Summary: I will echo what others have said that Gothic 2 (and Gothic 1) is really unlike anything else out there - for better or for worse. Take a bit of time to read all the reviews for Gothic 1, Gothic 2, and also Gothic 2 Gold and it is literally smack-in-your-face obvious that those who can get over the beyond-description frustration of the bugs, the akward control, and the extreme realism (in this case, the absolute wimpiness of your character in the beginning - a fly,...
Summary: If you want a better extension of the original Gothic, buy this game. It fixes many annoying problems with the controls. And if you haven't played Gothic, you should still pick this up because it is a great game. Evrything is very simple to do. Another great thing is that people lead lives of their own meaning they go to sleep at night, wake up in the morning,etc., etc.
Black Cat de La Bear "see that dark shape o'r..., Amazon
8 April 2005
Summary: Gothic II is so good, that I am willing to hunt down a copy of the original. However there are some inconsistancies and also some quests aren't very rewarding. I have not had the fortune to be able to play Gothic(1), however I am ordering a used(hopefully only slightly) copy. I wouldn't buy a new copy unless you can get it for next to nothing(won't happen here on this site).
Summary: I just finished playing this game and found it surprisingly good. Actually, it's one of the top 3 computer roleplaying games (RPG) that I've played (along with Morrowind and Baldur's Gate 2). Although it can be a bit frustrating in places, Gothic 2 is an enjoyable gaming experience which I highly recommend. Gameplay: This RPG is set in a medieval fantasy environment, replete with castles, dragons, magicians, and knights.
Summary: Gothic II is the embodiment of RPG perfection. With spectacular graphics, amazing level design, (one of its best attributes), and a very nonlinear storyline, Gothic II outshines its original by far. When I bought Gothic I several years ago, it was widely unknown and the store I bought it from stopped carrying it shortly after I bought it. But it was a huge success! So of course when I saw Gothic II annnounced, I knew I had to buy it.
Summary: Aside from the Elder Scrolls series, few games offer the degree of freedom you enjoy in Gothic 2. You can explore a vast, realistic world at will, meet a host of strange and unique creatures and individuals, and (naturally) kill them. There are numerous quest paths to take, and options available for class customization. The graphics are exquisite, and the sounds and soundtrack well done.
Summary: Like some of the other reviewers, I wasn't really into this game at first. I kept playing because it intrigued me that the first offered "quest," which in any normal RPG would begin the storyline, actually gets your character killed about 15 seconds. There is no way to defeat this quest at level one.
Summary: I bought this game after reading a titilating review of it in the free "Computer Source" magazine. The idea behind this game seems to be a focus on exploration, combat, and talking to NPC's. You make choices in all of this that affect the path you take to complete, or fail, your quests (of which their are a few main ones and TONS of side ones).