Reply 420 of 467, by Joakim
Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2022-03-25, 14:57:
Gothic 3. After the exceptional Gothic 2 and a very solid Gothic 1, I expected the same level of quality from the third game when it came to the combat and world design. Unfortunately, the only good thing about Gothic 3 was the music.
The game shipped in an unfinished state, with a combat system that didn't even remotely resemble the previous games. It also used a highly unoptimized engine, which made the game run like crap, and crashed way too frequently. Even after applying all the official and fan-made patches, Gothic 3 still fell short of reaching the quality of its predecessors.
The developer's next game - Risen tried to make up for this and mostly succeeded. It is pretty much what Gothic 3 should have been. Sadly, their reputation was already tarnished by that time.
I remember the first two games being extremely buggy as well. From what I remember they were patched though and became somewhat stable, at least to a playable level.
I really liked the graphics of these games, not polygon count perhaps but the draw distance was impressive, making them very immersive.