Monster Slaying and Politicking
The game is a little rough around the edges, but it still provides many hours of entertainment. The atmosphere is great and the unique characters that you meet are interesting. The rest is a world of clones, so better ignore them.
Quite some things are left vague or unexplained, and there is no black and white morality, which is good. The game does adapt its script to your important choices, so you can't really regret picking one side over the other. The games does assume a certain disposition and attitude, which can be jarring when you have another vision of Geralt in mind. For example, not liking Triss.
I didn't care for the lover cards and the inventory management, but you can ignore those for the most part. You only ever need to bother with Swallow and Cat potions, the rest have their uses but are not essential.
The combat takes some getting used to, but once you get it you can take down hordes of monsters with ease. Except for a few boss battles, which consist mostly of running around while your regenerate, before whacking the bad guy some more.
I played through the game some years ago, siding with the nonhumans. The third chapter was hell, because the game kept crashing when walking through the city. I am happy to say that this problem is gone after a game update. I recently played again - siding with the humans this time - and only had the occasional crash.