Summary: I am a big fan of the Gothic and Risen series. This game is not as good as Gothic 1 or 2, but it is not horrible either. The graphics are nice. I find that I cannot stop playing. Having just finished Oblivion again, I picked up this game and have not been able to put it down. Give it a chance, I think you will enjoy it. It is Gothic in name only. You will meet some old friends in this game.
Summary: Arcania had some good ideas, had some ok looking gameplay, but failed. the biggest issue is the frame rate, it's seriously less than 30 frames per second, it's more like 20 fps. it's unplayable at that low a frame rate. the quests are boring, and much of the story is forgettable if you LOVE RPGs, find some other game, and maybe come back to this when you play those other games you find.
Summary: I really enjoyed this game. It is not an open ended RPG like I had hoped. The game is very linear, however, it offers about 30 hours of game play and good graphics. Don't expect it to by anything like Skyrim or Oblivion, even though it looks and plays similar to these games. Those games offer 100s of hours of play. The game also has some areas that you cannot enter.
Summary: i actually love the game.. im a big fan of rpg's when u add an open world makes it better. all & all i'd say get it.. its basically skyrim on an older engine. i mean u pretty much do the same things,only real difference is its old school gaming.
Summary: This game is terrible. Maybe it's the Xbox version that sucks more than the PC verison, but it's just terrible. It's riddled with bugs (including glitched achievements that are unattainable and will never be fixed... a HUGE sore spot for a completionist like myself). And there's just nothing going for it. The story is paper-thin. The game play itself qualifies as non-linear only in that the map is a circle.