I bought this game when it came out, felt like an alpha at it's release in 2006 and a beta in my 2011 community patched playthrough.
So when JoWood just left this game unfinished the community started a patch that to this day does not fix key problems in the game like being locked out of content due to faction standings which you would never know on your first playthrough.
The combat is still really janky and has seen no major improvements since Gothic 2.
I created some videos to try and help people with the combat since it's so bad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ59zYIHz38 (check the arrow catching...)
There's no wonder JoWood are gone. They deserved it just for Soldner...