Sunday, 5 February 2012

Game of the Year: The Witcher 2

In a year of quality RPGs The Witcher 2 stand out as one of the best, yet most underrated, games of 2011. It's rare for a game to make me so invested in the story and characters but with full voice acting, a well written script and plenty of game affecting choices The Witcher 2 kept me engrossed throughout.
The characters are likeable and the relationships are anything but simple.
Many games this year included dragons but the Witcher 2 used the to the greatest effect, in my opinion, by keeping their appearances rare but exciting. Few dragon encounters meant that the experience was never diluted to the point of becoming standard and there were plenty of other interesting monsters to fight too.
The Dragon is only one of many boss monsters you fight throughout the game.
Graphically the Witcher 2 was one of the most beautiful games of the year with distinct environments and character models crafted to an astonishing level of detail. The world may not be that large but it is varied and full of life. Every location you visit has an aspect of beauty to it that will often take your breath away.
The graphics, world design and creatures create some breath taking scenes.
During my inevitable post graduation unemployment The Witcher 2 in definitely one of the games I will be going back to for another play-through. The Witcher 2 deserves the accolade of Game of the Year for it's engaging story, varied and fluid combat and the totally immersive world it creates.

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