Rated 4 out of 10 by rgnelson12000 Could be good but has a lot of flaws
The graphics on the game are not very good at all. I know that others have said they are decent, but when compared to what is out there and what the system is capable of I find them poor. I agree with the reviewer that said the battle system is seriously flawed. The ability to lock onto/ select an opponent doesn't work well at all if you lock on an enemy and he moves you don't track them at all. The story is ok, and I do like the fact that you have to make some moral decisions much like Fable. Also the text is way too small so deciding what you want to say or ask is difficult, unless you like sitting 3 feet from your television. If I had to do over again I may buy the game but only after someone trades it in or it drops in price. Worth $20 not $60.
Rated 8 out of 10 by mate0 Good game especially if bought used
Don't buy this game thinking you are buying Fable with a woman main character. The game has some fable mechanics and feel to it though. The graphics are launch title at best but the color is crisp and clear. It is a budget game, but has a very good story, regardless. The fighting is not very hard which will make it feel repetitive, at times. However, there is a diverse amount of enemies and characters in the game to keep you entertained. Also, don't pay attention to anyone who says there isn't an autosave. It auto saved for me as soon as you gain full control of your character only 5 or 10 minutes into the game. Anyway, I bought this game used under 20 bucks and for that price I am definitely happy. I hope you enjoy it too.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Arnemetia Fair, but not worth my time
I got this game on a whim because the concept sounded cool. Hey, who wouldn't want to be Death's daughter and kick some undead butt? However, something was lost in translation. The game had SEVERAL glitches and even froze up on me when I was trying to save it. The sound would flake out from time to time, and while the graphics aren't horrible, there were glitches there as well. As for the actual gameplay, well, let's just say it was less than inspiring. Mashing on the 'X' button continuously is not how I want to play a game. I played through the first chapter before all the glitches got to be too annoying. Venetica had the potential to be a good game, but as it is, it barely made it to first base.
Rated 2 out of 10 by LordGool Horrible
Wat dey do world!!! Truly I am an extreme gamer when I have the time between work and other excess. The game has an ok story but the acting skills are not up to par. The game truly lacks depth It was supposedly to be an real time rpg but the attack sequence sucks with only the x button to attack. If they remake the game with updates I would give it another try but 30 mins into the game I took it back. My taste of gameplay is truly different than most hopefully PS3 will step back up and do another rpg similar to Legend of Dragoon with the real time experience. Well hope my review did you well.
Rated 8 out of 10 by pvnc4life Not as bad as I thought
If you are a hardcore gamer that cares about every little detail about a game you're gonna hate this game. If, on the other hand, you're just a casual gamer that plays occasionally you will probably find this game to be fun. This game has bugs, glitches and sometimes an annoying camera BUT it actually is fun to play. It has a decent open world that you can run around in and complete various quests.
Rated 5 out of 10 by PuppetOfFate Good Points + Bad Points
1) Good animations.
2) Virtually no framerate issues.
3) Cool finishing moves.
4) Relatively good story.
1) Almost no flexibility in skills because you have to obtain pretty much all of them anyway.
2) Quite a number of game-breaking glitches such as falling through the world, freezes, quest items not working correctly, etc.
3) Bad character models.
4) Bad spell/skill animations.
5) Some parts of the game feel like they were stretched out on purpose.
Rated 7 out of 10 by BigK Fun Bargain Bin Game.
Don't put your expectations high and buy at a Bargain Bin price low. This game isn't that bad, it's actually fun, but by no means above average. It will set you back 30 to 45 hours (according to how fast you play and if you chose to do the extra quests) which in this day and age of short games, is a welcome prospect. To quote IGN: "This is one of those games that falls under the "so bad it's sort of good" category." Give it a try.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Mrlespaul Great game for the price
Decent storyline, lots of missions, side quests, a couple boss fights, and puzzles. Its definately a good 20-30 hr game if you explore and try to complete all the main and side quests. The gameplay feels pretty good. For some reason this game reminds me of Fable a bit. This game is a straight steal for $9.99. It does have a few hiccups but nothing that is game breaking.
Rated 0 out of 10 by canim09 it's really not that great
I just checked it out on youtube and it looks awful :( the graphics look like that it didn't make the transition from the pc look good on the xbox. The gameplay is just a big pile of blah as far as action based combat goes, the animations suck also. I would rather have it on xbox live to try it out and pay like 800 points than 39 dollars.
Rated 7 out of 10 by S1LENTK1ILLA Not that bad
I have been playing this game for about 5-6 hours now and thought I should write an review to help people that are on the fence with it, so here I go
Overall the game is fun. Has so fun puzzle solving and is an decent hack and slash rpg battling system. If you have played Risen/Fable you will find that this plays very similar to it. You can do side jobs to help level you up just like fable and is pretty enjoyable
This is one of the things that I do have an problem with this game. The camera does not always lock on the enemy that well and when you roll around it does not always go back to who you are targeting. Also when you are trying to look around for items the camera moves really slow. If you have played shooters and are trying to aim down the scope of a sniper riffle and try to follow somebody it moves really slow like that. But overall it is the worst camera issues I have played but is still an little annoying
The graphics in this game are mediocre. I would rate it as an 7 scale. Not quite PS3/360 graphics but better than PS2 graphics. Just not smooth. Looks like if they took an little more time with it they could have done an better job
Even with the camera and mediocre graphics I am still happy I purchased this game. If you like Hack and slash RPG's like Risen and Fable you may like this game. I collect games so I have no regrets buying this but this maybe more of an rental than an purchase if you are not an collector. It does have replay value since you have to play the game twice if you want all the trophies. Good side and a bad side.
Hope this helps you make up your mind