Arx Fatalis Xbox

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  • Summary: Arx is the name of an underground urban environment where your special experience begins. A threatening atmosphere has forced Arx inhabitants to take refuge in a dwarf mine, where goblins, trolls and ratmen dwell. Arx Fatalis is an RPG that combines an intriguing story, a deep environment,Arx is the name of an underground urban environment where your special experience begins. A threatening atmosphere has forced Arx inhabitants to take refuge in a dwarf mine, where goblins, trolls and ratmen dwell. Arx Fatalis is an RPG that combines an intriguing story, a deep environment, and a high level of interactivity. You can interact with objects and NPCs, cast spells, solve puzzles, and explore the underground fantasy world. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Computer Games Magazine
    91
    The experience is so immersive one can build a fishing rod, catch a fish, and bake it in an open fire. [Apr 2004, p.7]
  2. Arkane Studios has done a wonderful job in transferring this PC game onto the Xbox where hopefully even more people can enjoy it.
  3. If you don't have any hang-ups with wandering around in dark places, and you're looking for a deep and involving role-playing game, then you'd be doing yourself a favor by checking out Arx Fatalis. This is a game you can really lose yourself in.
  4. 75
    Fans of "Morrowind" will be interested immediately, since the essential style of the game is very similar, but the game offers up less depth than "Morrowind" in many ways and is far less open ended.
  5. With its open-ended structure and unusual story line, Arx Fatalis is the polar opposite of traditional console RPGs, and that's why I like it so much.
  6. The graphics are somewhat weak in this game.
  7. games(TM)
    20
    It's the faintest of pulses on a cadaver we've seen many times before - identikit dungeons, faceless monsters and convoluted menu systems should be a thing of the past by now. [Christmas 2003, p.126]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Mar 25, 2012
    10
    Excellent game, a worthy successor to ultima underworld by Looking Glass Studios. Intelligent and deep gameplay, fantastic level design, richExcellent game, a worthy successor to ultima underworld by Looking Glass Studios. Intelligent and deep gameplay, fantastic level design, rich audio/music, the game doesnt hold your hand like modern games. Arkane have made an Immersive experience here, like few other games can.
    However just like any other game it has its flaws, but the Xbox version has less than the PC.
    10/10 for Xbox, 9/10 for PC. Better than Morrowind in some ways, and I feel very fortunate to have experienced it, thank you Arkane Studios and Looking Glass Studios.
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  2. RobbieR
    Jan 2, 2010
    10
    This is an awesome title; been gaming since 12 now 42 in 2010. I bought this game for xbox and pc without ever seeing them running on screen This is an awesome title; been gaming since 12 now 42 in 2010. I bought this game for xbox and pc without ever seeing them running on screen just by reviews alone and I am not dissappointed. I actually prefer the xbox version to the pc one...If you want something Morrowind(ish) this is your game. Don't delay get a copy soon, even if you hate it, it will hold it's price as rare and collectible and you could easily sell it on. Collapse
  3. JamieX.
    Jul 21, 2004
    9
    Hugely enjoyable game. Large world to explore, good story, lots of interesting puzzles. INteresting magic system using gestures. A little Hugely enjoyable game. Large world to explore, good story, lots of interesting puzzles. INteresting magic system using gestures. A little buggy but fine once patched. Expand
  4. MarkP.
    Jun 8, 2005
    1
    Despite promising aspects like cooking, this came out to be an extremely boring morrowind wannabe.

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