FTG Review: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a direct sequel to the acclaimed RPG, The Witcher. It might have some flaws, but it breathes fresh complex-life into the often simplified RPG genre. It is unashamed to be a true, hard-core RPG, and it strives to be the best. CD Projekt RED set some really ambitious goals, and they came really close with The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

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PureDarkness2553d ago

Damn, that's a good score, might have to pick it up!

stealth500k2552d ago (Edited 2552d ago )

maybe pc goty.

For me other portable games and console games outshine it.

Not to say the game is bad or anything

goty is an opinion anyway

reznik_zerosum2552d ago

no game deserve so much hard disk space if u ask me,dont care if its GOTY :)

smilydude132552d ago

What console and portable games are coming out to rival it? All I see this year is a deluge of shooters and the only ones I'm interested in are Uncharted 3 and Mass Effect 3. Sure, we have Skyrim but I can't really think of anything more at the moment.

bjh0892553d ago

def do one of the best games of all time IMO

maxcavsm2552d ago

Of all time? Vs. Mass Effect or Modern Warfare? Uh...I/m sure its a solid enough game, and it's getting good marks across the board, but all time? Let's stick with GOTY first...

stealth500k2552d ago (Edited 2552d ago )

mass effect and modern warfare arent one of the best games of all time either.


Because best game of all time is an opinion. There isnt an answer. Just like how goty is an opinion.

You dont have to play something to research it in a detailed way and figuring out if its good or not. Most reviewers play the reviewed game for 10 minutes or less. I researched the gameplay extensively and I find the action single player rpg thing really played out. The graphics are good.

LightofDarkness2552d ago (Edited 2552d ago )

Dude, you're in like every Witcher 2 review bitchin' about how it's not as great as we all seem to think it is. Have you actually played it or did Witchers/CD Projeckt rape a family member or beloved pet?

EDIT: "You dont have to play something to research it in a detailed way and figuring out if its good or not" <-- this is essentially admitting to ass-babbling.

KeiserSosay47882552d ago

I take it you haven't played the game then, because if you did then you wouldn't have even said mass effect or modern warfare in the same sentence.

smilydude132552d ago (Edited 2552d ago )

Mass Effect and Modern Warfare? Are you kidding me? Please tell me you're joking as neither of those games come anywhere close (I mean seriously, Mass Effect isn't even Bioware's best game. And don't even get me started on Modern Warfare). And yeah, The Witcher 2 completely eclipses Mass Effect in my opinion, and you shouldn't even be comparing TW2 and Modern Warfare. My GOTY, probably the best game I've played this gen.

@stalker: I'm pretty sure you do have to play a game to critique it in a credible sense. And that 10 minutes figure, are you kidding me? It took several days for reviews to come out from most of the major site and it's plainly obvious that they played through the game. Besides, what's your interest in this game? You seem to be in every thread throwing around your uninformed opinion about it. It seems you have quite the interest in the game for somebody who hasn't even bothered to play it. You are completely absurd.

LightofDarkness2552d ago

It's a console fanboy with an axe to grind, that's all.

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Foxgod2552d ago (Edited 2552d ago )

For me, Mass effect and the witcher series are definitely among my favorite series.

Both game series are incredibly addicting!!
Is it me, or is the witcher making people feel butthurt?
Last time i checked the witcher doesnt do buttloving.

I can understand it pisses off those j-rpg lovers, they havent seen anything decent from the favorite genre in years!
Why the hell would someone who likes mass effect act butthurt over The witcher?

BeastlyRig2552d ago (Edited 2552d ago )

yes certain people are butthurt it's up there with la noire score wise!

It's not a mainstream game! That's why it's good!

Skyrim will be nice but you can bet your ass it wont be as challenging as the The Witcher 2!

look!! -

Some ps3 games are nice! But consoles are f**king Sh!t up!!

Stealth20k2552d ago (Edited 2552d ago )

"I can understand it pisses off those j-rpg lovers, they havent seen anything decent from the favorite genre in years! "

Theres been no less than 10 amazing jrpgs this year dillwad with reviews averaging in the 80's just like witcher.

If your going to complain about insulting you have no right to insult something else

Foxgod2552d ago (Edited 2552d ago )

LOl, so thats why hes butthurt, hes a jrpg lover.
I play a lot of j-rpgs myself, and have been doing so for 20 years.

Lately the quality of jrpgs has diminished a whole lot, as many series went straight trough the gutter, and the new ones arent exactly good either.
Hopefully jrpgs get as good as they used to, but even my favorite series (suikoden) hasnt gotten a sequel in more then 6 fricking years!!

Wrpgs on the other hand are better then ever!
Mass effect, dues ex, elder scrolls, bring them on!

And btw, wheres does is say i cant insult someone whos insulting?
On top of that, calling nowadays jrpgs a boatload of crap is not an insult, as rpg's are not a person.

I will gladly play a good j-rpg, only theres hasnt been a single good one this generation on the ps3 and the 360.

Nothing from this gen comes close to suikoden 1/2, FF6/7, xenogears, chrono trigger, secret of mana, arc the lad 1/2, wild arms 1/2, ogre battle, final fantasy tactics and what more i played in the past.

Even the previous gen was lacking in good j-rpg's....

Skyliner122551d ago

I haven't finished the Witcher just yet, but I'd definitely agree with the 9/10 score. Everything is just so much tighter and better than the first, which was great to begin with. This may even be a 9.5 on my scale, kinda depends how it all wraps up.