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This game is excellent. The fighting is much more involved over the original, much more challenging, got to say it was a very good change. Graphics are fantasitic, espeically considering that it is a DirectX 9 game that looks better then many DirectX 10 and 11 games. the storyline is fun and engaging, and it is great that there are 2 completely different paths to take in the game, with different areas and storyline, literally 2 games in 1. I highly recommend this game to any one who loved The Witcher, and to anybody who loves playing RPGs. The Witcher series is definetly on the list of great RPGs in history.
The recent reviews of this game has been bad despite a long history of really good reviews for the game. It is different from the first which might upset some of the huge fans of the first, but nothing so perverse that is would ruin or should even really affect the original fan's experience.
Graphics: Not sure what some guy was smoking when he said they were bad. This game had phenomenal graphics for its time and they're still far superior to 90% or more of the games on the market. He did note that he didn't buy the PC version which he originally intended to, but if you play a game on a PC then on a console of course the graphics are going to be sub-part. PC demolishes current console graphics unless your PC sucks.
Gameplay: The gameplay has been refined in this game from the first. Everything from movement to the combat system is a little faster paced, with a little more control available to the user, and it works incredibly well when using a controller for your PC. The old combat system was a little slower paced, and really only focused on a few select actions during combat whereas this game requires a little more input from the player.
Storyline: It has a fairly decent story. I felt more entangled by the first game's story, but this one still holds up pretty well and kept me mostly interested. I was disappointed with the sidequests as they can feel monotonous at times, but what game ever does sidequests well?
I've heard comments about the bad voice acting, but it isn't that bad. I wasn't bothered by it in the least, actually. Someone always complains about voice acting in games, but I've never noticed much of a difference between the games people claim have awesome voice acting and those they claim have bad, except in a few cases where low-budget games hired monotone people to recite lines.
In all, this game is more than worth it especially when it goes on sale for like 75% off every few months. No reason anyone should regret paying 20 bucks for this game.
I found the user interface, especially for combat to be a little demanding. Almost too hard to be fun. Liked the interface of the original much better. Why is it when companies try to improve something, they end up making it harder to use?