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Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings [Enhanced Edition], out now!


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#1 infamy

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:31 AM

Mass Effect what?


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:drool: Xbox 360 intro

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:hot: In-game trailer
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:hot: Xbox 360 dev diary & gameplay
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:hot: Xbox 360 (and some PC) gameplay
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:hot: "...when Geralt isn't fighting, he's fucking." Read the preview



:360: Achievements


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#2 LinkinPrime

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:07 AM

Looks pretty cool.

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#3 Bezerker

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:05 PM

I pre-ordered my Dark Edition the 1st day it was available. Cant wait to play it.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:17 PM

im very much looking forward to this.
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#5 Papa Neorev

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:58 PM

can't wait
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#6 shotgunshine

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:36 PM

I'll be getting this. I never really play PC games(My computer sucks) so im glad this is dropping on the 360...looks like its going to be a great game and i've heard nothing but good things about it.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:20 PM

Day one and I'll probably preorder an edition of some sort. I very rarely preorder anything so I'm hoping this one justifies the effort.

 

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#8 Rhett

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:39 AM

I've heard good things about it on PC, but what exactly is it that draws people in? Seems like a deep RPG with a little bit of Mass Effect and Fable thrown in, but higher quality.
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#9 JetTone

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:48 AM

Mass Effect and Fable has nothing on this. Everybody should buy it and will love it. It's just really a high quality action rpg with great graphics, gameplay and story. From a small developer that cares about the product it puts out and it's customer base.

#10 infamy

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:22 PM

I've heard good things about it on PC, but what exactly is it that draws people in? Seems like a deep RPG with a little bit of Mass Effect and Fable thrown in, but higher quality.


It's simply a dark fantasy RPG. Not lighthearted Tolkien bullshit, but simply dark and gritty. Excellent combat, excellent story telling, and a very long game at that, as well. Believable politics and characters and it's all by a small, dedicated studio.

It also had the best graphics of 2011 and the 360 version looks stunning as well. A small studio optimized the Xbox 360 to have these amazing graphics 6 years into its life and that says alot.

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#11 Rhett

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

It's simply a dark fantasy RPG. Not lighthearted Tolkien bullshit, but simply dark and gritty. Excellent combat, excellent story telling, and a very long game at that, as well. Believable politics and characters and it's all by a small, dedicated studio.

It also had the best graphics of 2011 and the 360 version looks stunning as well. A small studio optimized the Xbox 360 to have these amazing graphics 6 years into its life and that says alot.


Hmm, alright. Sounds worth buying, then. I just wish Amazon had a better preorder bonus. I only meant Mass Effect and Fable as gameplay-, and dialogue-relevant. I know it has more than its fair share of nudity, too. :lol:
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#12 infamy

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:17 PM

Oh, this games sex scenes shame Mass Effect, lol.

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#13 Rhett

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:31 AM

Oh, this games sex scenes shame Mass Effect, lol.


Since I'm sure you've either extensively researched, or have played it, what can you tell me about the leveling/skill tree(s), and the loot?

Thankye. :)
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#14 eastx

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:38 AM

Infamy, do you really need to hide the entire OP behind spoiler tags? It might not hurt to show a little bit to everybody to increase the likelihood that they'll see it.

Anyway, awesome series. Anyone who hasn't played the first Witcher and would like an introduction to its world should check out the book The Last Wish. It's a surprisingly excellent collection of short stories about Geralt (the Witcher). The second English language book, Blood of Elves, is far less entertaining.

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#15 Ryuukishi

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

Looks great, can't wait to try this.

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#16 MrPiggles

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:56 PM

I played the Witcher 1 on PC, and it was pretty good, but I'm gonna wait to see how well they ported it to Xbox 360 before buying it.

#17 The Great Muta

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:59 PM

I'm hyped. Really glad they gave this a 360 release. Hopefully, the transition from PC to 360 is smooth. It would be disappointing if this wound up a poor port, like FEAR Files.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:34 PM

Just FYI, this developer also seems to be genuinely interested in treating their customers with respect, unlike several big-name companies I will neglect to mention.

