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    Netflix The Witcher - Dec 20

    Looking forward to seeing the series, read some books and played Witcher 2 on me 360. There's an older TV series from Poland with a DVD version. Not sure what to think of the Netflix Witcher actor, will have to see in the actual series.


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    #2
    I wanted the play the game but I never got a console, this game would have been a good enough excuse after I checked a bunch of other games. Eventually I didn't go through with it. I had no idea there were books

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      #3
      Amirsh I first heard about the Witcher game a very long time ago when they were going to use the Neverwinter Nights engine then cancelled that and did a PC game Witcher 1 but was cancelled for the original Xbox.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Witcher

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hexer_(TV_series)

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        #4
        I'll keep that show in mind. Thanks

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          #5
          thinman The Witcher 1 used the Neverwinter Nights engine (it's called Aurora engine). For the layman, it just isn't that obvious. But there's definitely Aurora under the hood.
          I've read the books many many years ago, but never really got into the games, although RPGs are my favourite genre. Maybe it was because the MC wasn't customisable, I don't know.

          About the show... I won't watch it. For once, I don't have Netflix and haven't watched a real TV show in years, and I dislike how Netflix treats the fans of the books and the games ("we make our own version, which isn't for the fans of the books or the games, but for a new generation of fans" or something to that effect). That, and the cast has some really odd decisions. But I'm interested if people who come into the Witcher by way of the show try to read the books or play the games, and what they think of them.

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            #6
            I've read all the books (not all novels) and played all of the games. Iam very curious what they make out of it. I think it is very hard to fullfill all the expectations, but iam looking forward to it. Don't like the casting of Triss but lets see.

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              #7
              ... What SimonB said.

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                #8

                Star of 'The Witcher' and the Superman franchise, Henry Cavill shows off the workout he used to build his shoulders and hamstrings to play a sword-wielding demon hunter. He's trained by legendary strength coach Dave Rienzi, who also trains the Rock.
                Book Geralt isn't as buff as Game Geralt, in fact, he's being described as rather "lanky", "slim", or full of sinews. Milva, upon seeing the witcher's upper body while he was resting in Brokilon, thought to herself that he looks like a proper man, albeit rather skinny, and full of sinew.

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                  #9
                  thinman Redline Nihopaloa Amirsh

                  So what do you guys think?

                  I think they've made a very good job and it is an excellent adaption. Sure not all of it is like in the books, but you can't express things like a backstory in same ways, as in books. Some casts are medicore but overall a very good series and a great Geralt!

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                    #10
                    SimonB
                    ​​​​​​​I saw a dead dear and then a girl who likes killing things and gave up.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Amirsh View Post
                      SimonB
                      I saw a dead dear and then a girl who likes killing things and gave up.
                      The first Episode is not for everyone, maybe you give it another try? Even my girlfriend liked it since Ep. 3.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by SimonB View Post

                        The first Episode is not for everyone, maybe you give it another try? Even my girlfriend liked it since Ep. 3.
                        Maybe. I still have a few shows I've been putting off even though people say they're great.
                        Right now I'm on Anne with an E and I hate Netflix for it... all those lost hours.

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                          #13
                          I liked watching the Netflix Witcher but felt Geralt was way to big, having someone so well fed doesn't look the part and when would he lift weights. Henry Cavill sometimes looks like he'd been on HGH coz of his wide chin.

                          There's an old movie with Victor Mature playing Samson, he looked normal but someone did a recent remake and used a bodybuilder type thus ruining everything so never watched that version.

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                            #14
                            I didn't really enjoy the first episode... then it grew on me. I think they did a very good job with Yennefer.
                            Overall, I really liked the script and dialogue. I think they drew from the books in an intelligent way, selected the best stuff from the stories and adapted it well for the screen.

                            It's not Game of Thrones - some special effects or settings have a very CGI look, some costumes look a bit too costume-y, some scenes could have used more extras... but the acting is on point and the whole thing is still quite compelling.

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                              #15
                              Just watched Episode 1. Fight scenes were fantastic, but not really sure about the story line. Hoping it picks up as it goes on

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