Welcome to Giantbomb’s Premier thread for talking all things Witcher Story related; about the magical characters, crazy events and all the incredible world Andrzej Sapkowski and CD Projekt RED have managed to create.
The Witcher seems to hold a special place for people who have invested the time into it, yet sadly, as far and wide along the internet I’ve traveled, there doesn’t seem to be an adequate (English) forum for discussing its universe. Sure there’s the official game’s one but that seems to be focused way more on the games than as the universe as a whole.
That’s where this thread comes in. My hope is that it becomes a melting pot of discussions, theories, ideas and analysis for the books and games, almost like a book club... The story and the books to me feel like they’re rife with discussion and talking points yet no one seems to be talking about them.
Granted the last book came out in ’99 but I feel now more than ever, with The Witcher 3 being announced for next year and with Geralt recovering from amnesia, more people than ever will be reading them.
Personally, after finishing the first game at the start of this year, I went on a book binge and have read all of the books in the series, including the
wonderfully done fan translated ones which can be found here.
After finishing the last book I jumped straight into The Witcher 2 for the first time and I’m currently just finishing off the first chapter in what appears to be a fantastic addition to the universe.
The order I’ve done all this in may seem a bit weird but I think I’ve done it right. I used the first game as a launch pad into the universe and the second game feels way more like a continuation of the books than the first ever did. In fact, I would go as far to say if I read the books then played the first game, I would have been somewhat disappointed with it.
And that’s all I have to say for the time being. There’s so much more I could talk about but I don’t want to spoil anything and quite frankly, having a discussion with myself is boring.
Are there any duders out there who have read the books, are reading the books or are thinking about doing so? What are your thought, ideas, opinions and wants for where the universe has been and where it is going to go?
I look forward to talking with you about it.