Hi there fellow gamers. Do you remember the days of Pokemon GO when we were all taken back to our childhood?. Chasing wild Pokemon around at your lunchtime, competing with friends. It was 2016 and all was good with the world for that brief period. Fast forward to 2021, and most of us have spent 2020 at home, fearing covid 19, protests turning violent, and if you’re a small child, the president of the US sniffing your hair. To portray how the world has changed since 2016, the game that will get us out and walking again in 2021 is based in a world of darkness and monsters. The Witcher: Monster Slayer has launched, and it’s free to play!
Australians can now enter the world of The Witcher via AR. Sure we have to wrestle a crocodile and watch out for spiders, the monsters of the real world, just to walk down the street, but this time we get to drink potions and use a sword.
CD Projekt Red, who brought The Witcher franchise to gamers and the west, coming fresh from the news that they have been hacked and the source code for a lot of their properties stollen has made it a rough time for CD Projekt Red. The Witcher: Monster Slayer is being developed by Spokko games which have released the game on Android and Apple app stores. Currently an early access game where we can get in on the groundwork and provide some feedback.
The features of the game include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Story driven quests
- Fighting monsters (Duhhh)
- Real world time and weather
- Potion and gear crafting to prepare for fights
- RPG styled level up system
- Trophy harvests
- Console quality graphics (apparently)
- Augmented reality fights
As with most free alpha games there is work that needs to be done, The Witcher: Monster Slayer has launched and is available on Apple and Android play stores, but be patient, I have trouble getting onto the game.