Originally Posted by Salvadora
There are some really great recap videos on YouTube too if anyone is feeling out of their depth:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiqMr0OvQog
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSftIRQzYCM
I remember watching those videos a while ago, really good recap.
Originally Posted by EatChildren
I was torn, because the info is important, but I also think CDPR do try to keep the games open to newcomers unfamiliar with the books. So I wanted to focus on the info as it's presented in the games, more retrospectively Geralt learning his past, rather than "this is Geralt's past as detailed by the books".
Yeah I don't think you need to include info from the books. They're kinda irrelevant to the larger story because I'm sure CDPR will tell you exactly what you need to know about Ciri in-game. I would recommend reading them though just because they're awesome.