There’s a lot to be said about “The Witcher 2”, from a deep and involved story set in an intricately detailed fantasy world to the polished gameplay and hefty combat. It’s not a perfect game, but the criticism that can be levelled at it does little to drive it from the spot at as one of my favorites. In this review I’ll point out the things that the game does really well, and which I’ve really enjoyed, as well as the things that stand out to me as small blemishes on an otherwise great experience. I’ve read plenty of game reviews where determining if the game is recommended requires reading all the way to the end. I wouldn’t be able to do that here even if I wanted to. This game gets an easy recommendation. As the Xbox 360 version of the game and the upgrade to the “Enhanced Edition” for PC came out on April 17 2012 I suppose I could call this a 2012 game of the year candidate. Though I didn’t play the original PC version in 2011, I think it’s fair to say it was up there with Skyrim and Deus Ex: Human Revolution as one of the best of last year as well.
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