History YMMV / TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings

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.
21st Jan '17 11:43:14 AM LongLiveHumour
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** The first encounter with Letho.

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** The first encounter with Letho. He spams powerful shields, and while you're patiently chipping away at his health you must never, ever let him hit you, because he'll take you out in three blows.
20th Jan '17 2:06:38 AM DivineDeath
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* GoldenEnding: While no clear "good ending" is even possible, there are few better choices and their quality of "good" itself can vary. Of course this can also change with the release of The Witcher 3. Almost all of them are counter-intuitive.
** Saving Triss is ''always'' better for the world in the long run than securing any other person, no matter which side was picked. [[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.]]
** [[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.]]
** [[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.]]
** 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, [[spoiler:Lower Aedirn descends into anarchy, making it more ripe for Nilfgaard to take.]]
** Most controversial choice requires from player to intentionally [[spoiler: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 [[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.]]
14th Dec '16 7:34:36 PM alchixinren
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* MemeticBadass: Vernon.
5th Nov '16 12:03:16 PM CynicalBastardo
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** 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.
15th Oct '16 5:27:29 AM CynicalBastardo
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** There's also the fact that you're not given the option to overwrite a save file, with the game instead creating a new save file ''every time you save'' including autosaves. So, in order to prevent the game from slowing down, you have to manually deleted loads of save files on a regular basis, especially if you tend to use SaveScumming or are just cautious enough to save every few minutes.
10th Jul '16 9:09:12 AM Forenperser
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The game is full with it.
** Is Roche a [[MyCountryRightOrWrong murderous fanatic]] who has a HairTriggerTemper over petty things and is fighting for the wrong side or a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold gruff, but honorable]] friend who does what he does [[WellIntentionedExtremist for the greater good?]]
** Similarly, is Iorveth a murderous terrorist who has [[HeWhoFightsMonsters forgotten what he used to stand for and become every bit as bad as the people he fought]] or a genuine freedom fighter whose dreams are an admirable goal?
7th Jul '16 12:56:04 PM Forenperser
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** The dice rolling now has a manual swing function, which causes dices to roll off the board (and count as nothing) quite often if you aren't ''very'' careful.
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