Summary: I am a big fan of the Gothic and Risen series. This game is not as good as Gothic 1 or 2, but it is not horrible either. The graphics are nice. I find that I cannot stop playing. Having just finished Oblivion again, I picked up this game and have not been able to put it down. Give it a chance, I think you will enjoy it. It is Gothic in name only. You will meet some old friends in this game.
Summary: i actually love the game.. im a big fan of rpg's when u add an open world makes it better. all & all i'd say get it.. its basically skyrim on an older engine. i mean u pretty much do the same things,only real difference is its old school gaming.
Summary: I believe you'll read a lot of bad reviews of this game. The reason is not the game itself, but a situation around it. Pyranha Bites, a developer of Gothic sreies, had to give away the right to make this game after a nasty legal dispute with its former publisher, JoWood. After that PB went to develop a new title, Risen, and JoWood hired a european developer SpellBound to make a next Gothic title, Arcania.