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.
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Utgivningsdatum: 15 okt, 2010

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Arcania: Gothic IV is looking like a game that would entice even the most jaded, over-Oblivioned Crust-Dwarf into a long, deep, immersive session of RPG adventure. – Gamerevolution 06/2010

The team definitely has a keen eye for their audience of established and prospective players. – RPG fan 06/2010

Om detta spel

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...

KEY FEATURES:

  • COMBAT SYSTEM: An intuitive system that offers a gradual learning curve, special moves and three different basic attack types.
  • STORYLINE: A deep, strong story embedded in the successful Gothic universe franchise accompanied by highly diversified side quests. And most can be solved in different ways.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: The amenable story, an Intuitive interface and controls, lock on targets and a sophisticated hint system.
  • CONTINUOUS ACTION: Pace is kept up along the main plot through regular surprises, cliffhangers and vigorous cut scenes.
  • HERO DEVELOPMENT: Gain experience points and level up to upgrade your attributes, skills and crafting abilities.
  • A COMPLETELY OPEN WORLD: Enjoy the complete freedom & the almost unlimited options known from the Gothic series.

Systemkrav

    Minimum:
    • Operativsystem: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo - 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon II x2 - 2.8 GHz
    • Minne: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 9600
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c eller högre
    • Hårddisk: 10 GB + 600 MB virtuellt minne
    • Ljud: DirectX 8.1-kompatibelt ljudkort
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    • Operativsystem: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core / AMD Phenom X4
    • Minne: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafik: GeForce GTX 250, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTX 280
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c eller högre
    • Hårddisk: 10 GB + 600 MB virtuellt minne
    • Ljud: DirectX 8.1-kompatibelt ljudkort
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EggRoll
( 1.1 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 23 maj
best voice acting ive seen. . . . game for now seems boring and i was sure for a sec that it was only that small island. . . but after 50 min of gameplay i figured out its not like that so i think this will be fun ? anyway had to comment about the voice acting in here
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kotsiasmar
( 1.2 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 19 maj
Ooh Great,GOTHIC 4! Time for some dark heavy clouds and high proud castles and wilderness exploration!

Why am i nonchalantly slaying generic skeletons in a poorly made generic dungeon? Oh well, thank god was intro sequence.

Ok now, WHY I HAVE TO CARE ABOUT MY ANGRY FATHER IN LAW? Who is this woman i am suppesed to care about and go to a fetch quest for her love? Where am I? WHO AM I?

Seriously, i couldn't shake this kafkaesque feeling - i was in a poorly made. generic. empty husk of an rpg, far away from what made GOTHIC great... so predictable it gave me slight anxiety, as if i was trapped in some empty MMORPG world all alone.

I won't go into the corporate ♥♥♥♥♥torm behind this shame of a game. Just the beginning is enough to let you know it is soulless.

I keep playing Arcania, trying to love this game. It worked with Two Worlds 1 & 2 - i somehow loved those games as i played.

Yet Arcania somehow manages to feel ...offensive. And here's why:

The total abandonment of the series tone and color has happened before in other games - but here the lack of care about anything is, like, RUDE. Storyline and undertone are not merely uninteresting. they kinda feel generic IN YOUR FACE. Like, sadistically. Instead of atmosphere, intrigue and corruption you get unintroduced linear fetch quests with zero reasons to care about them. The characteristic smell of moneygrab is all over, ''we don't care about your games sucker$$$''.

Thankfully the spirit of GOTHIC lives on in the RISEN series.

mysoulhurts/10
do not recomment

Go play RISEN or even TWO WORLDS
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Adobe
( 26.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 16 maj
Moderately Acceptable Spin-off

At first, you can't tell if this is a direct successor of the Gothic games, because some things point to that (the intro cinematic) or if it's something else completely, as other things go against everything that the Gothic series was known for (the gameplay, the skill progression).

