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D+PAD: The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings Review

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Previews of The Witcher 2 hinted at an experience akin to what would happen if Sephiroth had featured in Game of Thrones; fortunately actual game is angst-free, interesting, pretty, and quite possibly what EA’s Dragon Age 2 should have been. The Witcher 2 is based on a series of short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski about the pallid, cat-eyed problem solver, Geralt of Rivia. As far as the game explains, Witchers are magical monster hunters who are looked down on by most of humanity, despite their funky powers. They use mystical signs to cast spells, and are experts with weapons. As awesome as Geralt is (as is the albino Drizzt Do’Urden. Or, indeed, Elric, as has been more publicly noted), so is his nemesis. The intro video shows a giant Rob Liefeld-looking Witcher performing feats of badassery and slaughtering a king. It’s a spectacular video, and one that has even more impact when you realise that this is the chap you’re tasked with killing.

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