Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings (PC) (First impressions)

So, I completed my first playthrough of TW2 last night. In short - it was a damn fine game, maybe even better than the first one (your mileage may vary depending how you felt about TW1). Combat mechanics have been changed radically, and the legacy of NeverWinter Nights and Aurora Engine is gone, giving room to a much more action-y and faster combat. And with that, the combat is now also far more lethal, requiring you to pay attention to your surroundings and the tactics. Reminds me in a way of Demons Souls, which is good. The game looks fabulous, writing was brilliant and music very good. If something is to be complained, it's that the "tutorial" is rather brutal and you will probably die multiple times on the first playthrough, as combat isn't really explained to you and enemies will rape you if you don't know what you're doing.

More thorough thoughts in summer!

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