Then you realise that it grows on you, like a scratchy beard that eventually becomes the second most played with part of your body. You see or hear about important characters that were present in each Gothic game so far and there are iconic monsters to fight with as well (damned scavangers!). You see a lot of bugs, so that helps too. You get used to the fact that everything is so much easier to do:
- Fighting and low HP? Just press your hotkey for the Health Potion and your combat isn't stopped; hell, sometimes you don't even see the character's animation for drinking, but at least you don't get killed by a freakin' wolf pack anymore!
- Reaching a new level and need to get new skills? Just bring up the Skills menu and bask in the glory of adding those 3 new learning points wherever you wish, even while fighting! Who cares how you suddenly learned how to cast a fireball after you finished off a scavanger and the rest of his pack is now chasing you?
- Learned how to brew a new potion or how to craft a new sword? No need for an alchemist's bench or anvils, go ahead bring up the damned crafting menu and make everything you want.

It's not really a Gothic game. It's not even a good RPG game. But if you want to get a few more Gothic like moments out of anything, this is the best option you may have.
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xxx
( 0.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 12 maj
Disgusting. Boring. Tedious. Not worth money even on discount. Obviously made almost without any efford. I am not being salty usually, but I can't imagine this game being a thing, even if it was made in 2006.
Dont buy it, better spend your money on something more useful, like donate to kids in Africa.
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MrSlackPants
( 32.6 timmar totalt )
Recension av förhandsvisning
Upplagd: 10 maj
Been a long time since I played this game, but i remember it being extremly liniar and certainly no gothic game.
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Bosstrad
( 9.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 30 april
The Good , The Bad and The Ugly best describes this game.

It's visuals ( which are great imo ) are unique and attractive. Huge explorable lands with varying weather effects and day+night cycles.

Magic / Bow / Melee combat are all pretty fun , though i'd recommend playing on hard or normal difficulty for it to feel balanced.

Plenty of Mobs to fight and Loot to hoard.

Character Dialogue is hilarious and refreshing though not in a bad way.

While this game isn't for everyone if you're the type of person that can over look a few problems then this is worth a play through especially if you enjoyed the Risen + Gothic Series.

A history of being plagued by bugs and problems doesn't make it a bad game.
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Zariarn
( 31.2 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 29 april
This game is hard to review. I had a lot of fun in the game till the ending. Wait for a sale to purchase.

Pros:

Great graphics (turn off AA in you graphics driver and turn off foliage disappearance in game grahics options)
Fun gameplay
Simple to learn
Good story(till the end)
Lots of dialogue

Enable role-play element in the game options to enhanced the game experience.


Cons:

