Originally Posted by Ihaterpg
The problem is The Witcher 1 has many flaws and The Witcher 2 fixed many of them. So that is creating the confusion. Moreover the series became very popular with The Witcher 2 and that's creating a much higher noise level for it than for the 1.
But the 2 failed to reproduce as well some elements making the series so special. The consequences of choices management and telling, the encyclopedia and global lore creation, the weird humor, the non respect of social conventions, the grey mood, the stupid funny fake erotic mood. And some more I don't remember.
But finish your TW2 and don't bother, all in all it can be argued and even more because myself I gave up a bit soon and still have to play it fully.