posted by YakuzaShiro (Blacksburg, VA) Jun 12, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
The Witcher 2 is a good game and won't dissapoint anyone that is even slightly interested in RPGs. Taking around 25~30 hours with the side quests in the game it is not without its flaws.
First, the combat is not only difficult, but also extremly difficult to get a hang of. There is also a severe lack of variety, Geralt gets to use a sword, 5 magic spells, and a dagger. Werid due to the fact that the NPCs around you have a large variety of weapons, effectively causing me to feel restricted.
The user interface is also a pain as well and must secretly be a creul maze that the developer put into the game.
Everything else about the game is amazing. An immersive world, great story, interesting characters, diverse dialouge, and dynamic dialouge chioces. There is also a branching point in the game allowing for at least 2 playthoughs in the game to guarentee you learn the whole story.
Well worth a rent and if the combat is too difficult turn the difficulty down to easy, maybe worth a buy if your going for the hardest difficulty.
posted by EmoChips (COLLEGE STATION, TX) Apr 22, 2012
Member since Aug 2007
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
Remember the days when Bioware Corp. was around? Games like Baldur's Gate and KOTOR? Well those were the great days. Sadly Bioware's new business model is that RPG's can't survive without being a hybrid with another genre that dominates. I don't agree with that.
In comes CD Projekt. Their philosophy stands on bringing mature RPG experiences where choices you make in a game truly have consequences. The Witcher I on PC was a good game where they experimented. The Witcher II is as close to perfection in blending mature story telling, TOUGH RPG mechanics, and choices with consequences.
I can't really tell you much that you can't read online in other reviews. I can tell you this: the game is around 30 hours and if you can buy it. It's worth the money.
The graphics are beautiful, the gameplay is tough yet rewarding if you are careful, and the story is told masterfully. What I really enjoyed though is this: your big choices in this game TRULY matter.
Unlike Bioware who, after Mass Effect 3, demonstrated to us that they only give the illusion of choice, The Witcher II actually shows you it matters. You start out the game one way and then are forced to choose what to do and depending on your choice the entire second act [3 acts total] is different.
Play the title. It made me fall in love with deep RPG's all over again. The combat is awesome fun. Making potions could be the difference between you living or dying in a battle. CD Projekt became my favorite developer within 2 games. Something Bioware had done before they sold out.
If you are willing to give this game a go here are some tips:
-Do the tutorial at the beginning. It will recommend you a difficulty based on how you do in it, though you are free to choose [I would follow its advice though, it's a tough game].
- Make potions. Potions can determine whether you live or die in a battle.
-Choices are morally grey. Don't be afraid to choose and choose what you think you prefer.
posted by LIQUIDFX00 (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Apr 16, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (58%) found this review helpful
REnt it if you can and you will love it. Buy it if you have the money because it is at least 30 hours in length so it is worth it. 360 version just as good as computer with little limitations in the graphics.