Morality is a gray matter, a deep entity, and a thing that doesn't stop at the surface. It's also a subject that video games have played with constantly. Whether it was the evil Dragonlord presenting the hero with a choice to join his side at the end of Dragon Warrior in 1986 or Geralt choosing to sacrifice or save a dear friend in the more recent Witcher 3, video games have been attempting to capture the complexity of moral dilemma as a flexible mechanic for decades. The degree to which a game will go to accomplish that widely varies, but even the highest caliber releases supposedly punctuated by a choice-driven environment face a problem. Have games made choices truly matter? Can games capture the full effect of emotional baggage without sacrificing what makes a game fun? I’m not so sure they have yet.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
You don't need that tin can do you? How about this crutch? You're not even injured! And come on, what's up with all these cheese wheels? Surely you're not going to eat all of those. There are a ton of games out there that are all about the loot, but "loot" can be a flexible term. There are quite a few games that have players digging through container after container and finding simple cloth or destroyed books with the occasional items that are actually valuable or purposeful. Nonetheless, when videogames have taught us to think that we just might need everything we come across, it's hard to resist temptation to just grab everything we see in every box.
Things are looking bleak for Geralt as he takes on the nefarious bandit captain Olgierd von Everec in Hearts of Stone, The Witcher 3's upcoming expansion.
CD Projekt Red has confirmed that its 16th and final piece of free DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be the addition of a New Game+ mode.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's upcoming expansion packs will be almost as big as the previous game in the series.
Sony's PlayStation 4 leads another month of console sales as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt performs a Fatality on Mortal Kombat X for the top spot.
CD Projekt Red has released the patch notes for a big, upcoming update of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and some free DLC gear for Geralt.
We're showing Geralt, Triss, Ciri and the rest of the gang from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt some love in this week's installment of the Greatest Game Art Ever.
The wait was long for CD Projekt Red's third entry in The Witcher series, but it was one that was surely worth it. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a massive and ambitious game, bursting at the seams with content. It's a remarkable adventure, though one marred ever so slightly by its fair share of flaws.
The new launch trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features Geralt of Rivia hot on the trail of his young apprentice.