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. I felt like I was grumbling to myself or my friends every few minutes, like about the map being useless or a boss fight being tedious, but would I consider stopping playing? Never .
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 consciousness is concerned. The Witcher 2 is a game that opposes that idea. CD Projekt RED have instead focused on bringing clarity and vision to its world.
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. I feel comfortable admitting my agenda because until I played it for myself, I had only passing interest in the title.
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 when it comes to adult situations. As such, in the United States, a lot of Geralt's sexy exploits were censored. Throw that idea out the window with The Witcher 2.
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 those willing to take up Geralt’s cause. Fans of grimy high fantasy with intriguing plots, interesting characters, and fierce combat, CD Projekt Red has something for you.