Acleacius, that cleared up a lot of questions I had, so thanks!
Also a big fan of the Gothics - and the controls are fine. If you don't like the controls then you probably thought Morrowind melee combat was okay. (Hint: it wasn't).
I am right in saying that Night of the Raven never had an English release? I'd snap it up in minute but have to draw the line at learning German to play a game. (though I did get an O level in it. That and French - just enough to appreciate that le singe est dans l'arbre.)