The Lesser Evil: A Retrospective

By Benjamin Rose, Editor In the opening hours of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a brief prowl around the pirate-ridden Northwest coast of Velen yields a characteristic micro-drama. If Geralt wanders to the right crossroad, he’ll encounter a group of Northerners preparing to lynch a Nilfgaardian deserter. Off the bat, no information is available aboutContinue reading “The Lesser Evil: A Retrospective”

P.F.I. The Last Wish Part 1

A deep dive into The Last Wish as part of a two-part preview of our upcoming 2023 series The Witcher Audio Commentary Project, featuring a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the entire Witcher Saga. https://media.blubrry.com/poor_fucking_infantry/content.blubrry.com/poor_fucking_infantry/The_Last_Wish_Part_1_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

The Rings of Power Is Not So Powerful

By Benjamin Rose, Editor Score: 5.5 Should we have expected better? I’m not sure. Over a year ago I wrote an article titled “Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Will Please No One”, and it did not disappoint. From its opening, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power confuses grandeur with grandiosity, trading in portentousContinue reading “The Rings of Power Is Not So Powerful”

Side Quest: Rings of Power Podcast Episode coming 11/23

Over a year ago, I wrote a piece for The Path titled “Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Will Please No One”. Well, that pretty much happened. As our upcoming podcast on The Rings of Power makes clear, the show is an expensive vanity project marred by bad writing and a weak plot that seldom risesContinue reading “Side Quest: Rings of Power Podcast Episode coming 11/23”

Geralt’s Main Strength: Empathy

By Luis Navarro Staff Writer, P.F.I. Co-Host *SPOILERS AHEAD* The Witcher is a medieval fantasy world where we follow Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer for hire. It is a world where the humanization of characters takes center stage. Throughout his journey, Geralt encounters many individual characters with three-dimensional personalities, detailed stories, and complexContinue reading “Geralt’s Main Strength: Empathy”