Gothic 3 Reviews

The weekend brings us another pair of positive reviews for Pirahna Bytes' third Gothic installment. The first is at Jolt Online Gaming with an overall score of 8.1/10:
Gothic 3 really does stand out from the crowd. Sure it's not as polished and slick as Oblivion, and nor will it be as popular, but it does deserve a lot of credit. The vast world offers so much freedom that you could easily think you are lost. But you are not, because you can do whatever the hell you want, so even if you're not able to complete a quest there will be plenty to keep you occupied until you can. It's a very immersive experience with a friendly interface and a real (feel) to it. You will get drawn into it and find yourself living a life in game, whether its fighting off the invasion or just building up your character and discovering new places and items. Yeah, it's not Oblivion, but it shows there is life in this genre outside of it. Well worth a look.

And the second is at Computer Games Romania with an overall score of 85/100:
Although it offers a minimum of 50 hours of playtime, depending on each player's approach, Gothic 3 doesn't get boring, even though it can get repetitive when considering the reputation system. If it weren't for the bugs, crashes and long save / load times, it would have taken quite an effort to stop me from playing the game for 10 hours straight or more. As I said earlier on, sometimes you will feel that you're playing either a beta or an unfinished version. A shame, it could have been the RPG, if not the game of the year. I can only hope that future patches will fix the more severe bugs and bring some much needed optimizations. Unfortunately, it seems that they won't be released until the game is launched in the US, which might affect sales and the possibility of seeing a Gothic 4. But there's still some time until then and there are already rumors about an add-on.