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Geeky Game Review: the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition (Xbox360)
Last Updated on Monday, 30 April 2012 11:14 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 1 May 2012 11:00
As a non-PC\pro-console gamer, I’ve never had a chance to explore the world that Geralt of Rivia occupies. The engrossing story, mature content and sword slashing action has been appealing to me for longer than I can remember. When CD Projekt RED announced they would be bringing over the The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings to my beloved Xbox 360, I became a tad excited.
For those not familiar with the premise behind The Witcher, it follows the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a unique brand of monster hunter. Possessed with innate magical skills, Geralt hires himself out to anybody with a scary problem and sacks full of coin. Not quite human, not quite mage, Geralt lives within and outside many worlds. His life is full of moral choices, beautiful lasses and big shiny swords. Its been a well received game for the mouse and keyboard set but how does it translate to the land of controllers?
No way can I get into this review without first diving into the graphics. CDPR busted their collective humps to make The Witcher’s visuals pop for its Xbox outing. The world is alive during all hours of the day and it shows. Everything is crisp and clear, once the engine catches up with it all. There were times the game looked more like a first gen game than the powerhouse it is. I’m not knocking the game for it because plenty of AAA titles have the same problem, even when installed to the hard drive. But once they do kick in, prepare to be wowed. If you liked the look of Skyrim, you will love what you see in the Witcher.
Hey Witcher fans, plenty of cool info is here. Comics, contests and more!
Last Updated on Thursday, 5 April 2012 04:03 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 5 April 2012 05:00
The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition is going to be here in less than two weeks and CD Projekt RED has decided to get fans in a frenzy with a crazy amount of news. Have an iOS device? You can grab a free interactive comic from the Apple store when the game releases. Detailing Geralt’s attempts to take down a werecat, the comic is bringing music, motion graphics, sound effects and plenty of interactive bits, the comic will keep your iPhone and iPad plenty busy. Download it on April 17th while you’re waiting in line for your Witcher 2 copy.
Want to play the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition but running a little low on cash? Well the developer still wants you to play and they’re offering up a chance for 1,000 fans to get a copy for free. They want fans to help write reviews of the game and will ship it out to for them to get their review on. They have a web page to sign up at, you just need to supply your info and send them some sample reviews for consideration. Better than a traditional contest, especially if you have some writing skills. If you’re interested, make sure to fill out your info before April 9th!
Already have the PC version of the Witcher 2 and only need the Enhanced Edition goodies? You can start the patch download starting on the 11th of April. It won’t be active until the 17th but you’ll breathe easy knowing it’s safe and secure in your downloads. Plus you’ll also have a DRM free copy of the game stored on GOG.com, free of charge! It’s almost too much Witcher news for one day!
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition will release for the Xbox 360 and PCs on April 17th. Hit the break for the full press release!
The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 intro video hits a million views.
Last Updated on Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:21 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 2 February 2012 06:21
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is coming to the Xbox 360. It’s coming soon and it’s no straight up port. Heading our way on April 17th, Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition is a full on adaptation of the popular PC RPG. CD Projekt RED has been working hard to bring the Witcher’s twisted story lines with 16 different endings over to consoles without sacrificing the gorgeous graphics the game is known for. By the view count of the latest trailer, I’d say plenty of gamers are ready for the game to grace consoles and soon.
The Witcher 2 once again tasks players to guide Geralt of Rivia, this time as he clears his name by finding the King of Temeria’s killer. Along the way Geralt will deal with a vast cast of characters that shapes how the game ends. The game has been a critical and commercial success thanks to its immersive story, gorgeous realistic world and fluid combat system. The Enhanced Edition for Xbox 360 will sport the game on two DVDs, a soundtrack CD, a Quest Handbook to guide users both old and new and a map of the world. Also on tap will be a Dark Edition of the game, filled with extra goodies for your geeky needs. Adding to the Enhanced Edition, the Dark set brings a making of DVD, a trio of stickers, a Witcher medallion, a 200 page artbook – all tucked lovingly inside a custom made box emblazened with the Witcher wolf head.
Either version can be pre-ordered now at Best Buy, Amazon or Gamestop now. Hit the break, read up on the press release and watch that intro video.
The Witcher 2′s Powerful System Specs.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 April 2011 01:33 Written by Daniel Tuesday, 5 April 2011 07:00
I’ve always been more of a console gamer, aside from the occasional MMO, but every once in awhile a PC game comes along and catches my attention. There will always be some PC time for me with games like Civilization or other sim/strategy type games. However, catching my attention currently is The Witcher 2. I never got around to playing the first game, but really wanted to considering all the good things I’ve heard. So I’ve been following the development of Witcher 2 because of how much the first caught my attention.
Recently The Witcher 2 released it’s system spec requirements and I’ve got to say they are pretty rough and it shows they are not aiming for the casual PC gamer here. Your gonna need a serious gaming rig to full enjoy the beauty of this game. The Minimum requirements alone will alienate a good portion of people, but the recommended will down right kick you off the cliff of rejection. I love my PC and even what I thought was a powerhouse will only make the minimum.