I own and have beaten Gothic II, and well it is very dated but still a bit fun. Just not for my tastes. Gothic III looks much better in terms of being much easier to get into, but the combat looks bad. Gothic I is just well, more hard to get into then Gothic II by the looks of things. Risen however after playing the demo I loved it, it took what I loved about Gothic and upped everything, but that being said I only played the demo and after owning Risen II I don't know if it will be at the same mediocre standards the sequel contains. Now for Arcania, since Gothic is too difficult to get into, and since Risen is currently priced higher and judging by the sequel may not be that great of a game.. I'm wondering If I should invest into Arcania.. I know nothing about the game, and I'm currently selling cards just to break even for either saving for Risen when it drops, getting Arcania if I can or Gothic III.