The Witcher 2 review - GameShard

GameShard writes: "The Witcher 2 is a rare gem: A role-playing game that isn't afraid to let you make choices and force you to live with the consequences, a PC-exclusive title that makes the best of its platform, an adult game in which the elements earning it that title aren't the mere presence of buckets of blood and bouncing breasts, but the very nature of the story itself. The Witcher 2 could well be the most important RPG since Planescape: Torment. And its certainly the best."

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I_find_it_funny2923d ago

congrats for CDP Red for this great game,

its nice to see small unknown studio showing big boys how RPG is done

reznik_zerosum2923d ago

"The Witcher 2 could well be the most important RPG since Planescape: Torment. And its certainly the best." agree.

starchild2923d ago

Next to the original Deus Ex, The Witcher 2 is the best RPG I have ever played. Such an accomplishment on so many levels.

chak_2923d ago

it deserves it. One, if not THE, best RPG ever.

Maybe only baldur's 2 can challenge it.

stealth500k2923d ago

best rpg ever? in your opinion maybe

BeastlyRig2923d ago (Edited 2923d ago )

maybe u should buy a pc first... then play it!

stealth500k2923d ago

I have a pc and for me its not even in the top 10

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Solid_Snake-2923d ago

@ stealth500k i share his opinion so you can tell its not just his opinion.

Simon_Brezhnev2923d ago

Hell i called the The Witcher 1 the best WPG. I got Witcher 2 but my pc so damn slow i refuse 2 finish the 1st level until i upgrade it. From what people say this will probably be the best RPG ever.

dc12923d ago (Edited 2923d ago )

@Chak_ - You are correct!

Reviews scores of 10 are not the definition of perfection but the acknowledgement of greatness among its peer. This game and the collective assets it brings to the table (although not all things to all people) is the greatest RPG of this generation.

kramun2923d ago

I also agree with chak_.

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Killzone3___2923d ago (Edited 2923d ago )

you guys sure it's that good ?.. mass effict got high scores but i didn't like it at all , i enjoyed dragon age 1 because it gave me the rpg feelings but i didn't like the gameplay at all , i like rpgs but it's hard to find a good one...

Simon_Brezhnev2923d ago

i didnt care for ME either but the Witcher story draws you in and when you do pick choices its not a wrong or right choice but based on your own moral beliefs. The gameplay is really like an action RPG though not your traditional style. I think more RPGs in the future will be full blown action RPGs.

Killzone3___2923d ago (Edited 2923d ago )

i don't like an rpg that make you choose words to attack or defend , i want an rpg game that have an amazing story that give me the feeling of an rpg game with an amazing gameplay , a hard gameplay , a challenging one , alots of options in the gameplay , i have an idea for rpg game but i can't make a game... the gameplay like an adventure game , you controle the sword , i even know the buttons you will choose to controle it , dodge and defend and stuff like that , powerful hits but you must make it right .. it's hard to write it , but the idea is great.. the gameplay is fast , really hard , you have to learn how to play just like when you play gt5 or skate or games like thatt , alots of options while in the fight..

F4sterTh4nFTL2923d ago (Edited 2923d ago ) over in the Witcher 2

dc12923d ago

Yes the combat is in the ball park of DS.
But w2 insane mode is .... insane.

Perkel2923d ago (Edited 2923d ago )

it's not just a story ! The witcher Lore is what draws you in.

Next are decision and actual progression of story.

From mgs3 we remember only ending. In witcher 2 whole game is meaningfull.

Damn even quest like bar fight is deep. Because after few fights you are welcomed to underground fight club and after few fights people are trying to bribe you to lose fight. If you choose not to there will be consequences in main plot.

And that was only sidequest. Optional !

Witcher 2 combat is also something to behold.

Yes it is sometimes junky, sometimes you can die because enemies block your path but when it works.. damn it's good !

I currently playing it third time (yes this is highly replayable because choices are actuall choices and not just fillers like in ME2 or DA2) if you choose side of elfs whole chapter 2 is totaly diffrent with diffrent quests...

Also this is dark fantasy. Real dark fantasy. DA2 dark fantasy is to witcher2 like ponnies and butterflies.

Witcher story 1 and 2 are not from zero to hero, or to be champion, king, god. There is no ending where good smite evil, there is no ultimate ending. There is only sea of greyness. There are beacons but those people are also in shades of grey.

Simon_Brezhnev2923d ago

couldnt had said it better myself but people think bioware are the greatest at RPGs. The Witcher 1 and 2 demolish everything bioware did this generation. Hell even DA story copy a lot from the witcher no matter how you try to put it.

dc12923d ago

I'm starting my second play through tonight to follow the path of Roach, find the green mold… ¬_¬ and to choose the 'other option(s)' in the final confrontation.

Perkel2923d ago

BTW how you like ending ? I think it was brilliant ending.

Because we know that we are no temerian or keadwen or aerdin folk. We have no place in politics and our goal is our own.

Game ended briliantly to me. And that is why i can't understand a lot of reviews most of them point ending as cons.

To me it was very witchery.

dc12923d ago

Yes, that’s the very smart aspect of W2.
Geralt: professing his desire to stay out of politics and fractional allegiance, only to have his opinions/actions steer the fate of three nations and the non-human races. To your point (and this is what I love) , after all of that ..he continued to press to find the answers to his open question.
**minor spoilers**)
In a lot of respects.. the Hunt (dimensional riders) may be a bigger problem that the warring factions.

pr0digyZA2923d ago

Seems like most people picked Iorveth like myself. It's awesome that it has 16 endings so your spoiler might not be a spoiler at all to me.

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