A nameless hero becomes a legend! Myrtana, a world in upheaval: overrun by orcs from the dark lands in the north, King Rhobar is defending Vengard, the former stronghold of the humans, with his last troop of followers.
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Release Date: Oct 13, 2006

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About This Game

A nameless hero becomes a legend!
Myrtana, a world in upheaval: overrun by orcs from the dark lands in the north, King Rhobar is defending Vengard, the former stronghold of the humans, with his last troop of followers. Chaos reigns without: rebels are offering resistance, and the Hashishin of the south are openly collaborating with the orcs.
Rumours that the nameless hero of Khorinis is on his way to the mainland spawn both hope and worry. Whose side will he take? Who will feel his wrath, who enjoy his favor? Only one thing is sure: his deeds are going to change Myrtana forever...
Liberation or annihilitaion – the fate of the world of Gothic lies in your hands! Create your own individual gaming experience through different solution paths.
Dynamic, action-packed combat system: choose between Fast Attacks, deadly whirlwind close combat, or shooting from a distance.
Immerse yourself in the most colorful and authentic fantasy world of all time – Myrtana awaits you!
  • Specially designed easy combat system
  • Clear main goals—story driven yet dictated by player’s choice
  • Huge free–roaming world—virtually no boundaries
  • Advanced human behavior AI for hundreds of individual characters with full audio dialogues
  • Countless side–quests for the player to choose from
  • Over 50 different monsters and animals and dozens of human enemies
  • Over 50 different powerful spells and over a hundred different weapons
  • Unique class–free character development

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Windows XP/2000/XP 64-Bit/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD CPU 2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1024 MB Ram or higher
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB Ram and Shader 1.4
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 4.6 GB
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Radz3r
( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Harder than Dark Souls.

10/10 best game
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Mindaugas
( 67.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
One of my favorites too this day :)
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Dovahkiin
( 21.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I love this game but download the community patch first.
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Beldboy
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
sadly i cant use my mouse ;_; but still a very good game
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Überguy
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Don't sell a trilogy that doesn't work on Steam.

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SOLIDforger
( 31.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Skyrim for those who hated Skyrim.

It's buggy but the glitches somehow don't bother me as much and half the time you'll be too busy laughing at the campy dialogue anyway.

(I'll write a more in-depth review once I finish it.)
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Fraggle
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Fantastic controls 10/10 would refund again.
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(•‿•) ßärräcüdä
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
One of the greatest games I've played. Spent close to 200 hours playing it.
Immense freedom of choice. You can destroy entire settlements and take them under your control. You can serve or become a ruler yourself. A huge world to explore with lots of quests and characters. 3 Different environments to explore: from barren deserts to snowy deserts to grassy deserts (lel). Seriously though, countless cities and outposts, ruins, caves. One of the most atmospheric games out there. And it is a nice conclusion to Gothic series.
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medvenson
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
If you are a fan of RPGs, you will want this game. One of the best role-playing games on steam.
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snow
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
This game is broken don't waste your money i am not sure if the game will work with the communitiy patch or not but whenever i try to find out how to install the patch all the tutorials are in another language so i have no clue how to install it.
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KushWookie
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
I Know alot of you really enjoy this game and it works well for most of you, but for me it is a different story. %90 of the time the game crashes on start up and ive done all the things i could to fix it, and when the game does start it runs like absolute garbage low frame rates and the actually combat is hit or miss sometimes when i click i attack other times im clicking and nothing is happening. it suckes because i was looking forward to playing this game that i thought looked pretty nice only to get a mess of bugs and crashes

i would not personally recommend this title unless your willing to take a risk.
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Goro²
( 25.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
PSA: Download the community patch before you even open this game or prepare for hours of (hilarious) frustration.
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Aquilatreon
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Not recommended, very bad optimized, refund requested
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GoblinKing
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Wanted to like this game, it looks like a lot of love has gone into it. However, this is a detailed, rich fantasy epic that has been hamstrung by a terrible combat system. Swords waving at nothing, cheap hits from enemies that clearly haven't connected with you and just a feeling of vagueness to the whole affair. Gothic 3 isn't a bad game, but you will struggle to enjoy it when your whole reason for being - killing monsters - is crippled from the start. Shame.
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Lost Soul
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Product received for free
(Played this game before when it got released. Bhought it again after lost the CD)

So first off. This game is amazing.. For that read other reviews. Im using this more to fix some issues i had with the controlls and i seen some people having them in the negative reviews. So first off try running in compatiblity mode Windows XP Service Pack 3 to fix the mouse lagg. After wards download the Community Patch to increase performance issues and make it prettier. (best review.. i know. just want to help. Sorry.)

