Reviews and Problems with Arcania The Complete Tale
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16 August 2013
Summary: Arcania: Gothic 4 and its expansion Arcania: Fall of Setarriff were recently ported to the PS3 and Xbox 360 as Arcania: The Complete Tale. Gothic 4 was developed by Spellbound Entertainment instead of Piranha Bytes, the team that developed the first 3 installments in the Gothic series.
Excerpt: So here we are on the near edge of a new generation of consoles and what do you think appears on my desk. A review copy of ArcaniA: The Complete Tale. Now I will admit that upon popping the disc and loading it up on my PS3 I had this weird feeling of déjà vu as its musical fanfare kicked up and I...
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...
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.
Review: Arcania – The Complete Tale (Sony Playstation 3)
17 July 2013
Excerpt: I’ll admit. I have a soft spot for Euro RPGs. They tend to be simple but well told linear stories with a large world to explore, but very little to see or do in said world, so the fun is in seeing the sites rather than searching out every nook and cranny for things to kill.
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.