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Old 01-17-04, 08:37 PM   #1
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Anyone played this yet? I want some feedback, cause I read a review, and it seems like it might be good, but I dont know.

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Anyone played this yet? I want some feedback, cause I read a review, and it seems like it might be good, but I dont know.

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hmph, what makes it the best game ever?

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Both Gothic 1 and 2 are excellent games. Gothic 1 was plagued with bugs, and both have a really unusual control scheme that you have to get used to. The two games have a wonderful story that continues very well from one game to the other. Graphically, it's not the best, but it certainly isn't the worst, either.

If you have some patience, I'd recommend picking up Gothic 2, and then sitting down for an hour or two and really get used to the controls. Once you do, the game will draw you in.
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Both Gothic 1 and 2 are excellent games. Gothic 1 was plagued with bugs, and both have a really unusual control scheme that you have to get used to. The two games have a wonderful story that continues very well from one game to the other. Graphically, it's not the best, but it certainly isn't the worst, either.

If you have some patience, I'd recommend picking up Gothic 2, and then sitting down for an hour or two and really get used to the controls. Once you do, the game will draw you in.
Ive been considering it, from what review PC Gamer gave it.

They talk about how dynamic the NPC's are, that they dont stand around like posts, that they have duties during the day that they carry out. That interests me, but what is this control scheme you talk about?

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Well, when I first started playing Gothic 1, I spent 20 minutes figuring out how to pick up the first thing I saw because it's not just a button. You hold down an action button and then press forward to pick the item up...I think there was one other thing in gothic one. Gothic 2 stream lined things a bit more as far as inventory and item interaction.

Combat is different, too. You hold down the action button, then can either press left or right to swing your weapon that way, or press the forward button in a kind of rhythm to use some better...combos, for the lack of a better word.

If you do have the patience to get used to it, you'll find yourself in a very immersive game. The NPC thing is absolutely true. NPCs have their own schedules, stores close at certain times, people go to bars later in the nights, it's really kind of neat to watch this world they created breathe and live.
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Well, when I first started playing Gothic 1, I spent 20 minutes figuring out how to pick up the first thing I saw because it's not just a button. You hold down an action button and then press forward to pick the item up...I think there was one other thing in gothic one. Gothic 2 stream lined things a bit more as far as inventory and item interaction.

Combat is different, too. You hold down the action button, then can either press left or right to swing your weapon that way, or press the forward button in a kind of rhythm to use some better...combos, for the lack of a better word.

If you do have the patience to get used to it, you'll find yourself in a very immersive game. The NPC thing is absolutely true. NPCs have their own schedules, stores close at certain times, people go to bars later in the nights, it's really kind of neat to watch this world they created breathe and live.
eh. AN action button? What ever happened to 'l-click'= slash?

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eh. AN action button? What ever happened to 'l-click'= slash?

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I hate games where you just click teh mouse butten = teh WIN
****ing lame IMO.

Controlls are great, it just takes some time to get used to tem.
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Let me say you this: if you like adventure/RPG games then the Gothic series are a must.

I was instantly hooked when I played the Gothic demo for the first time a few years ago. I thought the demo was huge but the full game blew me away. It has to be said that Gothic's are not your average finished-in-8-hours games but finishing them will take tens of hours...

Gothic II is an evolutionary step in the series with better graphics, gameplay and features and it's overall a better game than Gothic. G2 continues the story right where G1 left it. Gothic III will continue the hero's ongoing story yet more. It will have a completely new engine.

I'm just very glad that Gothic's exist in this mostly industrialized and soulles PC games world we have today. Sure there are other games with a real soul too but Gothic is the closest to my heart.
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Excellent RPGs, I loved every minute.

The controls are a tad flaky, especially in Gothic I. Once you adjust it's no problem, though.
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