Needs more open world
To many mazes
Voice acting is off at times
The last 3 hours is horrible.
Ending sucked
Awkward teleporation system
Crafting was limited
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PhilipPino
( 29.7 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 29 april
don't know what all the crying people have... only the first 30-60min are lame.
the game is very good (yes I have played g1/g2/g3/r1/r2).
no crashes, only small visual bugs.
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jjones
( 36.7 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 20 april
Just finished both Arcania and Fall of Setarrif. My times were 36 hrs and 7 hrs. I think most folks could finish in under 30 for the main game and probably 5 to 7 for the Fall of Setarrif. Arcania ends in a cliffhanger, but the story comes to a true end in the Fall of Setarrif. I enjoyed the story and found the ending, and end battle pretty epic. I thought the end battle in Arcania was not very good, but at the end of Setarrif things heat up nicely. I was glad I came prepared although I would have leveled up my skills differently.
There were some graphic glitches and one really annoying game breaker after a boss battle about a third through Arcania. I had to go on the forums to get the solution to that issue. Also, you also see the same faces over and over. But there is also some beautiful scenery in the game. Really good for a game from 2010.
I liked the hero of the game. He starts as a village playboy, but his character grows through the game. The leveling up is kind of simple, but I enjoyed seeing the effects of increasing my skills and gear.
The music is well done. A very good orchestra and choir were used. Added a great deal to the atmosphere of the game.
So I would recommend. You should play both to the get the full story.
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iFlameThrower (>'-')>
( 23.1 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 6 april
I´ve played the old Gothics and loved them. This title is a little bit tricky. You can´t compare it to the roleplayness of the older ones. Especially because you can´t interact with obvious things with obvious effects. I know, I know, there´s a setting, where you can enable or dissable roleplay element, like cooking or "sleeping" but it doesn´t give you effects. For example you can´t skip the night in a bed. Or regenerate health in a bed. i don´t actually know why this is not possible, because it´s even possible in the older ones. Most people be like: Ok i jump ingame, set difficulty to normal and maybe enjoy something. But that´s wrong. In my opinion you can only play on hard or gothic (very hard). Easy: Is just you are running through the world and killing Undeads with a kitchen knife. On normal it´s a little bit harder but still not a good experience. On hard it´s almost perfect. It´s not unfair, but not too easy. It´s a challenge. For example you can easily be killed by 6 or more Bloodflies. I´m almost at 100 health and have the best equipment you can get for this chapter of the world and it´s the perfect difficulty. "Gothic" is for the experienced player. But with "experienced" I don´t mean someone who played the older Gothics. This is far away from being a "real" gothic. You could compare this to Risen 2/3. This difficulty would be ok, but in my opinion it´s ridiculos how they don´t stop the attacking-chain (infinite combined attacks) Now something about the world. Now to the world. If you played the older Gothics, you most likely think it´s an open-worldgame, too. Wrong. It hasn´t an open world. You have one great island, where you fight from chapter to chapter. For example you can´t get from the beginning to the place where the game should end. But it´s not so bad, because you have a really good teleporting-system. No, sorry I was joking. The teleport system is useless. Imagine. You have points A, B, C and D. all of those places have a teleporter, which can be unlocked by just going to it and being near to it. You want from point A to point D. It´s not like you can teleport there, naaaaaah. You need to go to teleporter A, you teleport to teleporter B, you walk all the way through the island to teleporter C, to teleport to the final teleporter D. That´s how the system works. You basically have 2 connected teleporters where you can teleport between. So it could be a disaster. If you forgot something at the beginning, like a Tomb with a piece of an antique rune. You need to get 30 (not sure) of this to get this rune. And with this teleporting system, I only have one advice: NEVER forget about something. NEVER. Ok, that where many negative aspects of the game. Is it still good? Yes. I play it for like the 3rd time and I still enjoy it. Oh, and i have something to say to all the mages: The magic-system is crap. You only have 3 spells (lightning, fire and ice). You can upgrade them to do more damage and have a bigger range, but it´s a shame compared to the older gothics. There are some scrolls, but they are exactly the same thing, as you can learn. Just a little bit better. Maybe. You can´t summon a rain of fire or a huge demon. Not with ArcaniA. I still enjoy this game, so i rate 7/10 points. Because it´s not actually that bad. The landscapes are beautyful. It´s just a nobrainer to play sometimes. But it also have contra-aspects. (I´m sorry for my bad english, if I did some grammatic mistakes)
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Megumin
( 14.7 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 4 april
It's a nice spin-off in Gothic's world. We again will see many familiar face who are supposed to summon feelings of nostalgia.
Graphic: 9.0
Gameplay: 8.0
Sounds and Musci: 9.0
Story: 7.0 (a bit simple)
Overall: 8.0 if you are playing this game for the first time
I would recommend to play this game to complete at least for once, but hardly recommed to re-walkthrough.
If it's on sale and you love the previous 3 games in the Gothic series, then definitely buy it, otherwise it's just a nice RPG
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beerman7bb
( 16.8 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 2 april
Ok, I liked the Gothic series. I even liked the critically panned Gothic 3, possibly even more than the first two. I am also a fan of simple RPGs; I don't need graphics and complex combat systems. I really can't find much positive about ArcaniA. Every quest is "go get this thing for me then the blocked passage will magically open." The combat is inexact and unoriginal. The voice acting is so bad I had to mute it a couple times and there are only about four different faces for all of the NPCs (learn the names because they all look the same). Maybe if I can force myself through it, the story will make up for it, but thus far the story line is unoriginal. It is too bad that this game effectively killed an entire franchise. Maybe Risen will be able to advance the mantle.
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Lvchaos
( 6.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 mars
Games that give me beter fps than this game: Crysis series, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Fallout 4, MGSV: TPP, The Witcher 3, and more.
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obraroot
( 17.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 14 mars
I have played all the Gothic games in the series.

The first and the second are epic.
The third is ok.
But this "ArcaniA - Gothic" is......

The game has nice graphics, and some ok gameplay.
But the gothic games are story focused, and this is the problem.
I have finished the game in 12h with all side-quest's.
No content, no depth, no Gothic.

