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Nearly fifteen years have passed since CD Projekt Red first arrived on the scene. At that time, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released. So, Geralt of Rivia, a fictional character, was first revealed to us in 2008. For the uninitiated, witchers are professional monster slayers. Geralt makes his début in this game, which was then followed by The Witcher: Assassins of Kings in 2011 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2015. Not only that, the news the original is receiving a full remake. Like the upcoming new trilogy, this will be in Unreal Engine 5.

The Witcher Enhanced Edition is very popular. On Steam for example this is a rating of over 60,000 reviews. The Steam listing is for those only familiar with the third game states.

The Witcher is a role-playing game set in a dark fantasy world where moral ambiguity reigns. Shattering the line between good and evil, the game emphasizes story and character development, while incorporating a tactically-deep, real-time combat system.

Become The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, and get caught in a web of intrigue woven by forces vying for control of the world. Make difficult decisions and live with the consequences in a game that will immerse you in an extraordinary tale like no other.

So, with owning the original trilogy on Steam, and following today’s news, I decided to return to the original. After a recent return to Silent Hill which after two decades held its own would Geralt’s debut? Also, it is possible to get the original game free on GOG. Gamespot has discovered this opportunity so read here for more information.

The debut of Geralt

The Witcher Enhanced Edition And What It’s Like In 2022

So upon loading it up after the CGI video introduction I had two ways of playing. The first of which was a mouse and the other was a keyboard/mouse. Playing on a laptop I chose that option. The first thing is you can see the game’s age. It looks a touch more dated than Silent Hill 2 but that’s a smaller game than this. However, it’s still full of depth and atmosphere, and Kaer Mohen even in other appearances is not the most scenic of places.

The game’s biggest problem I found on a laptop is the controls. The movement side is fine, the combat is tough for today very rough and clunky. This has been refined over time and I expect the remake to mirror the third game. Also remember this is the Enhanced edition, which upgraded the game with for example over two hundred animations.

There is a fantastic game there, just on laptops you really need a mouse to make controlling Geralt less frustrating. However, if you can get the opportunity to play this game it’s worthy of a look, just consider the age and dated controls.

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