Critical Gamer writes: For many, The Witcher 2 was the dark horse of this year’s Eurogamer Expo. Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s Wiedźmin stories (which can now be enjoyed in short story, novel, comic, TV series, and movie form – though for the most part only in the author’s native Polish), the first game received generally favourable reviews and respectable sales at retail. Two years on however, and The Witcher franchise is still struggling to escape cult status outside of Poland. CD Projekt must ensure that the second game doesn’t rely on fans of the original stories for sales – and this is certainly what they are bearing in mind. The story of The Witcher 2 is an original one, that takes place after the events of the books.