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Pardo
( 4.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 13 mars
Literally the worst money anyone ever spent
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kyubinaruto3
( 29.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 8 mars
ok lets start with controls: standard mouse and wasd for moving around. with shortcut keys for casting spells, switching between swords and bow, or to drink/eat stuff to regen hp and whatnot. its a good solid control system (if the players dexterity is good) you can kill almost anything by using ranged atk and switching to sword at the right moment. controls get a 9/10 score only cause theres always room for improvement. graphics! : ok its graphics are decent almost like the early skyrim but has a few unique things like when you get real close to a bush it disapears so you can see whats behind, under, or past it. if the bush does not disapear its either a grabbable item or its hiding a collecting quest item. there is no jump cheating to climb mountains its makes the graphics a little buggy when you try to. some trees you can walkthrough BUT i have yet to find a fall off the face of the earth glitch yet! YAY! for graphics ill give it a 6 or 7 out of 10. GAMEPLAY AND STORYLINE: the storyline itself starts out good but it switches states of mind to quickly to seem realistic :/ but its a good way to pass 20+ hours. as far as gameplay its got alot of details in the items system so many MANY items to collect with no carryweight limit. so for gameplay and story line ill give this game a 7/10 because i like to explore all the little corners and the devs took the time to put stuff in said corners.
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TURKEY * RAPTOR
( 7.1 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 4 mars
Yikes! This is NOT Gothic!

This game feels more like 'Fable' and much more like a MMORPG (if you're thinking that's a good thing, you are wrong), even the story quests feel like pointless grinds.

I'm not very far along in the story but I think I've already lost all interest. Very different feel and a very different character from the original Gothic series. FAR LESS compelling.

If you are a fan of GOTHIC (III, especially), then you will probably enjoy 'Risen' much more (I did) which is very similar and LOTS OF FUN. 'Risen' even has great cheats and a sequel (which I haven't played yet).

Possibly the WORST thing about this game is the lousy CHEAT configuration.
You can edit a file easily enough to enable an, in-game, developer "cheat" menu BUT there is no god-mode and, EVEN WORSE, after you go through the trouble of maxing out your character's levels, points and stats - you die way too easily and way too quickly!!!

Meh, this game sucks.
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-!RecOveR!-ktbsv++
( 11.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 2 mars
If you liked the RPG elements in Gothic, prepare to be disappionted.
If you liked the progression in Gothic, prepare to be disappionted.
If you liked the combat, the world, the quests and every thing else that made Gothic Gothic, prepare to be really disappointed.

When ArcaniA (back then also called Gothic 4/ a Gothic tale) came out, I expected the old gothic feeling with improvements. What we got was an oversimplified RPG with a mediocre story at best that has not even a bit depth like the previous ones. The combat is very easy, making dying the more challenging task even on the ultimate "gothic" difficulty. I made it through the game first just using my two-hand-weapon and left swinging them to death and sometimes rolling to become invincible to projectiles like spells and arrows or to dodge melee attacks that sometimes hit you for no reason. After 1/2 of the game I got tired of this dull combat and just walked through the masses of enemies which works until you hit a forced encounter or a locked door and then you can just kill the 2-3 enemies that are still behind you.
Instead of an interessting world with many great, optional characters and a lot to do, we have linear enviroment (it is literally a chain of somewhat open areas that needs the completing of the main quest part to advance to the next chainlink) with the same character models being reused over and over again. Instead of being able to attack any NPC, you can only duel some for a quest and else they noclip through your attacks; instead of being able to choose a fraction, you are being forced onto one line to obey; instead of being able to get reputation in a city, all quests are either fully optional for gear or are needed for the progression aka the main quest; instead of being able to get into city fights with you leading the rebels against a whole army of orcs, you are a lone wolf and any NPC will refuse to interact while you are in combat.
Only good things are the graphics (for its age) and the small learning curve, if you are into casual RPGs. Not worth the time. Better get an old one and get community patches for them.
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Endless ∞
( 11.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 1 mars
An average RPG game and very poor representant of the Gothic series.
-Boring, predictable and short storyline.
-Poor animations.
-The combat's also not challenging at all(with a mage you can annihilate the opponents before they even realize that you're nearby).
-Not the best voice acting.
-Clones,clones everywhere!
-Overly simplified character development.
If you are a veteran of the Gothic series by Piranha Bytes and you're looking for a successor of it then better buy Risen,created by the original Gothic developers.
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Mace Baby
( 0.5 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 22 februari
Before I started, I thought "this can't be that bad, everyone must be exaggerating." I was wrong
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7 av 11 personer (64%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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31.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 april
This game is hard to review. I had a lot of fun in the game till the ending. Wait for a sale to purchase.

