Arcania - an Oblivion rip off of sorts... but fun overall
W. Bliss, Amazon
6 January 2015
Summary: Well, if you're into Skyrim or its predecessor Oblivion like I am, then this game might be for you. While it is definitely no Skyrim, it does remind me somewhat of Oblivion with some similar storylines and quests. While parts of the game are much more primitive than Oblivion, like moving around, and trying to pick up specific items (frustrating at times), and dumb dialog choices, it does offer a good variety of challenges and side quests...
Summary: It's like skyrims younger cousin. Not as long. Not as involved. Still pretty good. Ever since skyrim I have been searching for the next best thing. A bit of hope with this game. About 25 hours, interesting characters, pretty good customization. I liked it.
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 had been waiting for something like this for a long time and I'm completely happy with my purchase. I don't see any reason for a second play through, which might be another factor to consider before purchasing. I actually have been playing this over Fallout: New Vegas. I keep sticking New Vegas in my 360, but can't stop thinking of Arcania: Gothic 4 while playing it and usually switch.
ArcaniA: Gothic IV - An Epic and Fun Role-Playing Game
Horowitz the Philanthropist, Amazon
17 April 2011
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.