The Witcher Enhanced Edition is an adult RPG mixing classic RPG elements, a complex and intriguing story with an advanced graphic engine.
I had chance to play The Witcher, (first version) on the same PC I'm using to play The Witcher Enhanced Edition: Intel Core Duo Quad 6600, GeForce 8800 ULTRA, DDR-2 Super Talent 2Gb 800MHz.
I noticed improvements in FR and game fluidity, possibly addressed to the game engine optimization and to last NVidia drivers versions too.
I'm getting a great graphic performance using game higher available settings.
The graphic engine of the game is amazing: the best landscape I ever experienced in a RPG game. The powerful and bright visual effects encountered during game playing are gorgeous and do not negatively affect FR. Game fluidity is high even in most overcrowded combats.
I experienced some troubles with the EAX support when enabling from the game setting menu.
I had to disable it.
None the less, with my audio processor, (Sound Blaster® X-Fi Xtreme Gamer - Fatality Professional and a Creative® GigaWorks 5.1 speakers system) I could get a high audio performance. Background sound in a 3D environment, dialogs, music soundtracks are the best ever experienced in a game.
As evidenced in the official reviews upload times have been shortened and game stability largely improved. After many hours spent playing The Witcher Enhanced Edition, I just experienced a couple of fatal crashes to desktop.
The Witcher is to be regarded in the category of the dangerous games keeping player awake for full nights: the main story is rich, written over an intriguing plot. Major characters are performing highly, dialogues offers great and clean language localizations. Tons of video sequences adds cinematic detail to the narration.
Although a mess of secondary quests are available The Witcher Enhanced Edition does not offer the richness and flexibility of some classic RPG as Two Worlds or Oblivion. Player has not chance to choose between different character profiles or races as typical of quoted RPG games. Players will have anyway chance to influence over character attributes influencing then combat styles and magic attacks.
The Witcher is a RPG game addressed to an adult public for explicit sexual situations, the harsh and rude language used by some characters, the realistic way violence is depicted, the cynic personality of the player character. It is a game built over a solid story, well depicting adult addressed situations but without being coarse .
The Witcher Enhanced Edition comes with two new "short" adventures and a mess of add-ons and bonus material that make worth to buy it for The Witcher, (first version) buyers too.
But a detailed game guide, the two Audio CD with music from the game soundtracks are note worth.
The Witcher Enhanced Edition is so reach to be considered a good choice for a gift.
For sure it is a must for all RPG enthusiastic players that had not chance to try the first edition.