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The Witcher 2 Preview
Preview - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Thu 19 August 2010, 15:44:24Tags: CD Projekt; The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
We didn't have enough Witcher 2 news as of late, so you probably want to watch the GamesCom TW2 trailer. Engage in epic battles!
This is not much for a proper Codex newspost, thus I'll include this GamesCom-based preview by pcgames.de.
It's in german, but I'll point you to this google-translation. Those translations are always nice to read, it's almost like playing The Witcher, in fact.
CD project stresses that one will have at The Witcher 2 more freedom than in the previous - not only in dialogue, but also in the way of playing. Example: Geralt will now therefore escape from prison. He could easily tear through everything with his sword and run the risk that alarm goes off - which would mean even more enemies. Or he can sneak out and avoid combat. There is also the first time in The Witcher a real sneak system. Geralt can walk stooped to press her to remove walls and torches press of a button, in order to get dark. Unsuspecting guards, he turns quietly out in close combat.
The Cat-Potion makes enemies through walls visible, like the detective mode in Batman: Arkham Asylum. The player even detects the internal organs in the guards. This not only looks good, it is of course very useful for stealth. Also important: Geralt's amulet - a wolf's head, his trademark - can use the player now active. It makes important details in the area more visible, in this case, puddles on the prison floor. Geralt should avoid if possible namely, to create any unnecessary noise when running.
A real sneaking system. And my cat potion detects your organs. Marvellous.
Spotted at: GB