Wishbone: The Witcher 2 StingingVelvet:
I bought this along with the first one when it was released. I've since tried to get into the first one, but I don't really like it, so I doubt I'll ever drum up the necessary motivation to try the second one.
Completely different games. TW2 is more like a medieval Mass Effect.
Maybe so, but will I be able to follow the story in TW2 without having played TW1?
I mean, I have
played TW1, just not very much. I didn't even manage to get into the city. I got to a point where a priest (I think) gave me some sort of badge, and told me that if I showed it to the merchant on the outskirts of town, he'd tell me how to proceed. So I went to the merchant and talked to him. When I showed him the badge, he clammed up and refused to talk to me anymore. So I went back to the priest, expecting new conversation options, but there weren't any. He just said the same thing, "go to the merchant, show him the badge, he'll tell you what to do", but the merchant still wouldn't talk to me.
I stopped playing at that point, figuring that either I had come across a game-breaking bug, or the "puzzle design" was just too obscure for my taste. Either way, I saw no reason to keep playing.