If Oblivion's success is any indication, the upcoming Gothic 3 may also prove to be a breakout hit for fans of expansive, free-form RPGs. GameSpy has a new in-depth preview of the latest entry in Piranha Bytes' cult classic series, which failed to find much of a North American audience in its first two installments.
Like Fable 2 and Mass Effect, Gothic 3 will place heavy emphasis on moral decision making as a means to influence every aspect of your game experience. Faction allegiance is also important, and there will be plenty of guilds to join and masters to learn from. Now, all publisher Aspyr needs to do is clean up the English voiceovers from their German counterparts. Viel Glück!
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