I'm leaving the thread title generic in case anyone has faced a similar dilemma, but.... I bought The Witcher 1 & 2 in the Steam Autumn sale. The first thing I did was play the Witcher 2's combat mini-game (just to see if my gfx card could handle the game). It could, so I booted up The Witcher 1. Not impressed. I've only played through the opening castle assault so far, but I didn't enjoy it at all (Timed mouse-clicks, really?). Unless the game opens up somehow, particularly the combat, I have a feeling it's going to be a 40-hour chore... So my questions are - Is it worth playing before The Witcher 2? Does it add significantly more depth to the story of the second game, or does number two's story stand on it's own?