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
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.
I would consider Gothic 2 to be the best out of the Gothic series. It is an open-world environment (for the most-part) where you can explore the gameworld as you please except some areas will be inaccessible due to strong enemies killing you before you can pass through. Multiple side-quests are part of the game and you get the choice of supporting 3 different factions to help replayability. The Gothic 2 area revisits a few of the old Gothic 1 areas, so it is great to see how the areas changed from the first game. The one main issue people tend to have with the Gothic series is the combat. There were no game-breaking combat bugs in Gothic 2 (compared to Gothic 3's boar-stun), however the combat can be considered 'clunky' especially early on. Part of the clunkiness is due to the fact that a low-level character is meant to control more poorly and eventually when you get a higher level you'll be able to chain your combat moves and will swing more 'fluidly'. However it still takes time to adjust to the combat.The strength of the Gothic series is that you have a world you can explore as you wish, and you can take on some tough monsters early on by trying to hit'n'run them. The game doesn't scale enemies to your level. Overall the main quest and side-quests are quite lengthy, although the final boss fight is a bit weak and underwhelming as a result (that tends to be the case in all Gothic games). However some of the fights prior to the final boss can be quite challenging. Still one of the best RPGs ever.
Along with a pack of wolves, on the road to the Monastery. Beasts ate the sheep I've been taking there as an entry fee. I won't become a mage for a while... Gothic 2 is one of those games, which you start playing, and it ultimately ends up playing you. You get so immersed in the world and its affairs, you can't stop. For a 2003 game, the world is pretty big, and with Night of the Raven expansion, it's even bigger. And brings up a pirate class and themes for everyone to enjoy(you don't have to abandon your class to become a pirate, it's a side-job) Game is still fairly playable, offers many hours of joy, and a very believable, immersive world to explore. 90/100 and and Orc invasion force.
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.
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