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Dhruin May 7th, 2008 00:32

Gothic 4 - First Screens
 
CRPG.ru let us know they have five scanned shots of Gothic 4: Arcania from a Russian mag called Igromania. It seems an odd place for the first ever screens to pop up but they look convincing, despite the poor quality.
More information.

Hindukönig May 7th, 2008 00:32

Yo, they also were in the German mag "PC Games".

IMHO, after three Gothics, the forest-and-meadow-look gets boring …

Morbus May 7th, 2008 00:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hindukönig (Post 78762)
Yo, they also were in the German mag "PC Games".

IMHO, after three Gothics, the forest-and-meadow-look gets boring …

After 3 gothics, why another gothic? Have they no imagination? Why don't they build new IPs?

And they complain the PC is dying…

curiously undead May 7th, 2008 00:54

Grotesque is the first word that pops into my mind, not Gothic

JDR13 May 7th, 2008 01:30

Those look more like artwork than screenshots.

Turjan May 7th, 2008 01:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hindukönig (Post 78762)
IMHO, after three Gothics, the forest-and-meadow-look gets boring …

SpeedTree forever!

Each and every game has this now, or at least it looks that way. That artwork could stand for lots of games I've seen in the last couple of years.

Gorath May 7th, 2008 01:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDR13 (Post 78769)
Those look more like artwork than screenshots.

Of course. They are obviously target renders. Quite normal, nobody releases realistic screenshots when only 10-20% of the game is finished.

Dajjer May 7th, 2008 05:10

For me the Forest shots are most appropriate. One of the strengths of Gothic, when it's working well is the feeling you get when wandering alone in the woods. The ever welcoming sense of danger, adventure, wonder and beauty all wrapped into one area. I have no problem with the quality of the shots at this point in the games development. But as far as Forest regions are concerned it looks like Gothic 4 is on the right track.

Acleacius May 7th, 2008 09:42

I don't understand the connection yet, 10 years after is just weird like Dues Ex 2, but it's better than them trying to do direct continuations as PB is known for with their excellent games.

Maybe were back in the forested worlds of Gothic propping up our feet, having a beer or 20, with some nice roasted mutton. Taking a well deserved rest after completing 3 new games done by PB in the future, for the Undiscovered Country. When something goes horribly horribly, horribly horribly wrong! Que, Wilhelm Scream and add in a little music from the Psycho shower scene. Ok you can do the knife, too!
Or
We see the Bat signal in our strange new Alien world and suddenly we are transported to the land of Brittania!

JDR13 May 7th, 2008 10:14

Any word yet on who the main character is?

Roi Danton May 7th, 2008 12:06

The Nameless One, If I remember that PC Games article correctly (by the way, PC Games really has seen better days, the mag is rather…shallow).

Alrik Fassbauer May 7th, 2008 13:28

Or maybe … A nameless one … ? ;)

By the way: I cannot see anything wrong with the vegetation. Looks okay for me.

But i must admit that i didn't play graphically demanding games in the past … Not until my new PC …

Dagon May 7th, 2008 14:26

Looks pretty for me. :P

doctor_kaz May 7th, 2008 14:29

I hope it's not the same nameless one.

Sir_Brennus May 7th, 2008 18:05

All these shots are from the technical demo. They are meant to show the capabilities of their current iteration of the Gothic 3 engine.

Those were in the GameStar magazine, where it was clearly stated that NONE of those places depicted in the fotos will be in the game.

GameStar is not the same quality as it was 5 years ago, but waaay ahead of everything else (well, except for buffed if you are into MMOGs)

Roi Danton May 7th, 2008 18:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir_Brennus (Post 78859)

GameStar is not the same quality as it was 5 years ago, but waaay ahead of everything else (well, except for buffed if you are into MMOGs)

I argue that the PC Action is far ahead of every other German mag. At least their articles make sense and are funny (and so not pc…oh, and they have this cool cooking show on their DVD)

hohoho May 7th, 2008 18:37

"They are meant to show the capabilities of their current iteration of the Gothic 3 engine."

You're right that it is a technical demo, but that isn't their iteration of the G3 engine. G3 used Genome, Gothic 4 is running on Trinigy.
All of those shots, except for the first image with the logo, are in-game.

hohoho May 7th, 2008 18:38

"I hope it's not the same nameless one."

It is the same character, carries on from G3, hence the new expansion pack to bridge the two games. Supporting characters will be returning also.

Greymane May 7th, 2008 21:38

Blurry and washed out screenies don't seem to do much for me. On the other hand, now I know where my old 64k video board and washed out RGB monitor ended up.

JDR13 May 7th, 2008 21:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by hohoho (Post 78866)
It is the same character, carries on from G3, hence the new expansion pack to bridge the two games. Supporting characters will be returning also.


Where and when was that information confirmed?


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