The WitcherNetflix, a clever adaptation of the series of books by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, is now officially available for viewing at streaming. But this is not the first adaptation of his work, as the developer CD Projekt Red had already created a triloga of video games based on the franchise and they are excellent role-playing games, with a deep and emotional narrative, exciting missions and memorable characters. If you have never played a video game The Witcher, you probably wonder where to start and in which console you can play it. And of course: we are always here to guide you.
What game should you play?
If you want to play The Witcher to prepare to see The Witcher On Netflix (or if you liked it after watching the first season) we recommend The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. The most recent title of the series is one of the best role-playing games ever created, and to recognize several of the characters, including Geralt, the protagonist, besides Triss, Ciri and Yennefer. Ciri's participation in this game is important and in the series as well, although the characters in the game and those of Netflix do not appear or act exactly the same.
Starting with the third game in the series may seem like an odd tip, but the Projekt Red CD games are not direct adaptations of the books. In fact, they occur after books. The program will give you a greater context for the characters, who in the game will have more age and more experience. Also The Witcher 3 It is the only title developed for the current generation of consoles, so it looks much better than its predecessors.
Where should you play it?
At present, The Witcher 3 It is available for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. The four versions are enjoyable, although there are differences.
If you have a good PC for games, or an Xbox One X, that's where you should probably play The Witcher 3. These devices will give you the best performance and have the best visual quality. You can also purchase versions of these titles with all the downloadable content included, regardless of the system you choose, so you can enjoy additional stories and immerse yourself more in its unique fantasy world. Also The Witcher 3 It is already part of the Xbox Game Pass and subscribers can play it at no additional cost.
The Sony PlayStation 4 is another great console that you can enjoy The Witcher 3. Although there is no equivalent option to the Xbox Game Pass, the overall experience is extremely similar. If all you have is a PlayStation 4 (probable thing, taking into account its popularity) do not hesitate to buy a cup of the game. The Witcher 3 Complete Edition, which includes all downloadable content, usually costs $ 20 dollars.
If you only have one Nintendo Switch, you can also enjoy the entire game on the console without worrying about the performance being greatly affected. In addition, that is the best way to play The Witcher 3 in a portable device. Of course, the quality of the graphics is far below that of the versions for PC, Xbox or PS4, in addition to the version of the Switch is more expensive, as it is more recent. We recommend the other versions unless the portable factor is indispensable for you.
And the other games of Witcher?
Obviously, CD Projekt Red has other titles; The Witcher Y The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. At the time, these were excellent role plays, but they are considerably older, as they were released in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Their outdated appearance and less refined style of play makes them a less enjoyable introduction. Stay with The Witcher 3 and if you get hooked and want more, then check out these titles.