History of The Witcher (1986 - 2021) | Documentary

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    Nick930

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    A full history of "The Witcher" franchise. From the original short stories released in 1986, up to the most recent rumors regarding a future entry to the video game saga.
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    Timestamps:
    00:00 Intro
    01:50 The Witcher Books
    04:13 Origins of CDProjekt
    06:41 Development of the Witcher
    13:37 The Witcher (2007)
    25:55 Creation of Good Old Games
    26:55 Development of The Witcher Console Port
    28:13 Development The Witcher 2
    30:32 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2010)
    38:01 Development of The Witcher 3
    42:00 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
    52:36 The Witcher 3 Expansions
    55:12 CDProjekt Post-Witcher
    57:00 Conclusion
    58:30 Free Witcher Download Promotion
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Nick930
Nick930

Correction: Witcher 3 cost roughly 80 million*** Can you imagine if the game was built with 80 billion?! That would be incredible... and impossible! Also, remember: the witcher 1 is free right now! Grab it while you can :) you must use the link in the description above! Please support this channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Nick930 You'll get early access to next months documentary, along with personalized shout-outs, behind the scenes videos and images, and with enough support - I can scale back those ads so you guys can tune in and enjoy an uninterrupted experience. Thank you all for tuning in. This video took more time than I anticipated - simply because there's so much great information about this franchise and how it relates to the expansion of the Polish video game industry. It was especially fun getting to experience the original game for the first time, as it was surprisingly good. It's definitely dated - but give it a try and see for yourself! I hope you enjoy this in-depth look at the Witcher, and stay tuned in the coming weeks for more comparison videos - along with another documentary coming soon in February! :)

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Ian Visser
Ian Visser

You say that now, but LoTR series has a budget of 1 bil for 1 season, so it wouldnt surprise me if we're looking at 2 bil game budgets in a few years, especially with TenCent (nearly 1 trillion dollar worth).

3 päivää sitten
Brian Slender
Brian Slender

next year he will be like " story of the witcher - (1986- 2022 ) lmao

5 päivää sitten
Jaxson Bridger
Jaxson Bridger

@John Nash I will try it out now. Looks to be working :)

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Mod Zilla
Mod Zilla

Have a bunch of rich developers and a Season of COD

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Kambole Mwamba
Kambole Mwamba

Honestly just for the love of the game I watched the informative docu am still playing the game today when ever am free but man the visuals is what does it for me hands down they should just make a follow up with a new story line it would still sale. The mechanics for me is still great if you ask me.

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Nicholas Miller
Nicholas Miller

If there's another witcher game, id like to see it focused on veseimer when hes a younger witcher and the witcher world is more savage and uncivilized. Also a manticore would be nice to see finally

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Mustafa hambre Il Said il Ali Mehmet Ait Said Il Jr
Mustafa hambre Il Said il Ali Mehmet Ait Said Il Jr

80 billions wtf

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Han H
Han H

If they were to released Witcher 3 in 2013 instead of 2015, they would've faced the same fate as they did for Cyberpunk 2077. They needed at least 2 more years to really refine the game.

2 päivää sitten
Irrelevant Ideas
Irrelevant Ideas

Most trusted game studio became the most hated real quick. Ooo how trust can change😞😔😩

3 päivää sitten
scottishsteele
scottishsteele

absolutely great your video just came up on play next only was goin to watch it for 2 min ended up watching full thing

3 päivää sitten
Ian Visser
Ian Visser

What I appreciate most of CDPR, is after their games age a year or 2, they drop their prices to dirt cheap (I mean 3usd for Witcher 1 & 2 both), to make it more accessible to those who cant afford it and to give the low end of hardware to catch up to where someone on a budget has a PC that can run it, aswell as afford the game legally, it encourages people who pirate the game to go back and buy it afterwards to support them anyway, as not everyone can afford 60 bucks on a game they arent even sure will run on their PC (Thanks BF4... 3 years of wait before I could play it, after buying it at launch...)

