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January 9th, 2008, 01:03
This reviewer at Play.tm apparently hates fantasy and avoided The Witcher but ultimately, the game turned him around. The score is 80%, although the short text doesn't really explain what it was that broke through his dislike of the genre:
You might think, once you've taken into account that opening volley, that I'm not the best person to review The Witcher. I'm probably not. I wouldn't go near this game if I had to buy it. But every now and then reviewing games for the good of gaming does offer a few unexpected pearls in return (besides the free game and kudos, but forget that, we do this for the love of the culture - sort of). While certainly without being forced to play The Witcher I would never have bothered; what an experience I'd have missed out on. Indeed this review should have been in ages ago, but I couldn't bring myself to put a finger to key - there was so much to do and experience, I didn't want to utter a word with so much left to uncover and so I didn't, I waited, experienced and played.
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January 9th, 2008, 01:03
Oh yay, one of those people who thinks the Witcher "doesn't match up with RPG player expectations"

It surely doesn't, if your experience with RPGs extends over Diablo, WoW and Oblivion.
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January 9th, 2008, 01:15
It's nice to see someone get an 'education'!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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January 9th, 2008, 04:44
"Pleasingly, the game can be played for the top-down, no doubt homage to traditional role-playing games like Buldar's Gate and Diablo."

Um….."Buldar's Gate"?
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Um….."Buldar's Gate"?
Or, "I can't remember what that game was called but I gotta make it look like I'm familiar with the classics".

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