Reviews and Problems with The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Game Over Online
25 May 2015
Excerpt: I'm probably one of the few PC gamers that didn't instantly fall in love with The Witcher when it came out. From the story to the characters to the combat, it was all just "okay". Even the much-touted "Enhanced Edition" barely made much of a difference, as far as I could tell.
Conclusion: You may have seen the score already. It’s a 9.0, which puts The Witcher 2 in classic must-buy territory, but I’ll admit that it’s slightly grudgingly so. I’ve never come across a game that I wanted to berate as much as sing its praises.
Excerpt: What level are you? It's a question that is brought up often among my friends. Whether it is the latest installment in a popular FPS franchise, an open-world RPG, or a simple dungeon crawler, it betrays a truth about videogames as a medium: it is still very much about the mechanics as far as the pop...
Conclusion: After being disappointed with Mass Effect 3's lack of depth, Geralt's adventures presented a unique twist on the classic RPG with a fully realized world that's just begging to be explored. If you have a little bit of patience and give this game the time and effort it deserves you won't regret it.
Summary: Consider the rarity of high-quality dialogue, meaningful decisions, and rewarding combat in the action-RPG genre, and then uncross those legs to explore The Witcher 2‘s fresh universe of traditional components.
Excerpt: The Witcher 2 is not a normal video game, and it's not a normal fantasy. It subverts the old high-fantasy stereotypes even as it employs them. The elves that you'll meet in Temeria aren't charming, ethereal forest-dwellers, they're guerrilla insurgents raining death on humans from the trees.