The Witcher 2: Assassins of kings Enhanced Edition Released in 2013 DCProjektRed PC, Xbox 360 In retail stores, on steam and gog.com Of Witchers and Witches. At the end of the first Witcher game, Geralt of Rivia saved King Foltest of Temeria's life by foiling an assassin's plot. Now, he is his trusted bodyguard. He finds himself at the siege of Castle La Vallete. The La Vallete's disagree with their king's rule and have revolted. But with Foltest's Trebuchets and large army arrayed against them, it seems they will be defeated if they do not surrender. However, this is but a minor point in Geralt's new adventure that starts in this game, as he will find after the siege is done. He was sent by the king to find the royal bastard kids in a church. And what happens there? Well, suffice it to say, Geralt loses his position as best mates with the king, and basically everything else too. The world of the Witcher 2 is set in the northern kingdoms of the witcher world. There are a number of countries there, and tensions between them are high. Political struggles, assassinations, secret meetings and hushed plans are commonplace in these troublesome times. Besides that, dwarves and elves are still fighting for their freedom, or terrorizing everyone else if a lot of humans are to be believed. In this powder keg, someone is about to make his move. And Geralt will be in the thick of it. "Piss on the laws! I'll change them if need be." With CDProjektRed's sucess in the online store gog.com and the Witcher RPG game they had the oppurtunity to create another grand rpg set in the witcher universe. But that wasn't enough for CDProjektRed. They wanted to attempt surpassing the quality of the first game, and many RPGs before it. It's fans agree, that in this they surely succeeded. Every single aspect of the first game was blown away by this grand Polish adventure. The graphics are very polished, the aesthethic and use of color is much more diverse and beautiful, combat has been tightened and overhauled, the amount and quality of cinematics easily surpassed the first game. But the main feature that is talked of, is the maturity and complexity of the game's story and it's accompanying quests, dialogue, lore and backstory. An acclaimed part of this is the second chapter that can be completed on two sides. Political intrigue, weighty choices, a wide catalogue of npc's and adventures make up the world set by the Witcher 2. Polish Perfection? Some say Assassins of Kings is the best RPG of recent years. Some say it is the best of all time. It seems that modern and older rpg fans are amazed by this game. It's not hard to see why. One point of annoyance for myself was the user interface. In the first game I thought the design of the user interface was perfect so the changes made in the second game are quite baffling to me. Though I was quite amazed by the mature story telling, finding myself in a fantasy novel steered by my choices. Most stories in games are very much "videogame stories" (Mostly modern ones) but this one breaks that mold. Any RPG fan owes it to himself to complete this game at least once.