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Ships Ahoy - ArcaniA Gothic 4 in EU

Steam News announces the release of ArcaniA Gothic 4 for European territories, which should also now be available through other digital distributors, as it is now the 12th across the pond. The role-playing sequel from Spellbound Entertainment was previously expected on the 12th (tomorrow) in North America, as well, but last week DreamCatcher Interactive and JoWooD Entertainment announced the NA version of the game is now expected next week on October 19.

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22. Re: Ships Ahoy - ArcaniA Gothic 4 in EU Oct 12, 2010, 18:16 Eldaron Imotholin
 
Ereaser,

It's hard for me to say if it's better or worse than Gothic 3. I personally never wanted to compare it with the Gothic series in the first place. Actually, I didn't even know Arcania was Gothic 4 untill much later this year. I always thought it was some sort of spiritual successor or whatever.

Anyway, if you want me to compare it with Gothic, then calling this game Gothic 4 is a bigger shame to the Gothic series than Gothic 3 ever was. Most of the best things from the Gothic series are missing. No, not just "not there". I really want to call it MISSING, because that's what it feels like.

Examples:

1. No reaction from NPCs when you draw your weapon
2. NPCs are not gonna try to beat the crap out of you when you empty their house.
3. Invisible walls

I can truly go on and on.

The visuals are good but they remind me too much Divinity 2. I can say the same about the feel of the gameplay. That's not a good thing, btw.

Combat is hack & slash ridden with fucked up and incoherent animations. Again, just like Divinity 2.

Still...

The story keeps you going, if you're bored and out of better options.
The world is entertaining to explore, if you're bored and out of better options.
The level-up system keeps you going, if you're bored and out of better options.
The hero looks like a dork.
 
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Playing: Skyrim, World of Warcraft.
Future: Dead Space 3.
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  1. Oct 11, 20:42 Re: Ships Ahoy - ArcaniA Gothic 4 in EU Gymper
  2. Oct 11, 22:02  Re: Ships Ahoy - ArcaniA Gothic 4 in EU LittleMe
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