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The Witcher 2

Posted by Jason Venter (September 22, 2013)

When it comes to PC titles, I tend to limit my gaming to indie stuff that isn't available on consoles. If I have the option to kick back in my recliner and play a game on my television, that's what I'll do. When The Witcher 2 first released, though, it was only available on PC.

In order to play The Witcher 2, I had to obtain a better graphics card for my computer. It already had a decent one, but CD Projekt had built a game that required something more. Once I had the required card, though, all of my other hardware was more than sufficient and I was able to dive into a fantastic world.

As you'll learn if you read my The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings review, I was quite smitten by that world. After the fact, I even went so far as to purchase some English-language translations of the Polish books that inspired the games. Someday, I might even read them!

When it came to writing my The Witcher 2 guide for IGN, I had to play the game using multiple save files, because there are numerous paths through the game and my goal was to cover each of them... along with accompanying screenshots. Fraps helped out a lot, by taking shots at regular intervals, and I had a laptop situated next to my desktop monitor so that I could write and play without regularly opening and closing windows. The whole process was a pain in the butt, but worth it in the end because I produced one of my best guides to date. Take a look and see if you agree!

Jason Venter is a freelance blogger who spends most of his time writing about games and technology. Follow him on Twitter if you dare, at @jasonventer.

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