The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Info
The gameplay of The Witcher 2 takes a marked departure from that of its predecessor as movement is solely through the keyboard and combat moves from the rhythmic minigame style of The Witcher 1 to a more fast paced style. The left mouse button is used for fast but weak attacks and the right mouse button for slower but more damaging ones. The ability to lay traps and also to aim and throw ranged weapons was added to the combat system. Geralt also has an improved offensive and defensive arsenal, with a wide range of ranged weapons, armor, gauntlets, swords, and secondary weapons such as hatchets and shovels. Upgrades are Divided into four distinct paths, Training, which includes generalized upgrades for various abilities and must be completed before the others can be started, Swordsmanship which improves Geralt's sword fighting abilities, Alchemy which includes perks such as reducing the negative effects of potions and Magic which increases the potency of Witcher Signs. The Witcher 2 also sees the inclusion of a stealth mode in certain parts of the game, where the player must remain undetected as they make their way to a certain objective. Players have the option of stunning enemies if Geralt manages to get behind them, however the player may choose to take a less subtle approach and simply engage the guards in combat. Several new minigames were introduced including fist fighting, arm wrestling and a modified version of Dice Poker.