The Witcher 2 is not afraid to take its time which shouldn't surprise those used to western RPGs. The plot is heavily embroiled with political dealings and multiple motivations among several parties you can choose to ally yourself with. All of which are told in no brief amount of time through scads of dialogue. You may feel on occasion that you’ve spent too long in one location, or that you’re getting caught up in local matters too much—sometimes this is a product of the story, but you still won’t face your initial target until well over ten hours into the game. This may be a bit slow for some.