Introduction: What is The Witcher and Why Do People Play the Game?
The Witcher is an epic fantasy series set in a world where humans and monsters co-exist. In the world, human beings are divided into two types: Mutations and Humans. Neviators are mutated humans who have supernatural powers such as immortality, sorcery and superhuman reflexes. Meanwhile, humans are normal individuals that do not possess any sort of mutation or talent for magic. While both humans and Neviators co-exist in the same world, they are extremely distrustful of each other. (Reference: http://www.cyberflix.se/filmdb/558-the-witcher-2-dvd9)
Characters in the Witcher are based on Slavic folklore. For example, a character like Geralt of Rivia is based off of the legendary Vodyanoy, or water spirit. (reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vodyanoy). The Witcher is often referred to as the national epic of Poland, and is proven by the fact that a film adaptation has been released.
The one who made this film adaption is Platige Image, a Polish Visual Effects and Animation company. Platige Image also developed trailers for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings as well as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.(reference: http://www.platige.com/).
Why Both Games Are Necessary to Fully Enjoy the Game
Players who already have experience with The Witcher: Enhanced Edition can pick up and play The Witcher 2, but they will miss out on all the lore that has been built up over the six years since players last saw Geralt of Rivia. While playing the game, players may encounter stories and information that they have never seen or read about before. If a player doesn’t have any prior experience of the Witcher, they will miss out on a huge aspect of the game.
Both games are high quality titles that deserve to be played by their own merit, without compare to the other.
On the CD Projekt RED forums I made a thread called “Why Both Games Are Necessary to Fully Enjoy the Game” where I discussed how both The Witcher and The Witcher 2 are necessary to fully enjoy the game. In that thread I compiled posts from the CD Projekt RED community and I will be posting them here as well.
From user “Azzer”: