History YMMV / TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings

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.
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.
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