3 päivää sitten
Ian Visser
Ian Visser

niche is pronounced 'neesh' btw...

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Ian Visser
Ian Visser

Apparently a new Witcher game is in development too...

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Ian Visser
Ian Visser

I enjoyed the original W3 inventory more than the updated one, it was intuitive and easily accessible, vs new one just made it cluttered

3 päivää sitten
Ian Visser
Ian Visser

Gwent was great, but they screwed up with the mobile game. I mean it's a bigger game than Genshin Impact... For a card game... They should have straight up ported the standard Gwent game from W3, no additions, other than extra cards.

3 päivää sitten
Ian Visser
Ian Visser

41:52 Proof that CP2077 wasnt CDPR's idea to release it incomplete

3 päivää sitten
Ian Visser
Ian Visser

Love Witcher 2, only game where you can choose to skip the final boss

3 päivää sitten
Ian Visser
Ian Visser

Honestly CDPR did a better job at Witcher character design than Netflix did.

3 päivää sitten
Ian Visser
Ian Visser

10:13 lol good old fraps... Just dont expect triple digit nr's in Witcher...

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Sevo
Sevo

Man the legend cyberpunk could have become had they had the same mindset as they did with the witcher 3

3 päivää sitten
Endrju Komon
Endrju Komon

best documentary about witcher on the planet. i am pleased

4 päivää sitten
Anoop Hundal
Anoop Hundal

'Gamers don't care about buggy games shipped on time' That didn't age well

4 päivää sitten
Fiction Second
Fiction Second

Seeing what people are saying about CP2077, Pretty sure people being so pushy about "just release it already" is what messed it all up. Im sure if we all left CD alone they wouldve released CP2077 within time sooner or later, with much less bugs and issues.

5 päivää sitten
arjun220
arjun220

it would be great if the next witcher game is set during the golden age of the witchers and you create your own witcher.

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arjun220
arjun220

cyberpunk is the total opposite of the witcher 3

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Ifeanyi Ulasika
Ifeanyi Ulasika

Tears in my eyes as I watched this. I started playing the Witcher 3 in December and I’ve been playing games for over a decade and it’s easily in my top 3 best games.

5 päivää sitten
Brian Slender
Brian Slender

it boggles my mind, how could a company that made something as good as Wticher 3 could pull off something as bad as cyberpunk.

5 päivää sitten
ixyzyxi
ixyzyxi

Haven’t even used any potions or w/e on my first playthrough of part 3... on deathmarch lol Still overrated

6 päivää sitten
Tanha Gamer
Tanha Gamer

Great video! I wish that CD project red worked on another Witcher rather than cyberpunk. The Witcher 3 was the best game I ever played.

6 päivää sitten
F G2000
F G2000

The Witcher 3 is my favorite game of all time. It got me into reading the books by Sapkowski lol. Since then, i'm a big reader in gerenal. Especially fantasy. All thanks to this game i guess😅

6 päivää sitten
John W
John W

Maybe they can release a remastered witcher 1

7 päivää sitten
Omar Guardado
Omar Guardado

Ophiucus in two slashes 🥶

8 päivää sitten
Felix Grubshtain
Felix Grubshtain

great documentary of a masterpiece series! God hope they make The Witcher: legendery edition with a full remake of the first game and remaster of 2nd ... that could be divine !

8 päivää sitten
Gabriel Luca
Gabriel Luca

Great work man!

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CriticFella Review
CriticFella Review

It’s midnight and I couldn’t think of anything better to watch I’ve only just got into the Witcher world looking forward to this

9 päivää sitten
Andrew K
Andrew K

could you explain to me what Western is couse i thought Poland is western since like 1000 years

10 päivää sitten
Dr. El Klinker
Dr. El Klinker

Very good video. Really enjoyable and real nice facts I didn't know yet. Truly one of the few documentations of this kind in which I don't mind the vocal documentation. Most of the times I find it so hard to listen to the person talking. It's just straight irritating. Real good content!

