VIDEO | X360, PS3, PC Friday, August 20, 2010 | 9:12 AM

GC: The Witcher 2 presentation

GC: The Witcher 2 presentation

We've got to see and film a presentation of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings yesterday. The game is shaping up very nicely, even though the console versions are so far nowhere to be seen, so we'll keep an eye on that one. The last part is by far the nicest looking of all.

GC: Presentation part 1
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GC: Presentation part 2
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GC: Presentation part 3
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GC: Presentation part 4
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Commented on 2010-08-20 09:38:31
Wow......that is my kind of game !
Love the Mature atmosphere of the game !

This kind of game Zelda style would be awesome....day one for me !
Commented on 2010-08-20 09:58:38
I don't know if i'd call it more mature but it's definitely more towards pulp than the usual crappy high-fantasy. Which i love. High fantasy can f*** right off imo. Tolkien my ass, Robert E. Howard is the go to guy.
Commented on 2010-08-20 10:38:52
You know Andrzej Sapkowski writed Witcher?
Best fantasy books ever.
Commented on 2010-08-20 11:08:03 In reply to PolishGamer
Posted by PolishGamer
You know Andrzej Sapkowski writed Witcher?
Best fantasy books ever.
I do know, i've been planning on getting the one that's been translated for quite a while. I also watched the polish tv-series based on the witcher :D
Commented on 2010-08-20 11:26:34
Yup, the mature theme handled very well.
I would pick this over DA any day. I still don't like his hair, though, but whatever.
The book was awesome in original language, the translation made it kinda... weaker.
Commented on 2010-08-20 13:30:39
well atleast nobodys screaming "dumbed down for consoles" yet.

I hope it does find its way to the consoles..the fact that they're so quiet on it makes me think we wont be seeing that version for quite a while.
Commented on 2010-08-20 13:53:55
Witcher is Muay Thai warrior for sure. :-)))
Commented on 2010-08-20 13:57:13 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
I hope it does find its way to the consoles..the fact that they're so quiet on it makes me think we wont be seeing that version for quite a while.
It wont take much longer than the PC Version. A German Console Magazine (Gamepro) Makes a Preview of it and they only do this if they know its coming for Consoles (Xbox 360, PS3) they have no Release Date yet but even the PC has none.
Commented on 2010-08-20 14:26:18
(prisoner)Hey guard.
(guard) what.
(prisinor)you suck.
(guard)now i am gonna open the cell and get realy close.
(guard)o jeez it was a trap didn't see that coming >_>
Commented on 2010-08-20 14:35:26
Awesome thanks for the videos. Looking pretty great.
Commented on 2010-08-20 15:55:14 In reply to staatsfeind1234
staatsfeind1234 > :-D
Commented on 2010-08-20 16:09:54
Great presentation. That final battle looked pretty spectacular.
Commented on 2010-08-20 16:20:50
Witcher 1 was best game of the year for me when it came out.
Can't wait to buy this
Commented on 2010-08-20 20:30:30
I'm very interested in this game. Hope the console version is up to par.
Commented on 2010-08-20 22:20:30 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
I don't know if i'd call it more mature but it's definitely more towards pulp than the usual crappy high-fantasy. Which i love. High fantasy can f*** right off imo. Tolkien my ass, Robert E. Howard is the go to guy.
Lol, I can't even take that slightly seriously.
Commented on 2010-08-20 23:11:03 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Lol, I can't even take that slightly seriously.
I'm dead serious. Tolkien crafted a very detailed and interesting world, then filled it with bunch of boring pillocks and a very bland story while Howard focuses on making colorful characters with lots of personality and great tempo through the stories. Sure, it's a matter of taste and i prefer the later, much more personal and intimate experience. Even if you prefer the tolkien approach to storytelling i think there are a lot more compelling epics to be found, Frank Herbert's Dune for one.
Commented on 2010-08-20 23:18:20 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
well atleast nobodys screaming "dumbed down for consoles" yet.

I hope it does find its way to the consoles..the fact that they're so quiet on it makes me think we wont be seeing that version for quite a while.
Well, i think few will argue that the Witcher had a bit of a overly convoluted interface. Lots of the stuff could be done smarter and simpler without losing any depth, and that seems to be the case here.
Commented on 2010-08-20 23:21:25
Well I categorically disagree. You don't even have to dig that deep to find that Tolkien's characters are deep and incredibly well thought out, and the story is far from bland. He doesn't just create a detailed world; he creates one that's meaningful and thus worth saving. I don't find that any of Howard's tales that I've read even remotely match up to Tolkien's, nor do I find them particularly oustanding in their own right.

And Dune is more science fiction than pure fantasy, but I still wouldn't put it in the same bracket as The Lord of the Rings.
Commented on 2010-08-21 03:02:40
GOTY 2011 folks.
Commented on 2010-08-21 04:09:43
No, that place is reserved for Arkham City...in my book :). I am not a PC gamer, so if this one doesn't come to consoles (and in a good way) it can never be my GOTY 2011.
Commented on 2010-08-22 00:13:04 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
No, that place is reserved for Arkham City...in my book :). I am not a PC gamer, so if this one doesn't come to consoles (and in a good way) it can never be my GOTY 2011.
Your loss.

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