Reviews and Problems with The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
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not what i hoped for
22 October 2013
Summary: it's good, and the story seems to be remarkable so far (i'm only a few hours into it), but the controls are just not as smooth as i'd want them to be. even in combat i feel like i'm fighting the movement mechanics as much as the mobs. i'd also prefer regular auto-saves like you get in something like the latest tomb raider. that way deaths don't have you re-doing things repeatedly, but i suppose that can be alleviated by making a new save point.
Summary: Despite the better graphics and updated gameplay, I prefer the story elements of the first. Streamlining the combat wasn't a clear plus to me either for this game. I guess it just fell flat with me in terms of story compared to the first one.
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 just adored Witcher 1, played through it numerous times, despite its kooky mechanics. Once you got the hang of it, you could move through it and dig deeply into the story and make the choices that made the game so amazing. It had it all, fighting, potions, magic, sex, choices, and a wonderful quirkiness. I simply could not wait for Witcher 2. I pre ordered pretty early on, and (rare for me at least) counted down the days when it would be released.
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.