Being a huge Gothic 2 and The Elder Scrolls (especially Morrowind) fan, I am thinking about buying their successors. Unfortunately, Gothic 3
are both available at the same time now, and it's difficult to decide which game to choose. I've heard Oblivion is great and the only weak point is the german translation (I'd play the original version anyway) and that Gothic 3 is excellent (german version only, english seems to suck) but full of bugs. After some more investigation I've found out that the bugs in Gothic 3 really seem to be overwhelming, for example according to this article
Rating this game has never been easier. Stay the hell away from Gothic III. The amount of glitches in this game instantly ruins whatever experience it aimed to achieve. There are not enough patches in PC gaming history to sort this one out.
And watching this video
finally convinced me to buy Oblivion. The video is in german language, but the bugs shown there are hilarious. Tons of flying enemies and items, invisible player after every 10th game load, AI incapable of crossing a bridge, quest vital monsters sticking in walls, incredible graphic bugs and more. Really, I would have liked to play that game, but I've spend enough time already being angry about bugs in PC games.