Here comes the new chapter in the Nameless dude's life. Well, this one is full of amnesia. The nameless dude, the items , the story, the world, the people, the menu... the inventory everything is clouded with amnesia.
The story begins in the Unknown Lands where the Nameless dude and Xardas fight each other over the fate of Myrtana. It is said that Gorn attacked Thorus (who is leading the Orcs). After a long battle George Michael (as i call the nameless right now, after loosing his pony-tail in G3, now someone has thrown gel into his hair), is attacked by bandits and ... u guessed it.. he forgot everything... again ... What a wimp
The items have a will, and amnesia of their own, the crown of adanos (for example) after being distroyed in G3, stubbornly appears in the mines in Geldern, or the great Wrath of Innos which you find on a Orc. You would think people are more careful with ancient weapons coming from gods.
At least they (tried to) improve the combat system, putting a stamina bar on the creatures, so they cannot attack you for ever. This works sort-off well.
It keeps the Gothic open world free roam, but being the same Myrtana it doens't quite make you wanna. Also varant and Nordmar have been closed, at the entrances huge-meteorites have fallen ... or huge invisible walls.
Also the NPC's got their part of amnesia, after they tell you "I don't have anything to tell you", trying to talk with them repeatedly will make them remember. On the other hand George Michael has a psycho-power knowing what they're gonna say. It happens that you can choose the dialog-line the other will say. Not to mention those Water Mages (although you killed them all in G3) who will grant you the Dark Mage, Fire Mage and Druid skills.
The scary Orcs have personality issues, Beside being called Nicholas, Sylvester, whatever, some of them have the wimpy-human voices from G3 (you must play to understand, it's too friggin stupid to explain). Oooooooooo very scary. Also George Michael got a new voice, but when he tries to open chests and realizes that he doesn't have enough lockpicks, his old voice comes into play. Speaking of lockpicks, you can steal anything, anytime, with anyone around you.
The graphics look a little-bit better, but that's it.
Hope Arcania will get Gothic back into his great-game spot