I've been playing through The Witcher for the last week and I've enjoyed every little bit of it. I'm the type that likes to explore the area around me and see what little treasures are hidden and what not. The game doesn't hold your hand, as others already said, and the story line is quite complex with different paths you could potentially take. Every decision you make will also have an impact on the story, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. As for the Maps, I've not had any trouble finding my way around in the world so far. Yeah the quest icon might not always show up but that isn't to big of an issue since the Quest Log gives you a little insight.