the land and countries by the start of 2. His amnesia is not new in Witcher 2. It is simply a continuation from the first game. He does not get it again or anything. He doesn't keep forgetting stuff. It's is a one time occurence at the start of Witcher 1.
Except now he is mostly a ok with current stuff.
But there are still bits and pieces missing from his personal memory. Hence the flashbacks when he recalls them due to certain events.
Hope this helps some of you dudes out.