Pros:

Great graphics (turn off AA in you graphics driver and turn off foliage disappearance in game grahics options)
Fun gameplay
Simple to learn
Good story(till the end)
Lots of dialogue

Enable role-play element in the game options to enhanced the game experience.


Cons:

Needs more open world
To many mazes
Voice acting is off at times
The last 3 hours is horrible.
Ending sucked
Awkward teleporation system
Crafting was limited
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5 av 8 personer (63%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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9.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 30 april
The Good , The Bad and The Ugly best describes this game.

It's visuals ( which are great imo ) are unique and attractive. Huge explorable lands with varying weather effects and day+night cycles.

Magic / Bow / Melee combat are all pretty fun , though i'd recommend playing on hard or normal difficulty for it to feel balanced.

Plenty of Mobs to fight and Loot to hoard.

Character Dialogue is hilarious and refreshing though not in a bad way.

While this game isn't for everyone if you're the type of person that can over look a few problems then this is worth a play through especially if you enjoyed the Risen + Gothic Series.

A history of being plagued by bugs and problems doesn't make it a bad game.
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1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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1.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 23 maj
best voice acting ive seen. . . . game for now seems boring and i was sure for a sec that it was only that small island. . . but after 50 min of gameplay i figured out its not like that so i think this will be fun ? anyway had to comment about the voice acting in here
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5 av 10 personer (50%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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29.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 april
don't know what all the crying people have... only the first 30-60min are lame.
the game is very good (yes I have played g1/g2/g3/r1/r2).
no crashes, only small visual bugs.
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18 av 21 personer (86%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
3 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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11.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 mars
An average RPG game and very poor representant of the Gothic series.
-Boring, predictable and short storyline.
-Poor animations.
-The combat's also not challenging at all(with a mage you can annihilate the opponents before they even realize that you're nearby).
-Not the best voice acting.
-Clones,clones everywhere!
-Overly simplified character development.
If you are a veteran of the Gothic series by Piranha Bytes and you're looking for a successor of it then better buy Risen,created by the original Gothic developers.
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20 av 25 personer (80%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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17.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 14 mars
I have played all the Gothic games in the series.

The first and the second are epic.
The third is ok.
But this "ArcaniA - Gothic" is......

The game has nice graphics, and some ok gameplay.
But the gothic games are story focused, and this is the problem.
I have finished the game in 12h with all side-quest's.
No content, no depth, no Gothic.

