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Gothic II (Windows)

83
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4.0
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.jowood.com:

    The Game



    When you're in need of something and don't know where to find it, go to Khorinis. There you can surely buy it."
    - Saying (author unknown) -

    The mine valley of Khorinis. The glorious days of the once productive mines in this small seaside region were long over. Surrounded by the impenetrable magical barrier, the slaves eked out their miserable existence in this apparently natural prison.

    One brave man managed to burst the bonds of imprisonment. Following his own call to freedom, he ventured deep into the subterranean temples. Willing to do whatever was necessary, he went out to banish Evil and destroy the magical barrier forever. Spurred by the hatred of men long-suppressed, the prisoners streamed trough the only pass to freedom.

    No one in Khorinis had been prepared for this. Too long had they lived under the deceptive notion of security granted by the apparently indestructible magical dome. The small militia garrison could not put up enough forces against the onrush. After numerous bloody clashes, many captives successfully escaped and found safety in the woods and rugged mountains of the surrounding countryside.

    The steadily escalating number of raids in the vicinity of the town wall and the bandits' ever-increasing boldness seemed to paralyze the whole town. Angered by the militia's inability to protect their farms, some of the farmers formed an alliance with the refugees, no longer willing to pay allegiance to the king. Khorinis is facing an uncertain future. Due to the farmers' decreasing production, more and more of the food deliveries do not take place, and the stocks diminish continuously.

    The militia's might ends at the town gate. Outside the town wall, nobody is safe from the bandits' armed raids. There is war in Khorinis. A civil war. But there is something else that could not be foreseen. Evil is not dead, rearing its ugly head again. But this time it is set on delivering the deathblow to humanity, and no one can stop it.

    No one?

    Features



    • A massive fully 3D lush environment to explore
    • Gripping storyline continuing from the adventures of the first game yet able to be played and enjoyed by gamers who have not even seen the original Gothic
    • Numerous ways to achieve quests giving huge replay value
    • Players gain experience through using weapons and magic enabling them to become better at combat and spell casting
    • Three different character guilds to join each with their own unique allies and enemies within the world and skills to enhance through practice
    • Third-person view gives greater control over character movement and awareness of their environment

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Dec 15, 2004.

Back Cover (US):

    Welcome to Gothic II

    Deadly threats, undreamt-of riches, powerful foes and loyal allies all await the nameless hero.

    FEATURES
    • Hybrid role-playing gameplay combines action, puzzle-solving and adventure
    • Massive 3D environments
    • Three different character guilds - each with its own unique allies, enemies and skills
    • Upgradeable weapons, skills, combo moves and magic spells
    • Improved AI for over 400 NPCs, including spoken dialog and complex character reactions

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Sep 02, 2004.

Inside Flaps (US):

    Battle a renewed Evil.

    A once great empire teeters on the brink of annihilation. Its only hope for survival depends on the success of a 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 hidden evils.

    How the story ends is up to you.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Sep 02, 2004.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Windows:
    ‘This is scheduled for release in 2003 and promises to be better than the original. With more to do and see and at a better resolution this is promising to be one sequel you won’t want to miss. Even if you’ve never played the first one.’ -Video Game News

    "Gothic 2 is right up there with some of the most addictive RPGs on the PC. 90%" - Hyper Magazine

    " Gothic 2 is a real role-playing game that force the player to stop and think about their actions every step of the way. With a satisfying mouse combat system, and a decent, scalable graphics engine, Gothic 2 is right up there with some of the most addictive RPGs on the PC. 90%" - Hyper

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on May 20, 2004.

Atari Australia website - Windows:
    DESCRIPTION:
    The sequel to the critically acclaimed RPG, Gothic, Gothic II takes you on an even greater journey of adventure and discovery. The plot continues from the cliff-hanger of the original: After the imprisoned colony members are victorious, collapsing the magical barrier, the former Prison Colony is struck by a terrible earthquake, claiming the lives of many. The majority of survivors seize this opportunity to escape with only a handful of people remaining in the derelict prison. One brave man managed to burst the bonds of imprisonment. Following his own call to freedom, he ventured deep into the subterranean temples. Willing to do whatever was necessary, he went out to banish Evil and destroy the magical barrier forever. Spurred by the hatred of men long-suppressed, the prisoners streamed trough the only pass to freedom.

    Requirements:

    Minimum:
    Windows 98/2000/XP
    256 MB RAM
    DirectX 7 Graphics adapter with 32MB RAM.
    Pentium III 700, (1,2Ghz for 3D-cards without T&L)
    2,2 GB Hard Drive Space
    DirectX Soundcard

    Recommended for full Details:
    Windows 98/2000/XP
    64 MB graphics card with T&L and 24 Bit ZBuffer
    512 MB RAM
    Pentium III 1,2Ghz or better
    2,2 GB hard drive
    DirectX sound card

    ATTENTION! Win 95 and all versions of Windows NT are not supported!

    GAME FEATURES:
  • Massive fully 3D lush environment to explore
  • Gripping storyline continuing from the adventures of the first game yet able to be played and enjoyed by gamers who have not even seen the original Gothic
  • Numerous ways to achieve quests giving huge replay value
  • Players gain experience through using weapons and magic enabling them to become better at combat and spell casting
  • Three different character guilds to join each with their own unique allies and enemies within the world and skills to enhance through practice
  • First and Third-person views give greater control over character movement and awareness of their environment

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on May 20, 2004.