Remembering The Witcher 1 & 2 – Noclip Documentary.

The second part of a six part documentary series. These are extremely well done and are pretty informative. Looking forward to watching the rest of these later this month.

 

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The Witcher: The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny.

I finished the audiobooks a couple of days ago, I was very impressed and they added immensely to the characters as well as telling some pretty compelling stories. The Sword of Destiny in particular told a couple of very good stories that added a lot to the characters of Geralt and Yennefer.

I was most impressed with the short story “A little sacrifice,” it told a great story and it delivered a solid sucker punch to my expectations of how it would turn out. I rarely get a story or tv show or a game that can blindside me story wise and this one definitely did.

So my advice, to anyone looking to start reading the witcher series, don’t do what I did and start with Blood of Elves (the real first book in the series,) instead start with The Last Wish and then the Sword of Destiny and then go into the series. It adds so much to the characters and you get a much better feel for each one. If you also happened to play the games but not read any of the novels, DEFINITELY check out the Last Wish and Sword of Destiny it really fleshed out the characters of Geralt and Yennefer and Ciri. I also recommend checking out the books (starting of course with The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny) if you are a fan of the fantasy genre. The Witcher series is definitely got a place in my top 10 for books and series.

“if I’m to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

“Evil is evil, Stregobor,” said the witcher seriously as he got up. “Lesser, greater, middling, it’s all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I’m not a pious hermit. I haven’t done only good in my life. But if I’m to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

― Andrzej Sapkowski, The Last Wish

The Witcher Audiobooks.

I just finished Baptism of Fire the other day and enjoyed it. Having played all the games, the books and the stories they tell are a lot more compelling as well as meaningful. I liked the formation of Lodge and amount of characters I know from the games that are founding members. Cd Projekt Red definitely adapted the books and its story of Nilfgaard, Ciri, Geralt, Triss, and the Lodge very well.

I added “The Last Wish” to my wishlist and will pick it up next month because I like the story and narration.

I also downloaded the 7.6 gb update to the Witcher 3 so I can play it again, this time choosing Yennefer and trying out a medium armor build with a focus on some swordplay as well as a few useful signs (Yrden, Quen, Axii and Igni.) I will also pick up the season pass this month sometime to get the 2 expansion DLC’s.

I hope the other witcher books are available on audible soon but I also have some other audiobooks I can pick up if they take months to release the other witcher books.

 

The Witcher: The Time of Contempt

A few days ago I finished listening to the audiobook for The Witcher: The Time of Contempt, the narration was a lot better than the first book which was read at a faster pace than other books. The story unfolded and was good in places, I enjoyed Ciri’s I’m never lost mindset and that was referenced nicely in the Witcher 3.

After playing through all 3 games, I was able to better picture the vast amount of characters and a much more clear idea of the setting. The overall story is a lot easier to follow and much more enjoyable having played the games first, then reading/listening to the books. It’s easy to see why CD Projekt Red adapted the Witcher series into games.

Definitely picking up Baptism of Fire next month along with The End of All Things by John Scalzi.