Welcome to Boss Fight Friday, a weekly video game hot stove where the writers of Game Savvy give their take on video games and where you, the reader, get to start the weekend off right. Last week we discussed our game buying habits. Which included what format we prefer to buy our games, our backlogs, and what game each writer has picked up recently.
So without further ado, let’s get into and of course, feel free to leave your answers in the comments below!
Q1: For those who have played the Witcher, what did you think of the game? For those who haven’t, what do you think of the Witcher game series on the outside looking in?
Em: It is a crazy good game with so much to do. A great example of an open-world game and how the concept can look when done really well. The story concept is also cool, and the world is incredibly interesting. I haven’t gotten super into the game lore because I’m still not done it but I’m hoping to before the show comes out.
Christian: I only played Witcher 3. At first, I liked it quite a bit. I only beat the main story once but in my opinion, it’s not as great as most people make it out to be. I tried to replay it last year but got bored very easily.
Dennis: Don’t care for the series even though I own Witcher 3, but never bothered booting it up. It looks OK I guess.
Steven: The first game of the series I played was the 2nd installment and I loved the lore, the settings, and pretty much everything about it, I even use some of it in my Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the gameplay, which is why I waited so long to play The Wild Hunt… I was very wrong to wait.
Alan: Despite having played it, I still consider myself someone on the outside looking in. I’ve never completed a Witcher game all the way through, and while I can appreciate why everyone else seems to like it, it’s never hooked me.
Q2: What do you think of Netflix’s most recent Witcher trailer?
Em: The new trailer made me really excited. I was unsure how I felt about the casting choices until I saw it. Now I’m hype.
Christian: I’m interested. I’m still not used to Henry Cavill as Geralt because of him being a very good Superman. Maybe once the series is out I will warm up to the casting.
Dennis: Looked pretty good.
Steven: Yes. Just yes.
Q3: Has the Witcher game or Netflix series made you interested in reading the books? For those who are reading the book, what do you think of them and how do they differ from the game?
Em: Yes! I love books based on video games or books that other things were based on. However, I have a zillion books waiting on my shelves to read so I might read them 25 years from now.
Christian: Not at all.
Steven: Reverse. I really enjoyed the 2nd game, which led to me reading the first book. Which led me to play Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which made me super hype for the show.
Alan: I’ve never been interested in the books as CD Projekts story has veered from the books as I understand it, also the author seems to be a huge jerk.
4: How do you feel Netflix did with their casting, what would you change?
Em: I can’t really say that until I see it. There were a few contenders I had for Geralt, but I’m hoping it will be good regardless. I’m obviously not a casting director.
Christian: I would maybe cast an unknown actor as Geralt for reasons stated in number 2.
Dennis: They did a pretty good job.
Steven: I love Henry Cavill, but I feel like they should have gone with a no-name actor for the part, which is how I feel the went with the majority of the rest of the cast because I don’t really recognize any of them.
Alan: I think Netflix has done a great job with their casting! It’s another reason I’m excited to watch the show. Making the right casting choices upfront delivers an impression that the show is being taken seriously.
Q5: What other video game series would you like to see Netflix turn into a TV series?
Em: ASSASSINS CREED JUST LET ME HAVE IT PLEASE.
Christian: My dream would be an Assassin’s Creed series set in modern-day. Cover one Assassin from the past in 3 episode arcs with twelve episodes per season. Have Nolan North be the narrator as Desmond, bring Kristen Bell in as Lucy to help “guide” the protagonist. Maybe it covers Subject 16! Or the first civilization! I’ve thought about this way too much… JUST MAKE IT PLEASE AND MAKE IT GOOD!!
Dennis: Yakuza, it would need to be a Netflix Japan Production in Japan, of course, to stay true to the spirit of the series. This would only work if everyone in production, directors and main cast members are Japanese. The western portrayal of tourist characters would be allowed but just for cameos. The very first season would be adapted from the first Yakuza game and go from there with the other sequels. If the series gets renewed, anyway.
Steven: I don’t know how many times I have to ask for an MGS T.V. series but seriously just give it to me.