*Blink*…*blink*…”So…that’s it?” My wife turns to me as [Censored for Spoilers] and the credits roll. It is hard to believe. I’ve finally finished…well…there’s still more than 30 question mark locations and countless other side quests I have yet to get to…but I also have a job, wife, and responsibilities…so yeah…I’ve finished. I’m worried I’m too melancholy to write a good review right now. Much like finishing Persona 4 Golden, I feel like I’ve read a book that has sucked me in, and now the ride is over. I’ll go back and start again right after this review and make some changes to my choices, but as we all know…nothing beats the first time. The expectation, uncertainty, not quite knowing what to say, fumbling with inventory, and never knowing what will happen next…
And what a first time it’s been… Continue reading →
The Witcher 3 is coming out soon, and I am trying to wait patiently for this game to get in my PS4 where it belongs. I’m not one to pre-buy games, but this one seems like a sure thing. Will I be wrong? Maybe. It is a risk I’m willing to take, though.
Also, the pre-buy was a gift.
In order to prepare for this release, I am looking back on my experience with the previous game. I know this game never came out on a Sony system and these reviews typically focus on PlayStation games (because I don’t have any other systems currently), but I am going to review the PC and Xbox 360 game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
I was spoiled by Knights of the Old Republic. That was my introduction to role playing games, and it set my standard for what an RPG should do. At the time, I had just completed the Mass Effect trilogy and was looking for something similar to enjoy. My local game store had a bundle of Dragon Age: Origins and The Witcher 2 on sale, and since I had a 360 at the time, I picked it up. I never finished Dragon Age. I did finish The Witcher.
The Witcher’s environment was different from what I expected. I didn’t finish Dragon Age because it felt as though someone had eaten every fantasy novel in the world, digested it, and then pooped out Dragon Age. Continue reading →