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: 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.
Summary: I know this game has been trashed by many online reviews, but I bought it, thinking it would be a forgettable time waster. To my surprise I found it to be one of the most fun games I've played for quite some time. Highly recommended!
Action/Adventure/RPG - Single Player, 3rd Person Perspective
James Hunt, Amazon
5 March 2012
Summary: Venetica plays as sort of an interactive story. It is somewhat linear. You can move around a bit but can't get to the next area until you complete the relevant part of the main quest. You can return to previously explored areas though, and enemies respawn if you go out at night so areas aren't "dead" after clearing them. The rpg aspects in V. are not as developed to the extent of a game like Oblivion for example.
Summary: Venetica is a linear RPG with a captivating storyline and beautiful scenery. It is a little too easy at times, as there is very little searching in the plot required - the designers even give you a spell to cast which guides you to the next direction even if you do get a little lost. The everyday encounters are also pretty easy, and the bosses all have a hidden weak spot (finding it can take awhile, but once you do - POW).
Unjustly accused of being a flop, Scarlet proved herself to be "beautiful" in my eyes!
Benjamin S. Sprague "Broken Hierophant", Amazon
13 January 2012
Summary: If there is one game that falls under the classification of "unjustified scorn" Venetica is probably it. Atari obviously believed Venetica would do well beyond Europe and by all accounts it should have. After some scathing reviews I was afraid to buy the game. Accusations of piss poor graphics and bugs aplenty deterred me from Venetica as if it were a plague ridden leper. When the game was practically "nothing" I took a risk.
Summary: My thoughts on this game are somewhere between a 3 and a 4 star game. It is by no means perfect, and the flaws it does have are pretty significant even though they do not ruin the game for me. Graphically it is adequate, that is all I will say. The game definitely shows it was a PC port before it was console. I would say low end PS3 or very high end PS2 quality. Game play, it is a lot like fable, only this game is difficult.
Summary: I bought "Venetica" as a filler while waiting for the PC release of "Two Worlds II" (which was pushed back, then again, and again...). Given the large number of negative reviews this game received, I was surprised to find that, with a few exceptions, I like it. The gameplay is fairly open-ended with elements typical of RPG's: gather information, run errands, explore mazes, kill monsters and collect treasure. "Venetica" does a pretty good job in this respect.
Excerpt: Cela change des skyrim ou dragon's dogma et bien sur c'est un peu en dessous mais il y a des idées originales qui auraient méritées d'être un peu plus creusées. A déplorer certains bugs d'affichage mais une durée de vie très intéressante si on veut platiner le jeu.