posted by Itsugiesha (SANTA ROSA, CA) Jun 15, 2012
Member since May 2011
gamers (62%) 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.
gamers (58%) found this review helpful
I'll start off by saying that I am a huge fan of games that don't "baby" you, and require you to really adapt your play-style to succeed (example: Dark Souls). Witcher 2 certainly fits that category, as the combat is very challenging compared to many of today's games. However, the combat system is only difficult if you refuse to adapt yourself to it.
My favorite part of this game is how well the story is told. The player comes to feel deeply involved in the game world, and must really agonize over certain decisions. You really do feel immersed in the story of the game.
If you combined the great story elements of "Dragon Age: Orgins" and the gritty style of "Dark Souls" you would get Witcher 2.
As for all the standard stuff: graphics are beautiful, controls are responsive, no major glitches.
One of the "must play" games of the year in my opinion.