Rated 4 out of
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 4 out of
I was skeptical only because I didn't play the first game. Not really into PC gaming. I was so surprised to find that this game had a really good story line which is important to me in order to keep me invested in the game play. It is one of those games that you get really excited about playing. The controls take time to getting used to but overall the characters are really cool and the weapons are unique. I like the open world game play, doesn't keep you on a strict path on what to do. Really good strategy/RPG
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 4 out of
This game is awesome. The combat can be challenging for people new to role-playing games. This game is only for adults (18+).
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of
Outstaning Game and, Super Fun to play !
While I had never played any of the Witcher games. This was my first and, Boy what fun after getting the initial hang of using some of the weapons and inventory and paths you can choose from. Great storyline and time it was set in. Much like Skyrim but, For me more fun. Although due to mature nature of the game I would not recommend it for minors. But, As far as overall game play and, Storyline and adventure this game is a Homerun ! You will never have so much fun living in the age of Dragons, Sorceress and, Sword fighting as you will in this game. Take the time to play and enjoy this game. It's a super fun adventure !
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 5 out of
Best rpg ive ever played
This game has a fantastic storyline accompanied by very good graphics and sound. You wouldn't have to play the witcher 1 to understand this story as seems to have very little to do with the first game. All rpg fans must play this game. My favorite gaming experience in a long time.
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 4 out of
Nice adult RPG
I picked this up after playing a friend's rental because I was impressed with the attention to detail with the characters and story. The controls are hard to figure out at first and take some time so casual players will be uninterested. I could do away with the...mature content, but thankfully it doesn't shove itself in your face. If you like RPGs, give it a try.
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 5 out of
Up there with ff7
Okay so I just started playing the game a bit confusing and there is a learning curve. The main character is instantly likeable which makes the game all that more appealing. From the get go this game was a master piece I recommend this for any rpgr's.
Date published: 2013-05-04
Rated 4 out of
Is this truly 'Enhanced'?
The Witcher 2... I will admit, I was worried about the game. I have never played the first game, but I have heard many good things about this, so I decided to try it out. And... well...
The Witcher 2 has won many awards for it's story and gameplay, thing is, I don't really see why...
Starting with the plot, the main character, Geralt, starts out running from guards, having been framed for killing a King. Sure, it sounds interesting, and it even lets you play flashbacks as to what happened. But...
It would only make real sense to people who have played the first game. It has Geralt having a lover already, Triss, yet you don't know why, how they met, or really anything. It's like you have to accept it. This is fine for those who have played the first game, but it should still explain everything, or have the option for players to have the game explain it. For about a third of the time, you will feel lost as you meet characters in the game, having Geralt greet them like they were old friends while having you clueless.
The events that happen, though, are VERY interesting and will catch your attention. This helps with you being slightly clueless to the details, making you want to know what happens next.
The choice system itself will truly make you think long and hard of what to do. Choosing to do one thing in the game can literally change how the story is played out. Most noticeably in Chapter 1 at the end, where a certain choice will decide where you go from two areas, of who your enemy will be and who will be your allies. And, unlike in other games, there is no clear 'good guy and bad guy'. It's all about your point of view, how you feel, etc. This is perfect. There are FAR too many games that have an obvious good side and a bad side for a quest. This is refreshing in itself and will make you stay alert.
The ending is... ugh... despite everything that happens, there is no closure. No satisfying feeling. You are left wanting more. MUCH more, and not in a good way. It sets up for the next game very well, but in a bad way, especially if you decide not to fight the final boss.
I understand setting up a cliff hanger for the next game, but don't do it to where the story suffers from it.
The gameplay is simple, yet fun. You have a light attack, a powerful attack, and a magic attack, along with a dodge, with lock on and guard.
This sounds good, but it has issues. With dodging, you will feel like you should NOT have been hit by an attack when you did, in the middle of dodging, as well as having a chance to get stuck in a corner, or sometimes glitched, as either a ton of smaller enemies attack you at once or a single powerful enemy continues to attack you, not allowing you to even get up and do ANYTHING or do so much damage that nothing you do matters, resulting in you watching your character's health disappear.
Now, for glitches... ugh...
There are many in the game. I will list the ones I had happen to me, but feel free to google them up if you are thinking of buying the game.
I have been glitched into a wall, in a corner behind broken posts that prevented me from moving, which meant that I died as the enemy was, of course, able to go over the glitch while I could not... glitch proof enemies???
At the end of some quests, and when you win something from a person from a minigame, sometimes the reward item won't appear in your inventory, meaning you did all of that for nothing. That's not exactly a good feeling... especially when you were supposed to win an awesome sword from a game of dice poker and you never get it... gah... I wanted that sword...
This is the worst of the glitches, and is unacceptable to me. It only happens in Chapter 3 of the game, where you CAN NOT DIE.
