On April 17 Xbox 360 gamers get their first taste of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, the first console installment of the popular PC role-playing game series. Did they miss anything in the first game? Not if they watch this video they didn't.
A lot went on in the original Witcher game, but not a lot that you really need to know in order to enjoy the sequel. There are references to events from the original title scattered throughout The Witcher 2 however, and this video should help players understand them better.
Of course for the total experience one would have to read through the works of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, the creator of the setting and its characters, but considering not everything he's written is available in English yet I'll let that slide.