More ‘The Witcher 3’ & Listener Mail

We continue our serial review of “The Witcher 3,” and then answer a batch of listener mail. Topics include: Why it might be unwise to play the Bloody Baron quest right after “That Dragon, Cancer”; what Geralt of Rivia has in common with Beyoncé; and why we have yet to review a Nintendo game.

SHOW NOTES:

Our review of “That Dragon, Cancer” on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

NEXT WEEK, WE HOPE:

“Pony Island,” “Dr. Langeskov, the Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist,” and “Gone Home”

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1 Comment

  1. Pascal Laquerre
    January 19, 2016

    Hey guys,
    First of all I want to say I really like your show, you seem to have a lot of fun doing it and that makes all the difference in the world.
    I must admit I was eager to have your opinions on Witcher 3, that game was hell of a ride for me and I really hope you warm up to it. I understand it must be hard to come at it plainly after all the fantastic reviews and awards it racked up. So, in hope to ease the process, here’s my 3 bits for you while you’re still baby witchers 😉

    1. The game does everything to make you understand that Witchers are all about making a coin, or so people believe. But all about Geralt himself and his involvement in the story isn’t. Give it a chance and the game react with a lot of sensitivity. The endgame is… all about it.

    2. Bloody Baron is everything but a fetch quest. Its actually one of the first conclusion that got me nagging my friends about how it ended for them, and that where that game shines, no play-through is the same. Even Keira…

    3. Gamy-mechanic : its a TRAP! approach it that way and most of the time it will slap you in the face. If there’s one way i’d describe the team at CDproject RED its that they are very self-aware.

    Oh and don’t spend too much time in Novigrad, the rain of dialogue and side-quest is never ending. Care for your friends, nothing more… otherwise you might go depressed before reaching Skellige and you don’t want that!

    then again…that’s just my 2 cents about it!

    Can’t wait to hear the next one, especially if Chris is ready to share his thought on the differences from the Original Geralt of the books.

    Wish you both the best for 2016!
    bye

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