Product Reviewed:
ArcaniA - Gothic 4.
JoWooD Entertainment AG Heiligenstädterstraße 201-203 / Top 19 A-1190 Wien, Austria Tel: +43 (0) 1 37909-0 Fax: +43 (0) 1 37909 1064
Product Description:
Adventure quest style game.

Available for Xbox 360PC

Recommended Requirements OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / Windows 7 Processor: Intel Core I7 @ 3 GHz / AMD Phenom II x4 @ 3 GHz Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: GeForce GTX 295 DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or higher Hard Drive: 9 GB HDD Space, Sound: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card.

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Reviewer: Don Hughes
Date Reviewed: 03 Oct 2011
Positive Features:

  1. Excellent graphics
  2. An adventure quest with Intense action game play
  3. Hours of game play
  4. Ton's of monsters and enemies
  5. A variety of combat weapons
  6. Player must learn spells and Archemedy
Negative Features:

  1. Confusing story line or slow plot development
  2. Too many tiresome quests
  3. At times poor character movements and interactions

To Quote Dreamcatcher games: "ArcaniA - Gothic 4, is set in a rich world that invites the player to explore all of its innumerable attractions and details. Different climate zones, abundant flora and fauna, subterranean vaults, and cities and castles. Weather and clouds darken the skies, weather effects such as wind and heavy rain influence the game world, keeping it endlessly fascinating with its amazing graphics, day-and-night cycles, and a stunning display of light and shadow. A multitude of entertaining and challenging quests, challenging combat, mysterious NPC characters and a sophisticated plot guarantee many hours of highly entertaining gameplay. War covers the southern islands until it finally reaches the idyllic Isle of Feshyr. You take on the role as the new nameless hero after your village has been pillaged and destroyed by paladins of the king. Seeking revenge, you soon realize that this cowardly attack did not just happen on a reckless mercenary`s whim. A mysterious evil power lies in waiting, and fortunately, you're not alone to unravel the ancient secrets: your fate is linked to a beautiful lady wearing a powerful artifact from the long-forgotten past"

In Arcadia Gothic, 4 is a role-playing game, and you're taken on the role of the hero who must endure countless quests. During the game play, various monsters strange animals and creepy landscapes are our encountered. During the many sword fights encountered with the enemy, your goal is to retrieve tradable goods and money from these various encounters. Along the way, you encountered various people who are more interested in trading for mead or alcohol, in exchange for your help in their quests. However, in this game the many people that want you to do quests for you for them never aid you or help you even after you spring him from jail.

What dream catcher state about their game is primarily true the graphics are superb and the action play at times is very intense. Strategically placed time portals and take you from one part of the islands to another. In all the battles if your health is low you can usually run away, and the enemy will stop chasing. In the last battle, you are locked in an area with the last super demon to fight, and you cannot escape. To win in the last battle it will take all the skill you have learned to defeat the final demon. Arcadia Gothic 4 is an action-packed game that will give you many hours of single-user playtime. At times character interaction is jerky, and their chatting is repetitive if not boring. However, the beautiful graphics of the different areas is true eye candy for any Xbox 360 Gothic game player. In spite of my misgivings if you are into mid-evil role-playing games ArcaniA gothic 4 will give you hours of game play and fun for the money.

GCR Overall Rating (out of 5):

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