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Review Gothic 3 warms the cockles of GamerDad

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Diogo Ribeiro, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. Diogo Ribeiro Erudite

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    <a href=http://www.gamerdad.com/>GamerDad</a> has finished their <a href=http://www.gamerdad.com/detail.cfm?itemID=3495>review</a> (dare I say footnote?) of the poster child for biased mainstream reviewers, <a href=http://www.gothic3.com/>Gothic 3</a>. While there is a mandatory mention of the game's technical problems, GamerDad seems to recognize some merit in the game and awards it a <b>4 out of 5</b>:
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    Unfortunately some of those choices are hampered by the unpolished state of the game as released. I was fortunate that the version released by Aspyr ran very well on my system, and I completed the 100 hour trek through the game without once crashing to the desktop. I had tons of quest completion issues and other bugs, including places where there was no text or voiced dialogue during an entire conversation. Also, while the magic and ranged combat systems are very good, the melee combat system sometimes boils down to a click-fest won by whoever connected the first hit. Finally, while it is nice to have a single load screen, the trade-off is that the game is unlikely to perform better than ‘acceptable' on anything other than the most powerful computers available. The result is a very fractured experience – there is a lot about this game that is truly excellent, ‘game of the year' type stuff, but littered amongst that is a ton of broken quests, bugs, filler and other moments of frustration where you wonder if the quest you are trying to complete is broken or if you just need to try harder. I highly recommend this to hardcore role-players with powerful computers who are willing to persevere in the pursuit of the great experience Gothic 3 can provide.
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    Can't argue with that. There's certainly more to Gothic 3 than most reviewers cared to look for.
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    Spotted at: <A HREF="http://www.rpgwatch.com/">RPG Watch</A>
     
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  2. The Vanished One Prophet

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    Honest review imo.

    Read this, Jack Thompson:

     
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  3. elander_ Arbiter

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    It's suprising they gave such an high score for a game that aparently has so much screwed quests as they say. Nobody understand these reviews.
     
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  4. Admiral Rimjob POOBUM Arcane

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    I found three screwed quests, none of which were particularly important.
     
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  5. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    4/5? Overrated.
     
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  6. Fresh Erudite

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    Troll.
     
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  7. cutterjohn Cipher

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    Nah, actually just a dumbfuck, but village idiot would be more applicable, I believe.
     
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  8. Zomg Arbiter

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    Man, is the beginning of the demo the same as the full game? The execution of the beginning is just terrible - you have no idea how to control your character, you haven't been given a chance to fiddle with settings, and you're thrown into a big confusing melee. They should have had some little skippable quasi-tutorial on the boat to let you get a feel for the controls, combat options, etc. I think that reviewers, most of whom probably don't see much more than a half-dozen hours or so into the game, probably put a glass ceiling over the score after that.
     
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  9. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Don't play the demo if you plan on buying the game, anyways! It's a trick to babozoo you to ruin your full game after spending hours on it!!!
     
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