*Edit* If that all doesnt help u try rightclicking the game and disable steam community stuff for this game.
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C.A.M.P.E.R.
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Gothic 2 is the greatest. G3 is ♥♥♥♥ing Garbage!

***This is my old G3 review that was crushed by Gothic3 fanboys***

I'm a die hard fan of Innos.

I have changed my gaming PC twiced to play this game.

Sadly. The game system is broken beyond repair, even the community patch wont help you much.

Skipped this game.

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What about now?

If you value your time.

Just get the ♥♥♥♥ out of here!
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Mick Dodge
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Total garbage controls are horrible. Refund Requested
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WarGreymon
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Horrible Horrible Horrible. ♥♥♥♥ THIS GAME!
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daddy
( 98.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I don't know how I missed this title when it came out in 2006.

This is a gem. It's an old school fantasy RPG that doesn't do a ton of hand holding and is difficult enough that you actually feel like you've achieved something.

It's a large non-linear world that rewards exploration and has quests involving slaughtering entire towns--towns full of fleshed out NPC's that have been giving you quests, etc.

For a 2006 game, the graphics have held up well, and are something along the lines of the first Witcher or Morrowind.

It has some quirks, like a quest to forge the most powerful weapon in the world resulting in something about half as effective as the standard weapon carried by every orc--but if you step back from trying to power game and just enjoy the world and what you're doing to change it--and you have choice about how you want to change it--it is fun.

I've really enjoyed it more than any of the Witcher or Elder Scrolls games.

Tonight I was killing off a town that I had decided needed to be killed off. I was using a pole arm as I was fighting 50+ opponents at once, and the reach helps with defense in that case while side swipes can hit 4-5 opponents in front of you. I had taken up a position in a doorway so I couldn't be flanked, and the dead were piling up in front of me, and I started to get the feeling I was being buried underneath the dead. I paused the game to figure out what was causing that impression, and discovered, there were around 15 corpses in front of me trying to fall down, but they couldn't because I and the walls around me blocked them on the front and the waves of enemies behind them blocked them from the back. So neither I nor my live opponents could reach each other through the corpses pressed too tightly between us to fall.

Corpse physics that affects combat. In a 2006 game. Not something I'd heard anyone even mention about the game--just one of those little details you notice playing it.

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emdway
( 57.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
The best RPG ever made!
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
This review is for the game with the community patch applied.
I have played 100+ hours without Steam.


Gameplay:
This game can be compared to Skyrim. It has quests, from killing wolves to finding underground agents.
Some people say the fighting is bad and that it's too easy, but it's actually good when fighting dozens of enemies at once because you stand a chance.

Story and quests:
You arrive on a land named Myrthana. It was conquered by the orcs and humans still try to recapture their cities. There are 3 paths: You can either side with the humans and try to take back the kingdom, side with the orcs and your friend Xardas and set on a secret mission (I won't spoil it, but it's really interesting) or you can choose to destroy everyone, but this is a path I haven't tried myself. The game has a complex reputation system which shows what different factions think about you. You will eventually have to travel to Varant (a desert land) to complete your secret mission or to Nordmar (an Icy continent) to help the humans. You can travel to both continents and do the quests there without following any path.

Sound:
In my opinion, the soundtrack is very good, but the orcs make a weird and repetitive sound when you hit them. (AAH, AAH, AAAAH)

Graphics:
The graphics are good for a game of its time. Install the community patch and the game won't lag.

Gameplay: 9/10
Story: 9/10
Sound: 9/10
Graphics: 9/10
Total: 9/10
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I love this game but download the community patch first.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
98.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
I don't know how I missed this title when it came out in 2006.

This is a gem. It's an old school fantasy RPG that doesn't do a ton of hand holding and is difficult enough that you actually feel like you've achieved something.

It's a large non-linear world that rewards exploration and has quests involving slaughtering entire towns--towns full of fleshed out NPC's that have been giving you quests, etc.

For a 2006 game, the graphics have held up well, and are something along the lines of the first Witcher or Morrowind.

