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Review Gothic II liked by Armchair Empire

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Spazmo, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. Spazmo Erudite

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    <a href=http://www.armchairempire.com>Armchair Empire</a> have <a href=http://www.armchairempire.com/Reviews/PC%20Games/gothic-ii.htm>reviewed</a> the German CRPG <a href=http://www.pihrana-bytes.com>Gothic II</a>. It scores <b>8.2 out of 10</b>.
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    <blockquote>Picking up where its predecessor left off, players come to in Xardas’ necromantic tower. He then informs you that a rift has been opened after defeating the Sleeper in the previous game now causing orcs, dragons, and all manner of beastly unpleasantness to pouring into the world. Of course it then falls upon the player to set things right. The plot, while still having its main thrust, leaves itself fairly open-endedness, similar to that of Morrowind. Players know their ultimate goal, but can try to achieve it as they see fit. There are certain scripted events that can’t be avoided, but the freedom of choice that Gothic II’s relatively non-linear nature allows is much appreciated. Dialogue in the story telling is a tad hit and miss, thanks to some highly questionable voice acting, but overall Gothic II’s story is an entertaining romp.</blockquote>
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    There's no way someone named "Xardas" could be anything else than a necromancer. Any name that starts with an X is always a necromancer type.
     
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  2. Sammael Liturgist

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    Not true. 99% of beholders have names that start with an "X." And I once played a RIFTS temporal raider named Xaaron.
     
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  3. Spazmo Erudite

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    Well, okay, but you'll at least concede that good guys hardly ever have names that start with X. It's just an evil letter.
     
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  4. Realbumpbert Liturgist

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    Who said necromancers were evil! :D
     
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  5. Ausir Arcane

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  6. Spazmo Erudite

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    Professor Xavier. Besides, I said hardly ever. He's the x-ception that proves the rule.
     
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  7. Psilon Erudite

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    Xanos was technically a good guy. He was just an incompetent henchman.
     
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  8. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    Xzar was the necromancer in Baldur's Gate. Any more?
     
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  9. Anonymous Guest

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    The last boss of Arcanum was a Necromancer, but he was named Kerghan.

    And then the family of Necromancers earlier on, their father's name is Pelonious.
     
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  10. Kizmiaz Novice

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    King Xerxes. I can't remember if he were Babylonian or Sumerian though.
     
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  11. Whipporowill Erudite

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    Persian, methinks?
     
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  12. Anonymous Guest

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    King Hammurabi was Babylonian, Xerxes is Persian. Dunno who the Sumerian guy is (All I needed to learn about ancient history, I learned from Civilization 3! /pr)
     
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  13. Astromarine Erudite

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    Does Buffy count? If so, Xander :)
     
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  14. Whipporowill Erudite

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    And that, oh so horrible Xena - warrior princess turned comedian. If it was a horrible show to begin with.... yikes!

    Wasn't there a paranoid mage in the bg games too - Xan?
     
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  15. Astromarine Erudite

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  16. Psilon Erudite

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    Xan was a Lawful Neutral Enchanter, not a necromancer. What's worse is that I didn't have to look that up.
     
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  17. Sammael Liturgist

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    Here's an even more useless bit of trivia: Xan's character was based on somebody's githzerai psion player character, but Bioware didn't want to implement giths as a race or psionics and he got demoted to an elven enchanter...
     
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  18. Anonymous Guest

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    Yet they do the fruity Drow..I hate Forgotten Realms.
     
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