Orcs won the war and enslaved the humans that wouldn't acknowledge their rule. There are now three main factions on Myrtana: the rebels, the orcs, and the mysterious assassin guild.
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Crispin Freeman ... Hero (voice)
Jim Tasker ... Beliar (voice)
Keith Szarabajka ... Xardas (voice)
Clive Revill ... Rhobar (voice)
Greg Baldwin ... Zuben (voice) (as Gregory S. Baldwin)
Ron Canada ... Gorn (voice)
Malachi Throne ... Innos (voice)
Lloyd Sherr ... Diego (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Milten (voice)
Dave Bitran Dave Bitran ... Lester (voice)
Brad Abrell ... Human Warrior (voice)
Joe Alaskey ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Additional Voices (voice)
Gregg Berger ... Additional Voices (voice)
Steve Blum ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Steven Jay Blum)

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Orcs won the war and enslaved the humans that wouldn't acknowledge their rule. There are now three main factions on Myrtana: the rebels, the orcs, and the mysterious assassin guild.

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Followed by Arcania: Gothic 4 (2010) See more »

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Game mostly ruined by poor optimization
17 May 2020 | by dakenzi-84104See all my reviews

Gothic 1 & 2 are my favorite RPG games, and although not as good, Gothic 3 would definitely be deserving sequel to the franchise if it was actually playable. You might hear that it has "no loading screen" as a positive aspect but combine all of the stuttering, lag, random freezes etc. and you will have greater wait time then in a Sims 2 game.

Combat system also feels very unsatisfying since it boils down to spamming single button and stun-locking enemies which in turn makes wild boars one of the most fearsome enemies in the game, and orcs (supposed biggest threat to land) weakest (dare I even say laughable), but it would still be passable if my game would actually not freeze every time I made any "sudden" movements...

That being said there are mods that mostly fix these issues, so if you take your time and install them (Community patch + Content mod + Gothic 3 Clean Up tool) you will have a very good game to play, but without them it's an unplayable mess.

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Cons:

  • Poor optimization
  • Clunky combat
  • Main story in some points is not very logical
  • Ending is meh
  • Lee vs King confrontation disappointing (considering the build-up that spanned for both Gothic 1 & 2)
  • Some areas are empty and feel unfinished - mostly desert area around Ishtar
  • Temples are very generic and somewhat unsatisfying once you open them (they are essentially just copy pasted with almost same enemies)
  • Lack of enemy variety - what i mean by this is that there are technically different animals look-wise but they have same animations, attack and movement patterns leading them to feeling like a same enemy. Also in some areas like Nordmar it feels like every second enemy is ice-wolf or sabertooth, you might get an Ogre or Shadowbeast here and there but you already seen them in other areas before.


Pros:
  • Graphics are very good
  • Magic/Mage very fun
  • Memorable music
  • Freeing settlements unique and interesting
  • Your actions while you do quests actually impact the world
  • NPC's have shifts / schedules
  • Unique crime system that tried to do something different
  • Each town has it's own arena


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20 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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