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: ArcaniA: Gothic IV is the newest entry in the Gothic franchise, however unlike previous entries in the franchise, this one wasn't developed by Piranha Bytes, it was developed by franchise newcomers Spellbound. Many have written this game off because it's different, because it's not developed by Piranha Bytes, or many other various reasons, and while I don't agree with that, they do have a point, though.
Summary: I normally don't write reviews about games, but seeing all the negative reviews on Amazon and elsewhere, i wanted to say something. First off, STOP comparing this game and all other rpg swordplay games to Oblivion! Yes, compared to oblivion, this game sucks balls. But, this game isn't oblivion. Accept that and you will begin to like this game.
Summary: Gamertag Gremdude here with another review. I originally preordered this game for the PS3 but when Amazon pushed the freaking release date back to 9/11, I went ahead and picked up the Xbox version. Just finished this game and I have to say I pleasantly surprised overall with the game. Most of the points made by other reviewers are correct. Voice work is pretty bad throughout.
Summary: i've read a lot about this game, and most of it is bad. although i am new to the gothic series, i think this game is just terrific. the one thing that none of these reviews mention is the fact that there are absolutely no loading screens, except when you die. go into a cave, no load screen. go into a house, no load screen. to me that is was really mad me like the game. i play a lot of RPG's and this is the first one on xbox that i have encountered that is like this.
Summary: I bought this game before reading the poor reviews from all the gaming sites and I'm glad I did because I may not have bought one of my favorite games of 2010. I disagree with the low scores. This game is great if you love this genre of game. There's plenty of exploring, lots of armor/weapon drops that all have different "skins" to change the look of your character, lots of recipes to collect for crafting (nothing complicated or time consuming like MMO's), graphics are...
Even If It's Not Exactly Like the Franchise It Ties Itself To, It's Still Not a Bad Game.
Timothy Beaulieu "the One", Amazon
23 October 2010
Summary: I've never played any of the Gothic franchise on PC, but I've always heard people rave about how great the games were and about how open-ended and immersive they were. The most open-ended and immersive game I've ever played on a console was Oblivion and I loved it (still do from time to time), so I was curious when I heard that this was coming to the Xbox 360.
Summary: Gothic 4 was a purchase on a whim. I had a few days to burn until Fallout New Vegas came out and I was looking for something that would keep me occupied over the weekend. I had known about it for a couple weeks but didn't expect much from it. While at Gamestop, it caught my eye and I decided to give it a try. About a week later, I'm still playing the game and enjoying it immensely. It's got it's problems but nothing that kills it for me.