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Preview IGN: Gothic 3 owns Oblivion

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Vault Dweller, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Tags: Gothic III; Piranha Bytes

    <a href=http://www.ign.com>IGN</a> has lost the interest in the overhyped, even by the industry standards, <a href=http://www.elderscrolls.com>Oblivion</a> and switched attention to <a href=http://www.gothic3.com/>Gothic 3</a>:
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    <blockquote>The lively setting is only made better thanks to some lovely visuals. While not everything we've been shown is mind-blowing most everything here is extremely impressive. Textures are very strong, lighting is believable, and layout and design of areas is very interesting. It's hard not to think of Oblivion when looking at this game as they're both gigantic RPGs with a ton of things going for them, but there are certainly differences to style. It's actually hard to say which of the games looks better all the time. Each seems to have advantages visually.
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    One way that the two differ quite a bit is in the action gameplay. The melee combat system in Gothic III is much more robust than that of Oblivion with different moves, button combos, and animations for each set of weapons. Gothic has the advantage in this arena being built as a third-person game, which eliminates some of the limitations of the primary first-person mode in melee fights. From what was shown, the combat is also much easier to use this time around. While we didn't get the chance to lay hands on the game, characters seemed to auto acquire targets well and animations were much smoother and directional attacking better.</blockquote><a href=http://pc.ign.com/articles/697/697758p1.html>Click here for the article</a>
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    Thanks, <b>kumquatq3</b>
     
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  2. REX Novice

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    Sounds promising. :)
     
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  3. Draugerruin Novice

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    Gothic 3 is gonna rule
     
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  4. jiujitsu Cipher

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    Gothic 3 will align the planets.
     
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  5. Jung Liturgist

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    Going from Gothic 1 to Morrowind was a very jarring and unpleasant experience. Maybe I should do the opposite...or just skip Oblivion all together.
     
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  6. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Hmmm,I think I shall have my cake, and eat it too.
     
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  7. HardCode Erudite

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    I hope the Gothic 3 team takes advantage of the mistakes all throughout Oblivion, and offers up a nice alternative to play.
     
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  8. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Actual Roleplaying advantures, what with decisions having permanent aftermath, and real live AI? And actual horses that you can mount and they wont try to mount you back? Count me IN! (Except for the last one, I'm happy with all my assumptions. I am hoping the last one to be the other way around)
     
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  9. Naked_Lunch Erudite

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    Gothic 3 doesn't have any mounts in it. The devs said the terrain wasn't very "rideable".
     
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  10. NeVeRLiFt Liturgist

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    Looking forward to Gothic 3, also hope to hear something about Stalker and Bioshock in the future.
    On a side note I just could not help but think about Stalker and some of the screen shots I have
    seen when I watched the movie Hostel... there was some scenes in the movie that just looked like
    some of the stuff I have seen in the screen shots.
     
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