Reviews and Problems with The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
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Overrated & Pathetically Linear
6 May 2014
Summary: Look, The Witcher 2 is not a bad game, per se, but it misses too many notes in its own genre for my liking. No real class system, no variety in armors or weapons, no character customization & no real freedom to speak of. This game is so linear, it's almost on par with rail shooters. And, if you haven't played 1, 2 doesn't make a ton of sense, even with the added features. I'd rent it if it was something you really wanted to play, otherwise, just skip it.
Summary: I just completed this game last night and am now afforded the ability to browse the reviews on here (I'm a stickler for no spoilers) and formulate my own opinion. I got this game for one main reason - it was billed as an RPG that allows you to make choices that either majorly or moderately affect the world you are in and the story of the main game. To a certain degree, this was true - but that fact sinks to a watery grave when diluted with the game's other problems.
Summary: Good game but their was one major thing that ruined it for me, the Witchers girlfriend. I don't know who decided her voice actor but by Talos her voice is so annoying, mainly because it just does not fit into the game at all, and it is just unbearable to listen to. The game itself is good but I hope you're good at sword fighting games as if you're planning on playing on normal, the difficulty for normal is actually brutally hard when you face your first main boss.
Summary: Well where do i start....i actually bought this game based on the reviews on this site,and for the life of me i cannot understand how anybody could give this game five stars,i am a big fan of RPG games and have spent many hundreds of hours happily immersed in graphically created worlds(mainly created by Bethesda)to know what i am talking about,there are some aspects of this game which were pretty good ...
Summary: About two thirds of the way through this game I thought "I've given this enough of a chance. It's just bad." The same thought had occurred to me several times earlier in the game, but I'd pressed on hoping things would get better. They didn't though. This has neither the free range of skyrim nor the well developed characters and wit of dragon age origins.
Nice visuals,just not feeling the pace of the gameplay
11 April 2013
Summary: I wouldn't say the combat in this is awesome like certain reviews make out. Just doesn't feel very good and there's tons of talking and other things to bog you down between these encounters. It's not open-world per se either - there are side quests and places you dont necessarily have to go to, but if you enjoy Fallout/Skyrim or similar, this is likely to feel very channelled-in for you, as it does me.
Summary: This review is in light of all the praise the game got, the high expectations I had for a game and in particular, this quote from the NY times - "... redefines expectations for an entire genre." Let me tell you what the game doesn't do. First and foremost, the positives. The game is great to look at, the graphics are great and the few cutscenes in the game are enjoyable.
Summary: I had high hopes for this game. Maybe that's where I went wrong. The controls felt sluggish and labored. You might say ok so you're not used to the controls. I would agree but I thought that the tutorial portion of the game was really poor and after getting past it I felt that I hadn't really learnt a lot. Don't bother with this game, just play Dark Souls instead.