CD Projekt Red knows how to write a character-based story. For what is essentially a visual novel broken up by relatively brief card game battles, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales spins a seriously impressive yarn, and it’s this gripping narrative that keeps you glued to your controller.
Thronebreaker tells the story of Queen Meve, a stern and courageous warrior-monarch who returns to her homeland to find that things have gone a bit pear-shaped in her absence. The game’s methodical opening hours essentially act as a tutorial and because of this the plot starts out slow, but stick with it and you’ll be handsomely rewarded with intrigue, twists, fantastic characters, and brutally difficult moral decisions.
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