I first bought Gothic around 6 years ago and I was glued to the screen for hours on end, you couldn't pull me away, no toilet breaks, no food just the game, and if it's possible I was even more addicted to this one. Gothic 3 is my favourite game and rightly so. The AI is astonishing, the graphics are out of this world, the story is jaw dropping and the combat is so intensely amazing it made me cry. Some people may say this is just another fantasy, middle-age, role playing game but this is so far from it.
The combat is thrilling and so much fun. You start off in a fight for this outpost that has seen better days and have a fun bash em' up to liberate it. In Gothic 3 your main objective is to take every single city in the whole world (obviously scaled way way down into a place called Myrtana) by liberating them. There are two ways to liberate a city. Find help from local people or go on a very farfetched 'one man assault' (you have already guessed my favourite). It is fairly hard to liberate a whole city on your own but entirely possible (and boy does it feel good). The quests in the game all guide you in the right direction if you follow the right path (if you don't so what you have liberated everywhere so your finished already). There are a wide variety of weapons, spells and skills which will aid you in your quest to retake Myrtana from the orcs.
The graphics in this game should just about run on any machine from 2004 onwards but are so much better on an up to date one. The graphics with the right machine are outstanding and a thing that Pirahna Bytes should definitely be proud of.
Unfortunately there are no online capabilities but with a game like this, to be honest, who needs them. You will love this game from start to finish for millions and millions of times.
The landscape and map in this game are fantastic, you have a huge map full of forests, deserts, greenland, icy peeks and coastal reigons not to mention the amount of detail payed attention to inside of the actual cities.
As I said in the start of this review THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER YOU MUST BUY, YOU MUST BUY THIS GAME AND THE REST OF THE TRILOGY. Forget Crysis, forget whatever new coming games are around the corner YOU MUST BUY THIS GAME.
By Naithan Stubbs