CD Projekt Red brings their savage, gritty, and mature title: The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings to the 360 in their console debut. All the amazing and intricate things that made this fantasy RPG one of the best games last year on the PC are here on the 360 in full stride. Controls feel very fluid and combat is more fun than ever. The intriguing political story will have RPG fans new to the series invested right from the start, and will give players who are revisiting it satisfaction with the new elements that were added in the Enhanced Edition. The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings is one of the best titles I have played so far this year.
+Fantastic story with intriguing plotlines and characters
+Terrific and rewarding combat system
+The use of the 360 controller feels even smoother than when you could use it on the PC version
+New cut scenes are very cool and help guide the story
+Holds nothing back on its mature rating.
+Years into the 360’s lifespan it takes advantage of both discs and the visuals are great
-Clunky menu navigation that they should have fixed when moving to a console
-Some long loading times (when installed on your hard drive it helps a lot)
-Some voice actors are not on par with other terrific ones
I was a big fan of CD Projekt Red and their game The Witcher back in 2007. So when the sequel was announced a couple of years ago for PC’s I was very excited. Then I heard about how amazing the brand new engine was they made themselves, and that it would take a powerful PC to run it. I was less thrilled then, since at the time I had not updated my PC for a few years and knew it was not going to work by any means.