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The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition In The Test

CD Projekt RED bring The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition for the first time as out for the Xbox 360 console. PC gamers get the improved version as a free update. We present the innovations and reward the developers with a better rating.

What is a witch? Many PC role-players and connoisseurs of fantasy novels should be able to answer this question without major problems. Pure console veterans, however, do not necessarily who is Geralt of Rivia. After all, Geralt pulls in the Enhanced Edition of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for the first time on the Xbox 360 by Temeria. For the Xbox version of the developer CD Projekt has a short, animated comic sequence placed before the actual game, which the Witcher classifies. The comic sequence's also in the revised PC version. Nice, but nothing compared to what awaits us if we start a new adventure in the Enhanced Edition.

The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition

Precious intro

The Polish developer CD Projekt has drawn again from the solid for going into story-driven hunting monsters and shows a nearly four-minute render intro that what is at stake in the following almost 50 hours of play including: the murder of King Demawend of Aedirn by the Letho mysterious sorcerer.

The introduction gives an answer to who owns the head, already in the original version of The Witcher 2 proudly carries around with him the Letho. But that's not really exciting about these four minutes. Rather it is the quality and production with which CD Projekt itself or the intro of the first Witcher exceeding that of 2007.

The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition

Better preparation

If the jaw is closed again, we have a choice, which is already with patch 2.0 to play implemented tutorial that the fundamentals of Geralt brings us within about 20 minutes closer to martial arts and other skills. Anyone who has not played The Witcher 2, should accept this offer because of a loner RPG Assassins of Kings is quite complex. At the end of the introduction to the game beats us for our talent the most appropriate level of difficulty before, and we are also the first to make the acquaintance of another innovation from the already published update: the arena.

In this we can get regardless of the action again and assert ourselves against-increasing waves of enemies to dust experience and prizes. Between rounds we prepare ourselves in the waiting room through meditation, taking drink and hiring of mercenaries for particularly hard, forthcoming debates before. Also international fame beckons through the entry of our results in an online ranking.

The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition

Bug fixes

The actual single player campaign itself comes at the start so well known and therefore managed as usual. Well almost, because one has to diligently operated debugging CD project, on the other waits with the "Dark Mode" (also included with the 2.0 update) a new difficulty for us. This is on a similar level as the highest ever called "Insane" - with the difference that we now always save können.Geralts death is thus no final deal anymore.

A nice compromise for people who are indeed looking for a decent challenge, but do not want to run the risk to be 30 hours of play time in the sand. Who plays in The Dark Fashion, has also chasing the possibility of "Dark Legend" and so gradually to snag a particularly powerful set of objects.

We also look forward to several revisions in controls and combat system. Thus, targeting of opponents now works noticeably better, also the target system is looking for something smart the opponent out of the turmoil - the best skirmish but still not quite control. Moreover, the attacks of Geralt will now not interrupted every second of enemies. While this falls a little bit of the claim, but it saves time on the nerves.

The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition

More work for the sorcerer

DLC delivered by CD Projekt already for the first two acts in each case a new quest. The remaining mini download extensions such as various pieces of equipment that were previously reserved only for owners of the Collector's Edition, since a previous patch are now included in the package.

Really new game feed we experience specifically in the Enhanced Edition only in the last of the three acts, ie in the chapter, which was clearly the weakest and shortest in the first edition. The developer already gave this site with some arches and a small section of new forest areas in which we also new characters like the noblewoman Brigida Paper Brock must do fresh quests on the side of old acquaintance. So we trudge around with a small expedition through the forgotten archives of the city of Loc Muinne to solve the riddle of an intelligent golems.

The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition

Spring Cleaning in Temeria

By the additions, the final act designed noticeably larger and more varied. To achieve the manufacturer's specified four hours of additional gameplay, you have to proceed but rather trödelig. Refreshing the new content but in any case, even if he does not change at the open end, which is clearly designed for a The Witcher third But we now get an extended epilogue donated, in which Geralt's friend larkspur the events can once again reminisce.

Thus he describes the consequences arising out of our decisions during the game, especially for the political situation in Temeria. A similar review is also now the bard between the individual chapters. Good idea, because then our decisions throughout the game will be even more stressed.

The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition

The revisions and improvements round out the already excellent The Witcher 2 from once in addition. Who is The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has not yet risen: Now is the right time comes. For those who have been struck before, the download of the ten gigabytes of proud, free updates and a new visit in Temeria definitely worth it.

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