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Gothic 3 review at Computer Games
Review - posted by Vault Dweller on Tue 31 October 2006, 15:11:11Tags: Gothic III; Piranha Bytes
Computer Games has posted a review of Gothic 3, giving it 85% and noting excellent atmosphere, while complaining about poor optimization. The review is kinda boring, so it's hard to find an interesting paragraph to quote.
In its current state, Gothic 3 is a game of contradictions. On one hand there are the bugs â€“ graphical or gameplay related â€“ which sometimes seriously affect the game experience. On the other, there are all the elements that contributed to the series success. Although it offers a minimum of 50 hours of playtime, depending on each playerâ€™s approach, Gothic 3 doesnâ€™t get boring, even though it can get repetitive when considering the reputation system. If it werenâ€™t for the bugs, crashes and long save / load times, it would have taken quite an effort to stop me from playing the game for 10 hours straight or more. As I said earlier on, sometimes you will feel that youâ€™re playing either a beta or an unfinished version. A shame, it could have been the RPG, if not the game of the year. I can only hope that future patches will fix the more severe bugs and bring some much needed optimizations. Unfortunately, it seems that they wonâ€™t be released until the game is launched in the US, which might affect sales and the possibility of seeing a Gothic 4. But thereâ€™s still some time until then and there are already rumors about an add-on....