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Gothic Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos mod for Gothic 2

deama

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I would rate this inbetween gothic 1 and 2. I prefer gothic 2 the most still, but archolos is still pretty good, it's just that it has a few annoyances in the story that I don't like too much, gothic 1/2 don't really have those.
 

agris

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Supposing this was a standalone PB release, where would you rank it among their other titles?
As others said, easily on par with Gothic 1 & 2. I don't say this lightly, I can't think of another RPG TC that I would say that about. While some of the OG Fallout TCs are good in their own right, none rise to the level of Fallout 1.

Archolololos rather easily, and thus surprisingly, is up there with Gothic 1. Yes, there are more invulnerable NPCs and it's a *bit* more narrative heavy in certain ways, but puts Risen 1 to shame, for example. I won't subject myself to G3 so I can't compare it to that.
 

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I wonder what they'll do next, I'm hoping finally put gothic series to rest with their own version of gothic 3.

Whatever the case may be, I'm hoping they'll do something interesting with the gothic fomular now, because starting off as weak and progressing to almost demi-god is always fun, but not for so long, especially with a similar fomular.


Maybe we could play as the Orcs in the sequel or something.
 

thesecret1

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Supposing this was a standalone PB release, where would you rank it among their other titles?
I'd go ahead and rate it slightly above Gothic 2, even. It's just much more polished and with various new mechanics that Gothic 2 didn't have, and I love all the attention to detail that went into it. Seeing your choices impact the world around you is also something excellent that Gothic 2 lacked IMO.

They'll do nothing. They're through with Gothic.
It's a great shame. I wish they'd try start their own Gothic clone; I'd happily support it on kickstarter or wherever.
 

mkultra

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I know that one dev left because the rest of the team says there's not gonna be any updates until this person comes back, post on Steam forums.. So i guess that's him.
 

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What I find disappointing however is the lack of options for resolving side-quests. Most of the time, there is no other option than the linear path.
As a result, I will finish it once, never to replay it again.
 

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I know that one dev left because the rest of the team says there's not gonna be any updates until this person comes back, post on Steam forums.. So i guess that's him.

The latest version is relatively polished and stable, so probably not the end of the world. Shame though, as they had plans for a veteran/hard mode.
 

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I know that one dev left because the rest of the team says there's not gonna be any updates until this person comes back, post on Steam forums.. So i guess that's him.

The latest version is relatively polished and stable, so probably not the end of the world. Shame though, as they had plans for a veteran/hard mode.
Look's like hardcore mode is still in the plans...

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https://steamcommunity.com/app/1467450/discussions/0/3389534247568663162/
 

GewuerzKahn

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Finished it last week. Took me about 100 hours.

After Enderal and Archolos I should look more into fanmods. I really loved it.
 

Alphons

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IIrc there is already a machine translation, are people actively working on translating it properly?

I think they have a Discord server.

Couple months ago project lead posted an update that they've finished more than there's left to do and if he had to estimate, in the worst case scenario (only him doing the rest of work) he'd finish before the end of 2023.

Obviously the expansion is going to add extra work for them.
 

Junmarko

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https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1467450/view/3326485122228293560
All Events > The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos Events >

The Chronicles of Myrtana: Archolos is now available in German!
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Big thanks go to everyone in German community who translated the game!

If you intend to switch to the German localization, right click on CoM: Archolos in your Steam library, choose "Properties" and go to the "Language" tab.

To report translation bugs in the German version, we recommend posting them on our Discord.

Other localizations that are actively being worked on are: Russian, Italian, Spanish and Czech.

If you want to help translating the game into your own language or help the existing translation teams, get in touch with us on our Discord.

Have fun!
 

agris

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I thought the team making this, really one guy left at this point, was like 6 months out from finishing it? Huge backlog of scripting work iirc.
 

curds

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Holy shit, anyone here killed Big Ben in fair combat? (i.e. melee combat, no spells or tricks).

I'm finding him fucking impossible, it's making me rage. He seems to have a two-attack combo that doesn't give you time to recover from blocking the first attack, meaning you're guaranteed to take damage. Maybe I'm just not as skilled at Gothic combat as I thought.

I know it's not required that you defeat him, but I feel that I must.
 

Zariusz

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Holy shit, anyone here killed Big Ben in fair combat? (i.e. melee combat, no spells or tricks).

I'm finding him fucking impossible, it's making me rage. He seems to have a two-attack combo that doesn't give you time to recover from blocking the first attack, meaning you're guaranteed to take damage. Maybe I'm just not as skilled at Gothic combat as I thought.

I know it's not required that you defeat him, but I feel that I must.
Really? I defeated him on arena in like two tries as far as i remember.
 

curds

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Holy shit, anyone here killed Big Ben in fair combat? (i.e. melee combat, no spells or tricks).

I'm finding him fucking impossible, it's making me rage. He seems to have a two-attack combo that doesn't give you time to recover from blocking the first attack, meaning you're guaranteed to take damage. Maybe I'm just not as skilled at Gothic combat as I thought.

I know it's not required that you defeat him, but I feel that I must.
Really? I defeated him on arena in like two tries as far as i remember.
wtf, really? What level were you roughly? I'm like level 24-25, can't be arsed booting up the game to be certain.
 

Zariusz

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Holy shit, anyone here killed Big Ben in fair combat? (i.e. melee combat, no spells or tricks).

I'm finding him fucking impossible, it's making me rage. He seems to have a two-attack combo that doesn't give you time to recover from blocking the first attack, meaning you're guaranteed to take damage. Maybe I'm just not as skilled at Gothic combat as I thought.

I know it's not required that you defeat him, but I feel that I must.
Really? I defeated him on arena in like two tries as far as i remember.
wtf, really? What level were you roughly? I'm like level 24-25, can't be arsed booting up the game to be certain.
I dont remember really and i dont have any saves from arena.
 

agris

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Holy shit, anyone here killed Big Ben in fair combat? (i.e. melee combat, no spells or tricks).

I'm finding him fucking impossible, it's making me rage. He seems to have a two-attack combo that doesn't give you time to recover from blocking the first attack, meaning you're guaranteed to take damage. Maybe I'm just not as skilled at Gothic combat as I thought.

I know it's not required that you defeat him, but I feel that I must.

Yeah he was a pushover for 1h str melee at least. I may have hasted myself but I don’t even remember if Archolololos has scrolls of haste or not.
 

Tygrende

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Holy shit, anyone here killed Big Ben in fair combat? (i.e. melee combat, no spells or tricks).

I'm finding him fucking impossible, it's making me rage. He seems to have a two-attack combo that doesn't give you time to recover from blocking the first attack, meaning you're guaranteed to take damage. Maybe I'm just not as skilled at Gothic combat as I thought.

I know it's not required that you defeat him, but I feel that I must.
I didn't have any issues defeating him either, he could only hit me after using his knockdown move, which I think is avoidable too. Try backstepping instead of blocking, that way you shouldn't be in reach for the 2nd attack.
Holy shit, anyone here killed Big Ben in fair combat? (i.e. melee combat, no spells or tricks).

I'm finding him fucking impossible, it's making me rage. He seems to have a two-attack combo that doesn't give you time to recover from blocking the first attack, meaning you're guaranteed to take damage. Maybe I'm just not as skilled at Gothic combat as I thought.

I know it's not required that you defeat him, but I feel that I must.

Yeah he was a pushover for 1h str melee at least. I may have hasted myself but I don’t even remember if Archolololos has scrolls of haste or not.
There's no haste, but there's a slow you can cast on him from a scroll.
 
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