Reviews and Problems with Arcania The Complete Tale
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ArcaniA: The Complete Tale
28 July 2013
Conclusion: ArcaniA and its expansion are ultimately worth playing, but there's no reason to do so on the PS3. Whatever went into porting ArcaniA to the PS3 was not done with care, and the result is an ok-to-good game that now has a lot more technical and presentation issues it didn't have when it first released nearly three years ago on other platforms.
Conclusion: If you really feel a need to play this, get it on Steam or some other PC forum. From what I have seen, the pictures featured here, or anywhere on the internet for that matter, point in that direction. I can’t speak for the quality of the title there, but I can, emphatically and until I am out of breath, say this: Do not, under any circumstances, play this version. Leave it on the shelf. Don’t even purchase it on sale. Don’t play it. Just… don’t.
Review: Arcania – The Complete Tale (Sony Playstation 3)
22 July 2013
Summary: Arcania – The Complete Game isn’t the worst RPG I’ve ever played, but it’s certainly not a good one. If you’re in the market for a Diablo clone or a platinum that will only take two dozen hours (a fraction of the time it usually takes for a RPG), Arcania might be worth your time especially with the low budget price tag.
Excerpt: Arcania: The Complete Tale is an Xbox360 and PS3 port of ArcaniA Gothic 4 and its expansion, Fall of Setariff. The Gothic series had an amazing first entry around 2001, and was largely known for its complexity, atmosphere and challenge. Years later, the fourth installation in the cult classic RPG series comes in, and it's less of a direct sequel than it is a sidestep from the series: The gameplay has been heavily altered, simplified to accommodate a larger audience.