Not only bigger in political intrigue and story twists but also greater map sizes for Geralt to roam about in, a great improvement from the first Witcher that felt a bit boxy at times. The gritty and mature approach to fantasy storytelling hasn’t changed, which is a good thing because this is what sets The Witcher series apart from all the other RPGs.
The choice and consequence story system is promised to be expanded on to allow for even more changes in response to player choice. The combat system is still as stylish as ever but with smoother controls and a smarter skill tree. Demos show that different modes of gamer style are supported, allowing players to take on combatants in full frontal battle or in a more stealthy approach of silent take downs.
One of the main features of the Witcher series is the dialogue and the latest release is set to improve by expanding further on the dialogue branches. The voice acting is promised to be top notch but this remains to be seen… if done right we could have a serious contender for RPG of the year for 2011. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will only release on PC with rumours of possible console porting at a later stage.
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