If you've been with us for a while, you know we've been reviewing the Witcher collection. This collection is based on a series of Polish books and has a very rich story. So far we have seen 3 main titles from the Witcher series. We have reviewed number 1 in one of the articles and explained to what extent it affected the role-playing style. On the other hand, it established the specific style of The Witcher's storytelling.
If you've been with us for a while, you know we've been reviewing the Witcher collection. This collection is based on a series of Polish books and has a very rich story. So far we have seen 3 main titles from the Witcher series. We have reviewed number 1 in one of the articles and explained to what extent it affected the role-playing style. On the other hand, it established the specific style of The Witcher's storytelling.Read more: How The Witcher 1 created the basis of one of the best role-playing series?
Now we come to #2. The Witcher 2 was released in 2011 and had special conditions. This game should have continued the path of one of the best role-playing games ever made. On the other hand, he should have made it better. However, Witcher 1 was not without problems, and this made it have special fans. Many people know the Witcher titles by the number 3. Because this game is the most complete title of this series. However, what you know from the Witcher series actually started from Witcher 2.
The game Witcher 1 was also very different from other titles in this series in terms of gameplay. On the other hand, number 2 has the gameplay that we are all familiar with. CD Projekt Red realized that the strategy mode they used in The Witcher 1 was dying out. Therefore, he decided to switch to the classic third-person gameplay. Something that attracts fans more. This move by the manufacturer was also very successful and more people paid attention to the game Witcher 2.
The game world of The Witcher 2 was much bigger than #1 and had more content.
The Witcher 2 made a fundamental change in the gameplay of The Witcher
From this First, we will discuss the main change of the Witcher 2 game. At the beginning of the game's release, players would encounter the opening story (Prologue) when they played it. This initial story takes you into the fray. The point here is that combat in The Witcher 2 is relatively difficult. This mode was not different for old and new players. Because CD Projekt Red completely changed the gameplay. Therefore, the battles were changed from strategic mode to direct combat.
On the other hand, because there was no good training system, new players were also facing problems. This made the initial launch of the game a bit difficult. It's like history repeats itself! After 4 months, CD Projekt Red released a new version of this game. This new version was better than the original one in many ways. The most important thing was that it had a training system. Now the players had no problem to experience this game.
When you finished the initial story of the game, you entered the wide world of Witcher 2. This game would introduce you to various big and small stories. The point was that it was very difficult to connect these stories to each other. One of the main characteristics of the Witcher titles is its side missions. Originally, this feature was also present in number 1. Difference #2 was that you could prioritize missions. By doing this, you create your desired storyline that was very interesting for its time.
Geralt's appearance in The Witcher 2 was very similar to what we expect from him. Something that was lacking in #1.
CD Projekt Red's strategy in The Witcher 2 was interesting. This game basically showed that the Witcher world does not revolve around the White Wolf. Rather, other events have happened in this world and are presented to you in the form of 3 different storylines. The main problem here was that CD Projekt Red could not connect these three storylines well. Which made Geralt's adventure a little confusing.
CD Project Red also improved Witcher 2
The improved version of Witcher 2 improved the gameplay a lot, but changed the storytelling. He didn't do much. The thing is, these annoying problems didn't exist for the console version. For this reason, in 2012, CD Projekt Red released the Enhanced Edition version of Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 console and PC. This version of the game completely improved the story telling. Also, it added more content and made a lot of changes in The Witcher 2 in general. What made this game one of the best role-playing titles of its time.
At the end of each part of the game, you would see a summary. In this summary, all the events that happened in that part of the game were displayed. The interesting thing is that like Witcher 3, where the narrator was the narrator at the beginning of each part of Dandelion game, Witcher 2 was the same way. At the end of the game, a summary of all the decisions you made during the game will be displayed.
The Witcher 2 game had 16 different endings. However, a cinematic video at the end of the game You were shown to stay for the events of The Witcher 3. In the improved version, the story was much more logical and the presentation was better. You could better understand the relationship of the characters to each other and on the other hand, the framework of the story was completely preserved.
CD Project Red learns from its mistakes
In 2011 there was no such thing as an update. That's why it was so interesting to see a company improve over time and improve its title. On the other hand, the Enhanced Edition version is almost the same as the Game of the Year Edition. In the sense that the production company has put additional content in it and generally improved its quality.
The point here is that CD Project Red did not complete an incomplete game. Rather, it improved a very good and quality title. These improvements and additional content encouraged you to experience the game again and even three times. From here you can see that CD Projekt Red's strategy for its next titles is the same.
The Witcher 2 game is made to be played multiple times. Therefore, your choices not only affect the story, but also open up new locations and missions for you. For example, if you join the Special Forces in the first part, you will go to a specific area. This is if you go to a different location if you join the Rebels. Each location has its own mission and characters that show how expansive The Witcher 2 is.
The replayability of The Witcher 2 will allow you to use Geralt's different abilities. If you play The Witcher 2 once, you will only have access to a small number of Geralt's abilities. This is if, with experience, you can focus on Geralt's other abilities to experience a diverse gameplay. All of these abilities depend on your playstyle. Geralt has the ability to do all these things.
The Witcher 2 focused a lot on decision making.
Decision index was very important in Witcher 2. So much so that the main focus of the manufacturing company was on this issue. In #1, many choices and decisions did not have much effect on the game process. This is if your every decision mattered in The Witcher 2. When you were presented with the results of your decisions at the end of each part of the game, you would know the consequences of your actions. This system was very interesting in its time. It also showed how much the creators cared about the scope of The Witcher 2.
Decision mode was also present in other titles. However, CD Projekt Red showed the world that he could handle it better than anyone. Especially since The Witcher 2 is not a decision-making title. Rather, it is a role-playing game in which there is decision-making. One interesting point is that The Witcher 2 gives you less room to be neutral. You have to choose a side to continue the story.
Some choices in this game were very difficult. Basically, The Witcher 2 put you in a situation where it was very difficult to make decisions. That's why you had to choose between bad and worse. These decisions were sometimes so difficult that they seemed illogical. This made this game many times more interesting.
The Witcher 2 graphics were stunning
The graphics of the Witcher 2 game were very impressive and beautiful in its time.
The Witcher 2 is an example of a very sequel. is successful Something that is very rare in the world of entertainment. This game has taken all the good points of #1 and completely improved the weak points. Maybe the fight in this game is complicated and a bit boring, but it is much more interesting than #1. On the other hand, the production company put all its focus to design one of the best role-playing titles in history.
The Witcher 2 is not an ordinary title. Completing it requires a lot of patience and precision. On the other hand, once you finish this game, you will not experience all its content. Therefore, the Witcher 2 cannot be recommended for everyone did However, if you're a die-hard fan of the series, it's definitely worth a try.
Overall, The Witcher 2 is what we know from The Witcher. This game basically solidified the foundations of this collection and built on it. Despite all the problems, The Witcher 2 is one of the best role-playing titles in the history of video games, and it is very enjoyable to make decisions in it. Especially since you could see the results of all your actions at the end of each section!