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Lord of the Rings reference in the Witcher 2

Postby Violina » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:44 am

Hello guys,

I hope someone played the Witcher trilogy.
I've found a Lord of the Rings reference in the Witcher 2 in Vergen when Saskia has been poisoned and Philippa, Iorveth and Geralt talk. Philippa mentions the twenty rings from the LOTR. The reaction from Iorveth and Geralt seemed a little bit mockery. (They translated well, I've checked it.)

'Iorveth: One to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them...
Geralt: Right, and then I'll have to run bare-footed to the top of a volcano...'

Yes, the Witcher is darker than the Lord of the Rings but the LOTR is also a masterpiece and it also has a dark mood.

What do you think about it? Is Geralt's sentence disrespect towards Frodo or I've overreacted it?

Videos about the reference:

(original language) Polish 9:37- 9:50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT_xbiXCRTA&t=593s

English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7T8gatYjPs
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Re: Lord of the Rings reference in the Witcher 2

Postby Calma » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:10 pm

I've not got all the way through the Witcher 2 yet.
Loved the first game.
The second and third are a bit complicated for my fingers to get going on.
Love the books, btw.

As for the reference to LOTR...
I have no problem with it.
I think it's a compliment.
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Re: Lord of the Rings reference in the Witcher 2

Postby Aravar » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:56 am

i can't recall if there are any LOTR references in the Witcher 3, but there are certainly Game of Thrones and Star Wars references.

Witcher 3 is my favourite computer RPG of all time.
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