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- Huge free-roaming, hand-crafted world with no loading times once you are in the game
- All new combat system that allows unprecedented control over melee attacks
- Clear, non-linear objectives within the main story allow the player to influence the outcome of the narrative
- "New Civilizations ¿ Six new civilizations will be included, giving you even more options when planning your domination of the world
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1. It is INSANELY BUGGY!!! I have never even heard of a game this buggy. Main characters drop under the earth (forever), animals run through rocks (including quest animals), the sun randomly spins around the earth at lightspeed and years pass in seconds, you can fall from any height and live if you simply slide down the cliff, items randomly disappear from your inventory, the game crashed constantly when saving (corrupting both your old and new save), with the new patch it crashed when loading instead, the screen flickers white all the time and burns your retinas, some skills simply do not work, etc. I could go on for ages. One message board made a list of bugs nearly 15 pages long. Many are serious and if they occur you must restart your game.
2. The combat system is horrendous. You simply click as fast as you can to defeat NPCs, and against animals you stand no chance because they attack so fast.Read more ›
I enjoy RPGs that actually let you role play. In Gothic III you can become evil or good enough that you can make some NPC factions try to kill you on sight. That's fine, but in order to finish the game you have to get into their lairs, etc. You aren't allowed to do this because you've built up too much hatred with them, so you can't finish the game!
I also enjoy the feeling of making an RPG character my own and truly unique by leveling up the skills I wish as I go. However, in this game you really can't tell what skills are needed in order to get to the uber-skills you might want to reach in the future.
Horrible voice acting.
A couple of the reviewers have said the graphics are better than Oblivion. I'm not sure how they can tell. To keep Gothic III from crashing you have to lower all the graphics settings significantly.
A major on-line reviewer couldn't even get the game to recognize the presence of his mouse - so he had to run the game keyboard only.
I had huge hopes for this game. I really wanted it to blow Oblivion out of the water. Not only does it fail to do that, it's an utter mess. I hope they put out some major patches to fix the most obvious flaws, but does a game this bad ever become even a good game with patches? I've never seen it.
Don't even buy this game when you see it in the discount bargan bin.
GAME DETAIL/GRAPHICS: When I first started playing the game, I thought it looked like a train model set, the landscape. That was until I got into the forests, desert, and icelands. Short viewing detail is amazing and gorgeous, its very realistic and has the overall feel that Gothic 1 envirnment gave you. On short distances Gothic beats OBLIVION, on long viewing OBLIVION. Also Oblvion seemed like mostly cut and paste for the caves, dungeons, etc. The forests didn't feel like forests. The makers did say most of the world was not handmade but computer generated. In Gothic, every detail was placed there. The forests feel very real. There are some parts so heavy w/ bushs that you can't even see. You feel like your really walking through thick bushes and can't see past 1 foot. When your walking in the snow, you hear your feet crunching the snow. In the rivers, you see waves and water spashing up from the rocks and fallen limbs in the water. You can see the stones and pebbles on the creek beds.
NPCS: within the towns, they are very much alive. Slaves shoveling, digging, transporting stuff, etc. Others cooking, building, etc. In OBLIVION the NPCS really just stand around or walk, so Gothic wins here. The conversations NPCS have among themselves is consistant with all previous Gothic games. As for AI, dissappointed with their fighting skills.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
never got to play it. it would not accept my product key and took up an enormous amount of space on my pcPublished 23 days ago by A. Caron
I'm playing now in 2015 with the community patch and the game is awesome.
Being a big fan of the Gothic and Risen series this is the only game that I didn't have owned... Read more
I bought this in the bargain rack, and it did deserve to be there.
On the positive side, the environmven is beautiful and the world is vast. Read more
I choose one star, in fact if i could choose none it'd be a better choice. The game i had ordered never operated, in fact the autoran never even ran. Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by Brian S
This is an open-world game much in the style of the Elder Scrolls(Morrowind, Oblivion, etc...), you are a random Joe fresh off the boat from a sea voyage with your pals from the... Read morePublished on January 14, 2012 by IraSHzntz