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Review Honest Gamers love Gothic 3

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Vault Dweller, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    A site called <a href=http://www.honestgamers.com>Honest Gamers</a>* has posted a very positive, but completely useless <a href=http://www.honestgamers.com/systems/content.php?console_id=13&review_id=5166&game_id=22368>Gothic 3 review</a>, giving it 9/10 for being "open-ended gameplay at it's best".
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    <blockquote>Thrusts, parries and blows need to be delivered just right to sneak past the enemy's attack leaving players more used to Oblivion's 'charge in swinging' style a little disorientated. Striding into the sunlight-choked forest with a nasty looking sword slung over my shoulder, I confidently charged at the first boar I saw, pummelled the attack button and swore heavily as it charged through my clumsy swings and slices and bowled me over.
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    These problems can be overcome by learning the battle system employed, investing level-up points in various attack skills or by utilising a better weapon for given foes (for instance, when I took on a boar with the much longer-reaching scythe, they fell with almost insulting ease) but some of the other quirks thrown up in battle are not so easily side-stepped. The smallest of these is the awful grunts of pain you or your foes will release after being struck, often making each battle a veritable concerto of "Oh! Oh! Aw! Oh!" on a constantly repeated cycle. This only adds the what might be the game's biggest flaw; the dreaded stunlock. </blockquote>Well, at least we know that the dreadful boars of death can be defeated.
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    <a href=http://www.honestgamers.com/systems/content.php?console_id=13&review_id=4339&game_id=7861>Neverwinter Nights - 9/10</a> <i>"As vast and fun as the single-player campaign is...."</i> Riiight.
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    <a href=http://www.honestgamers.com/systems/content.php?console_id=13&review_id=4916&game_id=19869>Oblivion review - 9/10</a> <i>"The previous game in the series, Morrowind, may have been an excellent game, but it’s not even close to the amazing achievement that is Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion."</i> Like, totally.
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    Spotted at: <A HREF="http://www.rpgwatch.com">RPG Watch</A>
     
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  2. Claw Erudite Patron

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    So... 9 is the only value in their rating system?
     
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  3. Sovy Kurosei Erudite

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    "This review is on the spot. Trust us. ;)"
     
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  4. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    You get your copy yet VD?
     
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  5. EvoG Erudite

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    Haha.

    Well, 9 through 10...

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  6. HanoverF Arcane Patron

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    MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Codex USB, 2014 Divinity: Original Sin 2
    And here I thought the site was called Ho Nest @ Amers

    or L 1 one st gamers
     
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  7. Nael Arcane

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    And that's exactly why if I'm interested in a game, I tend to steer clear of big review sites and just peruse forums like these looking for truely honest opinions that aren't influenced by a few dollars under the table to keep their website running. Every review big and small has a certain skew to it obviously, but I generally find that Joe Schmo will tell you exactly what he thinks and not what some editor wants him to say.
     
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  8. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess Glory to Ukraine

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    "I tend to steer clear of big review sites"

    What's your idea of 'big rveiew sites' because last i checked this one isn't a 'big review site'. L0LLERZ!
     
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  9. Twinfalls Erudite

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    VOLLERZ!
     
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  10. Nael Arcane

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    Gamespot and IGN. Ya know... the usual suspects :p

    Perhaps "Big" was a poor choice of words. What I meant to say was pretty much any site that devotes itself to the review of games. I tend to only trust forums for unbias opinions or word of mouth from someone I trust.
     
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  11. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess Glory to Ukraine

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    Great answer! I LOVE YOU! :oops:
     
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  12. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron Sad Loser

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    Nael, RUN LIKE HELL. He wears no underwear!
     
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  13. The_Nameless_Prick Scholar

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    I put Gothic 3 on the shelf because it doesn't feel COMPLETED! It's like they released a test version out to the public so PB can fix the "issues" with the "current" release of Gothic 3. Hopefully their is a great game burried underneath this bullshit!
     
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  14. Shoelip Arbiter

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    Seems like there is so far, and PB is pretty good about making sure their rushed games end up playable.
     
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  15. Monolith Prophet

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    Well, once again it doesn't seem to make a fucking difference. It's bought anyway. :roll:
     
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  16. jiujitsu Cipher

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    I sure hope they tweek the combat a little. On the other hand it should be difficult enough to cause the bloodvessels in my eyes to burst like Gothic 2 so maybe it's fine.
     
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  17. Twinfalls Erudite

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    Bah.

    Eurogamer review.
     
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  18. Balor Arcane

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    Why combat in gothic 2 was tough?
    Vs humans and orcs:
    click, rightclick, click, rightclick untill enemy_health == 0
    Vs monsters
    click, click, click...

    Or fireball em to death... like click, click, drink potion, repeat.
     
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  19. Admiral Rimjob POOBUM Arcane

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    Did Gothic 1/2 have diabloesque insane amounts of enemies at one time? I'm on a quest to retrieve six ancestor stones from various tombs, and the first one had roughly 100 skeletons to hack through. Only to find the stone gone. Sigh.
     
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  20. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Almost. I'm picking it up from Canada Post tonight.
     
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  21. RadioGnome Invisible Scholar

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    Nope. There were about half a hundred or so orcs around Old Camp in valley of mines as a "siege", but that's it AFAIR. Usually packs of 1-2 strong enemies, or 3-5 weaker ones. Or 10-15 goblins at once, but they're hardly an enemy.
     
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  22. Shannow Waster of Time

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    hmmm, i remember holding left mouse to stay focussed on an enemy, then pressing left, right or forward cursor to attack. if your timing was right you were able chain your attacks.
    why are you describing G3 combat and calling it G2(1) combat? i'm really not following you...
     
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  23. Texas Red Whiner

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    Is it scary? Going through the tombs and hacking undead and such?
     
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  24. Admiral Rimjob POOBUM Arcane

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    The only scary thing is the archers' accuracy. The ones I've been in aren't exactly the claustrophobia-type dark-n-creepy tomb, they're more well-lit, open, Northmanish, two rooms filled to the brim with fucking skeletons, y'know.
    I don't think there are any in the middle country of Myrtana, which is a bit disappointing.
     
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  25. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    They are in this game! :lol:
     
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