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Gothic Remake Review

By BwwDtt | 09 February 2021
Average: 6.8 (4 votes)

Gothic Remake is a reworked version of the famous classic fantasy RPG about the adventures of an unnamed hero in the Kingdom of Myrtana

  • The improved redesigned combat system
  • Modern graphics
  • Indescribable atmosphere
  • Qualitative skill system
  • Non-linearity of events

Gothic Remake Description

Gothic Remake is an entirely reworked game based on the classic 2001 version of Gothic. The project is currently in development, for which the Barcelona department of THQ Nordic studio is responsible. The game will be published by THQ Nordic.

Gothic Remake will allow players and fans of the series to once again plunge into the atmosphere of the events unfolding in the Kingdom of Myrtana. Users will play the role of an unnamed hero, exiled to the mines of Khorinis as a prisoner. In turn, the ore mined in the mines is needed to produce powerful weapons that can withstand the hordes of orcs who attacked the kingdom. King Myrtana asked the best court mages to surround the mines with a magical barrier to prevent escapes. However, after some time, the magic got out of control, and the subsequent rebellion turned the whole valley into a home for criminals. The king had to negotiate with the mines' new owners, but tensions between the former convicts' factions are only growing. However, the arrival of the Nameless Hero will soon entail enormous consequences and change absolutely everything.

Gothic Remake Gameplay

Gothic Remake's gameplay is a reimagining of the gameplay of the classic version that started the series. The game world has become more detailed and filled, adding more space for the player to explore. Most of the time, the player will perform storyline and side quests, fight various creatures, and look for treasures. In addition to this, it will be necessary to develop the main character in the preferred playing style.

Combat system

The developers of Gothic Remake, first of all, reworked the combat system, making it accessible to a broad audience and lowering the entry threshold for more comfortable gameplay. Now the direction of the blows is set by the mouse's movement, and the animation of their application has become much faster. Dismemberment became one of the innovations. Besides, there was still the opportunity to block attacks and dodge.

Gothic Remake Combat system
The player has the opportunity to fight both in close combat and in ranged, using a bow.

Storyline of Gothic Remake

The emphasis of the developers of Gothic Remake was also placed on the reworking of the storyline. From the very beginning, much larger events take place in comparison with the original. The Colony itself has also significantly changed. The locations of the original Gothic have been substantially reworked, and new ones have been added. New characters and changed old ones don't get out of the way.

Gothic Remake Storyline
As for the hero, his character and appearance have been redesigned, and the same changes have been made to other key NPCs in the game.

System of skills and characteristics

Features of pumping skills and characteristics remained unchanged. Some of them, like attributes, improve with new levels. Others can be obtained and improved from special NPCs specializing in a particular type of activity.

There are categories such as combat skills, thieving skills, as well as special skills acquired during the campaign.

However, the system is still classless, and the player can level up the hero personally to suit his play style.

Gothic Remake System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 480 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 with 4 GB VRAM
  • CPU: AMD FX-8320 (3,5 GHz) / Intel i5-4690K (3,5 GHz) or better
  • File Size: 5 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K (3.2 GHz) / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.2 GHz) or better
  • File Size: 5 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit