The Witcher Reviews

Four more favorable reviews of CD Projekt's The Witcher have made their way to the web. The first is at IGN with an overall score of 8.5/10:
The Witcher really is a good game and one that PC RPG fans will surely enjoy. It combines some entertaining and fast-paced combat with a well realized world and pretty decent story that branches and can end in three different fashions. With a load of choice in character creation on a point assignment and morality level, there's plenty of reason to want to come back and play the 40-50 hour game again. The big problems mainly sit with the technical issues like crash bugs and long load times can be very frustrating. If it wasn't for those things The Witcher would have scored better here. If you can look past the technical side of things (which are still not as bad as some other RPGs released recently) The Witcher is definitely a game you'll remember well over the years.

The second is at TVG with an overall score of 8/10:
The Witcher's quality emanates from the understanding CD Projekt have held on Sapkowski's work. Engaging and thought provoking throughout with a rich gameworld that is effortlessly layered, The Witcher matches the style and substance typically associated with a Bioware RPG - perhaps the finest recommendation we can make.

The third is at Strategy Informer with an overall score of 7.7/10:
Overall, The Witcher delivers on its promises. While an ardent RPGer might miss the expansive free roaming of Oblivion, the highly absorbing storyline (which has been deliberately avoided in this review so as not to spoil it for those who buy the game on this strength) coupled with a game that, for once, actually makes good on claims of early decisions directly affecting the gameplay makes it a worthy addition to the burgeoning dark fantasy genre. Perhaps not one for the hardcore role player, but an FPS gamer or MMO addict might well find The Witcher to be a great alternative to watching a DVD during the evening.

And the fourth is at Shacknews with no overall score:
Regardless of crashes and clunky combat, I still highly recommend The Witcher, especially if you are a fan of deeply layered RPGs--and you know who you are. Give Geralt a spin for a few hours, and you might be surprised, as I was, to find yourself saying, "This is the first PC RPG I've really enjoyed since..."