Romance cards also called sexcards within The Witcher are a trophy of sorts which can be collected over the course of the game. Whenever Geralt sleeps with a female character or NPC in the game, you collect a romance card. These cards are reminiscent of early 20th century novelty "naughty" postcards. Each card is initially presented during a "romantic cut scene". These cut scenes all open showing a hazy red closeup of Geralt leaning in suggestively to make love to an NPC.
The game's system of moral choices as part of the storyline was noted for its time-delayed consequences and lack of black-and-white morality. The game utilizes BioWare 's proprietary Aurora Engine. A console version, The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf , was to be released in late using an entirely new engine and combat system, though it was suspended due to payment problems with console developers Widescreen Games. There are three camera styles available in The Witcher : two isometric perspectives, where the mouse is used to control most functions, and an over-the-shoulder view, which brings the player closer to the in-game combat while limiting vision. In all three views the controls can be changed to be primarily mouse focused or a combined keyboard and mouse approach.