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Gothic 3 vs Oblivion at Gamers Europe
Review - posted by Vault Dweller on Sat 2 December 2006, 17:34:12Tags: Gothic III; Piranha Bytes
Gamers Europe has posted a negative review of Gothic 3, giving it 6/10 because it's not as awesome as Oblivion:
Gothic 3 as an RPG is a fair contribution to a crowded genre (? - VD) where a few notable games shine brightly. One of these is a game called The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion. Both are RPG games with similar ideas. Gothic 3 alludes to competing with Oblivion, but it is beaten in sheer scope and completeness. As I mentioned of Jowood, parts of Gothic 3 are quite obviously unfinished, most notably some of the towns in the desert where details trail off like an old coot telling a rambling story that doesnâ€™t appear to be going anywhere. Or something like that. There can be a lengthy debate about which game is better but Iâ€™ll save us all time and say that Oblivion wins on panache. Everything about it is just somehow slightly better. If I had to pick the tie breaker, itâ€™d be the memory leaks issuing forth from Gothic 3. Although Piranha Bytes developers such as Carsten say these are due to be fixed, my belief is that such a high level of community involvement is unprofessional. By all means, appoint a community representative to voice concerns to the development team, but donâ€™t waste valuable time posting in forums when there is a job to be done.No comments.
When Oblivion shipped it looked like a fine block of polished marble. Gothic 3 shipped looking like a slice of pizza on a Sunday, released into the world by its makers at a stage where it was only really half cooked. Many would regard such an offering with blatant indifference. Although it is gooey, grainy, raw and tasteless in places, a few minutes in the microwave fixes it right up.