It has some quirks, like a quest to forge the most powerful weapon in the world resulting in something about half as effective as the standard weapon carried by every orc--but if you step back from trying to power game and just enjoy the world and what you're doing to change it--and you have choice about how you want to change it--it is fun.

I've really enjoyed it more than any of the Witcher or Elder Scrolls games.

Tonight I was killing off a town that I had decided needed to be killed off. I was using a pole arm as I was fighting 50+ opponents at once, and the reach helps with defense in that case while side swipes can hit 4-5 opponents in front of you. I had taken up a position in a doorway so I couldn't be flanked, and the dead were piling up in front of me, and I started to get the feeling I was being buried underneath the dead. I paused the game to figure out what was causing that impression, and discovered, there were around 15 corpses in front of me trying to fall down, but they couldn't because I and the walls around me blocked them on the front and the waves of enemies behind them blocked them from the back. So neither I nor my live opponents could reach each other through the corpses pressed too tightly between us to fall.

Corpse physics that affects combat. In a 2006 game. Not something I'd heard anyone even mention about the game--just one of those little details you notice playing it.

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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
PSA: Download the community patch before you even open this game or prepare for hours of (hilarious) frustration.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
137.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
this game has the best world design ever, very beatiful in every corner.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Product received for free
(Played this game before when it got released. Bhought it again after lost the CD)

So first off. This game is amazing.. For that read other reviews. Im using this more to fix some issues i had with the controlls and i seen some people having them in the negative reviews. So first off try running in compatiblity mode Windows XP Service Pack 3 to fix the mouse lagg. After wards download the Community Patch to increase performance issues and make it prettier. (best review.. i know. just want to help. Sorry.)

*Edit* If that all doesnt help u try rightclicking the game and disable steam community stuff for this game.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
84.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
99.9/100 Has many issues and needs some fixing of few glitches, in some place the grass is flying... but otherwise its a great game. Maybe even one of the best games that have ever existed. I really wish it wasnt relased too soon ( because of that the series have ended, very sad ). I really recommend it and when you play it- remember to save often.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Harder than Dark Souls.

10/10 best game
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
57.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
The best RPG ever made!
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
169.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Strengths:
• Immense world to explore;
• Beautiful vistas as every location has its purpose;
• Nonlinear – do it your own way;
• Freedom of creating any character you desire.

Weaknesses:
• Quests tends to be repetitive;
• Quests logs / maps needs a lot of improvement;
• Brutal system requirements;
• World not as ‘alive’ as in Gothic 1 and 2;
• Buggy state if not using the community patch (1.75).

To those who haven’t played any of the Gothic games, you are missing out on a RPG treat – a vast and open world where abundance of exploration filled with non-player characters (NPCs) doing their own things thus making the Gothic series a living and breathing world. Filled with quests galore, its only mishaps is the combat system and extremely high system requirements. The journey now continues with Gothic 3 that improves some of the mishaps from the previous two however added a few more. That’s not to say to ride is game off as the world is massive, filled with some of the most gorgeous vistas I have ever seen in a long while thus making it an explorer’s heaven to boot.

Because of the massive open ended world, to complete the game wholly depends upon what you do. If you are aiming just to finish of the main quest, then don’t play this. This game is designed to be explored from top to bottom and from left to right. It’s a huge world with plenty of things to discover and accomplish. The unfortunate thing is that some quests tends to be repetitive (there’s so much that I can take when ask to defeat so-and-so during those arena quests) however don’t let that deter you. So if you are planning to complete this game the way it’s designed, it can take easily close to 100 hours. For me, at the time of this review recorded close to 120 hours and I still got a quarter of the map to discover and then revisit the world again to finish off the main quest line.

Granted at the time of release, the game was a buggy mess. Maybe the dispute between publisher JoWood and developer Piranha Bytes have something to do with this. Piranha Bytes ‘left’ the game with version 1.12 (still in a buggy state) however the community, yet again, saved the day. April 2012 saw the latest version 1.75. It’s a sad state of affairs though as if the game ended at version 1.12, we will never get to see the game in its fullest glory. Version 1.75 still have minor issues however, and thankfully so, we get the see the game for what it was meant to be. An ambitious game in term of size however the world, whilst beautiful to explore, it still felt not as ‘alive’ as in Gothic 2. A definite explorer’s paradise to boot though.

7.5 / 10 (basing on community patch 1.75 – without it, it will be a dismal 4).

