History YMMV / TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings

14th Dec '17 3:51:03 PM CynicalBastardo
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* MemeticBadass: Vernon.

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* MemeticBadass: Vernon.Vernon is an in universe example. One character notes that he's heard that Vernon cuts off the ears of elves and eats them.
30th Nov '17 7:48:22 PM FateStayWho
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* ThatOneLevel: The [[EarlyGameHell prologue and the first chapter]]. While the game was designed to be difficult, the opening went too far for many players and caused them to give up on the game. There isn't any kind of tutorial for the new mechanics, and the player has too few abilities unlocked against enemies that can make short work of them. It was so bad that it needed to patched to make the game easier.
23rd Nov '17 5:08:00 AM crazyrabbits
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* FridgeBrilliance: Geralt and Letho are in the end NotSoDifferent; both Witchers, but unusually compassionate people whom have been conscripted into the service of a Monarch whether they like it or not, and both of them are motivated beyond self-interest to willingly stay in their service. The contrast is that Geralt doesn't want to bring unnecessary conflict to himself and his friends while Letho is trying to create a safe haven for his own kind.
* GameBreaker: The one from the previous game, the Igni Sign had been nerfed, but Aard and Quen (and even Axii to a point) can easily reach this level.
** Bombs. You can make a load of them and just chuck them out like candies. Works especially well on bosses, even better if you brought the skill that multiplies the damage dealt by 100%, and it can be taken even further with a special torso armor. And the fact that the basic (Grapeshot) requires just two most common alchemy ingredients, has a good range and damage plus can hit a lot of targets at once just further drives the point home.
** 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.
** Combat Acumen. Once unlocked, killing enemies builds up a combo gauge. Once the gauge is full, Geralt can use it to unleash death upon almost anything in the game. Particularly useful on groups of enemies or [[BossInMooksClothing large and powerful monsters]], especially since it's unleashed with a single button.

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* FridgeBrilliance: Geralt and Letho are in the end NotSoDifferent; both Witchers, but unusually compassionate people whom have been conscripted into the service of a Monarch whether they like it or not, and both of them are motivated beyond self-interest to willingly stay in their service. The contrast is that Geralt doesn't want to bring unnecessary conflict to himself and his friends while Letho is trying to create a safe haven for his own kind.
* GameBreaker: The one from the previous game, the Igni Sign had been nerfed, but Aard and Quen (and even Axii to a point) can easily reach this level.
** Bombs. You can make a load of them and just chuck them out like candies. Works especially well on bosses, even better if you brought the skill that multiplies the damage dealt by 100%, and it can be taken even further with a special torso armor. And the fact that the basic (Grapeshot) requires just two most common alchemy ingredients, has a good range and damage plus can hit a lot of targets at once just further drives the point home.
** 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.
** Combat Acumen. Once unlocked, killing enemies builds up a combo gauge. Once the gauge is full, Geralt can use it to unleash death upon almost anything in the game. Particularly useful on groups of enemies or [[BossInMooksClothing large and powerful monsters]], especially since it's unleashed with a single button.
[[GameBreaker/TheWitcher Has its own page]].
19th Nov '17 11:00:22 PM DivineDeath
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* UncannyValley: While the visuals are very good, the characters are notably lacking in visual expression, which makes them a little creepy to look at in the cutscenes.
19th Nov '17 10:57:04 PM DivineDeath
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Anaïs La Valette. She is one of the two bastard children Foltest is fighting a war over at the beginning of the game, and is his only surviving heir by the end. She goes through a lot of [[BreakTheCutie offscreen trauma]] that implicitly leaves her [[DumbStruck unable to speak]], and is also the ''only'' witness to her father's death, which you expect would make her a key factor in proving Geralt's innocence once she finally finds her voice again. Unfortunately, that never happens. She serves as a LivingMacguffin at the end of Roche's path, doesn't factor into Iorveth's at all, and is never mentioned or alluded to in the third game.
17th Oct '17 3:35:05 AM Freshmeat
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Letho, so much. Many players seem willing to forgive him because he’s pretty nice to Geralt and wants to rebuild the Viper witcher school. But this in no way excuses him for multiple regicide, killing dozens of innocents and plunging the Northern realms into chaos – actions which directly lead to wars that would cost thousands of lives. He’s utterly unrepentant for carrying out the mission the Nilfgaardians gave him:
-->'''Letho:''' Kill as many rulers as possible. Lay the blame on the sorceresses. Breed chaos. Prepare the North, soften it before the invasion.\\
'''Letho:''' And you know what’s incredible? We could not have imagined more fertile soil.\\
'''Letho:''' No matter what the war’s outcome, the Northern monarchs’ll accuse one another, pursue their god-given rights, seek vengeance and be at each others’ throats for years to come.
13th Jun '17 3:42:44 PM Bionicman
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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?
28th Mar '17 12:00:39 PM GothicProphet
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* TooCoolToLive:
** [[spoiler:King Foltest. Then again, the title of the sequel is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Assassins of Kings.]]]]
* UglyCute: Many people want to give the troll from the "Troll Trouble" DLC a big hug. Besides the random hostile ones, every troll in the second game is absolutely adorable.

