FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PC Friday, April 13, 2012 | 11:23 AM

Our videos of The Witcher 2

Our videos of The Witcher 2

April is a big month for the RPG fans among you who only own a 360 since The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition will be released as soon as next week with new content. PC players will not be forgotten as the new quests and characters will be added in a free patch. Gamersyde is quite happy to be able to propose a bunch of videos of the console version in advance for you to see how good this port is. The guys at CD Projekt have done a great job and their game is without a doubt among the best-looking RPG on Microsoft's console.


The first 10 minutes - Part 1
The first 10 minutes - Part 2
Dragon
Gameplay
Foltam
Environments
Troll quest
Cutscenes

All comments

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Commented on 2012-04-13 11:41:45
wow stunning stuff, i cant wait to play this!
Commented on 2012-04-13 11:56:46
It looks great. But I wonder how it plays. I thought the combat was a bit clumsy in the PC version. Especially when you fought groups of enemies.
Commented on 2012-04-13 12:01:26 In reply to Logion
Posted by Logion
It looks great. But I wonder how it plays. I thought the combat was a bit clumsy in the PC version. Especially when you fought groups of enemies.
Well, to be honest, it is still a bit clumsy at times, either because of the camera or because hit detection is not always top notch. Take the combat against the troll for example, sometimes you can see Geralt evade an attack but he still loses health (although the troll didn't apparently hit him). The same goes with the big stones he throws at you, they hit you even when you seem to have avoided them. It's a bit odd and annoying, but the combat system is still interesting. What I find has not been improved enough is the stealth controls in the very beginning. The part when you try to escape from prison is really awkward.
Commented on 2012-04-13 12:09:04
LOL yeah, agreed.
You roll out of attack, hit isnt even close to your character and you still get hit. And hit feedback is sometimes not even there.
Combat is decent at best, though Geralt does alot of useless ballerina spins for a simple attack though, looks silly. Trying to be "chinese martia arts" style but fails lol.

I agree with the stealth as well, very clunky, why they put that crap in there is beyond me. Should have made a quick cutscene with dialogues instead. If you cant do it properly, dont do it at all because it will come out clunky, bad and odd and in the end, annoying.
Commented on 2012-04-13 13:17:01
did you install it onto the HDD Driftwoo?

as i got to play a promo copy and it looked worse than it does here?
Commented on 2012-04-13 13:31:15
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_the_witcher_2_as... lol
Commented on 2012-04-13 13:34:52
I hate it when my hair does that...
Commented on 2012-04-13 14:31:35
geralt of rivia is coming,cant wait for my copy
Commented on 2012-04-13 14:53:29 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Well, to be honest, it is still a bit clumsy at times, either because of the camera or because hit detection is not always top notch. Take the combat against the troll for example, sometimes you can see Geralt evade an attack but he still loses health (although the troll didn't apparently hit him). The same goes with the big stones he throws at you, they hit you even when you seem to have avoided them. It's a bit odd and annoying, but the combat system is still interesting. What I find has not been improved enough is the stealth controls in the very beginning. The part when you try to escape from prison is really awkward.
Well, are you expecting never to be hit while evading? After getting used to getting hit while evading, I never really ahd that problem. I did have an issue with hitting enemies which requires that you have the little targeting thing shoing up, whch sometimes just disappeared. I had hoped that this version would remove that and just make it work like fable where your sword will hit whatever it swings through.
Commented on 2012-04-13 15:06:53
Everything in this game is perfect....everything but gameplay. Clumsy Gee doesnt move like a witcher I know from the books but rather like retarded nerd during fiesta in Rio. He really wants to impress but just cant do. Story, characters, cutscenes and everything else is beautiful and feels very adult-oriented which is awesome. But those fights and animation are so off that I really have to force myself to play. Very mixed bag of feelings for me.

@ Sath - go read the books, Gee is dancing during sword fights.
Commented on 2012-04-13 15:16:16
I really want to replay this game but a 11 gig patch? lol no thanks
Commented on 2012-04-13 15:58:04 In reply to pythxvii
I expect not being hit when the foe's sword clearly does not touch me but I may be an idiot.

Sci0n: it is installed indeed. Not sure it makes a difference though.
Commented on 2012-04-13 16:18:21
Can't wait to get this, looks awesome.
Commented on 2012-04-13 16:45:19 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by GeRaLTo
@ Sath - go read the books, Gee is dancing during sword fights.
LOL silly.
Posted by Driftwood
I expect not being hit when the foe's sword clearly does not touch me but I may be an idiot.
You are not an idiot for being right :)
Commented on 2012-04-13 18:35:48 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
I really want to replay this game but a 11 gig patch? lol no thanks
minor bug fixes, lol
Commented on 2012-04-13 18:56:04 In reply to FemaleTengu
Posted by FemaleTengu
minor bug fixes, lol
It's actually the enhanced edition content :P
Commented on 2012-04-13 23:34:32
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Commented on 2012-04-14 00:46:15
Pretty sure korndog has a 360....and he plays games on it
Commented on 2012-04-14 11:14:43 In reply to thesnake
This game is very good looking on the 360. No need to compare to current PC's.
This game was my favourite game of 2011. The combat is a bit clumsy, but it works and doesn't frustrate. I'm glad that CD Project got the chance to bring it to consoles. They deserve the money and appreciation for this game. And people with less powerfull pc's can now play and enjoy it on console. What is not to like???
Commented on 2012-04-14 11:54:53
i'll bet its the best rpg of the year, too bad its exclusive on console realm and other rpgs are just loli rape waifu crap jrpgs on ps3 and the best ones came out on wii. Hope 2012 to be more packed.

I'll have to buy it on steam at some point to support cdprojekt.
Commented on 2012-04-14 11:58:09
Well it's an RPG from last year technically :D
Commented on 2012-04-14 12:20:47
oh, right. xenoblade and last story are rpgs from last year too... if you lived on japan.
Commented on 2012-04-14 12:23:14
I'm not much of a fan of JRPG's, are those JRPG's? That's not to say any RPG from Japan, just the actual genre. I think Dark Souls and Dragon's Dogma both look pretty sweet.
Commented on 2012-04-14 18:22:03 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
I really want to replay this game but a 11 gig patch? lol no thanks
Are you serious an 11GB patch or did you mean 1.1GB patch?

Anyways glad to see this game finally shipped on X360... if CD Projekt is not working on a PS3 version then I say they better start making Witcher 1 pretty soon, I really hate how PC game devs keep putting games sequels on consoles without ever bothering to port or re-program enhance the previous or part 1 game on a disc... too many PC devs to name but I will say Crytek since they took out a level and made it DLG only... sigh
Commented on 2012-04-14 19:10:52
eh, better a good effort (I see Crysis on consoles with cryengine3 as the same effort CDProkect did with enhance the game for the 360 release) with a good pricepoint in digital form, than shating mediocre resolution up in disk like the last "HD" Classics as Jak&Daxter, Silent Hill, MGS ... some aren't even HD.
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    Executioner_UK @Moonwalker: Yeah thats the scene i thought you meant... that trailer is but a small snippet of the prologue.. took me an hour to complete it ;) Gonna replay it because it was that good! (3 Hours ago)
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    Moonwalker @Executioner_UK: I mean this one : [url] :). and sounds awesome man, should be great next tuesday :) (3 Hours ago)
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