What your choices in The Witcher 2 mean in The Witcher 3
If you play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on the PC, you can import your Witcher 2 save file so that the third game reflects the major decisions from the second game, but maybe you're not playing on PC, or maybe you lost your save files, forgot what happened, or never played any Witcher game before.
So there's good news, The Witcher 3 allows you to select those decisions as if you played The Witcher 2. The bad news is if you didn't play The Witcher 2, you may not understand the sequence that presents these choices.
In this Witcher 3 sequence, the Nilfgaardian emperor has invited you to his palace.
But before you meet him, one of his commanders subjects you to a shave, during which he asks you some probing questions.
If you haven't played the Witcher 2, you aren't likely to know the background of these question.
But fear not, I'm here to provide some context, so you don't feel completely lost when you're confronted with this.
Only slightly lost.
Choice one asks; did you kill Aryan La Valette or allow him to die?
Aryan La Valette is or was, depending on how you do it, the son of the mistress of King Foltest of Temeria.
In the Witcher 2's prologue you confront him, and he's commanding the guards that provide his castle's defenses.
You can kill him and his guards if you want to or allow him to live.
In The Witcher 2 if you kill him, that opens up interactions with his mother later in The Witcher 2. If you force him to surrender you encounter him later and might even aid in his escape from the castle.
Choice number two.
Did you leave Flotsam with Vernon Roche.
Or with Yorbis.
So Vernon Roche is the military leader and loyal servant of Foltest, who interrogated Geralt at the beginning of the Witcher Two.
However, he came to believe that Geralt did not assassinate Foltest and helped him in his escape.
Yorbis is an elf and the commander of a sequoia tell unit.
[INAUDIBLE] Non-human freedom fighters driven by their hatred of humans.
Yet they are known to ally with human leaders should such an alliance prove worthwhile.
At the end of Act One in the Witcher II you have to decide whose side you're basically on.
This is The Witcher 2's biggest decision.
If you side with Roche, you go down what's called Roche's path.
Going with Yorvis goes down Yorvis' path.
In either case, you confront a series of choices that you do not confront should you go down the other's path.
Furthermore, the next choice you make in this conversation on the witcher three depends on what choice you choose here.
So, if you chose [INAUDIBLE] path, your third choice in the witcher three in this conversation is this.
Did you save Tris at the lock wind summate, or did you lift the spell that held [UNKNOWN] So if you didn't know, Trist Marigold is [UNKNOWN] primary romantic interest in the winter games and a pretty great sorceress.
[UNKNOWN] is a beloved warrior who led a revolt when King Hensel tried to invade her land.
At this stage of The Witcher 2, Triss is imprisoned in a war camp and Saskia who's actually a shape-shifting dragon, is under control of a powerful sorceress named Philippa Eilhart.
If you chose Triss, not only did you get to have some fun in the camp, but you also got to see Triss accuse Sheala de Tancarville, another powerful mage of being the puppet master behind Foltest Steth.
If you choose to release Saskia from her curse, she regains her free will but there are damaging repercussions for mages who now become the victims of a witch hunt.
Now, if you chose Roche's path in the question number two, your third choice is as follows.
Did you save Triss from her Nilfgaardian prison or did you save Anais La Valette?
Now Aniese Lavalette is Ariens half sister and she is the daughter of king Tholtec, that means that Aniese is the true heir to Tholtecs throne.
She's captured and held by Hendfelts forces and should you choose to rescue her you must again make a choice Handing her either over to the Kingdom of Ridania, or to Maria.
If you rescue Triss, however, things play out more or less like they do on Urbus path.
In this case, Triss gets to confront Sheila Totanserville about her role in the assassination.
Your fourth choice is this.
Did you save Sile de Tansarville from her defective megascope or did you let her perish?
So a megascope is a magical device that's good for teleporting and having conversations at a distance.
Unfortunately for Sile, Letho had sabotaged her megascope.
Sile tries to escape while you watch, however she ends up in danger and begs for you to help.
If you save here she disappears, but only after giving you a hint as where you can find long lost love Jenifer.
If you let her die, well she's dead.
The last choice you end up making is, essentially the last one you make in the witcher to it all, and that is that you kill Letho or allow him to walk free.
So, Letho is a witcher and the man who actually committed the crime Gerault is confused of.
You meet him quite a few times over the course of The Witcher 2 but your final act is to choose whether he should live or whether he should die.
It may be your last decision in The Witcher 2 but it's consequences are simple.
The game then ends.
So all of these decisions end up playing a part in your play through of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
I'm not gonna get into what those consequences are because there are just so many of them, but I wanted to give you some background either if you forgot want happened in The Witcher 2 Or you simply were playing on a new platform or just never played the games before.
I hope you have a lot of fun exploring this really incredible game.