Gothic 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. I'm a big fan of role-playing games,and Gothic makes me feel like i really belong to that world every time i play it.
I recommend this game to everybody.
This game is already quite old and is left with many bugs. Combat system is boring and graphic is out of date. Fast traveling system is not integrated, which makes moving dull.
However, there are many attracting things in it, too. The atmosphere, the characters, the storyline, ...and somewhat weird voice acting.
Overall it is still enjoyable today and with community patches and mods most of problems can be solved. Recommended.
If you haven't played this game, you can't call yourself RPG games lover. Altough the game has outdated graphic by todays standard, strange interface, it is still one of best RPG games ever made becouse of it's unique setting, story and game mechanic.
Gothic was something that had me interested from the start. I like these sorts of games, and this first of the series is a bit clunky to start with, however, once you get used to the controls/game world, the game is interesting.
It certainly made me want to continue playing. It can be rather slow to get from one place to another, but leveling up really feels like you earn it. If you have the time to play a game like this, i'd recommend trying Gothic.
This is a classic. The first one in a long series and a game that RPG fans should experience.
It has an incredibly well-done level progression and enemies do not scale to your level which makes the world really live. You have to watch out for the environments and animals until you become stronger. It is very rewarding.
Moreover, the plot lets you do things your way, and finish quests differently as well as choose various paths for your hero.
The graphics are okay, but the modern gamer might find them dated. At least, the sound design and music are great.
The only minus is the clunky controls. I have gotten used to it over the years, but it may pose a problem for anyone freshly entering the world of Gothic.
Overall, Gothic is an extremely playable fantasy RPG which does not disapoint.
The one that started everything!!! One of the very few games that's worth starting from the beggining so you can really enjoy the later references in later games :)
Gothic 1 is still among the best rpgs around, even though it is getting rather dated. However unlike other older rpgs, Gothic 1's advanced age is not as apparent, as it was one of earliest games made with the same style that many modern rpgs still follow. This includes: Fully voiced characters, open world design, non-linear story, and much more. Definetly worth a try.
Plunge into one of the most iconic medievalish RPGs. The atmosphere is quite dark, and the game is difficult, so don't expect you can survive with an attitude of a tourist. If you're up to the challenge however, and if you can forgive the interface controls and get used to the combat, you will find the Gothic world very rewarding.
The starting point of an decent RPG series. The open world style is very addictive, and the story and setting are quite nicely done. However, the contral is quite bad, you will need quite some time to get used to it. Once you get over the contral issue, you have many hours of enjoyable gameplay waiting for you.
Tough-Interface at first; but this game kinda grows on you where you begin to forget the clunky interface or the old graphics. I recommend this game to an avid fan of the series.
Getting older sucks, but with age comes understanding and wisdom, however when you're a video game you don't have such gifts and thus your shortcoming become very noticeable. Anyhow, enough jibber-jabber, the game is fun, for the most part, if you can get past a few (a lot) of flaws. The first is the graphics, they have not ages well, they are akin to dreamcast / late PSX era which in to say not very good. The second flaw is the controls, they are bad, very bad. The mouse is only used to move the camera which bobs around like you're on a boat (no "on a boat" jokes here.) The control issue that bothers me the most is to pick up items you have to hit the action button (ctrl, which I rebound to E) plus forward (up arrow which I rebound to W.) So to pick up an item you have to make sure the name of the item is highlighted, hold action and walk to it. Very odd. To equip items you have to open you're bag, highlight to item, hold action and walk up, or down to de-equip. Why couldn't this be done with a click? I don't know. Aside from the short comings the game it features an open world, tons of quests and multiple paths for the unnamed hero (aka you.)
All and all, if you don't mind clunky controls and bad graphics you can get many hours of fun out of this game. But note you must be a fan of old school RPGs as there is zero hand holding, meaning in game they never tell you how to pick up items or fight or even how to open your bag. You must, and get ready for this one, think and figure it out for yourself. Something that might shock some.
A great sandbox style RPG that allows freedom to explore, any choice you make will open a different path making this game REPLAYABLE! Combats needs a little time to get used to because there is some reflex element involved which alot of rpg player tends not to have(including me). But this game offers so much more than what meets the eyes, 10/10 in gameplay, 10/10 in story ,8/10 in graphics. A must get for any RPG gamer or for anyone who is interested in trying out sandbox RPGs