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8 av 12 personer (67%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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29.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 mars
ok lets start with controls: standard mouse and wasd for moving around. with shortcut keys for casting spells, switching between swords and bow, or to drink/eat stuff to regen hp and whatnot. its a good solid control system (if the players dexterity is good) you can kill almost anything by using ranged atk and switching to sword at the right moment. controls get a 9/10 score only cause theres always room for improvement. graphics! : ok its graphics are decent almost like the early skyrim but has a few unique things like when you get real close to a bush it disapears so you can see whats behind, under, or past it. if the bush does not disapear its either a grabbable item or its hiding a collecting quest item. there is no jump cheating to climb mountains its makes the graphics a little buggy when you try to. some trees you can walkthrough BUT i have yet to find a fall off the face of the earth glitch yet! YAY! for graphics ill give it a 6 or 7 out of 10. GAMEPLAY AND STORYLINE: the storyline itself starts out good but it switches states of mind to quickly to seem realistic :/ but its a good way to pass 20+ hours. as far as gameplay its got alot of details in the items system so many MANY items to collect with no carryweight limit. so for gameplay and story line ill give this game a 7/10 because i like to explore all the little corners and the devs took the time to put stuff in said corners.
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6 av 11 personer (55%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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36.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 april
Just finished both Arcania and Fall of Setarrif. My times were 36 hrs and 7 hrs. I think most folks could finish in under 30 for the main game and probably 5 to 7 for the Fall of Setarrif. Arcania ends in a cliffhanger, but the story comes to a true end in the Fall of Setarrif. I enjoyed the story and found the ending, and end battle pretty epic. I thought the end battle in Arcania was not very good, but at the end of Setarrif things heat up nicely. I was glad I came prepared although I would have leveled up my skills differently.
There were some graphic glitches and one really annoying game breaker after a boss battle about a third through Arcania. I had to go on the forums to get the solution to that issue. Also, you also see the same faces over and over. But there is also some beautiful scenery in the game. Really good for a game from 2010.
I liked the hero of the game. He starts as a village playboy, but his character grows through the game. The leveling up is kind of simple, but I enjoyed seeing the effects of increasing my skills and gear.
The music is well done. A very good orchestra and choir were used. Added a great deal to the atmosphere of the game.
So I would recommend. You should play both to the get the full story.
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29 av 36 personer (81%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
5 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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24.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 15 januari
An unbalanced and poorly executed game. I find it amusing that even the publishers realized that this game brought shame upon the Gothic franchise, and therefore decided to remove the "Gothic 4" title enterily from the Steam store page. It is not completely un-entertaining, but it lacks many or most of the aspects that makes a good RPG, if not game. It says a lot about the attention to detail when the faces of "key" NPCs are very noticeably duplicated.

+ Apealing graphics, at least in 2010
+ Makes you enjoy better RPGs more

- Hilarious voice acting
- Weapons and armor system
- Fighting mechanics
- Severly unbalanced difficulty (if not patched)
- Overall poorly executed
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19.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 4 december, 2015
Never thought that i'm going to play ArcaniA a.k.a Gothic 4, because as we all know, it's not even close to real Gothic 1/2/3, but i decided to give it a try, theese are my thoughts about this game:

Visually this game looks awesome. Dialogues are not booring anymore compared with previous Gothic parts. Combat system is much easier compared with previous parts. The thing I really dislike about this game is Open World. Like, you can't go anywhere without a premission, or if you don't have a right key or something else, you just can't walk around like you could back in 1/2/3, I would say that it's like auto balanced game - you complete the quest, you move to next area, where you will need to fight against your lvl creatures, then you complete this main quest again and you have a premission to next area, where you fight against your lvl creatures and so on. I don't really like that type of gameplay. Back in Gothic 1/2/3.. You just start the game and you can already die in first minutes, if you go somewhere random, because there was no such thing as this ''auto balance''. When I play this game, i feel like i'm playing a different RPG game, it's fun, but it's not Gothic anymore. I bought Arcania + Gothic pack (6games together) for just 5$,
If you ask me - Is this game worth 5$? then my answer is yes, you should give it a try.
If you ask me - Is this game worth 20$? Then my answer is no, there are other nice games for 20$ out there.


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3.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 februari
Boooring. No Gothic feeling any more
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0.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 22 februari
Before I started, I thought "this can't be that bad, everyone must be exaggerating." I was wrong
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16.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 27 januari, 2015
I played this game for 16 hours because I really wanted to enjoy it.
First of all, I wanted to like it because I'm a fan of first 3 parts of Gothic. Let's say it straight, this is different game, don't expect fourth part of Gothic. Some elements are similar, but general feeling is: this is different game.
So in the next step I tried to enjoy it as RPG game. If game is different than Gothic, that doesn't mean it's a bad game, right? So in that situation it is not true. This game is bad. Some elements, like graphics and music are quite nice, but generally game is just bad. Main story is totally linear, you can't go wherever you want. World is divided to small parts and you have to explore them one by one, you can't encounter a lot stronger monsters than you.
I love RPGs, but this game didn't sucked me. I didn't feel that I explore the world I want to explore. I didn't feel I'm a part of adventure, I want to be part of.

VERDICT:
If you're a fan of Piranha Bytes games, save yourself the disappointment.
If you're a fan of good RPG games, there are many better games out there.
If you finished all RPGs and you need to play it, be prepared to collecting the honey in one of most stupid quests. So if you like winnie the Pooh, go ahead, this game is made for you.