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Evgeni Kavrakov
Evgeni Kavrakov

It is obvious why the games are so great - the script is amazing and keeps you interested. Killing monsters just for the sake of killing is sometimes boring. BUT the story of Geralt and those around him is the reason why it is the best single player RPG

11 päivää sitten
Solaire
Solaire

Not enough views… Such an amazing documentary you have put together my friend, this was the second time I’ve watched it

12 päivää sitten
CDS
CDS

Gwent is not a card game it's a way of life

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Moyeen M.Bhuiyan
Moyeen M.Bhuiyan

I have been playing video games since I was 7 years old and now I'm 20, and the Witcher franchise is by far the greatest video game franchise I've ever played. Thank you so much for making such a great documentary. You just nailed it!

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Nehco Oahnait
Nehco Oahnait

damn 1980s? Poland was still communist at the time.

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Wiktor M
Wiktor M

art

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JonJonBoi
JonJonBoi

Great documentary. It is well done. I am a huge fan of the Witcher books and games

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JonJonBoi
JonJonBoi

38:21 I think you meant at that time there was a huge spike or interest towards high-fantasy instead of low fantasy

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JonJonBoi
JonJonBoi

@Nick930 Isn’t high fantasy suppose to mean the setting takes place in a fictional universe or world? The Witcher, game of thrones, lord of the rings and elder scrolls for example are considered high fantasy. Low fantasy would be like chronicles of narnia and Harry Potter.

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Nick930
Nick930

No. I meant low fantasy. Game of thrones is low fantasy just like the witcher

15 päivää sitten
JonJonBoi
JonJonBoi

I am glad CDPR bought the Witcher series

15 päivää sitten
Do Dodo
Do Dodo

Thank you

15 päivää sitten
Gregory Mifsud
Gregory Mifsud

Amazing work Nick :)

17 päivää sitten
patrick star
patrick star

I have to say after finishing a game i read into all the articles into how the game was made. And having completed Witcher 3 twice i was always shocked how nobody has put together a well made documentary on Youtube on W3(Noclip doesn't go into detail to the history of it). And now i'm seeing a whole documentary on Witcher franchise?! Thank you!

17 päivää sitten
Alec nickols
Alec nickols

Love this man, thanks.

20 päivää sitten
Felix
Felix

Good

21 päivä sitten
Frank Yaeger
Frank Yaeger

Excellent job as usual

21 päivä sitten
Stephen Garvey
Stephen Garvey

Then Cyberpunk 2077 happened and ruined everything.

21 päivä sitten
Brutalna Ciżba
Brutalna Ciżba

The best game in history is The Witcher 3... change my mind 😡😡😡

23 päivää sitten
Alec nickols
Alec nickols

Play Deus Ex GOTY, if you have steam I'll give U the key for free.

20 päivää sitten
Roland Clarke
Roland Clarke

Great documentary. I discovered the Witcher world playing Witcher 3, although my gaming stepson had recommended the previous games. It's become my favourite open world game and the benchmark to measure others - unbeaten so far. Having also read all the Sapkowski books - and a Gwent addict - I'm hoping for a Ciri game or even one with a player created Witcher pre-W3.

25 päivää sitten
procc
procc

And then Cyberpunk destroyed CDproject reputation :|

26 päivää sitten
RBATOR1986
RBATOR1986

I absolutely loved the first Witcher game. Played it till my fingers bled, it was janky af I agree with everyone there but it was way ahead of it's time in my opinion. Such a fantastic game

26 päivää sitten
Dobrx
Dobrx

This video inspired me to buy the Witcher 3 and now its one of my favorite games ever. Thank you for this video!

27 päivää sitten
Marcin Gluszek
Marcin Gluszek

40:53 $81 milion, not bilion. If it was 81 bilion it would be a yearly budget of whole country of Poland. 😂

27 päivää sitten
Marcin Gluszek
Marcin Gluszek

2:50 Dude, how did you get picture of my books? 😂😂😂

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Holly Falk
Holly Falk

I've been playing this for about three weeks. It was recommended by a lady at our local game stop when I mentioned I've been playing skyrim. Ok my son piped up I had skyrim for xbox switch and computer. The game is relatively good but I wasn't expecting the nudity. The first scene was done relatively tastefully and not obscene but the next was a bit embarrassing for a fairly conservative and modest gamer mom. It be nice if you could turn off such encounters.

