The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition went on sale today so Xbox 360 owners can finally experience one of the finest RPGs of this generation. The game’s selling points include its rich, nonlinear narrative, deep RPG gameplay mechanics and beautiful graphics. The Witcher 2 uses the RED Engine which allows for huge open environments with plenty of detail, and has no problem handling dozens of animated character models on screen at once.
The Witcher 2 is one of the best-looking titles on Xbox 360 but if you don’t install it to your hard drive you may be underwhelmed by the game’s graphical performance. Be prepared for frequent texture pop-in, long loading times and seemingly unskippable conversations. Installing the game shortens the loading times, significantly reduces instances of texture pop-in and allows you to skip through conversations in a much speedier fashion. The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition is therefore at its best when played off the Xbox 360’s hard drive.
The game comes on two discs with 7.7 GB of data on each. You only have to change discs once during a single playthrough so you can always delete one of the disc’s install data off your hard drive if free space is a concern.
Let us know how you’re enjoying The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition and how you rate the game’s graphics compared to other AAA titles on Xbox 360.