Full review: http://www.gamespot.com/gothic-3/user-reviews/2200-12684943/
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
67.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
8.5/10 with community patch
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
First of all: the community patch is a must! The game is not playable without it ;P

All in all a great, old rpg. If you liked Gothic1+2, you´ll also love this part. Lots of swearing, nice dialogues, diversified quests, character building. Still got its old Gothic spirit.

The only thing I hated (and I REALLY hated it) was the combat system. Either become a mage or some ranger, don´t focus too much on melee, because fighting is really clunky and even in endgame, when you got used to it all, not really that great. I spent 80% of my fights either running away and shooting the enemy with my bow or standing on some plateau/wall/stone where they couldn´t get me and shoot em down from there. Heck, even the enemies often have massive problems attacking you: a lot of enemies can be beaten by simply walking backwards and shooting them. They´ll catch up to you, swing their weapon, walk up to you again, swing their weapon...without hitting you. Not to mention that sometimes the arrows just fly through the enemies (especially snappers, damn beasts...).
IN A NUTSHELL: Focus on ranged attacks and you´ll be fine.

Nice, enjoyable, LONG(!) game, good soundtrack, makes a (imo) good end to the story. (since nobody ever wanted Gothic4 ;) )
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
59.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Unfinished. Unpolished. Still great!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
52.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Buy this game because it is better than Evolve
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Good ol' manly RPG without silly female heroines in skimpy "armor" and bladed strapon d*ldos.

Also everyone who plays this without the community patch (1.75) is a bundle of brushwood.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Amazing nostalgia
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
237.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
I got this game on sale for < $5, money very well spent. Huge 3d world to explore. Plays somewhat like skyrim although obviously much less finished with clunkier combat. Very enjoyable game for the price, a definite gem.
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80 of 85 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
81.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
This is my all time favourite game. It's everything I love about RPG's - the freedom, the story, the impact you can make and the interactions with others (NPC's).
But installing Comunity Patch is strongly advised, also modding might be interesting for some (more info on both can be found in the discussions).

Pros:

+ Great story line, that continues the adventures of our nameless hero from Gothic 1 and Gothic 2, but the game has dialogs for people who are not fammiliar with the first two games. If you meet someone from the previous games, they will remember you, but you can ask them who tey are and usually with a whitty remark, they will remind you how you know them.

+ It's an RPG, so you have your standart RPG elements:

* You do quests, kill monsters, gain experience, level up, earn learning points and use them to learn a bunch of skills, like Hunting, Blacksmithing, Thievery, Alchemy, Magic (Anchient knowledge).

* Each set of skills has it's own attributes, like Hunting has archery, improved archery and master archery. Learning points can also be used to increase your hitpoints, stamina or mana.

* Wide vierity of weapons, also magic can be used in combat.

* You can make your own weapons, potions and food.

+ Fantastic soundtrack.

+ Open world. You can go where ever you want and do what ever you want (be ware of consequenses, some monsters are strong as hell and will kick your beginer ♥♥♥).

+ Three different lands with different climate, different people, different culture and seperate stories that in one way or another intertwine.

+ You can beat up who ever you want (assuming you are skilled enough) and you can kill who ever you want (if you can beat them up or if you've learned Assasination).

+ If you start a fight in a town that doesn't know you and isn't friendly, others will kick your ♥♥♥ (unless you can kick all of their ases :D ). Towns have rules - no fighting (unless you are well known :D)

+ After you've beaten up someone and knocked them down, you can take their weapon and rob them.

+ If you steal something in a town people will start to suspect you, You can try to talk your way out, but they might or might not fall for that. IF they see you stealing, be prepared to fight.

+ If someone sees you killing someone in a town - be prepared to fight. If only one person saw you, you can kill him and get away with it, though others might suspect you're to blame, but just as with stealing, you can try to talk your way out of it. If a lot of people saw you, then you'll have to fight all the people in town.

+ Friends will join your fights and will support you. If you fight a friend, however, others will cheer. :D

+ You can pick sides. What will you choose. Who will you help. - it's up to you.

+ There are a lot of quests and a lot of different mods.

+ The moment you start a revolution...

+ Open ending. The main story gives you a choice on how you'll end the game. And your choice along with your other actions and choices, will determan what future will look like.

+ The game has one of the best gaming community and a Community Patch Team that has releaset the latest and final patch 1.75 that makes the game work and look a lot better. With the patch, you won't be able to tell that the game is so old. (More info on the patch can be found in discussions)

+ The game has mods.

