Thursday, March 19, 2020

MIDI Week Singles: "Geralt of Rivia" - The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (NS)

"Geralt of Rivia" from The Witcher III: Wild Hunt on the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, & Nintendo Switch (2015 & 2019)
Publisher: CD Projekt
Developer: CD Projekt Red

You know, I think this song came up right when I needed it to this afternoon.  Being my first day working from home during this time of sheltering in place and public isolation, hearing the heroic fanfare of one Geralt of Rivia was very welcome.

What is interesting is that the entire song is not as grand or epic as the last minute, but you do hear Geralt's theme from the beginning played softly and as the song progresses there comes an added darkness and foreboding.  All of which suits well for the character of Geralt as he is not your typical heroic figure.  Despite the fact that his profession is that of one that helps people, he often comes across as a reluctant participant in his own story.

It is pretty easy to let the first half of this song slip by, which is not meant as a slight, just that the song itself is somewhat serene, even during the darker war-torn section in the middle, but at 1:27 Geralt's theme is revamped into something that nearly everyone who has played any game in the series might see him as.  The hero, all victorious and such.  Maybe it is a little too cheesy, but right now, this is what I need.

~JWfW/JDub/Cooking Crack/Jaconian
Born of Kaer Morhen

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