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Any tips on The Witcher 2 combat?

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I'm a huge fan of the first and and I loved the combat system in it. However, the 2nd game, the combat is absolute TRASH. How the heck does anyone even manage to fight? I've tried with the gamepad AND mouse keyboard and it's just simply trash no matter what. It's near impossible to quickly change opponents so you're able to defend yourself better. His recovery after hitting a block doesn't allow for a quick block however it's no problem for the enemies. Signs only work so much.

Did they really just expect you to hit hit roll roll roll roll roll hit roll roll roll hit?

If I had the ability to actually SWITCH between enemies quickly so I could do my own combos and fend for myself, it wouldn't be the slightest issue. However the game assumes I want to attack on monster for 4 hits before allowing me to even attack someone else.

This is a rage post, so take the whining with a grain of salt. I'm also a bit steamed since I just shattered the casing on my gamepad because the Arena pissed me off.

Any tips are welcome, and a more rage resilient gamepad lol!
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Map the enemy select key to a mouse button if possible(or something else if not) because it's default position makes it not-worthy of use.

Once that is done then you can 'hit, hit, roll, change enemies, block/counter, hit, hit, roll' cont. with ease.

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ARE YOU EFFIN KIDDING ME!?!? THERES AN ENEMY CHANGE BUTTON!?
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Ok so there is, and it's been mapped and I'm using my keyboard mouse now.

How exactly do you use this. The cross hair will be on an enemy, but if I hit the buttom a shroud forms around the icon, is there a combo or something I hit to change to another enemy?

Another annoying issue I'm noticing in the arena is the game won't let me have my camera until I'm getting punched in the face by a sword from a blind spot. I can move Geralt around however it won't let me control the camera.
Edited by SpykeZ - 4/18/12 at 8:54pm
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