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  • Summary: The empire of Myrtana is in upheaval. The power-hungry king is on a mission to conquer the southern islands - no matter the cost. In these difficult times you find yourself in the middle of civil unrest and war - caused by a mysterious ancient power. In the add-on "Fall of Setarrif",The empire of Myrtana is in upheaval. The power-hungry king is on a mission to conquer the southern islands - no matter the cost. In these difficult times you find yourself in the middle of civil unrest and war - caused by a mysterious ancient power. In the add-on "Fall of Setarrif", Argaan's fate, once more, teeters on the edge of your sword. Face your destiny and make a path to Setarrif blocked by monsters, churning streams of lava, deadly dungeons and a frantic population in desperate need of help. Expand
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  • Developer: Nordic Games Publishing, Black Forest Games
  • Genre(s): Western-Style, Role-Playing, General, Action RPG
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Arcania: Gothic 4 Gamescom 2010 Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. May 19, 2015
    60
    Arcania the Complete tale isn’t a horrible game, it’s just a completely average experience.
  2. Jun 4, 2015
    60
    The crude, last-gen visuals, the walled-off world, and the dull, errand-boy story are just not up to the standards of the Witcher or Elder Scrolls series that we have gotten used to in the last decade.
  3. Aug 12, 2015
    40
    What was the need to republish Arcania? The game was horrible in 2010, is horrible now, although in high definition.
  4. Jun 7, 2015
    30
    Arcania: The Complete Tale is quite possibly the dullest RPG to arrive on the PS4 to date, and as if that wasn't enough, it also manages to be a poster child for all of worst parts of the recent trend for remasters.
  5. Jul 12, 2015
    20
    If you find it on sale, mega-sale even, and have nothing else to play I suppose you could romp around the world and mindlessly kill things. This isn’t one of those games that’s fun to play despite the jankiness. It’s just not fun.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Jul 3, 2015
    8
    Okay, it's not that great. However, it has a lasting appeal and has decent controls, which usually keeps me into the game. The game can getOkay, it's not that great. However, it has a lasting appeal and has decent controls, which usually keeps me into the game. The game can get repetitive, but its gameplay and fighting sequences move pretty smoothly. Expand
  2. Aug 7, 2017
    8
    I was shocked at how low the score was. I liked the combat....I mean its way better than ffxv. The dungeons were fun and I liked the cavesI was shocked at how low the score was. I liked the combat....I mean its way better than ffxv. The dungeons were fun and I liked the caves as well. Killing goblins with a bow and arrow was so satisfying. I enjoyed this game and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good rpg game. Expand
  3. Jun 4, 2015
    7
    This game is good, it's not great. Arcania: The Complete Tale could have been so much better than its predecessor, but it's simply not asThis game is good, it's not great. Arcania: The Complete Tale could have been so much better than its predecessor, but it's simply not as good, and looks out of place on the PS4.
    Lots of games from this genre will blow this game out of water. However, people new to this genre that have not experienced The Witcher, Dragon Age, and Elder Scrolls series should still feel a sense of immersion.
    Combat and game mechanics are great.
    29.99 price point makes this game a must try at the very least.
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  4. Sep 13, 2015
    5
    Okay, not great. Controls are very responsive but the game lacks realism in a horrible way that makes you feel as though you were watchingOkay, not great. Controls are very responsive but the game lacks realism in a horrible way that makes you feel as though you were watching pieces on a board instead of being "in the game", which is what we really expect from all next-gen games on the 8th generation consoles. Expand
  5. Nel
    Dec 8, 2016
    4
    Poor game, really buggy. The fighting mechanics works, but the interference and several quests will make you wander for hours just trying toPoor game, really buggy. The fighting mechanics works, but the interference and several quests will make you wander for hours just trying to figure out where to go. The graphics are really poor, and the story is one of the worst rpg stories. It's just a waste of time honestly. Easy platinum if that is your thing. Expand
  6. Jan 1, 2017
    3
    It's hard to believe that a game with the word "complete" in its title could be so obviously unfinished. The game could fool you; it almostIt's hard to believe that a game with the word "complete" in its title could be so obviously unfinished. The game could fool you; it almost seems like it should be a good game. It has all of the classic elements of a good RPG: lots of gear, lots of quests, magic, melee, character upgrades and an open world. What it has none of, though, is variation in the quests, any sense of improvement and no semblance of reality. Your inventory is completely unlimited so pick up everything that isn't nailed down. Every level up you'll choose from a few extremely lame and derivative "skill trees" which basically mean bonus health or mana or bonus melee, ranged or magic damage. The enemies get harder every level though, and it just seems ridiculous that every one takes about 5 melee hits or 3 arrows and none of them can ever kill you. Movement is jerky and unpredictable, especially while dodging. If you back an enemy into a corner they might just glitch away behind you. Ultimately the game will keep your attention for a few hours but quickly lose its appeal as its extremely monotonous nature takes over: go kill a few bugs, go talk to this guy, get some useless item back. Luckily I only purchased it on the PS store for like $2 Expand
  7. Oct 27, 2017
    0
    Cóż wydaje mi się, że twórcy chcieli zrobić wszystko by ArcaniA z wyjątkiem fabuły nie miała nic wspólnego z pozostałymi Gothicami. I niestetyCóż wydaje mi się, że twórcy chcieli zrobić wszystko by ArcaniA z wyjątkiem fabuły nie miała nic wspólnego z pozostałymi Gothicami. I niestety im się to udało... Może kiedyś na siłe przejdę tą grę ale póki co bardzo mnie do tego zniechęca. Zalety produkcji to bardzo ładna grafika oraz całkiem fajna opcja przewrotu w walce. Niestety na tym się kończą.
    Produkcja ta jednak posiada bardzo istotne wady:
    - brak nauczycieli/punktów nauki (jest dostępne jedynie nieco dziwaczne drzewko umiejętności)
    - nie jestem pewien czy w grze można rozwijać takie zdolności jak alchemia, kowalstwo, a nawet siła. zręczność, witalność itd.
    - niby "otwarty świat" przypominający ten z Wiedźmina 1/2 (możemy chodzić jedynie ścieżkami wyznaczonymi przez twórców, jeśli uznamy, że chcemy przejść jakimś lasem lub małym wzniesieniem nasza postać się zbuguje i prawdopodobnie zginie z nieznanego powodu)
    - wiele glitchy graficznych (najmniejszy problem, ale dość denerwujący, przykładowo kałuża zmieniająca barwy na białą lub pomarańczową za każdym poruszeniem myszy)
    Moim zdaniem "Gothic 4" ArcaniA nie jest godna polecenia.
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