History VideoGame / TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings

17th Jun '17 7:55:10 PM nombretomado
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The game was originally released on PC, on May 17, 2011. On April 17, 2012, the game was released on XBox360 as ''The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition'', with approximately four hours of additional content and 33 minutes of extra cutscenes. The Enhanced Edition content was also made available to PC owners of the game through a free patch.

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The game was originally released on PC, on May 17, 2011. On April 17, 2012, the game was released on XBox360 UsefulNotes/XBox360 as ''The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition'', with approximately four hours of additional content and 33 minutes of extra cutscenes. The Enhanced Edition content was also made available to PC owners of the game through a free patch.
17th Jun '17 8:57:52 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Letho is quite clearly meant to be played by [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger Big Arnie]] in the live-action adaption. Size, intelligence, ObfuscatingStupidity, accent and characteristic gap between the front teeth, it's all there.

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Letho is quite clearly meant to be played by [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Big Arnie]] in the live-action adaption. Size, intelligence, ObfuscatingStupidity, accent and characteristic gap between the front teeth, it's all there.
20th Mar '17 12:55:59 AM lilithmercy
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** Also, if you pirated the game, the sex scene is with an old woman.
4th Mar '17 10:08:47 AM Choombi
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* KirkSummation: A one-eyed Temerian lord on the Council of Regents has at Geralt with a HannibalLecture, chiding him for being a "thug for hire" and such, saying that Geralt enjoys the bloodshed. Geralt [[NotSoDifferent tells all about how "valiant" knights reveled in the bedlam in the siege in the prologue]], and that the one thing Geralt likes most about being a witcher is that he never has to draw his sword on another's command.

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* KirkSummation: A one-eyed The Temerian lord on the Council of Regents Regents, Baron Kimbolt, has at Geralt with a HannibalLecture, chiding him for being a "thug for hire" and such, saying that Geralt enjoys the bloodshed. Geralt [[NotSoDifferent tells all about how "valiant" knights reveled in the bedlam in the siege in the prologue]], and that the one thing Geralt likes most about being a witcher is that he never has to draw his sword on another's command.
19th Feb '17 11:24:12 AM MadCormorant
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The depiction of the Kaedweni in the game, at least in the English dub, is an obvious analogue of [[UsefulNotes/Scotland the Scots]] without delving at all into the common kilts-and-bagpipes cliche. The common troops encountered on Roche's route have Scottish accents, and King Henselt's royal line is called the line of the unicorn--the unicorn being also the national animal of Scotland.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The depiction of the Kaedweni in the game, at least in the English dub, is an obvious analogue of [[UsefulNotes/Scotland [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} the Scots]] without delving at all into the common kilts-and-bagpipes cliche. The common troops encountered on Roche's route have Scottish accents, and King Henselt's royal line is called the line of the unicorn--the unicorn being also the national animal of Scotland.
19th Feb '17 11:23:03 AM MadCormorant
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The depiction of the Kaedweni in the game, at least in the English dub, is an obvious analogue of [[UsefulNotes/Scotland the Scots]] without delving at all into the common kilts-and-bagpipes cliche. The common troops encountered on Roche's route have Scottish accents, and King Henselt's royal line is called the line of the unicorn--the unicorn being also the national animal of Scotland.



* HappyEndingOverride: VideoGame/TheWitcher ended on a somewhat victorious note, with Geralt restoring order to the Temerian captial of Vizima and helping it forge an alliance with Redania in the process. Not too long in the sequel, though, [[spoiler:Foltest is killed and all of Temeria falls into chaos. By the end, it either gets divided up, breaks into CivilWar, or effectively becomes absorbed by Redania. And that's before [[TheEmpire Nilfgaard]] invades the Northern Kingdoms.]]

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* HappyEndingOverride: VideoGame/TheWitcher ended on a somewhat victorious note, with Geralt restoring order to the Temerian captial of Vizima and helping it forge an alliance with Redania in the process. Not too long in the sequel, though, [[spoiler:Foltest is killed and all of Temeria falls into chaos. By the end, it either gets divided up, breaks into CivilWar, or effectively becomes absorbed by Redania. And that's before [[TheEmpire Nilfgaard]] invades the Northern Kingdoms.Kingdoms in the third game.]]
18th Feb '17 9:35:05 AM Morgenthaler
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The story opens with the assassination of Geralt [[TheHunter the Witcher's]] current employer, King Foltest, and Geralt being pegged as the prime suspect. Now Geralt must [[ClearMyName clear his name]] by bringing the real Kingslayer to justice. However, Geralt soon realizes there is far more at stake than simply hunting down an assassin of kings, as he is once again drawn into the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt political scheming]] of [[PowersThatBe those who wish to seize power for themselves]]. To complete his quest, Geralt must join forces with one of two potential allies; Vernon Roche, the noble, but [[HotBlooded hotheaded and impulsive]] leader of the Blue Stripes, an elite Temerian Army special forces outfit; or Iorveth, a cynical and violent, but [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] elf who leads the last remnants of the Scoia'tael.

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The story opens with the assassination of Geralt [[TheHunter [[TheWitchHunter the Witcher's]] current employer, King Foltest, and Geralt being pegged as the prime suspect. Now Geralt must [[ClearMyName clear his name]] by bringing the real Kingslayer to justice. However, Geralt soon realizes there is far more at stake than simply hunting down an assassin of kings, as he is once again drawn into the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt political scheming]] of [[PowersThatBe those who wish to seize power for themselves]]. To complete his quest, Geralt must join forces with one of two potential allies; Vernon Roche, the noble, but [[HotBlooded hotheaded and impulsive]] leader of the Blue Stripes, an elite Temerian Army special forces outfit; or Iorveth, a cynical and violent, but [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] elf who leads the last remnants of the Scoia'tael.
14th Dec '16 2:56:28 PM DivineDeath
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* JigsawPuzzlePlot: There's a ''lot'' of political backstabbing going on behind the scenes on multiple fronts. So many that learning them all requires multiple playthroughs.
22nd Nov '16 6:09:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* DictionaryOpening: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIE_oNJy8Lk The Hope trailer]].
-->WITCHERS, so called by the Nordlings (q.v.), were an elite and mysterious caste of warrior-monks. They are portrayed in popular lore as posessing magic powers and superhuman abilities. W. were believed to combat evil spirits, beasts and all manner of dark forces. In reality (...) w. served the monarchs of the North in the tribal wars they waged against one another.
8th Sep '16 9:43:06 AM LentilSandEater
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* Acrofatic: Henselt is fat but avoids AdiposeRex by being more muscle than fat. Many soldiers say that Henselt was an accomplished fighter not shirking from any battle and turned to lavish lifestyle only recently.

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* Acrofatic: {{Acrofatic}}: Henselt is fat but avoids AdiposeRex by being more muscle than fat. Many soldiers say that Henselt was an accomplished fighter not shirking from any battle and turned to lavish lifestyle only recently.
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