has good value for
its price. If you don't concentrate
solely on the main plot, there are countless hours of gameplay to be
had. The game is detailed, nuanced, but most of all, it is FUN
I haven’t been this engrossed in a game in over a decade.
There have been times when I told myself that I’ll do just
one more thing before I go to bed, and then, hours later,
I’ll look over at my window and realize that the sun is
You'll find plenty of things
to swing a sword at during your travels.
The game can be frustrating, but the hallmark of a great game is that
you’ll come back again and again despite the difficulty. I
damn near broke my keyboard a few times when combat was especially hard
and my throat got hoarse from yelling too much when the parry key
didn’t register, resulting in my death. However, after I
cooled down, I came back like an addict to his dealer and began again.
I have no shame.
A final note is that CD Projekt has said that all DLC for The Witcher 2
will be free to all registered users. They’ve already
released one quest so far. If they release more DLC in the future, then
the value just goes up.
You will want to play Witcher 2
again after you finish the game for the first time. There are so many
choices to be made in the game, players will want to replay through the
game and see what happens if they make different choices. There are 16
different endings for the game, with the assumption that there are
probably around 4 real endings that are substantially different with
the remainder having minor differences from those 4. Plus, players will
want to try out one of the 3 different skill trees to be found in the
game to see how that impacts the gameplay. Overall, you won’t
play this game through once and then delete it from your hard drive.
Plus, there’s the promise of future DLC and expansion packs.
How dangerous can a forest be?
Pros and Cons
- Immersive game world that
feels real and lived-in
- Fully functional prostitutes
- Choices that
aren’t clear-cut good or evil, making for nuanced gameplay
- Rich graphics and voice
acting draws you in
- You can have sex with
- Multiple endings that depend
upon your choices
- Choices have consequences
- Did I mention that you can
have sex with prostitutes?
- No gradual ramping up into
gameplay – You’re thrown into the deep end of the
pool right away
- Combat is unforgiving for
most of the game
- Game does become easier
towards the end with your character becoming very powerful
- No bank or storage devices
for your excess inventory
- You will lose sleep while
playing this game
While there are some flaws in The
this is the best game that I’ve played in over a decade and
breathes new life into the moribund single-player RPG. With its
immersive world setting, nuanced choices that aren’t clear
cut good or evil, and large number of quests to eat up all your free
time (and more!), Witcher 2
has become the game to beat in the RPG market. The game is engrossing,
frustrating, rewarding, and, most of all, fun! If BioWare
doesn’t look out, there’ll be a new RPG sheriff in
town and he’ll have a Polish accent.
The Witcher 2 is an adult game
with adult themes...and hot computer babes.
- Game Name: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
- Review Date: May 30th, 2011