History VideoGame / TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings

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.
8th Sep '16 9:42:52 AM LentilSandEater
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* AdiposeRex: Henselt is fat. Goes well with his objectionable personality.
** He is more {{Acrofatic}} as he is definitely more stocky than fat. Many soldiers say that Henselt was an accomplished fighter not shirking from any battle and turned to lavish lifestyle only recently.
*** And also TruthInTelevision - a bulkier fighter in the medieval era meant they could take injuries as flesh wounds that would kill other men - an inch is quite a lot when you're talking [[{{Kevlard}} about piercing fat versus piercing an organ.]] Besides [[{{Flynning}} the theatrical fighting techniques of movies and fencing aren't realistic fighting techniques]] - being a gymnast definitely isn't necessary to fight, especially compared to literally throwing one's weight around in a suit of armor.

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* AdiposeRex: Acrofatic: Henselt is fat. Goes well with his objectionable personality.
** He is
fat but avoids AdiposeRex by being more {{Acrofatic}} as he is definitely more stocky muscle than fat. Many soldiers say that Henselt was an accomplished fighter not shirking from any battle and turned to lavish lifestyle only recently.
*** And also TruthInTelevision - a bulkier fighter in the medieval era meant they could take injuries as flesh wounds that would kill other men - an inch is quite a lot when you're talking [[{{Kevlard}} about piercing fat versus piercing an organ.]] Besides [[{{Flynning}} the theatrical fighting techniques of movies and fencing aren't realistic fighting techniques]] - being a gymnast definitely isn't necessary to fight, especially compared to literally throwing one's weight around in a suit of armor.
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31st Aug '16 11:57:53 PM Kig
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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, 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 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, outfit; or Iorveth, a cynical, cynical and violent, but [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] elf who leads the last remnants of the Scoia'tael.
27th Feb '16 6:17:08 PM Kytseo
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* BoringButPractical: Aard is the most boring sign (simply being Force Push). It can also stunlock enemies by knocking them down (with knockdown + heavy slash spam being a viable Dark Mode tactic), and possibly daze them for a OneHitKill.
2nd Feb '16 1:53:22 AM DivineDeath
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* PunchClockVillain: Geralt can find himself in this position on Roche's path. His sympathies are clearly with the nonhumans and people of Upper Aedirn, but he still has to work with Henselt to accomplish his goals and put an end to the Eternal Battle.
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