GameSpot Reviews – The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition

Kevin VanOrd gladly fights his way through The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, in this video review for the enhanced version on the Xbox 360.

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  1. I hear this game sucks…Probably why, just like Skyrim, GTA and other boring open world games, it gets so much mainstream popularity from filthy casuals.

  2. Freezes, randomly disappearing mobs and annoyingly obtuse combat system where you can get instantly killed from a strike to your back plague this game and makes it more of a pain than anything else. The unresponsiveness mentioned in the video is certainly apparent. Good story and voice acting, but everything in-between makes the game not worth the investment.

  3. Honestly, I think one of the best things a game can do, is give you choices that effect how the game turns out. It's boring when you play through a game, knowing there's a set path for you to go. Then if you try it again, it's the exact same thing. Even something like Skyrim, as open as it is, barely has choices that make an impact. Most things you do in Skyrim do nothing to the world, or story. Having big moral decisions that effect the entire game makes for a good kind of stress, enjoyable gameplay, and good replayability, and not to mention, makes you think a bit.

    As for the review, there's one major issue with the video. It barely mentioned the "Enhanced Edition" part of it. This might as well just been a normal Witcher 2 review. I would have liked to see some going over what was added and changed with the Enhanced Edition.

  4. More like congrats xbox 360 players cause its FREE as of January 16th, 2015 – the 31st… go get it now. Delete demos &/or buy memory sticks if need be… or game installations you dont need anymore. You should only install games you play most anyway. No problem man, enjoy.

  5. Can't help but shake my head when masterpieces like this get bashed by casuals like honestly if all you play is cod 2k and madden why the fuck are you even commenting on this

  6. I just finished installing this on Steam and I wanted to know whether it is necessary to play the original in order to be able to sufficiently feel invested and understand the events of the world for both The Witcher 2 and going forward into The Witcher 3.

  7. Kevin, nice assertion "2 different decisions equate to 2 different games;" I've said this since 2011 when I 1st beat this. Been following your reviews since you reviewed Dragon Age Origins.

  8. This game should be called The Witcher 2 : The Talkening, because talking is what most of this game is about. The combat is clunky, the visuals not the greatest, and it's not for the RPGer who likes open worlds with lots to explore. I'm more of an Elder Scrolls/Fallout gamer, who likes tons of areas to check out when I'm not in the mood for questing. This game has none of that. I'm on Chapter 2 and I'm honestly getting bored of the game. Sure the choices you make effects the outcomes of everything, and there are lots of complex relationships between you and the NPC's, but I'm an adventurer(well, until I took an arrow to the knee that is), and I want to adventure. I don't like that the trade in value of items is a mere percentage of what you paid for it, I swear they use the same business model as EB games. Hell, you probably get a better trade in at EB games than you do from merchants in this game. I'm sticking with it for the time being, only because I've made it this far, but I'm losing interest.

  9. so far, played very little my only feeling of negativity is with the somewhat clunky combat but that's about it overall a diverse range of landscapes and characters ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 3โ‚ฌ on steam
    I am currently playing Witcher 3 and enjoining it; I wonder if starting Witcher 2 after the third will have this awful downgrade effect… Excluding its economic value, is the game actually worth the TIME?

  11. hey guys i saw the witcher 3 it looks great but unfortunately i dont have a next gen console or pc, so i thought this game be just as good, so should i get this for my old 360???

  12. Never played this one nor the first game, and I regret not giving it a try. nonetheless, I'm compensating for the lost times with The Witcher 3, I absolutely love The Witcher.

  13. Just added this gorgeous game to my queue. I'm playing Witcher 3 for my first time (my first in the series) and I'm over 30 hours, still in Novigrad. I'm totally okay that I'll probably be Witchering for the next six months. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Hey guys,

    While this is a game i want to try (i know its 2016!) due to the awesome RPG elements…
    But I see there is lots of melee type Close combat (sword fighting, melee hacking, slash and kill) in the gameplay videos.
    That is something i dont enjoy, i rather play a stealthy game and if needed use long range weapons (archery)

    Is this game full of Close combat and mindless button pressing?
    Well close combat tends to be that – mindless button pressing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Can you play this game as an Archer, who uses Stealth – like a Wood Elf in Skyrim?

    Appreciate some input! Thanx!

  15. the combat of the first game was shit, i refunded it asap…
    it makes me wary of buying the second one, if it has the same limited shit combat iv no interest.

  16. I can't figure out why this game wasn't released on the PS3. I'm shocked that a game like this actually skipped a Playstation console. I don't have the Xbox 360, so I was never able to play this. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt was the only one I was able to play. And I LOVED that.

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