Well, this isn't going well... so far, Gothic 4 seems to be everything I was worried it would be :/ Was kind of prepared for that though, but I hope it's just a bad start.
None of the immersion, horrid voice acting, one of the most cliche tutorial levels I've EVER seen (You want to marry my daughter? GO KILL GOBLINS! Here's a magic artefact. Plot point) and some terrible graphics. And they took away the teacher system! WTF?! That was my favourite part! And ya can't climb anymore... uhg Dx This is a disaster for me... I always thought of the Gothic series as the answer to Western RPG's, but too flawed to ever shine. Now, it really IS just another shitty hack-and-slash.
And they even started with a big let down... a king who's slowly going around the bend, gets off his throne and starts murdering evil skeletons and pursuing a ghost dragon. I'm thinking to myself "Oh, wow, I see where this is going... he's finally lost it and really he's just killing his maids and royal guards. That's a neat opening... never seen that before..."
And then it turns out it was a peasants dream, your playable character, who gets woken up and thrown right into a friggen fetch quest.
I give up x.x Gaming is like Hollywood. Nothing is sacred anymore.