Summary: I played the Witcher 2 back when it was first launched and loved it so much! I always regretted not jumping for the Collector's Edition when I had the chance at release. I decided, life is short, just gonna get another copy on the cheap. Like some others have said in their reviews; the insides of the box were completely smashed. Shipping didn't seem to be a problem since the outside box was pristine.
Summary: The graphics and the story are both top notch as with The Witcher 1. I won't say much more about that because I don't want to give anything away, and because there are already so many positive reviews of it out there, so I will focus on the negatives. First is the combat system. They abandoned the system used in the first Witcher and instead moved to a weak attack/strong attack type system, but the combat moves are not interruptable, there is no little white targeting...
Summary: First of all after 2 tries I couldn't make it through the tutorial due to it glitching out and not giving credit for a goal or not allowing me to cast what I had to for the goal. Second the spells are unnecessarily confusing. They each have their own symbol with no quick description so you actually have to memorize exactly what each does. And seriously WTF are there 2 different blades? I would think that would be the first thing the game tells you but no.
Summary: I've been playing games for over 15 years and I have to admit I did not play the original Witcher game. I finished ME2, DA2, and some others and was looking for something new to play and after reading reviews, Witcher 2 looked interesting. If you read any of the 3 - 4 star reviews here, they echo what I have to say so I won't repeat. This could have been a really great game, but it just wasn't there.
Summary: I loved the first Witcher and spent weeks playing it, it had it's issue but in the whole after all the patches and the directors cut addition it matured into one of the best PC role-playing games of the last decade. Witcher 2 strives high but sadly misses the mark on many things while it excels over the original in other areas. Pros: The game looks terrific and performs well, with a 6850 I play on ultra settings with smooth game-play.
Great game that I quit because it's so hard to play
James Gagne "Jim Gagne", Amazon
23 May 2011
Summary: I love/hate this game and wound up frustrated. I quit halfway into Chapter 1, after 18 hours of gameplay. It's just too hard, even on the "Easy" setting. Many gamers love fast action and constantly pushing buttons so you don't die. I HATE that, and I'm lousy at it. I've been playing cRPGs since the Apple ][. My reflexes and coordination were never great, and they're certainly no better now.