+ The game has some surpises, like hidden diaries that tell a story no NPC knows.


Cons:

- Your decisions have consequences. This is a good thing, but it can actually ruin the game for you, if you did something and you don't know how it will impact the game. For example if you liberate too many towns before you do all the quests for them, the town head will attack you and you'll loose dialogs and some quests.

- It's a massive game and if you wan't to play it as best as you possibly can, you need to know a lot of stuff. This includes who to kill and who to spare and when, where to look for items etc.

- Dialogs are important. This is nothing new and should be a norm, but sometimes gamers just like to skip dialogs and go kill beasts for no reason, but still get paid for it :D and in oh so many cases dialogs explain what and where you must do to finnish the quest, so skipping dialogs is unadwised. Luckily Quest log shows you the important parts of the dialog.

- At times you will need google to help you with quests. There are quests that conterdict each other and you'll have to choose who's side will you take.

- Some english voice acting is not the best. Other languages have it better.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
65.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
What you need:

First of all you need to download the latest community patch (i think it's 1.7.5) otherwise the game will crash (Where is the Guru? error) and the mobs will simply one-shot you. Unfortunately the game was forcedly released before is was complete so the base version is full of bugs.
After you have installed both the game and the CP you can play.



G1 G2 comparison:

Differs from Gothic 1 and Gothic 2, you still play as the nameless hero but:
No chapters. You have a few main quest to complete. There are 6 reputation in the game and you have to choose who you want to support. There are 3 different way you can end the game based on your decisions.
Attributes: Strength, Mana, Dexterity, HP (no longer increase with lvl up, you can raise them by using ability points), Stamina (NEW, for combat and sprint) Ancient Knowledge (NEW, for magic), Thief skill (NEW), Smith skill (NEW), Alchemy (NEW).
The ability points can now be spent in talents. In order to learn a talent you need a specific amount of points in its attribute (ex: 1h sword II req. 150 str. ex: crafting mana pots req. 20 alchemy).
The combat mechanics is completly different. You can now dual wield 1h swords or using 1h sword and a shield. There are different attack types (it's not just left click spam all game long, unless you play on "very easy") but the main difference is that you now have a stamina bar. If you are low on stamina your attaks will be slower, you can't parry/block properly, you can't perform some power attack, you can't sprint.



Final Judge:

Even if the G2 NotR storyline is the best by far, in terms of pure gameplay i thinks G3 is better thanks to the new talents system. The map is really huge and filled with secret areas.There are a lots of different quests and even an easter-egg like the G1's. A single play can last 100h+ (i'm at 64h doing less than 2/3 of the map). The interface is more user friendly, you have a 10 item slot bar where you can put weapons, foods, magics and bind them with hotkeys (1->0). Now you can cook/craft huge quantity with just one click (it ask how many instead of left clicking on the fire 50 times) and also loot easly with the "pick all" button (or rightclick on corpes with CP). Pots and foods now restore a % of you max health/mana instead of a flat number.



Game Mode:

With the CP you can choose 2 different play style. The base mode and the advanced mode. The advanced mode rebalances the talent trees, so it's harder (probably impossible) to build a balanced hero that can do everything by unlocking all the talents.



I played as:

- 1h sword + shield warrior, both easy and boring since you can win any 1v1 duel but it's really hard when you're surrounded by enemies and so you have to do some cheesy pull to avoid that.
- mage, really funny. A bit hard in the beginning since you have to hit and run to regen you mana pool and the staffs deal less dmg than swords (obv.) but when you've learned the mana reg. talent and you have a decent mana pool it's really enjoyable. It's not broken as the G2 mage that one-shots anything or deals no dmg at all.


Others:

I know there are mods but i never tried them.
Good Soundtrack



Tips:

I do not recommend the highest difficulty for your first run since you need to learn the combat system first. If you really want to start with the hard mode, just save after the inizial cutscene becouse you're going to die a lot of times :P

Since the decisions you make can really impact the game, if you want to do the most quest possibile don't rush things, just talk with every one and accept as many quest as you can. Even if killing everyone is fun it may have bad consequence on your game plan.

You can open the inventory during a fight and the game just pause. So you can regen your hp by drinking pots or eating foods without getting attacked. I know this mechanic sounds really lame and it wasn't possibile in G1 and G2 but the game is almost impossibile sometimes without using it.
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Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Its a Masterpiece <3
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