'The Witcher': If Henry Cavill show on Netflix lives up to the video game or not will depend on its fight scenes

One of the biggest sells of 'The Witcher' games, especially the latest installment 'The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt' (2015), has to be the combat gameplay. With a blend of realistic portrayals and fantastical powers, combat in 'The Witcher' is a thrilling experience that is quite hard to match.


                            'The Witcher': If Henry Cavill show on Netflix lives up to the video game or not will depend on its fight scenes
Henry Cavill in The Witcher (IMDb)

CD Projekt Red's 'The Witcher' video game franchise consists of some of the most popular RPGs of the last two decades. It has received rave reviews and fans around the world agree that even after hundreds of hours of gameplay, 'The Witcher' always has more to offer.

One of the biggest sells of 'The Witcher' games, especially the latest installment 'The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt' (2015), has to be the combat gameplay. With a blend of realistic portrayals and fantastical powers, combat in 'The Witcher' is a thrilling experience that is hard to match, even for other video games. 

Now with Netflix releasing a series adaptation of the game (and its source material, the novel series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski), there's a lot of expectations among fans about what sort of a show it might turn out to be. As we said above, the combat, in particular, is something the show will certainly have to deliver on if it is to stand on even footing with the game but based on what we know about the show so far, that shouldn't be much of a concern.



 

Reviewers who got their hands on early screenings of the series have already taken to social media with their first reactions and the verdict is unanimous. According to them, Netflix's 'The Witcher' will be delivering some of the best fight scenes ever shown on screen. 

Right from back when the show was announced, people began drawing similarities between 'The Witcher' and 'Game of Thrones', which coincidentally also had some insane combat sequences. Here's how one of the reviewers compared the two on Twitter, "Oh I will say this. The fight scenes in The Witcher make Game of Thrones fight scenes look like two drunks fighting outside a bar." 

That's all well and good but does that mean the show can outdo the game? Well, we'll just have to wait and see but as of now, it looks like 'The Witcher' may be at least as good as its source material, if not better.

'The Witcher' will release on Netflix on December 20.

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