The Witcher: Adventure Game (PC) Review
The Witcher Adventure Game for PC is a digital adaptation of the tabletop board game of the same name. In this game, the main objective is to complete the set number (one, three or five) of main quests, which is determined before the game starts. Players select their first main quest from 2 randomly selected quest cards to begin. Players then travel around the game board attempting to gain red, blue and purple points which are needed in order to complete side and main quests. Points are gained by investigating or developing, which may require drawing cards or rolling dice in order to complete a task and gain the points.
Having never played The Witcher Adventure Game on either tabletop or in PC form, I was a little overwhelmed at first, but there are plenty of helpful tutorial videos to help you learn the basics of the game. Once I watched a few of these videos, and started playing around with the game, I found it pretty easy to catch on.
After playing through a few games, I found the game to be very repetitive. When it comes to battles and other things that require dice rolls, you simply click on the game area and your dice roll onto the board. You then select what dice to use in order to pass or fail your battle. I think having some battle animations of some sort would make the game more interesting for players like me that are not board game purists.
One aspect of the game that kept me playing was online multiplayer. I was able to play with some players that helped me learn some new strategies and overall made the game experience much more fun than single player. Most players I have played with have been very helpful and great to chat with. The only problem I had with multiplayer was that it sometimes takes awhile (5+ minutes) to find up to 4 players to play with.
Overall, the game plays very smoothly and is exactly what it is intended to be, a digital adaptation of the tabletop board game. It is nothing real flashy or graphical, but it gets the job done. Fans of the tabletop version, board game purists, and anyone looking for a new board game will enjoy this game. The online multiplayer is great for making new friends and learning new strategies or playing with friends and family.
I highly recommend this game and look forward to playing more and learning new strategies. It is a great way to pass some time while waiting for The Witcher 3 to release!
I give this game 3/5.