History YMMV / TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings

28th Mar '16 12:46:47 PM demonfiren
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*** Heck, Igni still counts too, you just have to invest in it. With maxed spell damage enhancements and skills, hammering the sign key to machine gun out fireballs will rapidly drain the health of anything not immune to fire. If your enemy is one of the few which ''is'' fireproof, blast em' anyway- a single blast from Igni will force them into a few seconds of flinch animation, dropping their guard.

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*** ** Heck, Igni still counts too, you just have to invest in it. With maxed spell damage enhancements and skills, hammering the sign key to machine gun out fireballs will rapidly drain the health of anything not immune to fire. If your enemy is one of the few which ''is'' fireproof, blast em' anyway- a single blast from Igni will force them into a few seconds of flinch animation, dropping their guard.
19th Feb '16 3:58:33 AM KhlavKalash
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** Only in English dub. In original Polish dub he's voiced by actor associated with playing and voicing die-hard badasses, without any accent, which blends flawlessly into the character.

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** Only in English dub. In original Polish dub he's voiced by an actor associated with playing and voicing die-hard badasses, without any accent, which blends flawlessly into the character.
19th Feb '16 3:56:38 AM KhlavKalash
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* OneSceneWonder: The Draug.


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* OneSceneWonder: The Draug.
19th Feb '16 3:54:33 AM KhlavKalash
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* ContestedSequel: Do you agree with the likes of [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] and say it's an amazing sequel to the first?, or do you agree with the likes of WebVideo/SuperBunnyhop and say it's a bit of a SophomoreSlump?

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* ContestedSequel: Do you agree with the likes of [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] and say it's an amazing sequel to the first?, or first? Or do you agree with the likes of WebVideo/SuperBunnyhop and say it's a bit of a SophomoreSlump?
10th Feb '16 10:03:38 PM Kytseo
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* ScrappyMechanic:
** While it's much better than in the first game, there are still various problems with the combat (one example being a lack of a hard target lock, a feature that was perfected [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime 13 years before Witcher 2]].
** The fistfighting went from an easy, yet still skill and reflex-based, venture in the first game to an easy, long, and boring series of ActionCommands.
2nd Dec '15 1:41:57 PM sanfranman91
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* PolishedPort: Barring lower graphical fidelity and visuals, the Xbox 360 port made many significant improvements over the PC original. The controls were revised for the controller and introduced a new tutorial that thoroughly explained the mechanics of the game. The port also tweaked the game's difficulty curve of the prologue mission, meaning that players would no longer have to worry about being stuck as a result of attacks being interrupted mid-swing by an enemy hitting Geralt from the side. As if that wasn't enough, people who purchased the port received a game guide, a world map, concept art, interviews, a soundtrack, four hours of additional gameplay, and a code to redeem a separate PC copy from GOG.
9th Oct '15 12:39:25 PM honeyishrunkmyself
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** Saving Triss is ''always'' better for the world in the long run than securing any other person, no matter which side was picked. This is the only path leading to reinstitution of Council and Chapter of Mages, thus restoring the balance of powers and securing cooperation between mages and kings, instead of rampant powerplay in style of Philippa's Lodge. Not saving Triss personally leads to pogroms of mages and magnifies the chaos in the North even further, additionally robbing kings of their (often well-meaning and trusted) advisors and high courtiers and sowing distrust among Nordlings. This choice makes much more sense after reading the saga and playing the games - almost all the mess in the whole franchise was caused after the Council and Chapter were disbanded in the wake of Thanedd coup.
** Giving Anaïs to Radovid is better than sending her to John Natalis - as Roche points out, better to be a protectorate of Redania than succumb into a civil war ''and'' doing so right when Nilfgaard started it's invasion. The civil war could be possible even worse than partiation of Temeria into baronies.
** Stomaching what Henselt did and letting him alive means that Kaedwen will hold fast rather than disintegrating like Temeria and Aedirn did. If Kaedwen falls into interregum anarchy, this leaves Redania as the only country in the North, while lands of Kaedwen, Aedirn, Temeria and (unmentioned in the game) Lyria will fall into hands of Nilfgaard without any trouble, thus leading to situation where Redania will fall eventually, stripped of any potential allies and being surrounded by Nilfgaard. If Henselt remains in power, Kaedwen takes Aedirn and Pontar Valley, but the country is still there, with it's ruler in charge.
** It's better to let Prince Stennis live rather than allow the peasants to lynch him, even if he possibly had a hand in [[spoiler:poisoning Saskia]]. Without him, Lower Aedirn descends into anarchy, making it more ripe for Nilfgaard to take.
** Most controversial choice requires from player to intentionally weaken Northern Kingdoms and thus shortening the inevetable war with Nilfgaard into a series of mopping operations rather than all-out war.
** Indeed, all of it ''does'' change with ''[[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt The Witcher 3]]'', which pretty much nullifies everything described above. The mage pogroms are slightly postponed at best, Nilfgaard invades and Temeria is toast no matter what. Essentially the only decision that ends up doing any kind of difference is helping Saskia on Iorveth's path. It's the only ending where at least all of your major allies can be well at the end of the game.

