I would like to write several posts about the best RPG games ever created on this planet. I don’t want to grade them or to call any of them better than the others. All the games I’m going to speak about are really great, and they all had a big influence on the game world. Most of these games are old, but if you’re an RPG fan and if you haven’t played any of them yet… you’ve missed much!
So, here is my list of top 10 RPG games. The first game I would like to discuss is “The Witcher.” This game, which was developed and released long ago — in 2007, by CD Projekt in Poland and Atari in the world — made a revolution in the game world.
Why? How? We’ll try to find it out now.
I think that the world in the best RPG games ever shouldn’t be black-and-white, where everything around you can be divided into good and evil and where all your decisions and deeds are either good or evil (like in NWN 2, for example). In some games everything is so obvious that you start thinking, “Well, I am playing a good character, this answer in this dialog seems to be the right one for a good character, so let me choose this answer…” This is dull!
I think that in the best RPG games you shouldn’t know where your decisions would lead to and how they would affect the world around the main character. “The Witcher” has it — the difficult world where you can’t foresee what will happen if you do this or that. And there are no good or evil deeds in this game. Whatever you do, someone will benefit and someone will suffer. Just like the real life.
A whole village has gathered to burn a witch. They say the witch caused many problems to the village with the help of her magic. The witch says that the problems of the village are caused by the bad deeds of the villagers and she has nothing to do with it. But now she wants to burn down the village so to defend herself. What will you do in such a situation? Whom will you defend? If you try to defend the woman, all villagers will attack you, and you will have to kill them. If you say the villagers are right, you will have to kill the woman. But what if she’s innocent?
This was one of many similar situations found in “The Witcher.” You can see that there is no good or evil in this game, that’s why it’s one of the best RPG games ever. You can never stay neutral, you can never do something that will be good for everyone… You must always make choices, but you will never know if you made the right choice. There is no such thing as a right or wrong choice in the real life, and “The Wither”‘s world is like the real one. This is what makes this game so special.
Though… no, not only this. But I’ll write about the other important features of this game in my next post.