i think it also needs to be compared, the animations and art direction. The witcher does not have super exaggerated combat animations with grotesquely oversized weapons and armor. Even though geralt is genetically engineered.
DA 2 has gone with a jrpg look with oversized weapons, insanely exaggerated weapon attacks and moves, and armor that is generally stupid looking. I think the lead designer believes that the more spikes on something the cooler and tougher it becomes. I call it the spike theory.
If a weapon/armor/bad guy has 1 spike and another has 2. The one with 2 spikes will always be tougher. Unless said 1 spike guy spike is atleast 4 times the size of the the 2 spike guys spikes combined. You have to combine the spikes though, as spikes will be located on weapons, armor, and possibly the character itself. Add them all together.
Edited by Vhati - 2/10/11 at 2:30pm