a new one wizard The game is here! But even if switching to Unreal Engine 5 was the right move for CDPR, it would take a while. In the meantime, we’re all considering a rerun of the modern classic The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — if you don’t agree with that statement, bear with me (and know you’re wrong).
After two fairly focused monster-hunting and human dramas, The Witcher 3’s massive scope allows for a wider range that includes hilarious side quests and obscure tributes. While the first game was designed to be a detective story, the trilogy largely plays – and reads – like the world’s most capable but exhausted professional being thrown into the biggest goose chase ever.
Even after finding Cirilla and clearly aware of the looming apocalyptic threat, these two (excellent) expansions leave Geralt stumbling through confusing situations and the exact type of chaos he’s doing his best to avoid. In a way, I think we all love Geralt because he’s a badass warrior who can barely escape the worst and dumbest of society despite his constant best efforts to act like a lone wolf. And The Witcher 3 embodies that feeling.
In any case, Blood and Wine — an expansion pack that’s excellent, winning multiple RPG awards in 2016 — brings Geralt to the realm of Wine and the shining knight Toussaint. It all aptly gives a Mediterranean feel and adds to the civilization part that Geralt hates the most. Chief among them is bureaucracy. related.
One of the dumbest missions in the expansion is Paperchase. It’s popular right now because the “mission” is interesting on its own, but it gets even more interesting once you understand its origins and why CDPR probably included it in the first place. Now, let me talk about French animation…
The legendary Asterix and Obelix comics and animated films follow the highly comical adventures of Gallic villages resisting Roman occupation around 50 BC. One of the most famous films in the series is The Twelve Missions of Asterix, which is not based on any comic book story, where Julius Caesar tells the diehard Gauls that if they can successfully carry, he will put The twelve tasks given to them by the Roman Empire were inspired by the twelve tasks of Hercules.
Probably the most memorable quest on the list is the quest where Asterix and Obelix had to visit “The Place That Makes You Crazy” to get license A38. What sounds like the simplest thing in the world can quickly turn into bureaucratic hell as this multi-story Roman building is filled with unhelpful public workers and a ton of administrative crap. Yes, it does drive people crazy. You can watch it all here – well worth your time.
We all hate filling out paperwork and running from office to office, and Geralt is clearly — or rather… trying to be — above all mundane stuff, so when he encounters a Awkward humor comes to the fore when it comes to wanting to repay him for the work he did years ago. capture? Whenever the famous witcher reappeared, he would open an account in Geralt’s name at Chanfanelli Bank.
Like the aforementioned cartoon, the worker wanders off hoping to quickly fill out some paperwork and walk away with his reward. After all, the account belongs to him, so how could something go wrong? Well, first of all, the bank said he was dead. To reverse this mistake and get his money, he needs an A38 license – no, the developers aren’t very sneaky, are they?
What followed was a pointless — but oddly fun — walking between offices, grabbing forms, waiting with clients as annoyed as you, and finally, even waiting an entire gaming week. Things are never as hectic as in the Asterix movies, but the essence and the sharp irony are the same. Geralt’s stern, constantly fatigued vibe is a retelling of the story that every grown-up knows all too well.
Of course, this quest eventually leads to a point where the player can either brute force the solution or continue to play well (again, by waiting a whole week). The latter is the best option because you get all the money Geralt owes, and a very sweet sword.
For the most part, Paperchase plays a cheeky riff on fetching quests, something every avid RPG player should appreciate, but it’s these extra layers of external reference and genuine exhaustion with IRL issues that make the It stands out. It’s hard not to relate to Geralt’s most boring fight to date, especially when he already feels like a fish out of water in the hustle and bustle of Beauclair, the capital of Toussaint.
If we do some extra digging, we can also get a sense of how tired Polish citizens are dealing with slow administrative processes and overly complicated bureaucracy – what some players from the country have called “the best thing I’ve seen in a fantasy game” A realistic mission” and has been raving about it since 2016.This may sound familiar, but we often hear that some European countries are especially It sucks when it comes to these issues, so we’re assuming the mission takes on a greater comic responsibilities when looking through some lenses.
There’s nothing wrong with comparing Asterix and Obelix’s comic books and animated films to The Witcher 3 (not just Blood and Wine) and discussing how much they understand the civilized world and its decline. The main characters in these stories have been traveling through unfamiliar — or just uncomfortable — places, but it’s always the “moderns” who come up with “better systems” that give Geralt and the Gauls the biggest headaches.