I'll also add that G2 has an Expansion out called Night of The Raven and a Mod Kit in German, which have not made their way to the US. And the way Atari's going w/ supporting for US Version of G2, after unfortunately lousy sales, we'll likely never see the expansion.
It's a shame that the expansion was not released in the USA -- even w/ just having subtitles and it was kept it its original language would've been nice. It's good that some fans made a Mod for the actual G2: Night of The Raven (German version) where they translated the game's German audio into English subtitles to pop-up on screen for those who actually will try and buy the German version of G2:NOTR. Though, from what I read, sounds like a hop, skip, and a jump to install the German version of G2:NOTR over the US Version of G2.
So, yeah -- Atari should've marketed G2 better and definitely had better support for the game.
I've finished both G1 and G2. I really liked G1 better, overall -- Gothic 1 was great. G2 had its share of improvements (as well as its share stumbles), but it was not as good & as fresh as G1.
Still, Gothic 2 was a very good game.
I can't wait to see what Pirahna has planned for G3.