The Witcher Netflix vs. The Witcher Game – What is the Difference?
A BIG SPOILER ALERT
The Witcher Netflix series takes us into a real-world of chaos, magic, and monsters. Played by “Superman” Henry Cavill it’s a little hard to digest him in The Witcher look and sometimes he sounds like Batman, however, this article is based on finding the real difference between the Witcher video game and the Witcher Netflix series. If you had not yet played the game or forgotten long back tormented by the shifting scenes of The Witcher Netflix series then this guide will ease your pain.
A BIG SPOILER ALERT – PLEASE DO NOT READ IF YOU HAD NOT PLAYED THE WITCHER GAME OF WATCH THE NETFLIX SERIES. I AM GOING TO RUIN YOUR CLIMAX…
I will keep things crunchy and interesting focusing only on the major facts that differentiate The Witcher game with The Witcher Netflix series. However I feel Netflix made it complicated, and it cannot be Game of Thrones. And I am not considering the book, it takes a lot of effort.
ONCE AGAIN SPOILER ALERT – READ IF YOU CANNOT QUENCH YOUR THIRST
Witcher Netflix vs Witcher Game
1. Striga in Witcher Netflix is Daugther of Princess Adaa:
The monster the Witcher fought in the video series is the daughter of Princess Adda and King Foltest. Princess Adda was already cursed where she can transform herself into a Feral Monster. The Witcher fought with her in The Witcher 2007 Video Game. In the Netflix series, Geralt fights with Adda’s daughter “Striga” who is born from the relationship between the brother and sister i.e. Adda and Foltest (whoops). So there is no Striga in the video game.
2. Ciri Adopted Daughter of Yennefer: (In The Witcher 2007 Video Game)
Ciri or Princess Cirilla was in the care of her grandmother Queen Calanthe (Lioness of Cintra) and later after her kingdom was attacked Ciri escaped. Queen Calanthe in her last message told Ciri to find Geralt of Rivia. While in The Witcher 3 The Wild Hunt (2015) Video game Ciri was an adopted child of Yennefer the powerful Sorcerers, Ciri was born with powerful magical abilities, after the death of her parents she was trained as a Witcher and Yennefer was her coach.
3. Emperor of Nilfgaard is Ciri’s Biological Father: (In The Witcher 2007 Video Game)
According to the game Ciri is the child of the Emhyr var Emreis – ruler of the Nilfgaardian Empire. The one who attacked Cintra, the kingdom of Queen Calanthe. During the Nilfgaard invasion, Queen lost the battle. As per the game, Ciri is her child born with vast magical power where she can make people “shout in their pants – (the best example of kid-friendly text content). Based on the game story, of Geralt helps Nilfgaard in war then Ciri unites with her father and becomes empress. In the Netflix Witcher series, Ciri is found running from Nilfgaard and via the Law of Surprise, her destiny is affixed to Geralt of Rivia. Optimistically Geralt and Jennifer might play mommy-daddy for Ciri.
4. Cahir & Renfri – Netflix Series
Cahir a Nilfgaardian military officer does not exist in the game. In Witcher Netflix it looks he had a major role in finding Ciri, killing people and capturing kingdom. The same applies to the Renfri, a princess turned bandit who wants to kill Stregobor for doing bad things on him. She is not part of video game.
5. Yennefer’s Transformer – Netflix Series
Well, this did not really happen in the game she was showed beautifully at the start, an extremely powerful mage, and Geralt’s love. The Netflix Series showed a tantalizing plot of Yennefer’s transformation that touched my heart. It was painful but she came out pleasant.
6. Netflix series is made up of a lot of things out of the Video Game
Things that are exactly similar to the Witcher video games series is Geralt to an extent, while a lot of things are made-up I am unsure if they are picked from the book or not because I had never tried reading it. But as a gamer I am finding gaps in my mind when I go through the Witcher Netflix series, it’s best I do not remember much of the plot.
I think The Witcher video game tells the story in a much better way while the Netflix series is confusing. In a similar way let’s consider Game of Thrones which after being complicated was easy to understand, characters were not hard to remember, as well the storyline was woven smartly between kingdoms, various characters, etc. The Witcher Netflix is a good attempt to bringing a video game story to a movie story but here the different writing losses grip.
Watch The Witcher Netflix without considering the game as your base, go for it as a brand new fantasy story and where is hell is Louis Lane?