||(Win98/ME/XP/2000) (Retail Box) (GOTHIC2PR)
Game: Role Playing
- Blood, suggestive themes and violence
How The Story Ends Is Up To You
A once great empire teeters on the brink of
annihilation. Its only hope for survival depends on the success of the perilous
mission. Answer the king's call for help as a fearless paladin, an unscrupulous
dragon hunter or a novice magician in an epic adventure of unmatched freedom.
Enter a medieval world filled with armies of orcs, brutal beasts and other
Battle a renewed Evil. Gothic II is
a 3D role-playing action game set in a medieval world filled with hidden
dangers and forgotten treasures. Battle against a swarming host of orcs,
dragons and other mythical creatures. Experience three different character
classes by selecting a career in the militia, mercenary or sorcerer guilds. Use
alchemy to create magical elements, like runes, scrolls, and potions that you
can use in your quest to fight evil. Few games offer as many options and
unlimited freedom of action as Gothic II. Deadly threats and undreamt-of
riches, powerful foes and loyal allies all await you in this epic role-playing
RPG game with a massive, fully 3D, lush environment.
the Gothic II world from a first-person point-of-view or switch to a
third-person view for fast-paced melee combat.
non-linear storyline continues from the original game. The adventure unfolds
according to the character class you choose even first-time Gothic
gamers will enjoy the story.
different class guilds, each offering its own unique allies, enemies and skills
fearless paladin (militia), unscrupulous dragon hunter (mercenary) or
experience and skills by fighting and using magic, including close-combat and
longrange weapons skills, combo moves, and new magic spells.
close-combat weapons, including clubs, swords, daggers, hammers and axes.
Long-range weapons include hunting crossbows and longbows.
circles of magical power to increase your heros supernatural
with improved AI react differently, depending on your character class and any
previous encounters youve had. Spoken dialog adds life and personality to
50+ monsters, including goblins, orc warriors, trolls, shadowbeasts and
lurkers. Newcomers to Gothic II include wargs, fire lizards, demons, field
raiders, dragonsnappers and magic gollums.
Impressive lighting effects and day and night cycles experience
thunderstorms, snow, water reflections, and more.
Windows 98/ME/XP/2000: Pentium III 700 MHz (Pentium III 1.2 GHz or
higher recommended), 256 MB RAM (512MB RAM recommended), 2.2 GB free hard disk
space, 32 MB 3D accelerated graphics card (64 MB 3D accelerated graphics card
recommended), 4x CD-ROM drive.
Review by Eric Hartford
"This is a great game. It's played in either first person or third person
perspective and it's a single player game; you don't have the option of
controlling a party.
"You start off as a weak hero in a new land, with only a few familiar faces
to be seen. Your starting skills and attributes are preset (after your last
journey in Gothic). The first character you'll meet is Xardas, the necromancer.
Xardas was a sort of mentor in the original Gothic. He summoned you from
beneath the rubble that fell on you at the conclusion of the first game. After
being summoned, with your strength spent from the rubble that trapped you for
so long and most of your skills forgotten, your journey begins..."
"...Perhaps one of the greatest things is
the actual speech. Unlike most games, you don't have to read until your eyes
hurt. In fact, you rarely have to read at all. Every single NPC speaks. When
you choose something to say you will literally say it, and the NPC you're
talking to will talk back. You can have real conversations. Gothic 2 does offer
subtitles for those who prefer to read... NPC's also sleep, eat, chat, work,
celebrate, etc. There just isn't enough space here to list all the things they
do throughout their daily routines! AI realism is so amazing you might even be
so unfortunate as to see a man peeing in the corner of the castle walls or on
the trunk of a tree."
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