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#19 Ink.So.Well.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:50 AM

Yeah I noticed they were giving the PC users the extra content we're getting in the Xbox port for free which is pretty cool.

 

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#20 infamy

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:25 PM

Since I'm sure you've either extensively researched, or have played it, what can you tell me about the leveling/skill tree(s), and the loot?

Thankye. :)


Works similar to other WRPGs in which you go up levels and unlock skills of your choice within the skill tree. IIRC, there's swordsmanship, magic and alchemy, and you need to choose your role ahead of time because you can't max everything to become God like other rpgs.

You can loot gold and maybe other things from people, and mats from monsters, but the inventory management in the vanilla game pissed me off. I believe they're changing this with this enhanced edition but I purposely haven't read up on it because I want to experience it first hand.

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#21 infamy

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:29 PM

Infamy, do you really need to hide the entire OP behind spoiler tags? It might not hurt to show a little bit to everybody to increase the likelihood that they'll see it.

Anyway, awesome series. Anyone who hasn't played the first Witcher and would like an introduction to its world should check out the book The Last Wish. It's a surprisingly excellent collection of short stories about Geralt (the Witcher). The second English language book, Blood of Elves, is far less entertaining.


I'm not a fan of sloppy official topics, and 6-7 videos in the OP would look bloated. I figure that all one has to do is click if they're interested, it's not a big difference. Maybe I'll unspoiler the intro and have that out as it would still look neat that way and it should catch people's attention.

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#22 Rhett

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

Works similar to other WRPGs in which you go up levels and unlock skills of your choice within the skill tree. IIRC, there's swordsmanship, magic and alchemy, and you need to choose your role ahead of time because you can't max everything to become God like other rpgs.

You can loot gold and maybe other things from people, and mats from monsters, but the inventory management in the vanilla game pissed me off. I believe they're changing this with this enhanced edition but I purposely haven't read up on it because I want to experience it first hand.


Gotcha. Thank you. Kind of difficult to pick these kinds of details out of reviews when everyone's so excited by the game itself. :lol:
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#23 keithp

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:07 PM

This looks great! That intro is insane, probably the best graphics on 360 I've seen.

#24 shotgunshine

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:36 PM

Infamy, how is the difficulty? I heard it can be a pretty hard game. How bad are we talking here? Not that I mind...I would prefer it like that...just wondering.

#25 infamy

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:01 AM

Infamy, how is the difficulty? I heard it can be a pretty hard game. How bad are we talking here? Not that I mind...I would prefer it like that...just wondering.


It's not Dark Souls hard, but it's reminiscent of it IMO (then again 'Souls games are not as hard are they are memorization driven, at least in my opinion).

You need to make use of all your skills early on, i.e you can't spam A and win. There is no level scaling like there is in Skyrim (which was the worst part about Skyrim).

Sorry, I'm half asleep lol so I hope I'm not saying things backwards.

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#26 eastx

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:26 AM

It's also worth noting that there are multiple difficulty levels, with an Achievement for playing on Maniac difficulty. So if you want an easier time, just pick a lower difficulty. Plus the 360 version has improved combat tutorials, I think.

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#27 infamy

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:00 AM

Yeah, I think I also read something about there being a stash and an arena in the 360 version but I didn't want to spoil it for myself. :P

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#28 KtMack23

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:50 AM

Does anyone know if this is a limited release? I don't want to buy it at launch but I feel like it'll be hard to find in 6 months.

#29 sublime90

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:46 AM

so im curious guys. is the big dark edition only available on the official website? thats the only place ive seen it. amazon only has the enhanced edition for 360
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#30 JetTone

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:53 AM

It's also worth noting that there are multiple difficulty levels, with an Achievement for playing on Maniac difficulty. So if you want an easier time, just pick a lower difficulty. Plus the 360 version has improved combat tutorials, I think.


It's just difficult when you first start out and don't know what the hell you're doing. But once you get into it, it's really quite easy and fun to play. You can play the tutorial/arena before you start the actual game up to mess around with combat and learn the basic. But the difficulty in the beginning really just comes from lack of skills early on.

I played it with a xbox controller on the PC and everything worked fine. So I wouldn't worry about them having to transition controls to the Xbox.