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Hey guys, I'm interested in getting The Witcher 2, looks like a great game. I was wondering though, should I play the first game before? I wanted to jump to Mass Effect 2 without playing ME1, but I decided against it and played them both in order. It ended up being one of the best gaming experiences ever for me.

So what do you think, should I play The Witcher 1 first or can I go without it?
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post #2 of 11
Sure, why not?
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I hihgly recommend you play it since its an amazing game however Witcher 2 is a totally different story. So its not required that you play Witcher 1 to know wth is going on.

But The Witcher 1 is an amazing game, so yes, play it!
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According to Vhati, who's probably the most excited out of all of us for this game, DEFINITELY play the first one first, because not only will the import redefine your game experience, but you'll also be intensely familiar both with the issues at hand and the characters.
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According to Vhati, who's probably the most excited out of all of us for this game, DEFINITELY play the first one first, because not only will the import redefine your game experience, but you'll also be intensely familiar both with the issues at hand and the characters.

yup. You can import your save from the first game, which will have an effect on people you meet, or might not because they are dead, different factions will have different reactions based on your actions in the first.

The 2 stories arent really connected, but you really shouldnt miss out on The best RPG in recent history, only to be surpassed by the witcher 2.

The witcher 1 starts out a bit slow, but it progressively gets more epic as the game goes on and every decision you make is like a snowball rolling down a hill, its bigger and bigger and you dont have control over where it leads you.
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Sounds good, I'll get it then.

Thanks guys!
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almost forgot

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/the_witcher

$5 on gog right now.
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Yeah, definitely reccomended.

I'm doing it + I pre-ordered Witcher 2...gonna be painfull resisting the temptation.
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I just picked it up for $5 on GOG gonna try it out!
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Originally Posted by Grim Reaper;13496787 
Hey guys, I'm interested in getting The Witcher 2, looks like a great game. I was wondering though, should I play the first game before? I wanted to jump to Mass Effect 2 without playing ME1, but I decided against it and played them both in order. It ended up being one of the best gaming experiences ever for me.

So what do you think, should I play The Witcher 1 first or can I go without it?

I was about to ask the same question. I ordered TW1 and preordered TW2. hopefully it lives upto the hype.
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