Venetica Image
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 64 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Set in the fantastic world of long ago Venice, the young Scarlett falls victim to a terrible mystery, which begins with the murder of her companion by a secretive alliance of mighty necromancers. Thus fate takes its inevitable course and threatens to throw the world out of order. ScarlettSet in the fantastic world of long ago Venice, the young Scarlett falls victim to a terrible mystery, which begins with the murder of her companion by a secretive alliance of mighty necromancers. Thus fate takes its inevitable course and threatens to throw the world out of order. Scarlett finds out that she is the daughter of death incarnate and is blessed with his ultimate powers. She is the only one who can stop the gruesome powers that threaten to destroy the entire living world. Now it's your chance to reverse fate! Get ready for a fast-paced adventure set in an epic world filled with dark dangers and merciless adversaries. Arm yourself with mighty weapons, rally together powerful allies and master the dark powers of death. Can you conquer the powers that threaten to inescapably destroy the world of the living? Follow your path down into the deepest abyss to death itself - and back again, if you are worthy. [DTP] Expand
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. It's fun from the first moment on. Venetica offers a great introduction, a fascinating story, great quests and a very charming heroine. If you don't have the time for complex role playing games, but want something more than just an adventure game, then Venetica is for you.
  2. Venetica has a fascinating story, however, the game is not innovative enough to beat rival games of the same genre.
  3. Dec 19, 2010
    65
    And the good bits, for all their worth, are just that; good, but not classic.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    60
    Catchy storyline on one side, crappy RPG elements on the other… Venetica amazes with stunning visuals and attractive heroine but the game mechanics undermine the overall impression. [Feb 2010]
  5. Jan 28, 2011
    60
    If you don't expect much from it, you'll have a pretty good time with Venetica. However, without the patience to figure out quests and gameplay elements on your own, you'll end up incredibly frustrated.
  6. 60
    Although the game has many and evident flaws, especially in its visuals, and it is not revolutionary, nor it differentiates itself from the rest of action and RPG games, it indeed is engaging and makes you keep playing thanks to its freedom.
  7. Dec 20, 2010
    40
    It's good to see Assassin's Creed having a positive influence on game settings but this historical would-be epic has little else to recommend it.

See all 17 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. May 26, 2011
    10
    A great game, with an comprehensive story and easy-to-understand mechanics. The game begins fairly simply and the difficulty escalatesA great game, with an comprehensive story and easy-to-understand mechanics. The game begins fairly simply and the difficulty escalates properly so that new RPG players can understand how it works, and seasoned players can enjoy a simple game. Unlike most new RPG's, this game does not make you upgrade thousand of stats. It's fairly simple, Health, Strength (Melee), Mana, Strength (Magic). There is however an abundance of physical and magical skills you can buy or upgrade to, and also a multitude of weapons of 4 different styles (Swords, Spears, Hammers and Axes and Moonblades). The storyline is pretty straightforward, the bosses are as hard as they should be and there are many sidequests to keep one busy.

    All in all, I'd certainly recommend it to an RPG newcomer, or to a WoW dropout.
    Expand
  2. JakeW
    Jan 25, 2010
    9
    I think this game is good... I don't usually play RPG's except for diablo, but this is way different! It has nice graphics and an I think this game is good... I don't usually play RPG's except for diablo, but this is way different! It has nice graphics and an entertaining story-line.. And Scarlett looks nice.. But install the latest patch, because it tweaks it for the better! Overall a must-try (9/10) Expand
  3. Dec 4, 2018
    9
    Well, I really did enjoy to play this game, the world is beautiful, story good and overall I really liked it.
  4. May 29, 2015
    7
    Straight story, simple character development, you are the interesting character Scarlet, the only one capable to defeat Death itself becauseStraight story, simple character development, you are the interesting character Scarlet, the only one capable to defeat Death itself because she is the daughter of Death, you will need to investigate, develop powers, craft gear, and fight against the Death itself in a beautiful fantasy Venetian environment crowded by interesting cartoonish characters. I prefer more realistic games where you can make your own character but is a fun story, not a masterpiece, a game and a story to enjoy. Expand
  5. Jul 10, 2015
    6
    A reasonable action roleplay game that doesn't make any pretenses about what it is.

    Plenty to do and sights to see around Venice in the
    A reasonable action roleplay game that doesn't make any pretenses about what it is.

