This is one heck of a nice game that expands upon
the look and feel of the fantasy games that have gone before it.
Whilst not offering anything that gamers will think is entirely new
to the genre, Gothic 3 certainly goes the extra mile in terms of
providing an engrossing escape from reality.
This title continues the saga told in Gothic 1
and Gothic 2, but this time you are taking the fight to the baddies
to rescue humankind from the Orc menace in a game that should differ
somewhat each time you play it due to the fact that there is not a
direct need for linear style of gameplay.
Quests are well planned out through the title and
newcomers to the series should be aware that they are quite
challenging. Progression in terms of character development is fairly
slow and just jumping willy nilly into fights will see you dying in
short order. At the start of the game, proceed with caution or you
will find yourself getting killed. Constantly.
There is a lot to do and see in this game and the
graphics really show us some lush scenes that clearly illustrate the
attention to detail that the world has to offer. The camera in the
game works well and did not get stuck at any stage that hindered
combat which is always a real bonus in this type of adventuring.
Nothing worse than copping a beating because the camera will not
Your initial character appears in the title as
pretty bland but then you are given the standard options of what
character class you want it to be. Whether you choose magic, brute
strength or hunting skills is up to you and the way that you play
the game will depend upon those initial choices as you rely on the
strengths of those class to get you through it all.
The difficulty gradually ramps up as you play,
allowing you to get a feel for how things work in the world of
Myrtana. The developers have tweaked the fighting system ingame,
making it easier to get a handle on combat and the easier
undertaking of it all. Some sweet spell and weapons effects are
added to the title giving you more of an immersive feel, not to
mention a definite wow factor.
Something to be aware of is that this game is a
bit of a resources monkey with a need for better than normal system
to run decently. Here are the requirements for the game, both
Minimum and Recommended :
So just make sure you have gear that can run this
game as itís a lot of fun and add to that quite a lengthy gameplay
experience. The title will please all gamers and comes to you most