The Witcher 2

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The Witcher 2

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Release Date: May 17, 2011

Buy it! 62 % - Rent it! 31 % - Flush it! 8 %

The game has been scheduled for release on May 17, 2011. It is exclusively for PC. The developers have hinted that there could be some possibility of a console release after the game is released first for the PC, but for now the game is strictly a PC title.

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Steam sale going on strong! What did you buy?

By: genxsis83 Jul 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

Steam sale almost over now going on until the 24th.

Hey guys I am sure most of you guys already know this but Steam is having their infamous summer sale.

I already gave in and bought Assassins Creed Brotherhood Digital Deluxe edition for 9.99

and

Witcher Directers Cut for 2.50

I am hoping not to spend anymore money because I really do not have the time to play all these games.

Right now they have Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings for 23.99

All of these are crazy good deals and I highly recommend them.

I am currently debating whether or not I should pick up Botanicula or Machinarium for 2.49...

Comment if you guys bought anything!

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The Witcher 2 The Guy Has 2 Swords Review

By: goukijones Apr 25, 2012 | 3 Comments

GoukiJones shares his thoughts on the in-depth combat, terrible sound effects and his overall experience with The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360.

The best thing the Witcher 2 has going for it is the combat. Combat is the reason I play most game and my highest factor when rating. Every other aspect of the game could be a fail, but if I have fun whippin' that ass, then I won't ever be fully disappointed.

The left trigger locks on to baddies and you can switch who is selected by flicking one of the sticks. The Y button does magic. X & A do a heavy and light attack. I find myself almost always just smashing the light attack. You can stun enemies with your magic spells and then get a 1 hit kill animation. You can also raise the percentage of that move happening through out your progress in the game.

The RB throws daggers, which are super expensive early in the game. The LB brings up your Witcher wheel where you can select from different magics that you can upgrade. The B button rolls and you can upgrade this as well. At first the Witcher barely rolls at all, but you can upgrade to 200% roll length after awhile and then rolling becomes faster than running. Vintage!

Mix all that stuff in along with The Witcher 2 throwing a ton of bad guys at you in a lot of small spaces, you got some challenging fight ahead of you. The combat and setting up your guy for fights has really been the only thing keeping me interested. You can drink potions before each fight that will raise your vitality or make you more resistant to poison. After a while I realized I was usually just drinking the same 3 potions. I'm sure there's a ton more options later on in the game.

The story so far is -and this might shock you- is completely uninteresting. The game starts off with one of the best CG's I've ever seen. Then you have to play through 5 different parts for the "introduction" which is down with a flashback type feel. The Witcher is telling the story. You can pick in which order you do the 5 sequences. Irrelevant and a waste of time. I hated doing that. Then it does the new favorite thing for story tellers ... 4 months ago. So all the shit I just played through hasn't even happened yet. Or did it? I'm confused. I was skipping through the story as fast as possible.

Like in Mass Effect you have the option to be nice or mean to people. There's not meter for that or anything and now that I think about I don't know if it's had any real impact on my gameplay. I skip the conversations so fast I don't see the last thing they ask me before I have 7 different options to reply. Pick 1 at random and guess what, didn't seem to matter.

The graphics are ok. Nothing to spectacular. I'm sure it looked a little prettier on the PC. There doesn't seem to by that many different bad guys. You fight a lot of these little goblin things in the first chapter and then just fight bigger versions of them in the second chapter. There are some really really ugly faces matted to grills in the Witcher. Heads up. lol.

The sound effects are the worst I've ever heard in a video game. In chapter 1 while running through the town you can hear dogs barking, but never see 1 dog. Outside the town while near water you can hear ducks quacking, but never see 1 duck. Some of the music in the background is cool and a little catchy, but it's short and very repetitive. Voice acting isn't too great either and every once a while there is a voice over telling the story and that guy sounds like some nerd who hasn't gone through puberty yet. Never has sound effects ever stood out for me this bad.

I'm playing The Witcher 2 on hard LIVE on the stream. I'm only on chapter 2 now, but I spent about a week on chapter 1 working on this review. That's why it gets a Rent it! You're gotta WANT to play this game to play it. You don't NEED to play it. Don't be a Jimmy! Thanks for reading, please Vote, Comment and Share.

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CD Projekt Red Has Two AAA Titles in Development

By: jalexbrown Nov 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

CD Projekt Red, developer of The Witcher series, has confirmed two new AAA titles in development.

Did you love the Witcher games?  Or are you one of those Jimmys that didn't play them?  If you're the latter, either get yourself a good video card or pick up the 360 release of Witcher 2 when it comes out; they're great.  Anyway, if you've had even a short acquaintance with the games then you already know about CD Projekt Red's ability to create complex, deep, and above all fantastic games.

Yesterday CD Projekt Red announced that they have two new AAA games in development that should be due out in 2014 and 2015.  They also announced two smaller projects that will be released between now and then but didn't meantion if the Xbox 360 release of Witcher 2 would count among those.  The developer wouldn't confirm any specifics about the next games - big or small.

I'm betting one will be They, a first-person shooter title of which they expressed interest in continued development after an acquisition (logo below); the other, most likely, will be The Witcher 3.

 

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