    Plenty to do and sights to see around Venice in the high middle ages (well, an alternate Earth really).

    It's not open world and doesn't pretend to be. Combat is relatively simple though it is obvious the controls have been ported from a console version.

    Good for a few days of relatively mindless fun.
    Expand
  6. Sep 10, 2014
    5
    Ive tried this game.The story and many ideas are interesting.The problem is how these ideas are implemented.For example the armor system.YouIve tried this game.The story and many ideas are interesting.The problem is how these ideas are implemented.For example the armor system.You find an armor, youve to bring it to the right person and this armor is reworked so it fits you.Interesting idea but in the end, its another way to a merchant oder blacksmith for no gaines.Youll get the armor, the stats remain the same, no option for you to influence the process.Another thing is the help the game offers you in the form of a raven.You can summon and follow it to your next objective.But there are flaws in it.One flaw is, that the raven flys to you next objective on a direct route.Many times i couldnt follow the raven because there was no way(at the time) to use this street or gate.A gate for example opens up later in the game.Until the gate is opnened the raven will always fly through the gate and you cant follow him.Useless.Another problem is the raven flys sometimes through objects.Youll lose sight of him, suckz too.A major complain from me is the general pace of the game.EVERYTHING is so slow.Even the fighting feels unnatural slow.Many skills need sooooo much time before they are executed.This makes many skills useless.A really nice idea is th shodow world.You activate this skill and you change into a world were you can see the dead, talk to them(if youve learned the right skills) and take things from them.In this mode you can see hidden doors.
    You can use them to find treasures or hidden rooms.The problem is the cooldown of the skill.Here too, its sooooooo slow.All in all there is too much time in the game were nothing happens.You run 80 times through empty floors.This is bad today, this was bad in 2008, sorry.Visuals are ok, you can play this game today if you dont mind the textures.The voiceacting is not that great.Solid game i think that i uninstalled because of the time were nothing happens.Im not interested in these things.
    Expand
  7. Apr 25, 2020
    0
    Eh ben dis donc... en voici un sacré "numéro"... de soit-disant "jeu de rôle" et de soit-disant jeu vidéo ?!... bien sûr, je suppose qu'à laEh ben dis donc... en voici un sacré "numéro"... de soit-disant "jeu de rôle" et de soit-disant jeu vidéo ?!... bien sûr, je suppose qu'à la base, ça part sans doute de bonnes intentions mais même en tant qu'indé, ça ne tient pas une seconde... à moins de prétendre à la sélection surpeuplée et très encombrée des étrons indés, bien entendu ! (et poil au cul).

    Ici, on est plutôt dans le simple A ou le double B, B moins je suppose, à moins que ce ne soit plutôt un D quelque chose ou un F+, qui sait ? mais en continuant comme ça et en jouant à ce machin, on va finir tout l'alphabet... jusqu'au triple Z ! le label "Daube Certifiée" n'est pas loin non plus de la validation... complète !

    Par où commencer au juste... un peu par tout je crois... et partout. Non, voyons plutôt le positif, car il faut positiver, c'est Carrefour qui l'a dit ! et à ce sujet, il est étonnant de trouver une VF d'assez belle qualité qui tranche terriblement avec le reste de ce jeu complètement raté ! c'est donner de la confiture à un goret qui s'est roulé dans la merde pendant des heures, en somme !

    Le reste est naze, comme le combat, mélange d'un Fable de mes deux et d'un jeu Spiders (le développeur français qui développe de la merde); les graphismes ont 10 ans de retard ; la direction artistique est perdue, sans direction et accablée de mauvais goût ; l'espèce d'histoire à la godille a été boulottée par un stagiaire en position latérale de sécurité...

    L'interface est gobalement mal faite et fort mal présentée, l'héroïne a une trop grosse tête (difforme) tout comme l'ensemble des personnages sortis d'un mauvais dessin animé (cf le mauvais goût récurrent, pour ne pas dire permanent de ce pseudo-jeu !).

    Et dans ce fatras de fantasy à la petite semaine, on est censé se rendre à... Venise ?! Venise la Sérénissime ? non, on ne veut pas voir ça (l'étendue des dégâts) et on en a assez vu et assez joué comme ça. Dégage, maintenant : la poubelle est là-bas.
    Expand

See all 17 User Reviews