posted by Itsugiesha (SANTA ROSA, CA) Jun 15, 2012
Member since May 2011
gamers (57%) found this review helpful
This game succeeds in doing so many things right, that it's flaws are almost unimportant. I have a truly hard time giving a game a 10/10 but in this case i felt it was absolutely deserved.
The story of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is one of the most compelling I have ever seen in an RPG, especially seeing as the original idea for The Witcher was from a series of novels and short story collections.
The game begins with the main character, Geralt, a hunter of monsters known as Witchers, accused of regicide. His quest begins shortly after to clear his name before the hangman can silence the truth forever.
The game is filled with compelling characters that drive Geralt's story further and make his life much more complicated. You will grow to love or hate each one.
This game boasts beautiful graphics tah twill draw you into the world and make you wonder what is around the next corner or beyond the next grove of trees. Wether it's you enemy exploding in a bloody mess or the detailed design of a crumbling ruin's walls, you will find yourself astounded by the attention to detail in this game's graphics.
There were no characters in this game that felt one dimensional due to their story or voice actor's performance. Each person has a great story to tell and their voice actors do an excellent job of portraying their wide range of emotions.
I wish there had been more to do with crafting. It's not that the system doesn't work or is terribly flawed, but I hardly needed to do any crafting besides a couple swords, a pair of trousers, and some throwing knives to be satisfied with my combat performance.I guess I just like a more filled out list of craftable items.
This game is fully worth your time. There is some getting used to to be done in the very beginning, but it is more than worth your effort to watch the beautiful story unfold.
posted by mattiekins (CARROLLTON, GA) Sep 24, 2012
Member since Apr 2009
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this game right from the beginning. The way the game recommends your difficulty level is something I would love to see in many other games. I wish the skill trees were more advanced or, at least, came in more handy. The game really felt like it just didn't matter what I put on the skill tree. As long as you have some good armor and a high damage weapon, you don't really need to do much with your magic and pretty much nothing with your alchemy.
This game was also surprisingly short. I saw two discs and was thinking, "Sweet. I'll settle in for a nice long game." But that second disc barely had any content on it at all.
But if you enjoy hack-n-slash rpg games with a great non-linear story line, then you should really play this game.