- Publisher: Xicat Interactive
- Release Date: Nov 23, 2001
- Summary: War has decimated the land, Orc Hordes are invading human territory and the king of the land needs a lot of ore to forge enough weapons for his army to stand against this threat. Prisoners from all over the empire are imprisoned in a large magical sphere where they have to work in the minesWar has decimated the land, Orc Hordes are invading human territory and the king of the land needs a lot of ore to forge enough weapons for his army to stand against this threat. Prisoners from all over the empire are imprisoned in a large magical sphere where they have to work in the mines for the king. You are thrown into the sphere to give a letter to the high mages, this letter may be the turning point on the war against the Orcs. [Xicat Interactive]… Expand
- Developer: Piranha Bytes
- Genre(s): Role-Playing, General, General, Action RPG
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Positive: 12 out of 14
Mixed: 2 out of 14
Negative: 0 out of 14
With a novel, large and intricate set of societies, coupled with excellent graphics and sound, Gothic becomes one of the most immersive and believable single-play adventure/RPGs ever.
One of the best role-playing games of 2001. With just a few tweaks, Piranha Bytes could have given us one of the best role-playing games of all time.
The 3D engine looks unbelievably good! The surroundings are impeccable, and bear a surreal and depressive atmosphere. All the objects and buildings look just as great.
The environment, the quests, and the huge world you're in overcomes some of the technical issues with the game.
Elaborate story, dialogue, and characterization draw you into one of the most believable role-playing game worlds ever created.
There are some deficiencies in this game most notably, how to equip a weapon without jumping through all the hoops the game has to offer.
Computer Gaming WorldIf you can get past the absurd control hurdle and the fact that the beginning is the best part of the game..., Gothic is a satisfying RPG to fiddle with. [Apr 2002, p.92]
Positive: 162 out of 186
Mixed: 15 out of 186
Negative: 9 out of 186
Nov 22, 2011How the hell does this game have such a low score. I'm a big fan of open-world RPG games, and this game is the definition of what I find goodHow the hell does this game have such a low score. I'm a big fan of open-world RPG games, and this game is the definition of what I find good in a game. Admittedly, it does take an hour or two before you really sink into the world and the story, but once you reach that point, and you've gotten used to the combat system, the game doesn't let you go. The world is one of the most well-designed worlds from almost any game I've ever played. Play it!… Expand
Oct 26, 2017Зашел в игру- тебя избили
Подошел к НПС- тебя избили
Зашел в город- тебя избили Взломал дверь- тебя избили Попытался выполнить квест- тебяЗашел в игру- тебя избили
Подошел к НПС- тебя избили
Зашел в город- тебя избили
Взломал дверь- тебя избили
Попытался выполнить квест- тебя избили
Oct 30, 2017Gothic è un gioco magnifico nonostante gli anni che ha. La trama è molto coinvolgente, il mondo è ben fatto e i personaggi sono benGothic è un gioco magnifico nonostante gli anni che ha. La trama è molto coinvolgente, il mondo è ben fatto e i personaggi sono ben caratterizzati. Unica pecca di questa edizione è che non c'è la traduzione in italiano.… Expand
Jun 21, 2020Underrated legendary RPG, still playing it from time to time, it feels so real. Only small minus is that this game has kinda clunky controls,Underrated legendary RPG, still playing it from time to time, it feels so real. Only small minus is that this game has kinda clunky controls, but you'll get used to it.… Expand
Dec 12, 2020Game of my childhood, the nostalgia is strong with this one. If you look at the abysmal fighting, small game world you may thing is worse thatGame of my childhood, the nostalgia is strong with this one. If you look at the abysmal fighting, small game world you may thing is worse that it was. I loved characters and the idea for the game.… Expand
Mar 25, 2011Gothic is one of the greatest games I've ever played. Of course, many years have passed since it was out. But it has something that makes meGothic is one of the greatest games I've ever played. Of course, many years have passed since it was out. But it has something that makes me come back to it once in a while. The storyline is really great. The flaw is that it's linear, but still, it doesn't take much fun away from playing the game. Besides, we still have plenty of choices to do. The most important choice is, which of three camps are we going to join. Each of them has a different "life style". The whole world in game is really nicely done, and even though it is whole open ever since we start to play, various enemies are placed around it so smartly that we won't be able to wander away too far without first making our character stronger. We don't create a character, we start as a weakling who doesn't know much about fighting, magic, or anything that could potentially be useful to him in a prison colony in which the game takes place in. But as we level up, we get learning points, and we develop our character as we want to. What I think is a good solution, is that we are only able to improve our stats by spending these learning points at various teachers (NPCs). Besides normal statistics like strength, dexterity, mana, one-handed weapons, double-handed weapons, bows, crossbows, we also can learn few unique abilities, like skinning animals, stealth, lock picking, and so on. We are only able to use spells later in the game, if we decide to be a mage, but for these we need magic runes which we buy. There are plenty of spells in the game. Variety of NPCs is amazing. We will meet friendly ones during the game, as well as ones that will become our foes. Overall, when you go through places in which there are people around, you will literally feel the in game world living it's own life. You will see NPCs talking to each other, eating, fixing their huts, practicing fighting, collecting rice, and doing many other activities, which just make the in game world seem really.. fluent. The graphics are old. It's an old game after all. But I still think that they are kinda nice in their own way. As I mentioned before, the world of the game is really great. It's neither too big nor too small, and it's fun to explore it, even the places that we don't need to visit. Controls are really simple. We only need to use arrow keys, ctrl, alt, spacebar, numbers from 1-9. We can use the mouse if we wish but I always found it more comfortable to use only keyboard. Fighting is quite enjoyable, especially later down when we increase our fighting skills. I don't have much to say about soundtrack, it seems simple but is really well made. What can throw one off, is that the game is a little bugged.. But there are patches that fix most bugs, and with newest community patch one can play the game without any problems. Another real problem is.. that even if they game is a bit difficult at the beginning, if we do good job on developing our character, all of the chapters later down will be ridiculously easy to play through. Or maybe it only seems so for me, since I've beaten the game plenty of times and I can more or less say I'm an experienced Gothic player. What also can tick someone off is that there are no new side quests later down in the game. Sure, we have plenty of these in the first chapter. But if we do them all, no new side quests come later down, only main quests. Despite it's old date of release, I must say that this game is simply... epic. I personally like the graphics but if you don't, don't let them throw you off. Because besides it, the game is more detailed than most of any newer RPGs. If you are a fan of action RPGs and you never played Gothic, you must try it.
I think that's all I have to say. Let me do a quick summary.
-Variety of creatures and NPCs we meet through the game.
-Although it could be a little more improved, fighting is really enjoyable.
-Open world which just awaits for us to be explored. Huge pro is that it's neither too big nor too little.
-Everything else I didn't mention.
-Although the storyline is great, we can't affect it much.
-Bugs, though only if we don't patch the game.
-Too easy if we do a good job on developing our character through the first chapter.… Expand
Dec 25, 2020Im big fan of RPGs and this is the holy grail of them (Gothic I + Gothic II). Great story, great world, great combat system (melee as well asIm big fan of RPGs and this is the holy grail of them (Gothic I + Gothic II). Great story, great world, great combat system (melee as well as ranged and magic too), great mysterious and adventurous atmosphere, great leveling/improving system, great thing is limited number of weapons (like about 30 of every kind, not thousands like in Skyrim, which you cant remember).… Expand
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