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10.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 23 februari, 2015
Hello. Are you interested in buying this game ? Let me tell you about this game. This game is not worth your time and money. This game starts you off as a shepherd (not THE shepherd) and has you trying to woo your girlfriend on some island. This game will then do what any game does to ruin the good mood and send you away on a journey for revenge.
All the story progress in this game is just for the sake of getting your revenge. Remember that, when you slug through the chapters, hoping for a cool story.

This game lets you decide on how to play it by offering you all the options : Melee, Ranged and Magic. The overly simplistic and lame skill-tree requires tough decision making from you. +1% mana and +1% mana regen or rather +1% stamina and +1% stamina regen...or maybe +1% ranged damage and +1% mana regen ? The choices...Eventually you might also reach one of the maybe 10 new skills..I say new, but in the end they just change the skill you already have to something better, like giving you a power bash or letting you combo more attacks...meh.

This game is kinda separated into different hubs, where the actual chapter is being played. As soon as you finish one, you basically move onward to the next hub area. This game is technically an open world game, but you don't have any necessity to ever venture back to the places you've already been to and instead keep following a linear route to your goal. This game sports acceptable environmental graphics, but butt-ugly character models. This game also features some of the most laid back casual combat ever. This game is hardly a challenge on normal difficulty and at least your progress will be steady..combat wise..

This game however does have a major flaw, which will most likely make you quit rather sooner than later :
THIS GAME HAS NO QUEST MARKERS. This game will just tell you to find an item/person in the east/west/north/south of where you accept the quest and then has you run around the place trying to find the item/person without any sort of indication. Even worse, this game often has the habit of only spawning the item/person you are looking for once you accepted the quest to do so. That means you can run all over the map in advance, explore everything possible and then have to do it all over again after accepting some random "HEY, FIND THIS CHEST IN THAT CAVE WHICH NOW EXISTS BUT DIDN'T BEFORE". This game will then commence laughing at you, until you open google after an hour to just look up where the item/person is, that you're looking for.

This game incorporates very boring and bland dialogue as well, which often makes you feel as if you're just playing some random mmo. Nothing in this game will make you feel involved with the world, mostly because the world itself is such a boring, empty yet quite spacy place..still very empty though..too empty even..way too empty..not enemy wise..quite a few enemies...but otherwise very empty.
This game has no redeeming qualities at all. Even the lockpicking system is really irritating with its required timing. This game does allow you to craft, but thats just reading a recipe, press "C" , select the thing and click the "craft" button.
This review is already way too long for this game, so let me tell you once again that this game is really not worth it.
This game, which I have played for 10 hours, is not recommended :P
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13.9 timmar totalt
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Upplagd: 29 november, 2013
This is one of the most disappointing games I've ever played. I was looking forward to this as a Gothic fan (on it's release it was called ArcaniA: Gothic IV or ArcaniA a gothic tale because it was supposed to be the next gothic game). It's supposed to be an open world RPG but it's more like a liniar bad hack n' slash game with level progression. basicly this is what the game is: after you finish the intro (which is the only fun part of the game) you get to a tiny part of the island, you do a part of the main quest and you unlock another tiny part of the island where you can do another part of the main quest and you unlock another tiny part of the island and so on untill the final battle. And than it's game over, no more exploring for no reason at all. the main quest is boring, there are only a few side quests which are even worse than the main quest. characters are boring and not memoreble at all, even the characters from Gothic 1, 2, and 3 and exploring is rarely rewarding, not that there is much to explore as most of the remotely interesting sites are used for the main quest. if you played the demo and liked it keep it that way the demo covers by far the best part of the game.

ArcaniA a gothic fail scores a 3/10
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2.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 juni, 2015
Arcania can be summarized as follows:

A grossly simplified RPG with nice graphics (for its time) that is no longer part of the Gothic Universe.

There are no quest markers, the story is possibly the most cliché I've seen in an RPG, and the gameplay makes Fable 3 look challenging. I also saw the same character model used for 5 different key npc's within the first hour and a half of playtime.

