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November 14th, 2006, 23:17
Gothic 3 is on its way to North American stores. Here's Aspyr's announcement:
AUSTIN, Texas – November 14, 2006 – Aspyr Media announced today that its epic RPG Gothic 3 for the PC has shipped to retail stores in North America. Featuring a stunning, massive game world, a fascinating story, hundreds of quests and more than 40 hours of gameplay, Gothic 3 will keep RPG fans glued to their PCs for months to come.

Gothic 3 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and carries a SRP of $39.99. To learn more about Gothic 3, and to enter for your chance to win a high-end gaming PC, go to gothic3.aspyr.com. Contest ends November 30.
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November 14th, 2006, 23:17
I for one are very curious about the American reviews. I've always read Gamespot's reviews and I'm looking forward to what they've got to say about the game.
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November 15th, 2006, 02:29
I wonder what the status of the repairs are in the US release.
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November 15th, 2006, 02:58
I'm guessing the reviews will be one collective comparison to Oblivion. That will get old fast.

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November 15th, 2006, 05:03
If the game is patched to 1.09, I'm guessing the reviews will average around 80%. And Oblivion will be the main comparison, unfortunately.
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November 15th, 2006, 10:44
I have two reviews to write for this one … keep telling myself "don't compare to Oblivion, don't compare to Oblivion"

Yes, I believe that it is 1.09 patch that is shipping to NA - I preordered through my local EBGames, and their system shows it 'available' but not in stock … hopefully that means I get a call this morning …

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November 15th, 2006, 14:36
Wow. Only $39.99. Incredible value. Reminds me of why I love PC gaming.
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November 15th, 2006, 14:51
What remains to be seen is if any reviewer has the balls to call the game inferior to Gothic 2 Gold (NoTR). I predict none of the reviewers will have played that one though - while all will have played Oblivion to some extent.

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November 15th, 2006, 14:53
Originally Posted by ToddMcF2002 View Post
What remains to be seen is if any reviewer has the balls to call the game inferior to Gothic 2 Gold (NoTR). I predict none of the reviewers will have played that one though - while all will have played Oblivion to some extent.
Well, since my Gothic 2 Gold review awarded it 5 stars, Gothic 3 will have to be pretty masterful to equal that task. My reading to date indicates that isn't likely …

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Realistically I predict the game will be reviewed at around 75% in NA.
Most will note that true system requirements are outrageous when comparing visual quality to the obvious benchmark (insert Oblivion comparison). The controls will be declared "fixed" compared to its predescesors (all true fans roll eyes at this one) but combat is still lacking (insert Oblivion melee comparison). Most will like the bow however (insert Oblivion comparison) but will fail to even evaluate the magic system at all. The bugs will be a pretty substantial point hit (insert Oblivion comparison). Even with the current patch the game has stability issues, quest bugs etc.

Most will conclude, of course, with a final Oblivion comparison as well as a recommendation that you play Oblivion instead - at least until all the bugs are fixed and performance is substantially tweaked.

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November 15th, 2006, 15:22
NA reviews will summarize with something like this:

"Now Gothic 3 is a great and deep RPG. Buuuut….Oblivion had Patrick Stewart!! And, um…….pretty landscapes! So we give Gothic 3 - 79%."
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NA reviews will summarize with something like this:

"Now Gothic 3 is a great and deep RPG. Buuuut….Oblivion had Patrick Stewart!! And, um…….pretty landscapes! So we give Gothic 3 - 79%."
Sorry, I like Todd's template better - and it mentioned Oblivion more! I give your post 66.25%

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November 15th, 2006, 15:30
OK we can use Todd's template.

Can we just use my review for 1up.com?
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November 15th, 2006, 15:48
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Can we just use my review for 1up.com?
So long as your score is between 4-6 (the new 7-9 scale)

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November 15th, 2006, 16:05
My template is public domain - as we shall see!

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November 15th, 2006, 16:59
And the Nostradamus Award for Clairvoyance goes to… sorry, will go to ToddMcF2002.
Originally Posted by ToddMcF2002 View Post
Realistically I predict the game will be reviewed at around 75% in NA.
Most will note that true system requirements are outrageous when comparing visual quality to the obvious benchmark (insert Oblivion comparison). The controls will be declared "fixed" compared to its predescesors (all true fans roll eyes at this one) but combat is still lacking (insert Oblivion melee comparison). Most will like the bow however (insert Oblivion comparison) but will fail to even evaluate the magic system at all. The bugs will be a pretty substantial point hit (insert Oblivion comparison). Even with the current patch the game has stability issues, quest bugs etc.

Most will conclude, of course, with a final Oblivion comparison as well as a recommendation that you play Oblivion instead - at least until all the bugs are fixed and performance is substantially tweaked.
I usually refrain from quoting entire posts and usually I don't like QFT-posts, but this time.. this simply must be The (Ugly) Truth (tm) and deserves being stressed.
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November 16th, 2006, 02:20
You're all probably correct, but I wish WE got some of the thousands being paid for reviews!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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Me too! I wrote more than a dozen this week …

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November 17th, 2006, 03:55
You mention a very important thing Todd - all reviews fail to mention the magic system, even in comparison to Oblivion. Playing characters with at least a bit of magic, such as healing, light and a few summon spells, makes the game so much easier and more enjoyable, so I find it hard to believe all those who "reviewed" the game actually completed it without ever coming across magic..
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