So a while back, I (finally) started playing The Witcher 3 -- and believe it or not, I actually like it. I like the exploration, I like the combat, I suspect I have the potential to develop a Gwent addiction, and I even like Geralt. Because even if his gravelly voice says otherwise, he’s not your standard tough guy antihero; seriously, you have no idea how much it means to me to have a character who shows a full range of emotions. You will never know.
But even if I like Geralt, I have to admit I like Yennefer more. She’s just plain cooler -- a witch with some serious magical chops, for sure, but there’s more to her than that. She’s got the smarts, the sass, and underneath her bluster she’s someone that actually cares about things. I admit I don’t know the full extent of her relationship with Geralt, but at least I know firsthand that there is a relationship. It means something to them, and by proxy it means something to me. It should go without saying, but I wish I could stop playing as a witcher so I could go full blast with a straight-up witch.
And that got me thinking -- which is my M.O., of course, but whatever. No time for semantics.