The glitch happens where your heath reaches zero... and yet you do not die, no matter what. Your magic meter also does not recharge as it should, meaning this is basically god mode with a trade off.
This breaks the game. It offers no challenge if you want to abuse it, and saving and reloading does it fix it. I have even restarted my console multiple times to try to get rid of it (because having it on is no fun at all to me). No other game, at least in my knowledge, has a glitch like this. You can wait in a spot to have your health come back, where it seems like the glitch as been fixed. However, the same thing happens again when your health reaches zero.
This glitch has been in the game for A YEAR, by the way. I have looked up comments about this, and some came from 2008, which might suggest it was in the original version as well.
A glitch like this is unacceptable. I understand clipping through a wall sometimes, or having something happen, but this? It ruins the game, the immersion, basically everything. I don't know if it will be fixed, but I doubt it. I do know one thing for sure, having that glitch makes me less likely to play through the game again.
Anyway. This game, when it is working properly, is hard. VERY hard. Even on normal. At least at the beginning, where you have poor armor and weapons. I was force to switch it to Easy because I kept on dying in a quest from just three hits. I had to keep it on that setting until I had better equipment! Be wary of that.
For some of the quests, they are... well, poorly done. The first thing that comes into mind is the Gargoyle Contract. It's an optional quest in the game, but it has some nice rewards in the chests it offers. It si where you have to go into three areas (one has a very hard enemy that can kill you in one motion, by the way) and undo 'runes' that are set on the walls and floor, which unlocks a chest in the same room. Doesn't sound hard, right? Well, you have to undo the runes in a specific order, having four different runes in total, meaning about 36 different combinations, if my math is right, along with each time getting it wrong, you suffer damage. It is essentially guess work unless you buy some books which automatically unlocks them, which you were never told about, or look it all up online. But even then I've read that sometimes the games changes the order they are in, meaning it could be a multiple amount of sets of orders.
Any mission or quest that has literal guess work is just wrong to me. It takes me out of the experience and fun when I literally have to look up the answer. This happened before when I had to find a person near the beginning of the game, and find where the quest objects are, in a huge map.
Which brings up another thing... the quest log is terrible. Most of the time (especially in the first act), you don't really know where to go because the game doesn't point anything out to you, or even give you a good hint. I spent a good half day at least trying to find a quest location, where I had to destroy giant monster cocoons, because the ingame book said it was in trees. In my mind, that means they are in the air on a branch, not actually on the ground near the base of the tree! This happens once again in Chapter 3 as well...
The game's length is determined by how many side quests you want to do, and how much you know of the game. You basically go to three locations, the game only having three Chapters (again... the ending is very poor). To add to it, most of the game is on the first Disc, while only Chapter three is on Disc 2. This makes no sense to me... maybe they ran out of room for the first disc and had to make a second? I don't know.
In the end... it could have been a much better game if it didn't suffer from so many glitches and issues. I understand if they were working on it, like with Skyrim (a Bethesda game isn't a Bethesda game without many glitches!), but they have been on the Xbox version for a little over a year now. Chances are, they aren't going to fix anything.
Also, I would like the add that the only reason why this version is called the 'Enhanced Edition', is because it has a new intro, a new outtro, and cut scenes in between Chapters, which obviously should have been there in the first place. It also has two new quests only in the last Chapter, which they 'claim' will add four more hours... I did them both in under an hour. Unless they add a new Chapter or something substantial, it is not really Enhanced. And no, what they added, along with a few new weapons, doesn't count.
One more thing to add is that you cannot get all of the items unless you play on the 'Dark' mode. Meaning you cannot get the best armor, swords, items, things like that unless you play on the hardest difficulty. After what I have been through, I won't be playing that myself. I had a hard enough time in Normal with a good amount of what I call 'BS' moments and the horrible game breaking glitch in Chapter 3.
The story will suck you in, the characters will make you scratch your head in confusion, they expect you to know everything about the universe the game is in on the get-go...
This game is truly only for the hardcore gamers or gamers that are used to RPGs like this. Casual gamers will probably just give up after dying for the 20th time in Chapter 1. Despite everything I have said, though, I did enjoy the game, and I wish it wasn't so glitch and with so many issues. But I will admit, the load times are very quick, which feels nice and doesn't pull you out of the game. It's a small thing that can make a game feel like it could drag on (Skyrim for example. I hated how long you had to wait for the load times).
Take anything I said as you will. I just recounted by experience with the game and how I honestly feel. If you want to try it, give it a rent, because there is no 'New Game Plus', meaning you have to go through the tough learning curve in the beginning all over again if you want to really see everything the game offers.
Anyway, give it a rent of you want a challenge with a good choice system. Buy it if you really like it even, but beware of the glitches.
Date published: 2013-04-24