The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings 2-Years Later ReviewGuest_Jim_* - December 17, 2013
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With the upcoming release of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, and the occasional sale, we are taking a look at the already released games in the CD Projekt RED franchise. The Witcher franchise is based on the literary works of Andrzej Sapkowski and the first two games are also the first two games developed by CD Projekt RED.
Witchers are highly trained and mutated warriors with the singular purpose of hunting monsters to protect humanity. Over time their numbers have dwindled due to war and a growing hatred for non-humans, which makes life hard for those who still survive. The main character, Geralt of Rivia, also called the White Wolf, has an even harder time though, as he has risen from the dead for an unknown purpose and lost all of his memory from before his resurrection.
Despite his amnesia, Geralt is still a powerful warrior who has found himself near the center of a plot to murder kings. Accused of one of the assassinations, Geralt and his friends must hunt down the true killer, and survive the turmoil that death and despots cause. To understand the events around him though, he not only has to catch the conspirators, but recover his memories.
Like the game before it, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a complex role-playing game with characters and storylines to match. It has received a Mature rating for blood and gore, intense violence, nudity, strong sexual content, and strong language. It deserves this rating, so if you should not be exposed to such content, then you should probably not be reading this review either.
Should we help Geralt recover his memory, or should he be happy with his amnesia? Read on to decide.