Netflix's Witcher vs. The Games vs. The Books

What differences and similarities you can expect between Netflix's Witcher series, Sapkowski's books, and CD Projekt Red's popular games.

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Masterchief_thegoat1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

The Witcher tv is based on the book??? So how can this be vs the book. Beside the (characters skin color).. to me games will always will be better. Since is not limited to budgets, creatively, longer story. When it comes to the Witcher. I go with games first, second tv show and Third with the book. In order

smolinsk1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

What are you talking about? What are you trying to say?

TheKingKratos1259d ago

God i thought it was only me who didn't understand

Masterchief_thegoat1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

The game is better than the book and tv show. But I like three of them. That what I was trying said. My bad I was drinking when I wrote that.

william_cade1259d ago

Were you complaining when Johnny Depp played a Native American? I doubt it. You have to be an idiot to think skin color matters when dealing with make believe characters in an extension of theatre. Now if this show were to be some kind of portrayal of historical accuracy then you might have a point about skin color.

DragoonUS1259d ago

When Johnny Depp played a Native American did this matter to you? And when Scarlett Johansson played
Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell, did this matter to you? Did matter to you that Laurence Olivier played Othello on theater?
For me, if you have Japanese Actors to make a japanese character makes the most sense, is just respect for the real creator of the book you are basing your work. If your character is White, your actor should be white, don't you think? The same for any other race.

You would get angry and call people idiots if they use a white actors to make let's say, a Magic world of African Tribe Fantasy based on Umbanda religion full of Slavic, Redhead and Japanese people? They certainly have an amazing mythology… Just like the Slavic, Polish people from The Witcher!
Would you mind this? An Withe African Warlord with blue eyes? Would you mind this or, anyone can take any role?
You know what? You are a hypocrite! You are the idiot here.

Masterchief_thegoat1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

I don’t have a problem with the skin tone compare to other people mainly triss. But that where the hate get from. I can’t wait for season 2

william_cade1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

How am I a hypocrite? I don't care what color an actor is? If you care you would be the hypocrite and an enormous idiot.

According to you, no one can be in a Greek Tragedy unless they are Greek, no one cane be in a Shakespeare play unless they are English etc.

Skin color is a random genetic mutation that has to do with vitamin D intake, it has no bearing what so ever on culture, which is what entertainment is, culture is not genetic, you dolt.

Masterchief_thegoat1259d ago

I don’t mind triss skin tone since I’m black.. triss is only character is getting hate from. Not making this bs up

william_cade1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

@the goat

I'm not sure a skin color has anything to do with some that cares or doesn't care. I'm a American/Latin american mutt, but that doesn't matter in this argument because our skin color is a random genetic occurrences.

And yes the games are better.

ShadowWolf7121259d ago

"The games are better"
Very subjective and I disagree.

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silenthillstrangler1258d ago (Edited 1258d ago )

What would be your take on a white shaft or white black panther?

CorndogBurglar1258d ago

Some people just want the characters to resemble what they've known them to look like for so long.

For example, all the super hero movies, Marvel especially, has not hesitated to change characters' races. These are characters that people like me have been reading about for over 30 years of their lives.

So yeah, it's weird seeing a character's race change and I don't like it. No matter what their race is. So don't think I missed your not-so subtle remark about "not complaining when Johnny Depp played a Native American". Its all the same with people like you. So quick to play the race card when it has nothing to do with prejudice.

At the end of the day I want my white characters to LOOK white and any other race of characters to LOOK their part also. That doesn't mean only someone of Greek descent can play Wonder Woman. Anyone, from anywhere should be able to play any long as they resemble the character and can be convincing in the role.

People like to say that there aren't enough black roles in Hollywood. Or that there aren't enough popular black super heroes. Or that a black led movie won't be successful. But that's all 100% BS.

1. Marvel has created the largest shared universe, and most successful film franchise in Hollywood based entirely around making B, C, and D List characters popular. Any movienthey make makes truckloads of money. You mean to tell me a War Machine movie wouldn't do well? They can take any black character in the comics and turn them into a popular movie.

2. Jordan Peele has made films with all black casts that have been liked by both fans and critics. Black Panther made a billion at the box office. Blade was successful 20 years ago, and that was a black led, superhero film that very few people realized was a Marvel Comics character at the time. It did so well it got 3 movies made.

If good movies are made, it doesn't matter what color the main character is. People are going to see it. It's been proven time after time in Hollywood. So if writers aren't creating enough roles then there is a different problem that needs to be addressed. But it doesn't get fixed by race-swapping established characters.

If anything that's more insulting and degrading. Its basically admitting that black actors can only be successful by piggy-backing off of white characters. That seems far worse, in my opinion.

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MadLad1259d ago

I think this comment gave me cancer.
Thanks for the cancer.

MadLad1258d ago


Probably wasn't the reply.

ShadowWolf7121259d ago

Well that's not sketchy at all.

Also, books are limited only by your own imagination, my guy. That'd be the one not limited by budget or time constraints.

Shiken1258d ago

The books and games go hand in hand, they cannot really be compared as both are needed for the full story. The games do take place right before the games after all.

The show is a TV telling of the books, so books and TV can actually be compared.

Spoiler alert...the show is good, but as is the case most of the time, the books are better.

yoshatabi1258d ago

You make no damn sense. Both videogames and movies have more of a budget than books

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X-Alchemist1259d ago

The books so far are the best for me and maybe the games are on par with them but the series is just alright for me. I’m enjoying it but it’s triggering me how they’re rushing things, misrepresenting some small characters and brushing over some decent storylines. I get it though it’s a tv show with only so many minutes but still, not a huge fan. I hope the next season they hire a better cinematographer too as I’m getting some strong Xena/Hercules 90s vibes.

Masterchief_thegoat1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

The game is better than book. And the tv show lack the budget since is the first season. Not even got had the budget. when it aired the first time. Give it time

battlegrog1259d ago

I tonight this was supposed to have a high budget from the start

MrVux0001258d ago

Since when is 90 million of US dollars ''lacking budget'' for an 8 episode show? GOT had a budget of 60 million of US dollars and still produced a much better narrative and visual experiance than Netlfix The Witcher.

brando0081259d ago

Yeah, thought the same about the series. It picks apart so many huge parts of the books and strings them together in rapid succession, losing a ton of impact. I think I enjoyed the books because of how great the 2nd and 3rd games were.

King_Noctis1259d ago

I love the game. But I’d say in some instances the book is better. The conversations that Geralt and other characters have in the book are often mind blowing.

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bluefox7551259d ago

Haven't watched the show yet, but from the trailers it looked pretty bad.

gunnerforlife1259d ago

Tbh it wasn't bad! It was a good show, nothing mind blowing though, It definitely deserves a second season!

MadLad1259d ago

It's worthwhile. Faithful to the books. Fairly well acted, despite a few odd casting choices. Looking forward to season 2, as far off as it is.

DigitallyAfflicted1259d ago

I didn't read the books but the tv show is OK, got some good twists and once you get it that there is two different timelines over lapping becomes even more interesting

gunnerforlife1258d ago

Loooll 😂 😂 mate I got so confused at 1 point about that! I was like wait wait wtf just happened? Why's he eating dinner with the queen but there's a princess there that looks older then the girl 😂haha, it was like a light bulb went off above my head!! Ohhh Ohhhh Ohhhh loooooll

DigitallyAfflicted1258d ago


Me too buddy. I as well did like the twist in episode 4, then I really got in to it.... I'm not gonna say what it was don't want to spoil the surprise... but if you've seen it the you know ;D

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