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: I couldn't really get to much into this game for only one reason which is the combat. God is the combat in this game clunky. Play Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and then play this game and you'll see what I mean. I can't complain too much about anything else in this game. I pretty much stopped playing after awhile due to the combat being pretty bad (control wise, the concepts are interesting).
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...
while I like this game still has to many flaws for me on PC
Bryan M. Miller, Amazon
28 February 2013
Summary: Ok first off, since I know I will get flammed for this like I do on gamespot for reviews that don't follow the norm. I love the witcher series and the books!!! I must say I enjoyed the books far more than I did the video games, why? Not because the game doesn't follow the feel of the books it's that the games themselves have been flawed in huge ways.
Summary: I'm about to uninstall this game. I'm at the "Letho" fight. Look it up on Youtube. I had to reload 10-15 times when fighting the Kayran. I feel like I just did that and I'm back dying over and over again. Could I make it past this guy? I'm sure I could, but there are so many other games that I don't have to be so frustrated with. To use potions, you have to do it *before* you fight, so I would have to go back to a previous save, drink my potions, then do the boss fight.
Summary: Pros: Nice graphics, extremely stable (i.e., almost no crashes), doesn't require STEAM, attractive female characters, challenging battles, etc. Cons: I came to this game after Skyrim, so was somewhat disappointed. The world is not as open. You play in three towns total, and only one town per chapter. There are too many cut scenes. I want to be playing most of the time, not watching a movie.
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: The witcher 2 is a great game! A little complicated to learn on PC interface but well worth it. The problem I had was and upgrade crashed the game not allowing me to go back to the old load.... Just would not load after that. Going on the internet many people had the same problem and not a word from the witcher 2 software folks. I had to return it much to my chagrin. These type of fixes seem to go on for too long of a time..