By Contro 48 Comments
My copy came through earlier this morning...These aren't detailed impressions, because I really need to get back to playing :) I've played a few hours of the adventure so far, and I'm really impressed by it, despite enduring a few technical issues upon starting the game, which I thankfully rectified in "settings" for the most part.
The Witcher 2's game world feels very rich and fascinating, I'm finding it very easy to get side tracked by things and wonder at their conception. The simplest of actions feel enjoyable, in a almost Zen-like Shenmue way. I won't dare rushing through this game when there's so much to discover, and trigger, by your interactions with NPC's and the environment.
The dialogue between characters is great, I'm really loving it. The voice acting here is far superior than the original game, which isn't hard to achieve at all in truth, but it still stands out as being special in my ears, It's making me chuckle for all the right reasons. It has a distinctly British flavour which I'm confident will amuse many.
The games Mo- cap is superb, particularly when depicting battle. Animation overall is certainly impressive. The visual style and character of objects really gives a great feeling of substance to this game, the world feels well conceived down to the finest of details, and I find myself wanting to explore it more as a direct result.
I'm really enjoying the combat, I'm finding it challenging and very satisfying. I'm also liking the clearly laid out route for upgrading your abilities. This game is a lot clearer in my head, and I'm really appreciating it after the original games overbearing complexity in certain areas. Put simply, the combat here is fun and as interesting as you want it to be. Advance settings is the only way to play this game in the fashion it deserves though.
More from the wonderful world of Witcher 2, later!
Four Launch Trailers (It deserves as many)