Reviews and Problems with The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
4 June 2012
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...
A sorrowful world, complex political intrigue, and meaningful choices make The Witcher 2 a must-play.
17 April 2012
Summary: The monster slayer speaks to the soldier with quiet confidence. He signals with his fingers, his yellow eyes shine, and the soldier reveals his secrets without the slayer ever needing to unsheathe his sword.
Pros: Intricate, politically charged story, Player choice manifests itself in meaningful ways, Gorgeous, fearsome world tinged with death and despair, Entertaining combat with a good sense of impact, A number of powerful, memorable moments
Cons: Visual and interface quirks, Third act comes to an abrupt conclusion
Excerpt: It’s time for a confession: after playing The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for many wonderful hours, I now want to persuade every serious PC gamer I can to buy it and play it and love it, just as I have.
Excerpt: When the original Witcher RPG released a few years ago, it took the world by storm, and stirred up quite a bit of controversy. Geralt of Rivia was based on a series of graphic novels, and while a lot of sexy stuff can occur between the pages in that format, computer games are still kind of prudes...
Summary: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is one of the most satisfying role-playing experiences to come down the pike in some time. Even though it has a few rough spots, including graphical glitches and action-heavy combat system that taxes the fingers, there is no denying the immersive charm that awaits...