Is the Witcher 2 worth getting?

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Ok, before you answer, let me give you some facts to consider...

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I have tons of games, over 200 on steam alone, and counting origin and other sources, close to 300 PC games. I have probably played about half of them, and keep wanting to get into them.

I have Witcher EE, but didn't like it. The combat wasn't really my thing and I don't plan on playing through that game even if I do get Witcher 2. Granted, I only played about an hour and don't really understand the combat engine - don't know if my opinion would change any if I played longer or if Witcher 2 does it better - that's why I'm asking you.

I have every Blizzard game and am starting to get heavily into Starcraft 2 - and recently added Borderlands 2 to my collection. I spend about 10 hours a day playing PC games, so I have a lot of love to give, but at the same time I have more games than I know what to do with.

So I guess the TLDR version of my question would be this...

Considering the abundance of amazing games I have - the greatest PC games to come out over the past two years that I haven't gotten around to playing yet but own, is the Witcher 2 worth buying because of the Steam sale, all things considered, for me, even though I didn't particularly care for the first game?

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Hi, sorry I cannot offer opinion in regards to W2 vs W1, because I haven't played W2 yet, but have really liked W1 (which differs from your experience a lot)

But pardon my offtop, I just wanted to ask how old are you and if you're over 23-25 where do you find the time to do all that gaming?
 

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I went ahead and got Witcher 2 before it went off sale just in case I ever want to give it a shot. As much as I would like to impatiently move on to what seems (according to the general consensus) the far better game in Witcher 2, I plan to force myself through the first Witcher, and who knows, maybe if I put a little more time into it the engine will make sense and the story will hook me. We'll see. I do hope I made the right decision, but it's only $7.50.

I am 31 years old and am married to a professional. I have resources and have no need nor desire to work full time, although I have taken on "projects" out of boredom. I am blunt when people ask about that, for some reason.

 
Both Witcher's have odd combat systems. The first one is all about timing, the 2nd one did make it a little more traditional, but it is still kind of different. Because of how different they are to what you are used to, you have to get used to it a bit to appreciate them, but they are good games.

I would have told you not to buy it, but it seems you already did. You have a lot of games you should force yourself to get into. It seems to me that you don't like the initial learning curve of a game, but if you get past that, you would likely find a lot of fun games to play.
 

My reason for not buying the Witcher 2 has more to do with the fact he has hundreds of bought games he has never played. Surely some of those games should be worth playing.
 

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I know - I have ADD and steam keeps popping sales I can't resist. Bad combination. I need to start playing what I have.
 
Personally, i didnt like witcher 1 combat system at all, but i enjoyed the game enought to live with it.
Witcher 2 was a totally diffrent expirince for me, combat was far more dynamic and fun, as well as more free.
I think witcher 2 is the better game of the two in combat, but witcher 1 is better in story.
When it comes to graphics, witcher two demolishes witcher 1.
In terms of replayability, i think they are both about the same (not 2 replayable, maybe once each 2 years?).

Thats my view on the games.
Finally, i think getting it is worth it (one of those games that suprise you because it is simply better than the generic junk that comes out all the time).
 

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I may just skip the first and start on the second because I don't really have the time to mess around.

I need to brush up on my Starcraft 2 anyway, with HotS coming soon.
 

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