I’ve written a review of The Witcher (the original game), and you might want to check that out.
Now, moving on to The Witcher 2, which is due for release this month.
The lead character, Geralt of Rivia is a genetically-modified monster-hunter. Immune to – and incapable of carrying – disease, as well as being infertile as a result of the modifications he has endured, and with a tendency to wander … well, Witchers like Geralt are understandably somewhat popular among the ladies in a word without birth-control, or any modern medicine.
A Witcher makes for an entirely consequence-free roll in the hay.
This aspect of the characters created by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski is not underplayed. The Witcher traditionally is a warts-and-all fantasy setting and the original game didn’t stint on adult-themes, harsh language, blood, gore and grime.
The Australian Classifications Board has taken exception to exactly one item in the upcoming game, The Witcher 2.
One character asks Geralt to perform a task, and if he undertakes it successfully, offers a jubilant tumble as a reward for services rendered.
This sex-as-a-reward was felt to make the game unsuitable for the MA15+ rating, the most adult content rating currently available for video-games in Australia, due to ongoing disorganisation among the state Attorneys General.
The change made for the game to comply with an MA15+ rating was fairly simple. The offer of sex has been tweaked a little, and the player no longer has a choice of rewards, but is automatically steered to the less controversial option.
[via The Australian Sex Party]