I got Child of Light at the Steam summer sale, and I'm really excited to play it!
I've been reading The Witcher books as a prelude to hopefully playing the third game - still kind of iffy on whether or not I should play the first and second, although now that I talked myself into missing buying them both for like five bucks during the steam summer sale I'm kicking myself. I actually really like them! They're a bit of a product of their time, but they're more nuanced than I anticipated when I stopped myself from buying them in Barnes & Noble like two years ago. The characters are legitimately interesting and engrossing.
I could really, really do with less Dandillion, especially since occasionally I like his loyalty in a scene and then he keeps reminding me he's slime. Geralt is definitely an archetype, but I love him, I admit it. (Though to be honest, barring a few hot buttons, I am pretty manipulable.) I like Yennefer a LOT. I wasn't quite sure what to make of the 'backstory of sorceresses' bit but I think I actually find it pretty fascinating? Because what he's actually talking about is the bitterness of disabled women whose life paths are defined by their physical 'deformities' - first the rejection by their families, then the social awareness of being accepted 'despite' by indiscriminatory magic users, then they have to use magic to 'fix' themselves in order to be accepted and support themselves financially. I'm still not TOTALLY sure what I think of it, but it's interesting. Especially since I initially thought it was going to be one of those 'ugly girls are bitter' things.
Originally posted by shiegra @ Dreamwidth with comments.