The Witcher 2: Assassins of kings holds nothing back. As you battle spirits, monsters, and everything else you can think of in a fantasy setting, you will find yourself feeling rather accomplished. As the game takes its dark and mature twists and turns you will find yourself along with the ride of an excellently crafted action/RPG. The guys of CD Project Red have created a shining gem with their brand new engine. Without any major gameplay problems except for some clunky inventory management, you will find yourself getting lost in this world of fantasy beauty. With a brand new combat system that you will find as fast paced as the depth of it, you can’t help but feeling rewarded at what they have put up to offer you. And you should in one of the best looking RPGS of today.
+Brand new engine produces one of the best looking games out
+A fast pace, in depth combat system that remains fresh all the way throughout
+A mature and dark story that holds nothing back
+Just the right amount of side quests to keep you busy with the world
+They make a healthy use of their mature rating
-The lack of tutorials can sometimes feel like they have thrown you to the fire
-Voice acting not always up to par
-Inventory system can be a little clunky
-If you did not play the first you might be feeling a little out of the loop
I know what you’re thinking: “Who the hell is developer CD Project Red and what have they ever done?” Well back in 2007 they made a little ‘hidden gem’ of a game for the PC called The Witcher, based upon Andrzej Sapkowski’s (don’t worry I am not sure how to pronounce his name either) book series of the same name. Now I don’t know if you can call selling over one million units a ‘hidden gem’, but in today’s console craving culture it seems like a lot of PC exclusive games don’t get the credit they perhaps deserve, especially in the case of The Witcher.