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January 31st, 2021, 00:16
Originally Posted by mbuddha View Post
I'd say Elex suffers from too much sprawl as well but other than that and the brutal difficulty, it's an amazing game and really fleshed out setting. I doubt I'll ever finish it though.
Elex isn't difficult at all. (Except you make the mistake and try melee fighting.)
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January 31st, 2021, 00:43
You can melee fight in Elex but not in the toe-to-toe style. I had much better success with swiping and dodging/evading a bit, rinse and repeat until the beastie/baddy is dead. And, it goes without saying that, similar to the ranged weapons available, if you do melee make sure you have an excellent weapon. There are lots to obtain through various ways all over the place! Should melee simply not work for you at all, find a nice ranged weapon and plink away!
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January 31st, 2021, 02:16
I didn't think melee was bad at all. You just have to beef up some, mod your weapons at the workbenches, and learn the baddies attack styles. No, you can not spam the attack key. Watch your Stamina and chain your combos.
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January 31st, 2021, 02:30
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Loved the game, but Nordmar was my least favorite region. It's because I hate winters and the cold in real life. I was born in central Minnesota and have lived here since. Winters here are brutal.
Varant and Myrtana are more to my liking.
Same, but mostly because Nordmar felt empty compared to the other regions. There just wasn't much to do, and everywhere looked the same.
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January 31st, 2021, 04:27
Originally Posted by mbuddha View Post
I enjoyed this game quite a bit but agree with JDR13 there were some empty dungeons, and a fair amount of empty sprawl in general, and too many "settlements" with one NPC to interact with. Music is great, and the more populated areas (NPCs, wildlife, or otherwise) come alive in dynamic and interactive ways.

I'd say Elex suffers from too much sprawl as well but other than that and the brutal difficulty, it's an amazing game and really fleshed out setting. I doubt I'll ever finish it though.

Curious what the community patch even does to Gothic 3 and what it adds?
The CP is a major bug fix plus an optional rebalance. The rebalance I consider questionable and personally don't use it but he bug fix part is essential, truly essential.
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January 31st, 2021, 09:13
Not a fan of these games as I was in the past. Still I wish more developers would've taken lessons. Especially how the armor and weapons feel well earned and unique.
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January 31st, 2021, 10:39
It is not as good as 1 and 2, true… and at launch… OMFG was full of bugs not to say about the main quest braking bugs (As a player that finished the first and second Gothic multiple time I was used to a lot of freedom and this aproach fraked my Gothic 3 main quest).
But you can see that the devs had a dream, to make a bigger and better Gothic, and they tried to keep the quality of their game (I mean the detailed crafted world, the many ways to solve quests, the beautiful graphic and semirealistic medieval fantasy).
The game was a disappointment just like how Cyberpunk is now.
Yes, I've finished it later but the feeling that this could have been soo much better stayed and infected my memory of it.
Gothic 1 remains the first best open world I've ever played, and Gothic 2 perfected that formulae.
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January 31st, 2021, 15:11
I loved Gothic 1 and 2, but my most memorable moments were with Gothic 3. I´ve waited to play this on till it was modded, so found no bugs and the fps were acceptable.
One of the best of all time for me, along side Ultima Underworld, Arx Fatalis, System Shock 2 and Deus Ex.

Only grip i had with the game was the combat system, too button mashing for my liking.
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January 31st, 2021, 18:32
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Only grip i had with the game was the combat system, too button mashing for my liking.
Can't disagree about that. That's why the best way to play is Pure Mage. You need to do some low level metagaming to make that work, unfortunately, but it's rewarding.
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January 31st, 2021, 21:42
Seeing this retrospective video, I got excited and fired up Gothic 3, since I never got far into the game in the past. I loved G1/2 but 3 was a serious disappointment. And each time I retried playing I get deflated and just quit. Well, this time I barely cleared the first village, Ardea, and I just quit then and there. The melee combat is just attrocious. I can't do it. Also, come to think of it, what an awful start to the game. Starting you off right in the middle of a battle that took forever to finish.
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February 1st, 2021, 11:53
Refinished this last autumn, good one.
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February 1st, 2021, 12:04
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Also, come to think of it, what an awful start to the game. Starting you off right in the middle of a battle that took forever to finish.
Yes, the begining it´s the worse part, i remember that I hated fighting some wolves, but i think the combat gets a little better as you level up, and the discovery and exploration are top notch.
I started the game several times, until i forced myself to get to other villages and doing quests, and then I fell in love.
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February 1st, 2021, 13:28
Originally Posted by danutz_plusplus View Post
Seeing this retrospective video, I got excited and fired up Gothic 3, since I never got far into the game in the past. I loved G1/2 but 3 was a serious disappointment. And each time I retried playing I get deflated and just quit. Well, this time I barely cleared the first village, Ardea, and I just quit then and there. The melee combat is just attrocious. I can't do it. Also, come to think of it, what an awful start to the game. Starting you off right in the middle of a battle that took forever to finish.
5 mins=forever?
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February 1st, 2021, 13:52
I remember that Piranha Bytes put the fight in the beginning of the game, because fans complained that the start of Gothic 1 and Gothic 2 was too slow…
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February 1st, 2021, 17:10
I am probably in the minority here but I did like the fight at the beginning, as it provided a good context to the fight with the orcs and there was plenty of loot afterwards. Moreover, it was a good introduction to the combat system which again I did like with charge attacks, and it was easy to learn and did not take away from exploring and adventuring.
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February 1st, 2021, 18:24
Yeah I thought all the available loot was a nice reward for having to deal with a significant battle right at the start of the game. I mean, if you're looking for immersion in a game, there it is staring you right in the face.
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February 1st, 2021, 19:52
I also had no problems with the fight in the beginning since it is designed as a tutorial and you can't do much wrong in it.

A much bigger problem were the two or three boars after the next hill, if you walk in the wrong direction. Before the community patch they insta-stun-killed you.

I play all Gothics as a ranged fighter and avoid melee where possible.

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Melee is much better in Risen 2 and 3.
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February 1st, 2021, 19:59
The stunlock boars - the greatest enemies in Gothic 3
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February 1st, 2021, 20:16
Originally Posted by bkrueger View Post
Melee is much better in Risen 2 and 3.
That says a lot considering it wasn't very good in those games either.
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February 1st, 2021, 20:21
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
That says a lot considering it wasn't very good in those games either.
May be I should have said "easier" instead of "better".
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