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The Witcher 2 - Review @ Games Radar

by Aries100, 2011-05-20 21:50:21

Games Radar has a review for The Witcher 2. The score is 10/10 with an 'incredible' comment added to the review. Here's some snips from the review. Some screenshots may not be safe for work. First something about the narrative:

Geralt’s world is a mire of fear, poverty, racial inequality, political maneuvering and religious fanaticism. Tensions between humans, mages and “nonhumans” - elves and dwarves - are always high. Most NPCs look dirty and malnourished (with some even showing scars and other disfigurements).  Geralt is no knight in shining armor, either. His help always comes at a price and you’re rarely given the option to simply aid someone out of the kindness of your heart.

Then, something about the combat with monsters:

Likewise, particular monster breeds are weak to certain status effects, as well; for instance: nekkers are incredibly weak to weapons that cause the Bleeding status effect, so an intelligent player would take the time to brew and coat his silver blade with Brown Oil before attempting to clear out an entire den of the little bastards.

And now a snip about how the levelling works:

Leveling Geralt has become a simpler process due to a much more narrow selection of areas for advancement. Each level will reward you with one ability point that can be spent in Signs, Alchemy or Swordplay.

And  finally, the conclusion:

Truly a labor of love, this amazing sequel fortifies the foundations laid down by a flawed classic and creates a brilliant masterpiece. Visceral combat, dizzying player customization and a truly immersive story all come together to create one of the best role-playing experiences of the year.

Source: BioWare

Information about

Witcher 2

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released