I had more fun with Two Worlds. Don't play this.
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21.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 14 september, 2013
Far into the game as I write this. Eventually the desire to continue wanes when immersion is broken due to the callousness to which this RPG as been constructed. Speaking directly to Spellbound Entertainment, I really couldn't care less what your budget is and I don't care about the perilous finances of your now bankrupt publisher. When you undertake a project like this and dress it with the same repeating carbon copy npc's then you have no right to undertake such a project. It's a crime against the art of game development and shows no respect for your audience.

I really want to continue. I like what's here despite the meaningless "RPG elements" and the damn crafting icon staring at me the entire play through. Go watch a movie with the same character playing 20 different roles each dubbed with a different voice.

At this point in the game's narrative I should be fully immersed in the world of Arcania but you Spellbound Entertainment have completely ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ my immersion. I'm walking out of the theater now. There weren't that many here to start. Something about the title and the game not living up to it's legacy. The naysayers were right and I a fool for not listening.
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21.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 maj, 2014
...so being somewhere half way through the game I remember thinking: " who am I gonna recommend this game to in my review?" I thought of this game as a "game of missed opportunities" but getting through the end game grind, final boos fight and enduring the countless fillers I finally found my answer: I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS GAME TO ANYONE!!!
Arcania is a bad game and even though the world is nice and graphics is still decent 4 years later there are just not enough good things to actually ask anyone to endure this!
World is very small and with limited access, quests are extremely linear where you have to do chains of quests to access a location x only to be used by npc x and forced to do things XYZ.
This game would be compared to Gothic 3 or Risen but short answer is: it DOES NOT compary to either one of them at all!

PROS:
- beautiful world
- good graphics
- good evade system

CONS:
- mindless button mashing combat - no skill whatsoever
- low difficulty (havent used a potion till mid game)
- HORRIBLE fillers towards end game
- BOOOORING end boss fight (like most end boses but this one takes the cake)
- WORST ENDING EVER?
- boring, linear quests
- bad voice acting

Up till yesterday I thought I will give the short expansion a try but after finally finishing this game I do not want to have anything to do with it anymore...

2/10 - avoid !!!
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22.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 september, 2015
Playable, but pointless.

I got this game free (thanks, Steam!) but I can't recommend anyone buy it. Everything that makes RPGs fun to play is absent from this game:
  • Story is weak and formulaic, while also being incomprehensible at times;
  • Combat is laughably easy and offers no real challenge;
  • No choices or moral decisions that affect the story;
  • Poor NPC characterization and acting, and;
  • an ending that makes no sense and doesn't resolve anything;

It's not broken by any means, and you may have some fun playing it if you're big into medeival fantasy. But in all, I don't think it's worth your time or money, as there are much better games available on steam that are dirt cheap.
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25.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 februari, 2014
ArcaniA – Gothic 4 is a mediocre RPG that is mildly amusing, addictive, and simply boring all rolled into one. Its a semi-open world where you have to unlock the next area by completing certain objectives. The hero a boy from Feshyr a simple shepard and I mean simple. This is one game that truly could have been an OUTSTANDING game. The hero he lacked substance and didn't grow he was still the simple ignorant, and dumb shepard from Freshyr. If you are a hardcore RPG fan this game might be for you. It does have some really good parts and the story has so much more to offer then it did. Mind numbing questing everyone in the game just takes advantage of the main hero (honestly after 25 hours of game play I couldn't tell you his name). I need to find this will you help me? Yes but you have to do this first? OK I accomplished the task. NO you tricked me or What I have do one more thing. The repetitiveness of the same quest just a different location hurt this game more then anything. The game mechanics on fighting were good. On the other hand the enemy’s repeated there attacks in the same order over and over again just like the weather dusk, morning, afternoon evening all sunny. Then night calm, lets say midnight rain, then dusk it stops and repeats the order. That’s all the game does really is repeat its self over and over. The graphics are descent the endless invincible walls not so much. I don't personally like to give a bad review because the designers of the games we love to play, put so much time and effort into them but this is one game had the possibility to offer so much more and falls short by a long haul in my opinion. It feels like they had a good a vision for the game but couldn't fulfill or even do it justice on what they envisioned. One of the most notable parts of the game was the voice actor David Lodge. He was known for his voice role as Kenpachi Zaraki in Bleach and the role of Jiraiya in Naruto. Winstan a NPC that has only a few lines in the game
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