27 päivää sitten
T Greaux
T Greaux

I look at this and then I play Cyberpunk 2077 and it makes me wonder what the hell is happening over at that studio and how they lost their way so badly. I have over 1,000 hours in the Witcher 3 alone and own all the books, all the 18' tall figurines in my gaming studio and just am an enormous Witcher fan. Im trying really hard to forgive them for CP2077 but I just can't. It truly pains me that I now look at CDPR no differently than I look at EA or Ubisoft. F-ing heartbreaking honestly. Its like when you screw up and do something so terrible that your parents aren't even angry with you and just look at you and say "Im not even mad, Im just disappointed in you", and you want to die lol.

28 päivää sitten
Jonathan Cruz69
Jonathan Cruz69

Earned my subscription

28 päivää sitten
Adix
Adix

27:02

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thetarasbulba1
thetarasbulba1

26:38 Not anymore!

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thetarasbulba1
thetarasbulba1

And then, cyberpunk happened...

29 päivää sitten
Adolf Dripler
Adolf Dripler

I’m surprised you haven’t done Elder Scrolls yet

29 päivää sitten
Henrik
Henrik

41:55 That aged really poorly

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Daniel Haręża
Daniel Haręża

Slovian history 😉😎

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leww1982
leww1982

and then they made cyberpunk...

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Ahmed Khalil
Ahmed Khalil

Just finished cyberpunk and a handful of JRPGs I had been meaning to play; doing yet another play through of TW3. Absolutely incredible ... still 6 years later and I continue to find new stuff. Excellent documentary by the way. You have a gift.

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Tygrys Syberyjski
Tygrys Syberyjski

Drogi Przyjacielu. Wkraczasz do strefy ciemności, kultury śmierci i zatracenia, w czystej formie. Miej świadomość, że trwa tu wojna jedynie zła ze złem. To co tu znajdziesz jest totalnie zwyrodniałe, wyuzdane, obrazoburcze, beznadziejne i demoniczne. Jeśli jednak szukasz jeszcze Prawdy, po męsku wykonaj w tył zwrot, być może jeszcze po omacku i potykając się, ale maszeruj i biegnij jednak ku Światłu do Czystego Źródła J 3.14.21 J 14.6-9 Wybierz mądrze, z pożytkiem dla siebie i twoich bliskich. Pozdrawiam serdecznie

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bier00t
bier00t

sorry to say but you completely omiited Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales game from 2018

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Michalis Mat
Michalis Mat

I would really love to see a "remastered" version for the first 2 games of the trilogy,accessible also to PS4

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Craig Woodhouse
Craig Woodhouse

I really want them to do a new witcher trilogy centered around a young vesimer in the time before the witchers downfall. He is such a good character and think it would be fun but doubt it will happen

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Minkles13
Minkles13

I'm like 280 hours into The Witcher 3 and I still haven't finished Blood and wine or come even close to collecting all the question marks around the map. I think we're all wanting The Witcher 4 with Ciri as the lead haha.

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Elite7555
Elite7555

The Witcher 1 might have got an awkward fighting system, but it also got the deepest character development, and choosing between different fighting styles was something I missed in the later games. In that regard, it is very much like Mass Effect; in both they mainstreamed combat, but they got also rid of the features that made the entrance to the franchise great.

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DarkSide3211
DarkSide3211

12:56 I guess Geralt really was a woman slayer 😂😂 he the real mvp lol

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cliffy f
cliffy f

On my second play you made a great video here man 👏🙏

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Curtis H
Curtis H

The Witcher 3. This was the first game I played in the whole series, I remember feeling nostalgia when I played it for the first time, I have no idea why! Now, I have completed multiple runs of it at least once a year, i just cannot stop. I love playing this damn game!

