Top notch exploration game--no matter where you tinker around, there is a something there for you to find (great rewards for exploration)
Great faction interaction.
Spiritual Successor to Gothic II (Gothic III sucked and Gothic IV isn't really Gothic)
Pretty good voice acting.
I like that you can get yourself into hot water with tough enemies if you go running to areas you aren't ready to get to yet.
You need to save/reload all the time.
Final chapters are very lackluster and final battle doesn't make sense in the game.
You will get some cheap deaths.
Except for one case, women are secondary, wimpy inhabitants of the game.
Game needed more development time. Could have been epic.
You can jump freely and actually catch ledges with some jumps!