Reviews and Problems with The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
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The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings – Enhanced Edition – Review (360)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: When CD Projekt RED and Namco released The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings last year on PC a lot of heads turned and a lot of eyes opened to a new RPG on the block that not only got the basics of an RPG absolutely spot on, but it was also one of the most technically gifted RPG’s around as well as one of the most adult.
Conclusion: Visually it is just a stunning game, while no where near as crisp and clean as the PC version, almost the whole game looks great, faces are quite expressive and do a good job conveying the emotions of the moment. Alright fine, here we are talking about graphics and I feel like we should at least mention the elephant in the room (no not that one, the naked one.
Conclusion: Despite these gripes with the system, it still feels good to control and like you’re a smart person for using it well. You can often fail a mission and carry on, knowing that you’ve affected the story because of it, rather than only having one completion condition. You’re a grizzled hero who in interesting, has some humour and depth to him, compared to most amnesiac heroes in gritty settings.
Conclusion: While the lack of information for console-only players about Geralt’s previous adventure is regrettable, the series’ future is very bright. Assassins of Kings’ Enhanced Edition is not only a great game, it’s also a great port to consoles. For gamers who love a good story and a fantastical, interesting narrative, you can’t afford to ignore The Witcher.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
4 June 2012
Conclusion: Nevertheless this is an RPG you really have to own, and if you’ve been holding off for the console version rest assured you’ll be getting a smooth experience that was well worth the year-long wait. The Witcher 2 itself is still an incredible title that really makes you feel that you’re having an impact on the people and politics of this world, and the Enhanced Edition only makes it better. Have you bought it yet? Well, do so. Go on, Amazon’s right around the corner.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings: Enhanced Edition Review
1 June 2012
Excerpt: After I scored the PC version 9/10 last year , CD Projekt RED has taken the Witcher 2 to Xbox 360. The Polish publisher originally tested Microsoft's waters during the development of the now-cancelled The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf. But the real question has never been whether CD Projekt RED could bring their games to console, but how to transition a title so heavily intertwined with PC aficionados.
Summary: The Witcher was an interesting little game, at once strangely compelling and pointlessly tiring. It had serious potential, but the slow pace and backtracking held it back. Still, it was something of a triumph, especially for Polish game development. With The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings , CD Projekt Red has another chance to prove itself, an opportunity to build upon the promise of the original and deliver something spectacular.
Excerpt: There is often talk about how video games need to mature, and there is some truth to that, especially in RPGs. Very often games come down to saving the world from an ancient evil or challenging the leader of an evil empire. Characters are often shallow, with little motivation for what they do. Thankfully, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings does its best to break out of this stereotype by being a game with a setting and characters that actually feel real.