Embrace the Nostalgia in Gothic Classic
The beloved 2001 cult classic RPG Gothic has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch. Yes, Gothic Classic is now available on the Nintendo eShop for just $29.99. It is a game that revolutionized the genre and even inspired later titles like The Witcher series. Moreover, this version is bringing a lot of improvements and tons of bug fixes.
Gothic Classic is an open-world action role-playing game developed by Piranha Bytes and published by THQ Nordic. It is the first title of the series and one of the most influential RPGs of all time. The story takes place in the medieval fantasy realm of Myrtana, which is at war with the orcs.
The king has established a penal colony on the island of Khorinis to mine magical ores. These ores are an important ingredient in making powerful weapons. All convicts are sent to the colony, where they are forced to work in the mines. The player must fit inside the shoes of a Nameless Hero who is also one of the convicts.
Upon arriving, he is thrown into the midst of a power struggle between three rival factions. This includes the Old Camp, the New Camp, and the Sect of the Sleeper. Now the Nameless Hero must choose a side and complete various quests in order to gain favor and eventually escape from the colony. Along the way, he will uncover the truth behind the history of Myrtana, the orcs, and the magical ore.
Overall, it is a game that paved the way for many upcoming games. If you are a fan of such classic titles, you must definitely give it a go.