Okay! Back on May 17th, I took an evening out from grinding on Inaria to play The Witcher 2. That evening ended in frustration (I recall saying something like “sixty dollars down the effing toilet”) when I could not get past a very early fight sequence. I thought I just sucked.
Well, if I suck, then everybody sucks. None of my skills from the first game mapped to this one – in Witcher 1, there was a nice combo system that would allow you to decimate an enemy if your timing on your attacks was right; it also had different stances for fighting different enemies. If those exist in Witcher 2, I was never told about them and couldn’t find them myself.
Plus, respawning enemies. I mean, yeah, I’m in enemy territory, but at some point those guys should pause at the doorways of the courtyard I’m in and think to themselves, “You know, I just watched him kill twenty guys…maybe I won’t go out there. If he wants to fire that ballista so badly, I think I’m going to let him.”
All in all, a little early in the game for a shelf-level event. I’m sure I’ll pick it up again sometime but I don’t know when.
Quen is your friend. Also, move/roll around don’t just stand in one place. Unlike in TW1 where enemies attack you one by one while the others watch while circling you, in TW2 you get raped easily when surrounded. You can also use traps, but really, Quen is all you need. If all else fails there is Easy.
“Shelf-level even.” lol. (added to lexicon)
May 17th? You spent your hard-earned money on witcher2!!??
L.A. NOIRE man! It came out on May 17th!
Seriously, if you haven’t tried it, you should check it out.