Editorials Reviews Previews Essays Worth Playing
Essays 15 February 2022, 15:50

author: Marek Jura

The Best Community-Created Story Campaigns

Mods are usually about visual and technical improvements. Story content prepared by fans is a rarity – it requires a huge amount of effort to make everything work as it should. Here are the most famous examples.

Farewell of the White Wolf – The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

  1. Core game: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  2. Has the project evolved into a standalone title: No

In The Witcher Saga, Andrzej Sapkowski left an open ending. Geralt and Yennefer ended up on the Malus Island. Long after reading the Polish writer's bestseller, the reader might have wondered whether Ciri would be able to bring them back or not. CD Projekt RED followed this decision. In one of the endings, Geralt theoretically dies, in others, he doesn't. However, none of this prevented him from returning in two expansions to The Witcher 3Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. The latter, which the creators have repeatedly emphasized in interviews, is the last major fictional campaign added to the game, and therefore probably also a farewell to Geralt.

In Sapkowski's short story collection entitles Something Ends, Something Begins (which is not in fact a canonical continuation of the saga, as the author himself pointed out), it may seem an incomplete farewell. Modders came to the rescue of the die-hard fans of the universe. Using the Witcher 2's engine, they created an almost complete expansion pack. The plot is something between an adaptation of the said stories, and the direct continuation of the loose ends left after the third game.

Geralt marries Yennefer, and an entire host of characters known from this universe arrives at the wedding. It's touching, nostalgic, but also scary sometimes, as a story about a lost monster hunter, rather than a prince. Overall, he creators of Farewell of the White Wolf managed to deliver a very heart-warming experience. The bar was set very high by the entire trilogy, but the modders did their job well. Way to go!

  1. Download Farewell of the White Wolf from Mod DB website

Marek Jura

Marek Jura

In 2016, he graduated in philology at UAM. Since then, he has been reviewing prose, poetry, movies, series, and video games for GRYOnline.pl. He took his first steps in the journalism industry as a newsman in a local tabloid. He ran his own company - he designed, created, tested, and sold board games. He published several short stories and is also preparing his debut volume of poetry. Trains martial arts. A feminist, vegan, fan of pineapple on pizza, cat lover, dislikes Bethesda and Amazon, likes Lovecraft, Agents of SHIELD, P:T, Beksiński, Hollow Knight, performance, abstract art, game mods and dumplings.

more

Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Gothic II

Gothic II

See/Add Comments