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Time to rejoice, the rights of the Gothic series have or are returning to Piranha Bytes this year, after JoWood mutilated the last surviving bits of the Gothics spirit.

Those who haven't played the Gothic series, I suggest you put rose-colored glasses on and get Gothic 1 & 2. The series was butchered after these two (namely due to Gothic 3's horrible performance & amount of bugs, and JoWood bought the rights for 1 game and made a Fable that was branded Gothic).

The Gothic series is very close to TES, you can do whatever you want in the game, however the world is more brutal and realistic. Its filled with wretches and scum, alcohol and drugs, prostitution and anything that is related to the "underworld."

The plot where it all starts from:
The game takes place in a medieval fantasy world, in which humans are losing the war against the orcs. The Stranger, a young nameless man, is forced to work in the Penal Colony, because of his crimes. In order to continue the fight against the orcs, the king needs to extract magical ore and use it for weapons and armor. Every burglar, thief or criminal is sent in the Colony to work in the mines, by the king's order. To keep the prisoners inside, the king hired 12 magicians to create a magical barrier over the colony. However, due to complications, the barrier trapped a much larger territory than originally intended, along with the 12 magicians and the kings forces. Thus the militia blocked inside soon lost control over the prisoners, and the king had no choice but to trade with them. Soon after the convicts divided into several camps, which the Man can join in order to survive and advance the plot.


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Watched some videos from YouTube, how come I've never heard of Gothic before?
I gotta test it some day, somehow it reminded me of Dungeon Siege even tho its completely different o.0

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It looks like it was originally a German release. I was taking a look too. Found a place you could download it for $10.


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(March 15th 2013, 09:09 AM)Grumbelbum Wrote: Watched some videos from YouTube, how come I've never heard of Gothic before?
I gotta test it some day, somehow it reminded me of Dungeon Siege even tho its completely different o.0

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Aye, keep in mind the game mechanics are from 2001, but play it for the story, for the plot is thick and treacherous. Plus awesome.


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