Reviews for Gothic II: Gold
Gothic Probably one of the biggest RPGs of all timesbarrera77 | July 23, 2014 | See all barrera77's reviews »
I started playing Gothic series in 2002 and let me tell 1 and 2 are quite good, beautiful games, even though the graphics now look a bit funky back then were just fine, 2004 I got Gothic 2 GE and my love the series was complete, while playing part 1 I was always wondering what the outside of the penal colony would look like, and this game granted my wish.
The graphics in my opinion are awesome, beautiful landscapes on the island of Khorinis, the sounds and details really made feel the game. The controls were set very nicely using just the keyboard (arrows – z –x- spacebar, etc.) which made the combat smooth and simple. Not a very big variety of weapons, armors or items, and since the game doesn't throw many powerful items or tons of experience at you like lots of the loot-fest RPGs out there, every one of the items were unique on their own way.
The story line is pretty straightforward, but, nonetheless, interesting where the end depends on which path you choose (fire mage, Paladin, mercenary, magician of water or necromancer. The world is relatively small, but the developers really outdid themselves by using every nook and cranny in both, the add-on and main map to make it seem like a huge place.
I have played the whole game probably more than a dozen times, and explored every single corner of it with all of the guilds, cheats, no cheats, no matter how, it still kept me wanting to go back and try it again. (Too bad I can’t say the same for parts 3 and 4 that lost most of the beautiful gothic fantasy essence).
In conclusion small maps, small variety of enemies + small variety of inventory items + and a handful of NPCs = Gothic 2 the biggest RPG game “EVER”. So if you're a hard-core RPG fan, then this is a game for you.
My all-time favorite anything everMrJenssen | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all MrJenssen's reviews »
It's hard to put a finger on exactly what it is that makes Gothic 2 my all-time favorite game. The graphics weren't very impressive even for the time, the combat is somewhat clunky and at times extremely clunky, the voice acting isn't all that strong, and I'm sure there are other things to say that would negate any other game.
... But Gothic 2 remains just an excellent roleplaying game. It has something so many RPGs these days completely lack. Heart. Gothic 2 is a snuggly game. It feels like it wraps you inside a blanket to tell you a wonderful little story of knights and robbers, bravery and betrayal. Or something. And then, of course, it bashes you across the face with its infuriatingly difficult combat. Don't expect to be able to beat up everything you come across immediately once you get into the game! You'll learn quickly how insignificant you are when you first start the game up.
But of course, that's part of the charm. You genuinely feel like you're a part of this dense, lush and living world. You're not some godlike deity who can crush all resistance with a few taps of a button. You must conform to and abide by the laws of the universe, at least until you can get yourself a job, earn a little money, get the attention of the militia, earn their respect and start building up your strength from there. But before that, you're better off running away from battle. And there are often other ways to get around a problem other than using combat. Most quests have various choices and outcomes, and there are often consequences to your actions - some of which you won't see coming until much later in the game. There is no real black and white here, no good or evil. Even smaller characters you interact with have their own side of the story to tell.
You'll get a tremendous feeling of accomplishment, playing Gothic 2. You'll get a feeling of mastery. You're getting better. You're growing powerful. Soon, even the mighty orcs won't be able to challenge you. But there are still things to fight, secrets to unravel, places to explore. Especially now that the game comes coupled with the excellent expansion pack, introducing a new environment and a new questline.
Gothic 2 isn't a perfect game, and it certainly isn't for everyone. But if you can get past its somewhat slow start, excruciating combat and arguably dated graphics, you'll surely have a great time exploring the story and the world of Gothic 2.
Gothic & Gothic 2 are ones of my favourite RPG games.TommyAngelo | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all TommyAngelo's reviews »
My first contact was hard, I can't understood controls, graphics was terrible so I uninstall the game.
After some time I gave the game second chance and I'm not disappointed. When we get used to controls and visuals, we saw game with many, many ways to finish. For example: as paladin we have other quests and other way to finish game than we chose wizard. Ending is one, but missions which lead to it are different for each 3 fraction. At sometimes we have nonlinear dialogues when further part of quest depends on what we choose. Story is interesting and addictive. And you better play Gothic 1 before 2 to understand the world of Gothic. For ending if you endured graphics you will see very good game with deep world.
Adored by my person Gothicsegrand | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all segrand's reviews »
If someone wants to play Gothic 2 , and did not play in the first part of this game I would recommend him to play first in number one . Gothic 2 picks up right where the first part ends . After defeating the dreamer magical barrier breaks down , and we remain in the tomb of a demon buried boulders. Xardas the Necromancer after three weeks teleport us to your tower. He tells us that only the magical aura of our armor kept us alive . After a brief moment of triumph mag tells us about a new threat waiting Khorinis . Dreamers his last cry of despair summoned to this world big powerful demons even dragons. Necromancer tells us that this time we will not cope without help . We need eye Innosa without this sacred amulet not defeat the dragons. After the recent guidelines Xardasa we move into the big , dangerous fantasy world . Meet Gothic 2 , a worthy successor to the Three Great RPG ! Travel through the huge , vibrant world . Experience a unique adventure depressing in a multi-threaded , full of plot twists . Savour the refined graphics to the smallest detail , and sensational sound luminaire . Embark on meeting the greatest adventure of your life. Meet the evil , and cover the fame of a true hero . I highly recommend the game Gothic 2 In my opinion this is the best RPG of our time. It is surprising and unpredictable. Playing in her every moment you just what a monster is lurking around the corner, what happens after the next task. If you enjoy role-playing games necessarily , without exception, must play in Gothic 2 , but only then , when you move the first part of the game , because you will not know why some people are familiar with the game you do not know the previous history of the Gothic surprising . Really, if you play this game you will not regret it!