Witcher 2: What books do I need to buy?

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Witcher 2: What books do I need to buy?

Postby Greywulf » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:28 am

I'm in Act 1 of Witcher 2

Does buying and reading books update my journal or do anything, or are they just for flavor?
For example: I know that the Nekker and Endrega books may help move those contracts along, but I can get the same effect from just killing enough of the beasts - hence, the books are really not necessary. The rest of the books didn't seem to have any impact on my game - at least not that I picked up on.

I am willing to buy books for journal and quest updates, because I do like to collect items and have that sense of completion (like, I did everything I could in the playthrough), but I want to know if I'm just wasting my money.

So, what books should I buy from Einar Gausel, if any?

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Postby ArCondon » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:27 pm


Great question, I have thought the same thing due to the need in W1. But money isn't as big a deal in W2 I had 20,000 @ the start of of act 2 in W2. It has been helpful for the big stuff like the Kayran. You do need info to produce items, I think but as you am still playing with the game and it's functions.

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Postby jklinders » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:17 pm

I think they are optional but make things easier. Killing enough monsters of a type will give you info on them. Might be some benefit to reading books on unique monsters such as *spoiler* [SPOILER]the kayran.[/SPOILER] Otherwise just keep beating them until your journal updates and save your money.