Gothic is an absorbing and challenging game. Despite little technical problems that come with practically every 3rd person PC rpg, giving the game a 7.2 is downright wrong. The massive amounts of spoken dialogue alone gives the game higher than a 7.2 right there. It helps add to the story and events and gives the game an even more absorbing feel. Other unique factor is that the enemies have the same difficulty throughout the entire game....so when you first start the game with a weak character and see an ork, you had better run! Then you can fight the orks when your character's skill/experience gets bulit up. So at the beginning of the game you have to be on your toes to stay away from tougher enemies and take a more stealthy approach. Which is far better than the traditional "gain more experience = harder enemies". Also the replayability is there, since you can choose to join between three factions. The best way I can describe this game is a Morrowind feel...with spoken dialogue. The game is fun, addicting, and one of the greatest rpgs I've played. I can't see how anyone who likes a challenge would be disappointed with gothic.
PROS: -Gothic has one of the best and more importantly non-cliche story lines in RPG history. It's not the good guy killing the bad guy or save the world kind of thing. Actually, the main aspect of the story is very si... Read Full Review
Gothic is the first game in the long-running 'Gothic' series, and is easily the most innovative title by far. To understand why Gothic is considered a cult-classic you must understand the story, and experience the vi... Read Full Review