Gamespot has posted a new interview and gameplay demo for CD Projekt’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. It contains footage of a side quest involving Geralt’s investigation into the cause of death of some NPCs (at least it’s not the same prison break footage seen everywhere else). Senior Producer of Cd Projekt Tomasz Gop talks about the rebuilt combat system as well as the overall tweaks made to the game’s predecessor. He also touches on the updated menu layouts and alchemy elements.
The Witcher is easily one of the best RPGs out there, twisting mature themes throughout a dark fantasy realm. It has a fantastic story told through some very realized characters. And one of the best aspects is its decision ambiguity; there were multiple instances where I really had to think about my choices, ultimately not having a good/bad, right/wrong scenario.
CD Projekt may be taking a risk building the sequel from the ground up, but it’s looking good so far. And just remember: this demo footage is Pre-Beta. It’s fairly raw graphically, and the video quality doesn’t do the game any favors either.