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The Witcher 2: Witchy Enough for the Witcher

Posted by deckard47 on September 18, 2009

That’s right, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (which makes me think of Cigars of the Pharaohs, of course).

Here’s the video.

So. Excited? Yes! The graphics look about as good as you’d expect (sharper, less wonky than the first game) and the new physics (courtesy of Havoc, which hopefully means us ATI folks won’t get screwed again) make combat and spells look pretty amazing. They also seem to be making an effort to create more autonomous, interactive worlds. I especially like the soldiers doing push-ups, and the barrel trick. Geralt looks a bit funny (some kind of wacky pony-tail), but he seems to be stoically Geralting on, unsurprisingly. Oh, and they’re pulling a bit of a Mass Effect with their conversational camera angles and dialogue system.

No info on what the release date will be. Normally I would let them tell me in good time, but I really want this bad, now. Much like The Witcher before it, this game looks to refine a lot of mechanics taken from other recent RPGs. Hopefully, they’ll get it all right again (or more right!).

Oh, and that dialogue is obviously performed (in odd English) by the guys who made the game, right? Become Geralt sounds awesomely hilarious.

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