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Gothic 2: Night of the Ravens
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Finkbug
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August 18, 2010 - 5:14 am
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Sorry to be a downer. I want to join in the fun. My inner asshole eight year old is a hurdle. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Gothic 3 is just terrible...though I played the whole damn thing but mostly cause I got to wear an ermine cloak and a cheesy gold crown. I looked like a very rich homeless person with a fireball. It's by far my least favorite Gothic if only cause I like the other two so much. If you don't like Gothic 2 your karma will soon have bad results. [Image Can Not Be Found] But don't feel bad. Steerpike doesn't like them either. But then his karma is beyond gone.

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Well, I wont worry about any of this stuff about Gothic 1 or 3.   I am playing Gothic 2.  And I am moving forward.   I really love this game and that is all I need to keep going.  If I ever finish this game, I might think about 1 or 3. But that  is a long time in the future.  

 

But Hi Finkbug,  good to see you back here.   And, Scout, every time I read what you have to say is a plesure.   Kay

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My karma gives immediate payback, no next life required. I asked a woman in front of my building if she was okay. A guy (turns out her boyfriend, natch) was shouting he was going to kill her. Drunk took offense, charged, I sidewalked him with a full Gatorade bottle and now have a pending assault charge.

 

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Bottle +2 attack, huh? That only works in video games.

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Holy shit. What no self-defense defense? [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Finkbug

I would love to say something that would really get you excited about Gothic 2.  But I don't know what that could be.  I really love this game.  It is climbing up the list of my most favorite games.   But I am only in Chapter 3. 

It was hard to get going since I was so weak and inexperienced to start.  But I was that way in Morrowind (where I had you as an early guide).  And I did what you told me to do in Morrowind -- go out and pick herbs.  And somehow  I moved on.

Finkbug, here is what I like most about Gothic 2.

It is elegantly designed.  This is the most eleganlty designed RPG I have ever played.   And believe me,  I know what elegant design is.   I spent many year of my life as an instructional designer and then managing IDs.  Less is always more.  And that is exactly what this game does.   

Unlike many other RPGs where you get a gigantic world to play in (Morrowing/Oblivion/Outcast 3 -- all of which I love)  this world is small.  But within this small world the designers have created a very complex place in terms of the environment and the story.  I am in awe of what they have done.

That is all I can say for now.   Kay

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Elegantly designed.

That quite nicely condenses my 4000 word review down to two words.

I agree totally, kay.

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Scout said:

Elegantly designed.

That quite nicely condenses my 4000 word review down to two words.

I agree totally, kay.


 

But Scout, without your 4000 word review I never would have played this game.    Thank you so much for leading me to games I enjoy.  Kay

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Holy moly Rocky,   Kay is in Chapter 5.   And still loving this game.   It helps that I didn't dither around trying this and that as I built my character.   I became a Paladin with a specialty in two handers and built my strength and now am a killing machine.   This is not how I have thought of myself in the past.  But all of my attempts to play games as mages never worked.  I have now found my true calling: slash and thrash and trash.  [Image Can Not Be Found]    kay

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Done, done, done.  In case you don't get it,  I have finished Gothic 2 - Night of the Raven.   And the further along I got, the more I liked it.   This may be because I built a really strong character who was overwhelming with a 2 hander.  But it is also because of the story.  

And I loved fighting the Dragons.   Here is where I could use my built up  inventory of scrolls.  I did ice on the fire dragon.  I heaped fire on the ice dragon. etc etc.  At the end I still had great stuff to use to   "shrink demon".  Great spell. 

Anyway,  I am done.   I greatly enjoyed this game.

I want to thank Scout for his review.  That is what got me to consider this game.  And I would like to thank Scout and Pokey and others who helped me get through it. 

And now  I am faced with the question that every gamer faces when they finish a game they really loved.   What next? 

Kay

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Congrats Kay. Gothic 2 is not an easy game and I see players on boards who were not able to get through it. How about the Fallout 3 expansions? I just finished Point Lookout and am playing Broken Steel now and am having a good time. It is nice to be back in Fallout 3. You might enjoy Drakensang or Two Worlds, which reminded me of the Gothic games. I also enjoyed Gothic 3. Gothic 4 should be released before too long.

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Grats Kay!

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Congrats Kay. It's a great game if you get into it. My dragon fights were "enhanced" by a bug that made the dragons invisible. I had to fight them blind, chasing their text names around the screen and dodging the blasts of fire and ice that materialized out of the air. Still with all the options I think I only died a couple of times at the end. And luckily I could loot the corpses.

 

I was just watching a preview of Gothic 4 today. It's coming out in about a month. Along with the new Fallout it's going to be a busy November and December.

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Well, what I think am going to do is load up Gothic 3 and give it a  look.   And also go back to Fallout 3 (one of my favorite games) and try the expansions --some of which I already have loaded.  

And if none of this makes me happy,  I guess it is time to play The Witcher which has been loaded on my computer for months.

So life is good.

Many possibilities.

Kay 

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Kay, make sure to look for a patch for Gothic 3.

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