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January 23rd, 2008, 17:21
Gothic's alternate controls are mouse/keyboard, and the keyboard keys can be remapped. Gothic 2's controls were nearly identical to the ones I used for the original game.

I point that out, because one of the best things about Gothic was its controls and the "feel" of them. It was very responsive, very satisfying.

Swink's analysis is good stuff but doesn't go far enough for us, because there's more to these games than just steering yourself around and interacting with whatever's there. Unlike the others, your identity in an RPG should feel like a life. There needs to be a lot that's beyond your control.

Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on. But it don't snow here. It stays pretty green. I'm going to make a lot of money, then I'm going to quit this crazy scene. — [Joni Mitchell]
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