ginf5geg, on November 21st 2007, 01:33 PM, said:
gothic 2. i read a lot of dissing reviews at the time it was out and truth to be told it had very long loading times (the witcher takes a while too but nothing as long). personally i thought gothic 2 was one of the most brilliant games i ever played. extremely demanding and difficult on the combat side (way too realistic - i think anyway) so i had to find some cheats to level up a few times before i really stood a chance against orcs or other enemies and it was still bloody difficult. but deep story line and a whole world out there to explore and interact with. so most definitely will start with gothic 3 after i finish with the witcher which does not give you that much openess.
even though i played all three parts of the NWN i never got why there was so much buzz about it. it was very easy (especially the first two parts), simple combat system and at times the quests were ridiculous. how is NWN2, cos i was contemplating of getting it?
anyways the witcher is really good, and i think together with baldur gate, gothic 2 and the KOTOR games would rate very high in my preferences.
I'll crank up gothic 3 soon. I played the first area of it and also thought combat was tough. It was not by any means sure that you would prevail in fights. I remember a lot of running away.
NWN2: Much too linear for me. I think the original was better but not necessarily any more open. NWN2 is one of those games that I automatically expected it to be ground breaking but instead is just hohum. If I'm going to explore and discover I much prefer open levels in RPGs versus being funneled down alleys.
ginf5geg, on November 22nd 2007, 01:33 PM, said:
i haven't played the morrowind and fallout series, so i can't really comment on them. i read that oblivion is the largest rpg but i was never into 1st person games so i never tried it. i saw the elder scrolls on the xbox and i wasn't amazed. i thought that its graphics and world environment were not as good as gothic's 2 which was my benchmark at that time.
you are right, bg2 was enormous but it was not giving you the openess bg was giving you in exploring the world map.
I know I have an off center view among RPG aficionados but Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion is the most wonderful RPG I've played to date. As far as size, it's like being given a county to run around in (or WoW zone if you prefer), explore, and climb-that-mountain
whenever you feel like it. It was not until WoW that I really got into RPGs so from a size standpoint, I don't have a lot of RPG references for size comparison. I do know it is a heck of a lot more real estate to explore than NWN2.