Though agonisingly slow to get to the good stuff, CD Projekt's RPG sequel rewards patient monster slayers.
More confirmation that Edge is the worst rag in gaming.
what that is a plain awful score to give..this shouldn't put off 360 owners.They will get there hands on Witcher 2 soon aswell!!
Listen to Rebel FM. They were mostly negative too. Now 360 fanboyz want to parade this as a major exclusive over ps3? We shall see.....
you mad? This is a great game and stellar RPG, don't say your mad because of the bombshell announcement of Witcher 2 a MAJOR exclusive over PS3..oh wait another bombshell MGS appearing on Xbox 360... I actually want it to come PS3..but this is the benefits of having all consoles.
Well I dont think edge has ever been a reputable source for reviews...well here at n4g at least. I dont ever visit their site so I guess I'm not their target audience.
@UnbiasedGamer I would be mad if it were a good game. I do like the fact that 360 owners can enjoy peacewalker which was my GOTY. I still play that game in adhoc party and will play it some more on the ps3. Everyone gets the good stuff.
more confirmation that people cant respect other peoples opinions
I can respect the opinion of people off the street on games just fine. Put the opinions of a random joe in a professional gaming review, in a magazine marketed to the gamer demographic, though, and you're misleading the consumer. This guy comes off as a weak Action RPG fan at best. Reviews are not meant to be sourced from anyone. If they were, they wouldn't matter any more than anyone else's opinion. Game reviewers are not merely professional "opinion havers" -- they are *supposed* to be gamers VERY familiar with the genre they are reviewing -- experts IN THAT GENRE. This reviewer is so disconnected from gamers actually interested in opening the review, as to sound profoundly unprofessional to actual genre fans. His review belongs in a magazine which caters to non-gamers as well, say Good Housekeeping, as an example. I don't fault the guy for having an opinion. I fault Edge, a magazine which claims to cater specifically to gamers with its gaming reviews, claiming to review for the "gaming elite", for not asking someone familiar with what people interested in the genre are interested in, to review this game. That's shoddy journalism, and its unacceptable -- Edge deserves the knocks it gets, because it pushes unfocused reviews as reviews for "elite" gamers. That's a lie, and thus contrary to good journalism, and good/moral business practices. It's not like this is the first example of this behavior from Edge, either. I actually suspect that the review sounds so profoundly negative, because the editors cut out the "good" stuff, due to the fact that it would make the author's lack of familiarity with the genre too apparent.
That is just pathetic
I can't comment on the review because I haven't play, are the faults correct? However it's odd that they focus on only the faults.
Eh, depends. For some it is, for others it isn't. But regardless that score is trash. Witcher 2 is a goty contender, not some bargin bin title like edge is making this out to be. Pathetic, edge can suck a dick for all I care.
I have to agree with TheLastGuardian2010. The game is difficult to get into, but then, so was Demon's Souls. Edge gave Demon's Souls a 90 (which I feel is a reasonable score for that game). Witcher 2 deserved better. The "faults" of both games are very similar, in my book. I actually don't see them as faults, however. Of course, I happen to play a lot of Action RPGs. Maybe the Edge reviewer, ironically, doesn't (or he just sucks at it). That would make him unqualified to review the game, of course... and no gaming rag would ever assign an unqualified reviewer to review a game... nope. No way. /s
If you'd bothered to read the review you'd see that they said combat is easy once you've levelled up a bit, and the only thing that made combat hard after that was a broken targeting system ( which patch 1.2 has fixed). However I agree with you that this is a 9/10 game.
The review is excessively negative and for them to say that it takes forever to get to the good parts and that the prologue is is just fluff is ludicrous. It honestly seems like he's just focusing on the nitpicks and exaggerating them. That review is such a mess it would take me too long to write up all the points he's either exaggerating about or just plain full of it on. I also like how he only mentioned the positives in passing or with negative overtones. Worst and most exaggerated review I've come across in a while. I bet this reviewer and Jim Sterling get along great.
shit why the low score?
It's edge. You expect decent journalism?
Oh, Edge is in need of visitors? Or did cdproject forgett to pay the bill. Most people agree that The witcher 2 is one, if not the best RPG in many many years. This is not journalism its trolling. Its a shame really
I hate this shitty magazine. Well i never keep up with edge but do they always rate shooters higher than other genres?
I have and am playing this game and in most cases I could care less of reviews because they represent one persons personally opinion. However, saying that, this review is very far off. It's obvious the reviewer does not like the entire series OR this type of game.
EDGE always gives random scores for games
Yeah. It's like they have a dart board and wherever the dart lands is the score it gets.
Except those from their hometown like codemaster games.
Is it just me or a coincidence that I'm starting to see low scores for the Withcer 2 since the 360 announcement...I'm just sayin.
It's probably just you (Edge doesnt follow the trend). Although it's funny how much 'better' the game is recieved round here since it's console announcement.
LoL fishy I noticed the same thing.
U saying Edge likes Sony? LOL thats a laugh. Or are you saying Edge doesnt want PC owners loosing an exclusive to 360?? Either one is laughable.
6/10??? A good thing I make up my own mind. Back to Witcher 2 then
but, what could be that major of a difference in scale that justifies that score... hit hunting??? That's why I didn't click.
Edge is too 1337. They give 9's and 8's to games like MGS4, Halo 3, Uncharted 2 and 10's to garbage like Bayonetta.
huh Bayonetta was garbage? oh yes it got a 9 form GS and a 9.5 from IGN must be garbage.........
Always so harsh, they can't seem to like many games or video games in general :s
This must be the review for the X360 version.
It shouldn't have but that made me laugh!
I guess someone lied and told them that it was coming for ps3 instead of 360. Thats the only justification I could come up with for such a low score for an amazing game.
EDGE's motto: "money talk bullshit walks"
Game has a very good average score. Edge don't really count in my mind. I think they just randomly pull scores out of their a$$es. Most of the big sites gave it 9s and over. This is simply a must-buy game for rpg fans.
yeah...ummm...ok The witcher 2 is THE BEST rpg since baldurs gate 2 shadow of amn....so, by the logic of edge (oxymoron i know) if the witcher 2 = 6/10 then... mass effect 1 = 4/10 mass effect 2 = 2/10 dragon age 1 = 4/10 dragon age 2 = 1/10 Because the witcher 2 SHITS on all of those games also, the graphics make uncharted 2 look like a psp game, they are beyond beautiful running maxed out, there is nothing out that compares, metro2033 dx11 is close, but witcher 2 is amazing, the time of day effects, subtle fog and illumination effects This game makes mass effect seem about as deep of an rpg as pong
good game but not as good as the ME games, or demon souls for that matter and the grpahics makes UC2 look like a PSP game uncharted 2 is still the closest thing gaming has come to a PIXAR movie, and in alot of ways looks better than the witcher 2 sorry but you are a hyoerbolic fanboy
Witcher 2 is one of the best RPGs I've played. If you like rpgs you will love the Witcher 2. So I would hope a site like edge wont keep any of you from getting this game.
If you wanna know if The Witcher 2 is worth buying.....ask a PC Gamer. Go check out the threads on Steam or check out the review from a dedicated PC Gaming site like PC Gamer.com The Witcher 2 so far is GOTY! beautiful graphics (maybe best ever), great control, lots to do and explore, AAA game play, and the game is a little difficult at times which is GOOD. Hopefully PS3 owners may get it down the road unless Microsoft paid CDprojekt Red for Exclusives rights but it's just quicker and easier to port this AWESOME PC title to the 360.
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