The point behind the Watchmen is that real-life superheros aren't really a good idea.
Anywho, playing the Witcher 2, finished Space Marine.
Gosh I hope Space Marine gets a sequel. I don't think I'll play the tabletop game, seems too expensive and too big picture. I don't know if any of the RTS games are worth picking up, again too big-picture. However, I would kill for another Warhammer 40K action game. The lore is cool and absurdist. I think it's a lore that's generally aware of what it is, and so it works. It never takes itself too seriously, and it never quite makes the jump to total humor. I mean the Boss Ork was laughable with his evil Cockney accent, but then again it's a huge ork strapped to it's absurdly pointy teeth with extremely lethal hardware.
The Witcher 2 rambles on just as much as the first one. There are conversations that go everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Kind of expected that. I like the fact that there are no good guys. I mean the only good guy I ever saw in the first was probably that Knight of the Order of the Flaming Rose. I like how it's all grim-dark without having to rely so much on art direction or art tone to deliver it. Everything looks normal and medieval. The story just kind of seems to barrel forward like the first one not caring whether you get it, understand it, or care.
What a weird world.
EDIT: Still don't like the pause to drink potions. Such a freaking step backward. If anything should be pasue-to-apply it should be blade oils. That's a much longer process in real life, plus from a game point of view they always provide bonuses with no drawback whereas potions usually carry a negative effect and your consumption of them is limited by the toxicity meter. Backward guys, it's a relatively small gripe I guess, but when potions are so damned important, you don't need to hamstring them like that.
I don't like the design philosophy anyway. It's one based on knowing what comes ahead, and sometimes the game is pretty obvious and that's fine, but more than half it's an "Crap! Reload!" kind of thing. Bad design, immersion breaking.
EDIT, EDIT: I. Hate. Golems! Golems are so freaking cheap in the Witcher 2. AOE attacks and if you get bull-rushed you might as well reload. Seriously, the golems are tough, they hit hard, unblockable, and due to the AOE ground slam you can't roll out their way. Sheesh.