Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
The Witcher series first took the gaming world by surprise back in 2007. From a small, unheard of studio (CD Projekt Red) came this roleplaying game that was deep, interesting, and most importantly, treated its players like they were adults. With crafting, alchemy, magic, and a fantastic combat system, The Witcher came essentially out of nowhere and swept the PC gaming market by storm. Fast forward to 2011 and CD Projekt Red releases The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. Where The Witcher laid the foundation of the crafting and alchemy aspects of the series, The Witcher 2 not only improved on every aspect of the first title but laid the groundwork for The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. As the first two titles were beyond excellent, the highly anticipated third title had a lot to live up to.