The player is Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, a witcher. Entangled in the political turmoil that engulfed Temeria, Geralt helped quell the rebellion of the Order of the Flaming Rose. Soon after, he saved King Foltest’s life when the monarch was attacked by a witcher-like assassin. He continues to protect the king, serving as his bodyguard as Foltest strives to bring peace to his kingdom. The Order’s last bastions have yielded to the royal army, yet one more task remains - the Baroness La Valette announced her secession from the realm, and her fortress must be taken. A month after the attempted assassination, Foltest’s armies stand at the gates of La Valette Castle, preparing for a final assault. Still at Foltest’s side, Geralt is among them, unable to begin his personal quest to discover the mysterious assassin’s origin and identity…
Thanks to the new, ultra-modern REDengine, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features both beautiful graphics and sophisticated in-game mechanics, drawing players into the most lively and believable world ever created in a video game.
Defining new standards for realistic, non-linear game narration, The Witcher 2 spins a mature, thought-provoking tale to produce one of the most complex and unique RPGs ever released on consoles. In addition to its epic story, the game features a complex combat system that uniquely combines dynamic action and tactical depth.
Enhanced Edition features:
Compared to the initial award winning PC release, the Enhanced Edition features lots of new and exciting content:
Additional hours of gameplay: New major adventures set in previously unseen locations, expanding the story and introducing new characters, mysteries and monsters.
New Game Introduction and cinematics: All new animations and cut scenes, including a new, three and a half minute pre-rendered cinematic depicting the assassination of King Demavend of Aedirn. BAFTA Award winner and Academy Award nominee Tomasz Baginski brings this key historical event to life, setting the stage for the story told in The Witcher 2.
All of the up-to-date DLC and improvements introduced in the 2.0 version of the PC game, including: - Arena Mode – an arcade mode that allows players to fight against endless waves of enemies and test their combat skills. Players can share their results with their friends by uploading high scores to the forums or to Facebook . - A new, extensive tutorial system - allows gamers to be gradually and smoothly immersed in the game world and Geralt’s adventures. - Dark Mode – a difficulty level designed for hardcore players, with unique dark-themed items. At this difficulty level, even greater emphasis is placed on battle preparation, defensive maneuvers and opportunistic attacking.
Official soundtrack in MP3 format.
World Map - A map of the game's world.
Quest Handbook - The Witcher 2 quest handbook for both novice and experienced role-playing fans.
Game Manual - A rulebook and interface explanation to help you get started.
Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, ATI Radeon HD 4670, ATI Radeon HD 4850, ATI Radeon HD 4870, ATI Radeon HD 5670, ATI Radeon HD 5750
I love just exploring all the cool environments the game. The plot is fun, too! Alot like Game of Thrones. I'm working on beating it on the hard mode right now—its kicking my butt and its still fun!
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An Innovation… still!
by janglehorse, USA - Mar 6th 2014
There are a precious few franchises that make the search for the latest titles on Mac irrelevant. The Witcher ranks among one of the strongest titles in the Mac catalogue and arguably within the entire genre. Built on the rich stories and novels of Andrej Spkowski, The Witcher 2 faulters little in its story and characters, and the gameplay casts a far reaching vision of what an RPG will look like in the next decade.
However, the 2 year gap in Apple's lackadaisical gaming market continues to frustrate and bewilder this gamer. Its hard to understand why Mac would introduce its customers to ongoing franchises, and then force them to take their money and loyalty to other platforms. Witcher 3 is waiting in the wings for release this year, and like many other Mac users, opening my wallet for a Playstation, X-Box, or even a mid-range gaming PC is becoming more than a distant possibility.
RPG lovers will be sure to follow The Witcher's path, no matter the platform— its a beast. For now, just play this intallment for a taste of the future!
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This Is A GREAT Game
by Doc Savage, USA - Nov 8th 2013
Dragon Age: Origins is my favorite RPG of all time, but this one is very close on its heels.
This game is MUCH more stable than the first Witcher. My understanding is that this was a direct port and the first was the Windows version running through emulation.
The game ran smoothly for me, but I was running on a 2008 Mac Pro with a Radeon 5870. Your milage will most likely vary.
If you were offended by the sex and nudity in the original Witcher, be prepared to be even MORE offended by The Witcher 2. I'm good with it, but some others seem to care. Not sure why.
I save early and often on games like this. As with the original, having a large number of saved games seems to slow down some aspects of the game, so it's a good idea to go back and occasionally pare down your saves.
HOWEVER, there will come a point in the game where you need to choose between following a dude named Roche or another dude named Iorveth. Save the game before you choose and make sure you KEEP THAT SAVE. Depending on which one you go with, the game diverges on two completely separate paths. There is some overlap later, but the plot from that point on is completely different. Once you choose (there is no right or wrong) and finish the game, load up that save and make the other decision and play it through. BOTH plots are very cool and you won't get to play the alternate one unless you do it this way.
In conclusion, this is a very fun game with a complex plot and great attention to detail. The visuals are amazing, and assuming you have a fairly powerful gaming rig, the action is smooth and the game play is very rewarding.
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