Gothic 2

Playing Gothic 2 will have you believing in all the scary bedtime stories you and your friends used to make up when you were children. If ever there was a deep, dense and dark RPG, then Gothic 2 would be patient zero.

Released in 2002, this game is a bit of a throwback to old-school role play games. Most modern games pay homage to this outstandingly well-crafted game. The Gothic game universe really does spoil players with some captivating content and storytelling. We are talking: demons, dragons and monstrous creatures (Orcs) that the main protagonist has to battle solo.

Based in a medieval- sword wielding fantasy universe, Gothic 2 has all that this genre has to offer. Your lead character, (who by the way remains nameless) the meek in demeanor, but a complete badass when push comes to shove, is responsible for fighting an army led by dragons. Yes, they did it before Game of Thrones!

Your guy has the ability to completely arm himself with every medieval weapon your mind can imagine. The likes of Robin Hood inspired crossbows and axes, combined with a little healing magic and some insane fireball spells, your guy means business.

A little outdated but still reigning supreme

Let us face it, we are now in 2017 and game quality has since improved since the launch of Gothic 2. If you are however one for the classics and can sit through all the outdated graphics, audio and visuals, then you are in for a treat. There is a reason why Gothic was a trend setter in the RPG genre.

There are some things that you will have to overlook whilst playing Gothic 2, because to be fair it is pretty outdated.

The first thing that will probably grind on your nerves a little is the control system. Gothic 2’s navigation is slow. Turning to get a full view of your surroundings means using your keyboard’s navigation keys, which slowly rotates your guy, eventually allowing you a full view.

Another thing that might put you off, especially during fight scenes; is that you don’t know the strength level of the other guy. This means you don’t know which weapon to summon up from your arsenal. This sucks if you aren’t very good at losing, because as a result of this glitch, you will be doing it a little too often. Don’t worry though after dying a couple times, you get familiar with just how much fire power you need to emit at any given battle.

If you can overlook these features, then Gothic 2 sets you on an amazing fantasy adventure, where you are a dragon slaying, Orc chasing and demon hunting hero. The open-world theme allows you plenty roaming freedom. The game gives you all the control. Like Gothic 1, Gothic 2 sets you out on a journey of exploration, discovery and some intense battles. It features the usual day/night cycle. Aesthetically the game is good looking, (well for the time in which it was created) and it features 3D characters. Playing it now however, may prove to be difficult for gamers who are all too familiar and comfortable with HD.

Gothic 2 Review

Playing Gothic 2 will have you believing in all the scary bedtime stories you and your friends used to make up when you were children. If ever there was a deep, dense and dark RPG, then Gothic 2 would be patient zero.

Released in 2002, this game is a bit of a throwback to old-school role play games. Most modern games pay homage to this outstandingly well-crafted game. The Gothic game universe really does spoil players with some captivating content and storytelling. We are talking: demons, dragons and monstrous creatures (Orcs) that the main protagonist has to battle solo.

Based in a medieval- sword wielding fantasy universe, Gothic 2 has all that this genre has to offer. Your lead character, (who by the way remains nameless) the meek in demeanor, but a complete badass when push comes to shove, is responsible for fighting an army led by dragons. Yes, they did it before Game of Thrones!

Your guy has the ability to completely arm himself with every medieval weapon your mind can imagine. The likes of Robin Hood inspired crossbows and axes, combined with a little healing magic and some insane fireball spells, your guy means business.

A little outdated but still reigning supreme

Let us face it, we are now in 2017 and game quality has since improved since the launch of Gothic 2. If you are however one for the classics and can sit through all the outdated graphics, audio and visuals, then you are in for a treat. There is a reason why Gothic was a trend setter in the RPG genre.

There are some things that you will have to overlook whilst playing Gothic 2, because to be fair it is pretty outdated.

The first thing that will probably grind on your nerves a little is the control system. Gothic 2’s navigation is slow. Turning to get a full view of your surroundings means using your keyboard’s navigation keys, which slowly rotates your guy, eventually allowing you a full view.

Another thing that might put you off, especially during fight scenes; is that you don’t know the strength level of the other guy. This means you don’t know which weapon to summon up from your arsenal. This sucks if you aren’t very good at losing, because as a result of this glitch, you will be doing it a little too often. Don’t worry though after dying a couple times, you get familiar with just how much fire power you need to emit at any given battle.

If you can overlook these features, then Gothic 2 sets you on an amazing fantasy adventure, where you are a dragon slaying, Orc chasing and demon hunting hero. The open-world theme allows you plenty roaming freedom. The game gives you all the control. Like Gothic 1, Gothic 2 sets you out on a journey of exploration, discovery and some intense battles. It features the usual day/night cycle. Aesthetically the game is good looking, (well for the time in which it was created) and it features 3D characters. Playing it now however, may prove to be difficult for gamers who are all too familiar and comfortable with HD.