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** Saving Triss is ''always'' better for the world in the long run than securing any other person, no matter which side was picked. This [[spoiler:This is the only path leading to reinstitution of Council and Chapter of Mages, thus restoring the balance of powers and securing cooperation between mages and kings, instead of rampant powerplay in style of Philippa's Lodge. Not saving Triss personally leads to pogroms of mages and magnifies the chaos in the North even further, additionally robbing kings of their (often well-meaning and trusted) advisors and high courtiers and sowing distrust among Nordlings. This choice makes much more sense after reading the saga and playing the games - almost all the mess in the whole franchise was caused after the Council and Chapter were disbanded in the wake of Thanedd coup.
coup.]]
** Giving [[spoiler:Giving Anaïs to Radovid is better than sending her to John Natalis - as Roche points out, better to be a protectorate of Redania than succumb into a civil war ''and'' doing so right when Nilfgaard started it's invasion. The civil war could be possible even worse than partiation of Temeria into baronies.
baronies.]]
** Stomaching [[spoiler:Stomaching what Henselt did and letting him alive means that Kaedwen will hold fast rather than disintegrating like Temeria and Aedirn did. If Kaedwen falls into interregum anarchy, this leaves Redania as the only country in the North, while lands of Kaedwen, Aedirn, Temeria and (unmentioned in the game) Lyria will fall into hands of Nilfgaard without any trouble, thus leading to situation where Redania will fall eventually, stripped of any potential allies and being surrounded by Nilfgaard. If Henselt remains in power, Kaedwen takes Aedirn and Pontar Valley, but the country is still there, with it's ruler in charge.
charge.]]
** It's better to let Prince Stennis live rather than allow the peasants to lynch him, even if he possibly had a hand in [[spoiler:poisoning Saskia]]. Without him, Lower [[spoiler:Lower Aedirn descends into anarchy, making it more ripe for Nilfgaard to take.
take.]]
** Most controversial choice requires from player to intentionally weaken [[spoiler:weaken Northern Kingdoms and thus shortening the inevetable war with Nilfgaard into a series of mopping operations rather than all-out war.
war.]]
** Indeed, all of it ''does'' change with ''[[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt The Witcher 3]]'', which pretty [[spoiler:pretty much nullifies everything described above. The mage pogroms are slightly postponed at best, Nilfgaard invades and Temeria is toast no matter what. Essentially the only decision that ends up doing any kind of difference is helping Saskia on Iorveth's path. It's the only ending where at least all of your major allies can be well at the end of the game.]]
5th Oct '15 11:23:11 AM Grobi
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*** The Operator, also an {{Optional Boss}}.
29th Aug '15 9:01:46 PM Kytseo
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* ContestedSequel: Do you agree with the likes of [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] and say it's an amazing sequel to the first?, or do you agree with the likes of WebVideo/SuperBunnyhop and say it's a bit of a SophomoreSlump?
13th Aug '15 4:43:42 AM Finlay44
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** Only in English dub. In original Polish dubb he's voiced by actor associated with playing and voicing die-hard badasses, without any accent, which blends flawlessly into the character.

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** Only in English dub. In original Polish dubb dub he's voiced by actor associated with playing and voicing die-hard badasses, without any accent, which blends flawlessly into the character.
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