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June 19th, 2011, 02:32
I've tried it now on 2 separate occasions over two years apart, and made several starts both times. Just doesn't do it for me.
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June 19th, 2011, 02:49
Maybe Arcania would be more to your liking. There's definitely a lot less work involved in playing that game.
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June 19th, 2011, 03:35
I played Arcania on Xbox. Thought it was OK, not great.

Again, my main problems with G2 is that it's "Difficult" in a stupid way. Making the user experience cumbersome may seem like a hardcore game to some, but ultimately I found it simply annoying.

We're all just pushing pixels around the screen with this hobby. Why play something that you don't think is fun?
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June 19th, 2011, 03:47
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We're all just pushing pixels around the screen with this hobby. Why play something that you don't think is fun?
I agree you shouldn't play something if you're not enjoying it. Personally, I loved the amount of investment that Gothic 2 required from me. That only made it even more satisfying.

Everyone has games they don't like though, even if it's against the popular opinion of others. I hated KoTOR for example. It's hugely popular around here, but it did absolutely nothing for me whatsoever.
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June 19th, 2011, 06:21
Pity, I consider G2+NOTR one of my top 5 gaming experiences!! Note, I don't like twitch combat and I played as a mage (considered a real challenge), yet I still loved it.

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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June 20th, 2011, 13:57
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I played Arcania on Xbox. Thought it was OK, not great.

Again, my main problems with G2 is that it's "Difficult" in a stupid way. Making the user experience cumbersome may seem like a hardcore game to some, but ultimately I found it simply annoying.

We're all just pushing pixels around the screen with this hobby. Why play something that you don't think is fun?
Like I said, play it without NotR. NotR doesn't marginally up the difficulty - it's on a completely different scale. Gothic 2 is actually quite easy on its own, and a good game. Not as good as NotR, but better than most of its kind, and nowhere near as punishing as NotR.
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June 20th, 2011, 14:10
I think you gave it a fair chance. 2 times is more than enough. It's perfectly fine if it didn't grab you. Just move on to something else.
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May 1st, 2012, 10:04
I have a question too. I played Gothic 2 when it came out, and now I wanna play NOTR. However, I don't want to play a mage. Do you have to join the water mages to get the full NOTR experience? And if you do, can you still choose not to use magic?
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May 1st, 2012, 16:17
Yes, you can. Joining the Water Mages is just an extra faction, not a faction choice that affects the other factions. So basically, you're a Paladin, Mercenary or Mage + member of the Ring of Water.
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May 2nd, 2012, 15:53
Thanks a lot!

Also, can I become a citizen of Khorinis and still become a mercenary afterwards?
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Hmm yes, but you can not join the city guard.
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