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Philip Knutsson
Philip Knutsson

this was an awesome doc! love the games and still pmay them to this day, must be on my 4th playthrough and still find things ive not seen ,

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StefanosVlas
StefanosVlas

Great work. Video, research and everything.

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Viewtiful Jay
Viewtiful Jay

RPS have always been a bunch of bitches. They’re trash

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Robert Janko
Robert Janko

The first part of the witcher was really bad to play in the beginning, because of the poor fighting engine. After some years I reinstalled it and since then I am a fan. But as a german -owski ,o) I was deeply impressed by Sapkowskis other trilogy, ending with lux perpetua. The mix of fantasy, background of czech, polish and german history is one of the best stories I have ever read.

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Ben Murko
Ben Murko

If CDPR wants to regain some good will they need to do a few things IMO. 1.) Obviously fix the bugs and issues with Cyberpunk 2077. Optimization of the Next Gen versions when they are released. 2.) A definitive Witcher Edition. Remastered Witcher 1 & 2 in 4K. Basically use the character animation, ability trees and crafting system from the Witcher 3 to build continuity between the games. I think this edition would sell tens of millions of copies.

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Jean André Flugheim
Jean André Flugheim

As you point out, that Witcher 3 - The wild hunt is the refined result from the two first games and the Blood and wine DLC, is a superb experience in its own right.

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Stuck in Paradise
Stuck in Paradise

16:25 wow cutscenes have come along way

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typhoeus777
typhoeus777

What is the name of the witcher 3 main theme tune? (The one played right at the start of the video)

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darkon666
darkon666

If you see what kind of AI they had programmed for the first Witcher game, one might ask wtf happened with CP2077 AI, or an almost complete lack thereoff...

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Johnny Locke
Johnny Locke

Much work for a great product. I enjoyed every minute of your documentary. Big LIKE 👍

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W T
W T

Excellent video. Thank you for putting this out there. To all game designers, programmers, artists, leads, tireless workers who are underappreciated, and undercompensated, thank you all for making our lives a bit better by giving us an escape.

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Jamie Ramtohul
Jamie Ramtohul

OMG. Goosebumps. I totally forgot about that soundtrack

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Felis Asininus
Felis Asininus

Wow, really did not know about the very first attempt at making a witcher game! Thanks for the information!

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TJ L
TJ L

The Witcher 1 has better AI then Cyberpunk LMFAO

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ttocsisme
ttocsisme

Ironic "...but gamers don't care about buggy games shipped on time"

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Tom D
Tom D

Never understood it. Mediocre fantasy plot, and awful game mechanics.

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Sir Farq
Sir Farq

I remember first playing The Witcher back in 2008 after being recommended it from a friend and just being blown away. Very sad to see CD Projekt currently under fire for their first controversy when you feel the masses of love they put into this franchise.

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Celtic Babs
Celtic Babs

The Witcher 3 - The BEST game of ALL TIME

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Andrew Maksym
Andrew Maksym

52:36 I've been looking everywhere for the creature idle animations! Thanks

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Rival _67
Rival _67

they should remake the first and second game in witcher 3s engine

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Bilal Ichwan
Bilal Ichwan

witcher 4 is posibble ?

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MrDueltube
MrDueltube

Absolutely loved the Witcher 2 and 3. Especially 3, what really surprised me about the 3rd game is as much as it is a fantasy action-rpg it's also very much a detective game, many situations call for analyzing evidence in locations and questioning witnesses. Which was an awesome but very unexpected touch.

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brandon sowells
brandon sowells

hey just wanted to drop a comment saying how well of a video this is. i was impressed from start to finish. it reminds me of my friend who got me into the witcher games in the first place. i told him that I never even heard of it and he went into about a 2 hour conversation about the history of the game. it got to the point that he called out from work bought the witcher 3 goty edition (ps4) for me and helped me fully immurse myself in everything witcher lol. again thank you for the video, getting the chance to play the first game is a plus :)

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