If you don't expect it to be a Gothic game and you are new to RPG's, this one is not bad.

User Rating: 6.5 | Arcania: Gothic 4 PC
I played all Gothic series, this is definitely not Gothic.
before you start you must understand that this has nothing to do with Gothic series but the story line.

after the last patch, almost bug-less (I got some issues with the water).
easy and lite.
you get to meet all the good guys from the series(but the former hero).
good graphics.
designed for entry level RPG players.
you don't have to have high end hardware.

most of the NPC's has the same face.
too easy, the hard level suppose to be to normal level.
most of the potions are useless.
it's not really a sand box game (open world).
there is no sign for the former nameless hero in the story line.
designed for entry level RPG players
lock picking is way too easy.
you can steal as much as you want. no one will stop you.

It's not a great game, but its fun to spend some time with it.