Hey Tracy, the first Witcher is definitely a favorite of many gamers. Witcher 2 was somewhat of a departure from the Geralt character that many had grown attached to in the first one and generally considered OK. It's difficult to compare either one to Witcher 3, due to the advances in graphics and more extensive quest line. Personally, especially for the price, it's worth it to play the first one. If you check out the earlier comments in this topic, you'll see that seems to be a general theme.
"A world is supported by four things: The learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous, the valor of the brave, but all of these are as nothing without a ruler who knows the art of ruling - Make that the science of your tradition."
The Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam from the novel Dune