Your typical fantasy role-playing game offers colorful adventures in grassy meadows that involve pointy-eared elves. CD Projekt's The Witcher will instead offer a much darker, more complex experience based on the popular novels of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. In the game, you'll play as Geralt, a "witcher" -- a being infused with superhuman powers who hunts monsters in a postapocalyptic and morally ambiguous fantasy world. In addition to exploring a game with an intriguing story, you'll wield a sword and hack-and-slash at hordes of monsters. Chief designer Michal Madej sat down with GameSpot to discuss how you'll fight battles and develop your character throughout the game.