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Potentially great, but held back by annoying issues!,
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This review is from: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
First the good: The story, setting, characters, atmosphere, graphics, (although not as good as many are making out), and the way in which you can influence the story, based on your choices.
Here is what is ruining it for me: the controls-they lack precision, and your character feels very light, the awkward and fiddly menu-system, side-quests trigger too easily, taking you off your current quest, the loading is too intrusive-every time you go through a door, even if the room beyond is tiny, there is an annoying wait, and finally the graphics.
Many have hailed this as the best looking console game of this generation. There is no doubt that the art is fantastic, and also some of the lighting effects. But like Crysis 2, there are issues. Pop-in, pop-up, the backgrounds can have a washed-out look. There are a few frame-rate issues (although not to the detriment of the gameplay). In my opinion, Mass Effect 3, Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3, and God of War 3 all look a lot better and are more polished.
For a first console game, and with a modest sized team and budget, CD Projekt have done an admirable job. I look forward to seeing what they come up with next.