I’m a huge fan of ‘The Witcher’ franchise. I was introduced to the game back in 2007 but only had the chance to play during a Steam sale last year because my computer back in ’07 was crappy. At USD $5.00 it was a real bargain. This is the sequel. The Witcher is a complete fantasy franchise based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. They even have a TV series.
This is one of the more “fun” premium packages because it comes with two sets of foldable papercrafts of characters within the world, including Geralt of Rivia!.
The package comes with a lot of useless fanfare such as this sealed royal pamphlet containing a bestiary of creatures. It also comes with a map and a “cursed coin” which is nothing more than a trying hard paperweight.
Of course, you also have the main DVD with the bonus soundtrack and making of the game.
Truth is, the only useful thing in the box is the paper craft and the developer diary in the bonus DVD but I’m a nut for this franchise so there you go. Here you have a small team of developers out to create something that the more mainstream publishers (i.e. Activision, EA) are afraid to do: delve in the controversial topics of racism, scandals, and relative good.
The Witcher II: Assassins of Kings