Excerpt: The Good: Stunningly beautiful realm The Bad: containing a lackluster and somewhat dull adventure The Ugly: which I hesitate to call an RPG as most contemporary role-playing elements are missing I am likely not the best person to be reviewing Arcania: Gothic 4.
Conclusion: Questing is as you would expect. There are fetch and return quests, kill quests and go to talk to people quests. Decent variety so far. Bottom line, if your looking for a newish RPG which isnt a AAA title game (eg. Fallout: New Vegas ) give this one a try. I'd give it a 4, while Risen deserves a 2.
Conclusion: To make things as short as possible, Arcania: Gothic 4 needs something to pull it away from the colossal bog of generic gaming, which is its current home. There's nothing distinctive about the world we're allowed to explore.
Pros: Looks and sounds very nice, it's easy to get into and there are plenty of items to toy around with;
Cons: Besides the lush environment, nothing motivates players to stay in this world, simple gameplay and simple quest structure, awful English subs (or voiceovers if you will), uninteresting story and characters, there's nothing challenging about this game.
Excerpt: Gothic 4 is an over-the-shoulder-camera RPG much like Oblivion or Mass Effect, but it leaves much of the role-playing activities out. The result is a game that would ordinarily be action heavy, like a graphically superior version of Torchlight, had the overall story and action not been so dull.
Summary: My time spent with ArcaniA: Gothic 4 was more like spending time in a waiting room than anything else. It is bland, something to play just to finish it and kind of irritating. I really do not strongly dislike ArcaniA but am quite irritated by Gothic 4 .
Excerpt: For a long time the PC crowd has looked down on console games as inferior or simplistic and they maintain that cross platform games cater for the lowest common denominator. Perhaps the first console outing for the ArcaniA franchise will finally disprove that myth.
Summary: Arcania: Gothic IV is no different, and while the story might have issues with pacing, it won’t distract you from the experience. It lets you play at your own pace, with plenty of great looting objectives and a very detailed and lively world.
Summary: Gothic c'est l'une des séries mythiques dans le monde du RPG occidental. Jusqu'alors développée par le studio allemand Piranha Bytes qui s'occupe désormais de la série Risen, la licence Gothic se retrouve entre les mains de Spellbound Entertainment pour un quatrième opus qui voit le jour quatre...
Pros: Un petit côté addictif, Quelques environnements réussis...
Cons: ... Mais souvent gâchés par l'aliasing, Scénario vu et revu, Pas de création du héros, Des personnages bien laids, L'esprit Gothic n'est plus