The reason Gothic 3 failed is the same why every entertainment sequel fails...trying to do much and appeal to all comers instead of continuing the core focus which mage it great in the first place.
Seen in the same light as Oblivion? What? You mean a vapid, 'bright and shiny' game with no real substance to it that sucked for any CRPG player worth his salt? Gosh, this new Gothic is now up there with
Oblivion With Guns
, er Fallout 3 as most anticipated games ever...NOT!
And really, when they say North American research, did that include Canada and Mexico? Because we're both very different from America. The title sounds like some gay pride CRPG, and thanks but I'll take my game muted and gritty. That was a big part of the draw in the first place.
Don't listen to the shitheads in marketing, they're wrong, they're virtually always wrong. Try listening to actual gamers instead.
"He was one of a kind. He was a mutant. A real heavyweight water buffalo type...who could chew his way through a concrete wall and spit out the other side, covered with lime and chalk, and look good in doing it." - Bill Murray as Dr. Hunter S. Thompson -
"Joey, do you ever hang around the gymnasium?" - Captain Clarence Oveur