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
Might be Interesting
I never heard of this game so I checked it out at ign. com and it sounds like an good game IF they do it right. Hope it does because it looks great and apparently this game has been popping around since E3 2009.
Good, but has some flaws.
You're the daughter of Death. With the ability to go between two worlds. Out for revenge or out for saving the world. It's up to you to decide. The game offers two different endings that I've experienced so far. I've spent 30 hours on the first play through and 15 on the second.
The game has a unique idea in place that I like, entering the 'Twilight World' and using it strategically to your benefit. Another idea they have is the armor system. You find armor that was being worn by your enemy but you can't wear it until you have it fitted by a smith or tailor.
The game is your run of the mill hack-n-slash action RPG. As such, combat may be too boring for some. You get many different attacks, weapon types and spells to use. Some are easily forgettable while others are just plain fun to use.
The game has some glitches in it. The ones that I experienced were sound dropping, weapons just being stuck in mid air, and freezing (only happened 2 times in 45 hours of play). The frame rate is solid unless you enter a place where autosaving is done, to which for a few seconds the framerate plummets enough to make it very noticeable.
Weapon combo finishers are fun when you get the random slow motion version.
Character models and animations in general are fluid for the enemies and your character.
Armor needing tailored to your character.
Playing as a woman who's not overly sexualized.
Playing in two dimensions.
Being able to fight for results, bribe, or play nice as you go.
Death doesn't mean the end. You have a special energy that prevents death so long as you have the energy to do so. This is only refillable in two ways.
Can play more melee or mage oriented.
Getting stuck on the environment while in combat and dying.
Death often is cheap as you're ganged up on by several enemies.
It is easy to stun lock and be stun locked.
Shadows are horrible.
The main set of bad guys monologue too much.
Not much changes for playing honorably or villainously at the end.
Once all the trophies/achievements have been collected, there's not much of a reason to play again.
The useful equipment shows up way too close to the end to be of any real use.
All in all, the game is worth playing through at least once if you enjoy action rpgs. It has a decent story, which would have probably been better if the translation was better. It was released over a year ago in Germany and as such is a budget title. If you're like me, and you enjoy this type of game, you'll enjoy the game enough to be worth the price. Unfortunately there's no real reason to keep playing after you get all the trophies as they cover it all, quite well.
First, I am not saying this game isn't flawed. There are loads of bugs, but none of them were so bad that they really took me out of the world Rombax Games created (There are clipping issues, sometimes buttons stop working and you need to reset the game, sometimes voiceovers just don't play). With that said, everything else about this game is amazing. In my opinion this is what Oblivion should have been. This game feels like an Elder Scrolls game to me, except the world of the game is actually complete and immersive. All the characters feel important, and like a real part of this world. The combat stays fun, and doesn't over complicate itself. You have your basic action game combos; hit the attack button at the right point to continue your combo for big damage. In addition you learn necromancy and undead spells through the game to back up your melee (which also has a skill tree that gives you some cool special attacks). All these things come together to give you fun combat. This game's boss battles are really special though. Most games do not give bosses the attention they deserve these days. Just a bigger version of that last wolf, or bandit or whatever. The bosses in Venetica are all unique, and really feel like an important part of the story is trying to kill you dead. Lastly, the exploration in this game is pretty interesting also. Early on you get various powers that basically make you a medium. You can see the "Paths of the Dead" which lead you to special areas that almost always have special items, or extra story content. You also learn lockpicking by communing with the spirits of some friends from early in the game. Each time you need to pick a lock these friends appear to play sort of a Simon pattern matching game. In short, if you can overlook the bad coding, and various bugs that this game has, you can really find a deep and interesting game to play. If you always felt that the Elder Scrolls games or Fallout were just a little too open and generic, then I highly recommend you at least try this game.
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.
Looks pretty good!
This looks interesting, so i might give it a try. I have never heard of it before.
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.
I would need to see screen shots, a few videos and a demo for this one.
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.
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.