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Dhruin December 4th, 2006 23:49

Gothic 2 - Gold Review @ Plain Games
A Christian-centred gaming site called Plain Games has kicked up a review of Gothic II: Gold with a score of 3.5/5:

The game is extremely non-linear, with seemingly endless paths to explore. The mages are scheming and invite you to join their order. A violent tension is building between the paladins in town and the rebellious farmers on the outskirts of the region and both factions try to recruit you to their side. To progress in the main plot, the hero must become a proper citizen of the town, which includes obtaining a job. There are several jobs to choose from, everything from thievery to blacksmithing to herb gathering. Another option is to join the town militia, with the possible future of becoming a paladin.
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Thaurin December 4th, 2006 23:49

Cute. :D Sorry, I just love reading these silly Christian reviews.

Lucky Day December 5th, 2006 00:40

this is a good review with an out of the box way of looking at things. these sort of reviews are helpful for parents around this time of year in buying appropriate presents.

This site also reviews a few other RPGs such as Oblivion and Guild Wars

Corwin December 5th, 2006 02:33

Thaurin, why do you call Christian reviews 'silly'? Personally, I find the comment offensive!!

Cormac December 5th, 2006 02:56

Me too. The review may be a bit innacurate, but it's done to answer a specific need and to serve a specific audience. If it offends you pluck out your eyes -- just dont read it.

roqua December 5th, 2006 03:41

What is truely offensive is this site's game agenda. Now we'll have Christian parents currupting their kids with Oblivion instead of good games. Not one TB game on that site. Do Christian parents only want to have hot-action graphic-whore children? No. I demand this site review good games or risk excommunication. Jesus wasn't superficial. He wasn't known for his good looks and fancy clothes. What happened to inner beauty? I can't help but wonder if this "Christian Gaming" site isn't a front for Satan and his graphic-whore action agenda that is going to set our youth on the wrong path, up to and including damnation or fines as great as 200 years in purgatory.

Corwin December 5th, 2006 03:48

Halleleujah Brother!! :biggrin:

Lucky Day December 5th, 2006 05:22

hee hee hee (10 characters)

Cormac December 5th, 2006 05:22

If playing Oblivion helps a sinner secure a place in purgatory, then you bet I'll keep playing it.

Acleacius December 5th, 2006 06:51

Hey sorry they got rid of Purgatory, though I hope we can dispense with the christan custom of executng the messenger. ;)

Corwin December 5th, 2006 08:22

I think that was a Catholic custom, not a Christian one!! :)

Acleacius December 5th, 2006 08:41

Ahh maybe I was confused. :)

Btw way its good to see a religous site Not saying, you will go to hell for playing Gothic 2 Gold. ;)

Edited out the joke I was making in case it might offend someone. :)

Lethal Weapon December 5th, 2006 10:25

My favourite part of the review:

"Most NPC’s, when slain, stand up again a few minutes later, although they make it clear that they hate you for killing them. "

txa1265 December 5th, 2006 11:44

There is another site - Christ Centered Reviews, I think - that pretty much took Oblivion apart because of the amorality and various content.

This site also called the brother scene graphic and deserving of an R- movie rating (17+). I called it tasteful and think that it is more tame than much of what is shown on prime time TV in the US.

Corwin December 5th, 2006 11:45

Well, can you blame them!! :)

txa1265 December 5th, 2006 15:21


Originally Posted by Corwin (Post 11002)
Well, can you blame them!! :)

In a way, yes. I mean, I'm a Christian (Catholic, actually) and have taught CCD (Sunday School) since my kids have been involved, so I do have that same viewpoint. But as a gamerdad, I don't think that video games are inherently evil - no more so than other media. So if they think that scene merited a R rating, fine - I just happen to disagree. My 8 and 10 year old aren't playing anytime soon, but neither would I make them wait until they're over 17.

roqua December 5th, 2006 22:11

You should make your kids play the RoA series because they are God's favorite.

Mark 14:12

And God spocketh to Jesus, Realms of Arkania is the best crpg series created. Do not listen to the snake, he will try to fill your head with lies about graphics and action game play. So sayeth the Lord. Amen.

So it looks like Corwin will have to switch favorite games since the Lord said it and that settles it.

Maylander December 5th, 2006 22:42

Always interesting to read something that is not only focused on "what is pwnage and what is not". Frankly I'm getting tired of reading similar reviews over and over, so someone being a bit original is refreshing.

Corwin December 6th, 2006 03:12

Mike, my comment was related to the post above yours, you just got yours in while I was still typing!! I'm an ordained minister and I don't think games are evil either, though many of my colleagues do!! I had my kids sitting on my lap 'helping' me play Ultima games from a very early age!! :)

txa1265 December 6th, 2006 06:08

I think many games are evil … but because of quality not content ;)

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