If you want a game that’s a bit less polite in its interactions (loaded with profanity, that is), then Gothic is for you. The developer Piranha Bytes is located in Essen, Germany, an old blue-collar worker's city, and it shows.
Gothic and Gothic II are the two most popular parts of the series, since they best embody the family's strengths (faction choice, island exploration and a heavy atmosphere with coarse characters).
Unfortunately, Gothic 3 was a disappointment when it was released in 2006 due to massive bugs. Even a wild boar could kill you if it hit first. The game was markedly improved by a patch made by its community. The initial bad quality was due to difficulties between Piranha Bytes and the game’s publisher JoWooD.
Because of this, JoWooD contracted Spellbound to create the next installment. Arcania – Gothic 4 wasn’t received well at all by the game series’ early fans.
Piranha Bytes focused its efforts on the Risen series instead.