So who's played it yet? It's definitely worth the money if you're into fantasy RPGs. The graphics on it are astounding considering how powerful they are on PC and the 360's outdated hardware. It's not the easiest game to just pick up and play but that's kind of how games should be, at least of this scale.
I mean to buy it in the coming months, but I plan on finishing the first Witcher on PC before I do. It's always been a game I've had my eyes on but never got around to checking out. Better late then never I guess.
Finishing the Witcher will give a bit of backround info when playing the Witcher 2 but it's also a lot like Morrowind > Oblivion > Skyrim. They're connected and will provide some lore/backstory but if you skip over 1 it won't hurt you. But ya the Witcher is a great game. Wish CD project would have ported it as well.
I was thinking about picking up to, heard some things that made me really interested in it but the thing that was turning me was that I couldn't play the first one. That is after all why I fun hate Crysis 2, the story made no sense to me and it was boring as SHIT. so what do I need to know before I pick up Wither 2? back story? is this the same character? and importantly what gameplay style is it?
Well yes, it's the same character but Geralt (the main character) has the same amnesia from the first game. And what you miss in the first game you can read in the journal or learn from cutscenes within the first hour or so of The Witcher 2.
As for gameplay, it's complicated. The tutorial does a pretty good job laying out 360 controls but there's a lot to know with fighting mechanics, exploration, and crafting. The hardest thing to get over is crafting because there are hundreds of crafting materials in the game and most are in The Witcher 1 as well.
It had an interesting story and a great cast of voice actors, but the gameplay left a lot to be desired.
The gameplay is challenging but it's less because the game is difficult and more because your character movements are stilted and slow. This leads to many deaths as you recover more slowly from a blocked attack than your enemies do. I've also noticed that contrary to what the game tells you, you are usually better off just spamming Swift attacks since you are able to recover quicker than if you use a Strong attack.
Also contrary to what the game says: Dual wielding enemies are much, much, much more dangerous than a two-hander.
Playing it and loving it. It's a good challenge, and I'm really digging the story. It kind of sucks missing out on the first game; I feel like there have been lots of references to characters and events that I just don't get. But after playing it for a while, you put together enough of the important plot points from the first game, and everything is groovy.
I know it is but I picked up Crysis 2 and was bored out of my mind. If you pick up a good franchise from the second iteration you can still get an awesome gaming experience like Mass Effect, Gears of War, Halo, CoD. even old games like Zelda.
please, someone tell me when the hell this game gets good? combat is so fucking boring, you either press X or Y to make the main character who moves like he's got a fuckin stick up his arse do an attack and thats it. then you can put down a trap that enemies never fucking run into or do a magic attack that does fucking nothing. I tried to throw a dagger the other day I nearly threw my control out the window because the sensitivity is so god damn high. You can tell this is a direct PC port.
It picks up later. First act is slow, the second act you actually can choose whether or not you want to keep going after the other Witcher or rescue a friend of yours which completely changes the entire next ten hours of the game to depending on which one you choose.