I feel like I'm still barely into the game, but I've played for a few days now. Gothic II is very immersive and reminds me somewhat of Ultima IX (which I really enjoyed). I've only had a few technical problems, but none really worth mentioning because they were probably caused by something other than the game itself. It uses just about every ounce of power you can give it. I have all settings at the absolute max and only get stutters once in a great while. I have a P4 2.53 Ghz with a Geforce 4 Ti-4200 video card (64mb). I'm finding JoWood to be an excellent provider of games. This is the third game I've really enjoyed from them (the others being: Arx Fatalis and Chaser).
Here is a quick history lesson for everyone who is new to the series: Back in 2001, a German company called Piranha Bytes released the first title in the series adequately named "Gothic". While not a perfect game, Gothic... Read Full Review
The things that get critiziced the most here are the control scheme and the trial-and-error system. Now, I don't have anything against easy games, don't get me wrong. But this game takes a realistic approach to RPG. R... Read Full Review