If I've ever played a game so marred by such a fundamental weakness, it would be with no hesitation that I would say The Witcher 2.
+On the positive, the voice acting and dialogue choices are fairly good, similar but not nearly as obvious paragon/renegade dialogue choices in the Mass Effect series. The voice acting is genuine and greatly enhances the depth of characters met, including the protagonist himself.
-On the negative, the combat system feels clunky, cumbersome and overall very dated by contemporary gaming standards. The lock-on system is unnecessarily difficult, adding as a distraction during the heat of battle.
-What's worse is that the controls themselves are wonky and often ignores input altogether. There were many times that it would be unresponsive to my button pressing.
For all of the praising that this game has received, I'm surprised that I am in limited company in terms of scrutinizing this game and feeling as dissatisfied as I do.
It's a real shame that the game was completely unplayable for me before I could even get through the second part of the PROLOGUE, to put 100+ hours into this game would be beyond masochistic.
Try it out, rent it, but be warned that you may need to buy an extra controller when you throw hulk-smash your others through a wall or two.
Great game! Should do more with potions, enhancements, and crafting. I played the whole game without doing very much of those. Should be able to create lots of cool weapons. Should also include bows or crossbows. That would be pretty sweet. Just some thoughts for the Witcher 3! (: