Gothic II: Gold Edition brings together the excitement of Gothic II and the add-on Night of the Raven to your fingertips!
You have torn down the magical barrier and released the prisoners of the Mine Valley. Now the former criminals of the forests and mountains are causing trouble around the capital of Khorinis. The town militia is powerless due to their low amount of force–outside of the town, everyone is helpless against the attacks of the bandits.
Over 100 thrilling missions on the different settings
A detailed, lively game environment with over 500 individual characters (each with their own daily routine)
The player determines the course of the story himself
Fight with more than 200 different weapons and magical spells
Over 12 hours of complete, English voice output
Includes the Night of the Raven add-on
What a great game, a well-remembered classic that really shook the gaming market when it originally came out. Definitely, the greatest advantage of Gothic II is his plot. From the very beginning, the fate of the nameless hero has been haunting us from the very beginning, causing us to be unable to get away from the computer. Our fates depend on which character we have decided to play, so you can confidently go through this game three times, each time someone else which makes a fantastic but a bit dated adventure.
Gothic 2 is the second part of the Piranha Bytes trilogy of games. Again, we play the Nameless Hero, who after the exile of the demon must once again save the world. This time our target is the dragons that command the Orc army, and our hero is only able to deal with it, because it must have a powerful artifact Innoss's eye, which allows conversation with dragons. We will explore new areas, visit the city of Khorinis, extensive forests and do a lot of tasks, join one of the three factions - mercenaries, paladins or magicians of fire and we will be wearing a lot of armor or robes. You can not forget the great potential of our hero, we can fight with one-handed weapons, two-handed weapons, crossbows and archers, and develop acrobatics or theft, for example. Learning these skills costs, and we also need a teacher who will teach us, so it is not an RPG for everyone, the game is quite difficult. Anyhow I honestly recommend it, this is probably my favorite part of the Gothic trilogy.
Gothic 2 is not only one of the greatest sequels to a game ever created, it's one of the best RPGs of all time. While the graphics may look outdated and at the time of release it wasn't anything amazing, everything else was very, very high quality. Forget depressing and empty world of Morrowind, here colors are vibrant and varied with a lot of greenery surrounding you. What I especially love about this game is how simple it is - while it is kinda tired story of "chosen one" and taking on all of the evil, great characters, world and especially atmosphere make up for it. Atmosphere is incredible here and when you arrive to Khorinis for the first time it's really great and one of the kind feeling. If you want to be Paladin, first you must find a job and do little every day things to get it. That's what awesome about this game, that it turns every day tasks into epic quests without making it a chore. This package also has one of the greatest expansions of all time, Night of the Raven - it's more of Gothic 2 greatness, only downside for some could be difficulty, because it's incredibly hard. Forget Witcher 3 and laughably short Blood and Wine, this expansion wipes the floor with it. For this price I strongly recommend it. Don't be afraid if you didn't play the first game, because while it helps to understand some things, it's not necessary at all and the game does decent job to fill you in and explain all the things that happened in the first game. It's perfect mix of welcoming new players and not throwing old ones into the same line.
Even though, judging by today's standards, this game may at first appear to have its edges (graphics, controls, story), it is worth to keep playing. You will be awarded by the great atmosphere this game manages to create, sucking you into a rough and dirty world with tough language. The open world of Gothic 2 offers plenty of secrets to discover and does not feel artificial or empty at any point. You will meet memorable characters, and also will experience different quests depending on your choices throughout the game. Many places in the world could be discovered by you right from the beginning, but are defended by enemies such as orcs (the main threat in the beginning of the story), which you have no chance against first. But as you and your abilities grow, the formerly inbeatable enemies in fact become beatable. So, even in the second half of the game, it might be worth to take a look around the starting areas. This, in my opinion, is a very clever way of restricting an open world, since it does not feel like an artificial border. This is just one example of why this game creates such a great atmosphere, and it is one of the reasons why starting this game every once in a while feels like coming home. If you have liked the first one Gothic, you will most certainly love the second part.
There have been more than 10 years since I first played this game and let me tell you : I have played other RPG's and other RPGs series and Gothic 2 is the best .... only The witcher series is getting close to them but Gothic 2 is my number one. It has absolutely everything from side quest to amazing gameplay and storyline. I also played a lot of Gothic 2 mods .... even to this day people still like to mod Gothic 2 because it is so great.... I hope the legacy will never die.
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