The Witcher 2 X360 Review - IGN


The Witcher 2 is not a normal video game, and it's not a normal fantasy. It subverts the old high-fantasy stereotypes even as it employs them. The elves that you'll meet in Temeria aren't charming, ethereal forest-dwellers, they're guerrilla insurgents raining death on humans from the trees. The dwarves, typically cheerful, hard-working sorts, live in a city of worn rock that runs off the fumes of their former industriousness whilst its current inhabitants drink, joke and fornicate. The various kingdoms are in the on the precipice of war, led by despotic kings who play their personal vendettas out on the battlefields at the expense of their armies' lives.

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lover20122384d ago (Edited 2384d ago )

Graphics 8.0
"Tearing and texture pop-in are occasional problems
There's also occasional stuttering, frame-rate drops"

wow this is just bad even with the two discs

i wonder what score will gamespot give it

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32384d ago

What does "the two discs" have to do with it?

Kamikaze1352384d ago

Kinda expected that. No way could it look that good on consoles without some sort of compromise.

RedDead2384d ago (Edited 2384d ago )

Giving Skyrim higher graphics score than can literally see the grass popping in as you go in Skyrim

And wow 35 hours = 8.5 for lasting appeal. Damn.

NYC_Gamer2384d ago

Bethesda games always get the free pass... reviewers just ignore the bad textures and etc...

Dante1122384d ago (Edited 2384d ago )

@ NYC Gamer

Word. I already made that mistake in trusting their word with Skyrim. The 360 had framerates and freeze problems as well (They made out like only the PS3 version only had problem).

MAJ0R2384d ago

I've noticed that too, it seems that Bethesda have set the bar so low for console RPG's that that this kind of nonsense has become acceptable (along with the bugs and other issues) and hardly ever get a marked down in reviews.

I expect nothing less though of the mainstream game media who is obviously in bed with the publishers and developers.

starchild2384d ago (Edited 2384d ago )

Nobody expected it to look or run as good as the PC version. But still, it definitely looks better than Skyrim on consoles.

Even with the occasional screen tearing and pop-in, it is still one of the best looking games on consoles.

StraightPath2384d ago (Edited 2384d ago )

Modern Warefare 3 Graphics 8.5

Witcher 2 Graphics 8.0


seriously IGN? even though Witcher 2 one of the best looking console games?

Kahvipannu2384d ago (Edited 2384d ago )

It's a number, means nothing, everybody can see the visuals of the game by themselves. Witcher 2 looks pretty amazing on X0.

I recommend people getting this for X0 if they have PC to run it, the game is one of the best RPG around.

GamingPerson2384d ago (Edited 2384d ago )

remember they played the pc version on ultra @1080p. so can you blame them for low/medium settings @ maybe 720p? I think it makes a difference.

_Aarix_2383d ago

IGN cant be taken seriously anymore. Their reviews are based on hype and popularity as oppose to if the game is good or not. To them, the bigger the hype for a game will be, the better the score, doesnt matter to them whether its good or not.

Baka-akaB2384d ago

still doesnt make much sense to notice that , and not the pop in textures and few graphical glitches on say ME2-3 and everything unreal engine based not done by epic .

lover20122384d ago (Edited 2384d ago )

the game on xbox360
have a
screen Tearing /texture pop-in /occasional stuttering/frame-rate drops

those are real problems in the game
and i think DF and LOT will point this out

EDIT : lol at the disagrees
ok it does not have any problem
and it looks even better than pc version

this is just sad

JaredH2384d ago (Edited 2384d ago )

So you really think people are going to waste their time comparing the 6 year old xbox's performance and graphics of a game to current pcs?

That's why I disagreed with you...

testerg352384d ago

lover2012, what's two discs have to do with tearing and texture pop-in, stuttering, and frame-rate drops?

units2384d ago

I don't mean to pick on small things but what is up with the graphics score? The review states it's one of the best looking console games and it received an 8 for graphics? All because they complained it doesn't look as good as the PC version and has pop ins and some tearing? What console game doesn't these days?

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turgore2384d ago

I guess displaying vibrant colors takes more rendering power/s. There is no excuse why the game looks bland on consoles.

Baka-akaB2384d ago

and it doesnt look bland .

Most of all , even as the worst version of the game , it's easily one of the best looking console games ever .

Ign are fools as usual and fishing for stuff to lower the score .

Eamon2384d ago

This is truly one of the greatest western RPGs of this generation.

Definitely should not be missed by fans of grimy dark medieval style fantasy. It's a little similar to Game of Thrones too. The story of Witcher 2 starts up in a war between a King and lords with children who are bastards of the King himself. The King's legitimate heir is dead and so the adults in care of the bastards are fighting due to their claim to the throne.

Kanzes2384d ago

I'm surprised it's even lower than Amalur... and I think this game deserve more than this

Rupee2384d ago

Exactly! Amular was flawed. These seem like minor issues that won't take away from the game. 360 gamers should be used to it by now anyways... Think they just couldn't bring themselves to score it as high as the PC version. Either way I'm buying it day one. Can't wait for this game!

Drazz2384d ago

Bought it on pc, but never got around to finishing it. (Not a big pc gamer) When I heard it was coming to xbox, I pre ordered asap. Looking forward to it.

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