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* TooCoolToLive:
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TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:King Foltest. Then again, the title of the sequel is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Assassins of Kings.]]]]
* UglyCute: Many people want to give the troll from the "Troll Trouble" DLC a big hug. Besides the random hostile ones, every troll in the second game is absolutely adorable.adorable.
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17th Mar '17 10:26:21 AM CynicalBastardo
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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Saskia's armor shows a lot of cleavage over providing protection to her heart and lungs. Potential FridgeBrilliance however, as [[spoiler:she doesn't need the protection anyway, given that she's actually a dragon; her ability to heal is epitomised by quickly recovering from impalement at the end of chapter 3.]] Also, the sexy look could help sway the peasantry to her cause (as evidenced by one stolen dream you recover being a peasant having a sexual fantasy of Saskia).

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: {{Stripperiffic}}:
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Saskia's armor shows a lot of cleavage over providing protection to her heart and lungs. Potential FridgeBrilliance however, as [[spoiler:she doesn't need the protection anyway, given that she's actually a dragon; her ability to heal is epitomised by quickly recovering from impalement at the end of chapter 3.]] Also, the sexy look could help sway the peasantry to her cause (as evidenced by one stolen dream you recover being a peasant having a sexual fantasy of Saskia).Saskia).
** Ves wears what is mostly a practical outfit for combat, barring an egregious ImpossiblyLowNeckline. [[TheWitcher3WildHunt Lampshaded in the next game by Roche]] who notes that she should be wearing proper armour.
2nd Mar '17 8:43:13 AM SorPepita
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** Bombs. You can make a load of them and just chuck them out like candies. Works especially well on bosses, even better if you brought the skill that multiplies the damage dealt by 100%, and it can be taken even further with a special torso armor. And the fact that the basic(Grapeshot) requires just need two most common alchemy ingredients, has a good range and damage plus can hit a lot of targets at once just further drives the point home.

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** Bombs. You can make a load of them and just chuck them out like candies. Works especially well on bosses, even better if you brought the skill that multiplies the damage dealt by 100%, and it can be taken even further with a special torso armor. And the fact that the basic(Grapeshot) basic (Grapeshot) requires just need two most common alchemy ingredients, has a good range and damage plus can hit a lot of targets at once just further drives the point home.



* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:Letho]] shades of it. He doesn't look like a type to be one, though.

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* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:Letho]] has shades of it. He doesn't look like a type to be one, though.



** The above doubles as one for [[spoiler: Roche. Henselt just killed all of his men and raped Ves. His purpose through the game was to track down the kingslayer, only to be willing (or for some, successfully) to become one himself.]]
** Depending on the playthrough, Loredo has a few potential moments where he may have crossed it, exactly when depends on the player. The first can be when he arranges for riots and mass murder of innocent nonhumans in Flotsam. The second can be when Geralt sides with Roche and discovers Loredo's [[spoiler:kept an elven woman as a SexSlave for a year]]. The third can be when Geralt sides with Iorveth and Loredo personally sets fire to a house full of innocent elven women just to spite the Witcher.

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** The above doubles as one for [[spoiler: Roche. Henselt just killed all of his men and raped Ves. His purpose through the game was to track down the kingslayer, only to be willing (or for (for some, successfully) to become one himself.]]
** Depending on the playthrough, Loredo has a few potential moments where he may have crossed it, it; exactly when depends on the player. The first can be when he arranges for riots and mass murder of innocent nonhumans in Flotsam. The second can be when Geralt sides with Roche and discovers Loredo's [[spoiler:kept Loredo [[spoiler:has kept an elven woman as a SexSlave for a year]]. The third can be when Geralt sides with Iorveth and Loredo personally sets fire to a house full of innocent elven women just to spite the Witcher.



** 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.

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** Only in English dub. In the 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.
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