Summary: I gave it a five star rating, because while it isn't up to par with present graphics, it isn't that bad either. The visuals were, in fact, quite pleasing. I finally finished it and am now doing replays. When I look at a game I want to know how long I'm going to be able to play it. If you find a game like Venetica, that can give you ultimate hours of play and then replay, then I consider it a jewel.
Summary: Can't complain about a free item... but I did. Oh well, until I get my gift card, it technically isn't free. But, even at 10 bucks it isn't worth it.
Pros: It was on sale for nothing. New in box. Arrived pretty quick. Installation was easy and quick. No DRM software like Steam or Origin. Graphics are decent for a game that is almost 4 years old. I'm playing on a 3210m / HD 4000 GPU and running the game in high detail.
Cons: The game is not very interesting. The cut scenes are terribly voice acted. Honestly, I have no idea what the game is about. I've had it for nearly 2 months now and have only played it twice. It isn't one of those games that you look forward to playing when you get home from work or school. And when you do get around to playing it, it feels more like a chore than a game. I suppose this is why they are giving it away.
Summary: If the game is on sale for cheap I would recommend getting it. If nothing else, it is another game to play until you beat it.
Pros: The game was on sale for free after rebate card and included free shipping, so obviously it was a good deal regardless. The game itself is pretty fun and has stupid sounding voice-overs which is actually funny most of the time so it is not a con.
Summary: Its not very bad, its ok. Very clearly Gothic/Risen had tons of infuence, but all gothics were done better. Amazingly the areas are done awesome, Scarlet and the smith i thought were drawn very well, few more characters, her guy for 1. The rest were an afterthought, shame too as they clearly showed on Scarlet how well they CAN draw if they wish to. Gameplay itself is ok, could have been cooler, but still it is ok.
Summary: With 9-10 hours invested, you finally arrive in Venice. Your achievements: a simple sword move and a spell you can use once in a blue moon. Skills and spells come from teachers you must seek out on repetitive side quests. By the time you have them, they're woefully obsolete. I summoned ravens against two assassins who pretty much laughed them off. The fight came down to the same old dodge and swing. The first boss fight is in three consecutive stages.
Summary: Play alot of rpgs. This game is good. Has good graphics and sound. Lots of quests. The game for me was a little short. Seemed like it could of been a little more play time. Finished it in about 10 hours total.
Summary: This is an enjoyable game with quick-to-pick up controls and consistent visuals. The voice acting has a certain charm to it, not bad and yet kind of "obvious" acting. It brings out a nostalgia factor by playing similarly to older action/adventure fantasy titles. The conversation choices are presented in a somewhat awkward manner, and the UI feels a bit cluttered when navigating by Xbox controller, but that's all I've got for cons. They aren't game-breaking.