All of this is exactly right!:yesway:I've played all three of the Witcher games. They are all excellent, especially The Witcher 3, which I consider to be one of the greatest games of ALL TIME.
I seriously hope they handle this TV series with the same care that The Witcher 3 was handled and not in the way the disastrous Witcher movie was handled (yes, there was a Witcher movie -- though it was before any of the video games came out).
The worlds are definitely similar in that they both have a lot of sex (and in their non-novel adaptations nudity), violence, and tackle serious real world issues (although I think The Witcher might do this more than ASoIaF). They also take a lot from real world mythology and legends, but I think The Witcher does that more than A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones.The Witcher setting is really cool, but there's so much overlap with Game of Thrones in terms of its tone that I could see it having a hard time as a show. Either they don't do a good job and it's just a low-rent GoT, or they knock it out of the park and a lot of people give it a pass anyway because they assume it's a low-rent GoT. :lol:
Hopefully I'm wrong, though!
I think that's the most important thing.Witcher 3 being hands down my favourite game, I hope this translates well. They better remember the morally grey nature of it and not hero it up too hard.
Final two seasons, this year and next. GRRM lost the race.Doesn't GoT finish this year? Maybe it'll scratch an itch for a lot of people :shrug:
It all depends on the casting, the plotlines should already be there. Geralt, Triss, Yennifer, Dandelion, and Vesemir being cast well are vital to this show's success.Theres a chance this could be really good but I am concerned that they will not nail the humor of the series and it will end up being half assed tongue in cheek.