author: Jacob Blazewicz
Gothic 2: Chronicles of Myrtana With Positive Reception
„Overwhelmingly positive” reviews on Steam and a lot of praise from players - that's how Chronicles of Myrtana was received by fans of the Gothic series around the world.
This past Friday, after many years of work, the Chronicles of Myrtana mod was released. This mod for Gothic II sparked a lot of interest among the fans of the series, but - although created by Polish creators - is also available in English version (subtitles). The mod was warmly received by players around the world.
It's no surprise that the lion's share of the more than 1.3 thousand reviews on Steam was given by Poles. Nevertheless, here and there you can find opinions written by people from other countries, mostly delighted with Chronicles of Myrtana. That said, the mod's reception is positive across the board. At the time of writing there are over 1.3 thousand reviews on Steam and as many as 98% of Steam users have spoken favorably about the mod, which classifies as an "overwhelmingly positive" reception.
This does not mean that there were no problems. There are mentions of bugs here and there, from single and minor glitches to more serious or frequent bugs (sometimes even making it impossible to continue the game). A few users also draw attention to NPCs, which are allegedly a bit too bland compared to the NPCs from the original.
However, rare complaints are just a drop in the ocean of comments from players (not only on Steam) who appreciate or are outright delighted with Chronicles of Myrtana. Fans appreciated the preservation of the atmosphere of the original Gothic II, despite far-reaching changes. These changes, in fact, have won the Polish creators a lot of appreciation. New mechanics (including cooking), better enemy AI, more vivid world - these and other elements were added or improved by The Chronicles of Myrtana team.