Summary: I had high expectations coming into this game and I am sad to say I am a bit disappointed. I had heard many promising reviews from various sources touting it as an revolutionary RPG, but upon inspection that claim seems tenuous. There are simply a few key areas that keep this game a dull experience in an otherwise well developed RPG. The game is beautiful on all accounts. The graphics are nice and the combat system is unique.
Summary: The Witcher boasts some lovely graphics and an interesting, intricate storyline (and relatively sane DRM components). It's virtues end there. While the graphics provide the ability to see the five o'clock shadow on the characters' faces or nipples through the blouses (which I'm guessing was the selling point), it creates a clunky program that takes an ice age to load.
Summary: I don't have the heart to give this game the 1 star it deserves. This game has TONS of technical problems so BUYER BEWARE! While it's commendable that you can upgrade this version to the enhanced edition FOR FREE (legally!), that process is far from intuitive... and once you make it through that process, if you're running Windows 7 you have some cryptic error messages you have to solve before you can play. Once you get past all of that, it SHOULD play ...
Summary: The Witcher suffers from many problems: high system requirements, long load times, a poor camera, an anemic skill system, a small and quickly cluttered inventory, a combat system that one either likes or hates (I fall into the hate camp), a lack of feeling character advancement, and the list goes on. There are also traditional RPG aspects (such as interesting skill tree advancement and robust item collecting/upgrading) that are woefully limited in this game.
Summary: Although generally fun the game is marred by serious camera issues and a frequent lack of response when commands to attack are given. Both problems cause frequent death. If you can get past those issues the story is great and overall the game is quite enjoyable.
Summary: I've read the other reviews, and if you like what they say, you'll love this game. The graphics are amazing, the dialogue is well done and the characters are interesting. The graphics are amazing. The game visually is beautiful. I have enjoyed playing it. Truly. However, I did not find the game at all captivating. There is now contemplation over choices or paths to take. It seemed to me to play like the Final Fantasy and Fable games, which also have great graphics.
Pros: The game is beautiful with an excellent story that doesn't require you to be good or bad, just made decisions and live with the consequences. Its non-repetitious and fast moving which means there is rarely a dull moment.
Cons: The copy protection is glitchy causing frequent crashes which require frequent rebooting. If you die during the game then you can almost be guaranteed the game will crash. Constantly prompts for the CD even if it is already in the drive.
Summary: I have downloaded a game before from Best Buy digital download before that was 6GB. It took a bit over an hour to complete and then yes there was patching but all in all a few hours was expected to download the game. I started downloading the Witcher 2 in the day time because I wanted to play it later in the night knowing full well from previous experience that it would take a few hours.
Pros: Games good and I didn't have to travel to pick it up.
Cons: I didn't realize it would take hours upon end to download from Best Buy.
Summary: while this game looks vary nice and has great action movies between game play this game is not the best one I have seen. The movement controls cluncky, and getting to move while in combat is even harder. And sometimes it is vary hard to see things in the game becouse of the camera angles. There seems to be a lot of bugs too. I downloaded three patches for the game and it did only little to fix things. Not only that but when I put the patch on.