Developer: CD Projekt RED
Publisher: Namco Bandai
We already knew that The Witcher 2 was a cracking game. Dave's review of CD Projekt RED's fantastical RPG last year lavished it with high praise, even as I wept as my faithful PC at the time departed this world. The love that the developers showed for the platfom was clear, and when The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition was announced for Xbox 360 was announced, the questions that surrounded it were mostly technical. Bad ports can, after all, wreck a triumphant parade with torrential rain.
We needn't have worried.
The Witcher 2 continues the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a white-haired, gravelly-voiced mutant who, as the titular character, is able to manipulate magic, craft and drink toxic potions, and go around slaying monsters with his shimmering silver sword. He is a man (well, something more than a man) who fosters high scruples, ponders his actions carefully, and is beholden to no man, nor country, nor king. He tries to do what is right, and what is honest...and he loathes politics.Click here to read more...
The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings is generally considered to be an astounding RPG triumph: an unflinching, mature and open exploration of adult themes and the blurred lines between true good and evil. Dave awarded CD Projekt Red's effort with a laudible 9/10 score in our full review... and the Polish powerhouse isn't finished with their masterpiece yet. Version 2.0 promises to add a host of tweaks, improvements and new features to the package for free when it releases at the end of next month - and will provide the framework for an Xbox 360 port that promises to be "the most complex RPG on consoles."
We've got the full details below thanks to a demonstration from CD Projekt, starting with the Version 2.0 update.
First things first. Version 2.0 will hit as a completely free patch on 29th September, available via automatic update through your client of choice. It contains as much content as most premium DLC packs; including extra content, bug fixes and technical enhancements without players needing to pay a penny for the privilege.Click here to read more...