Give Venetica A Chance
Now I wasn't too excited for this game when I first purchased it and wasn't too excited at the beginning of my play through, but it took a turn. This game gives you the time to get to know each villager as if you were really living that life. Not only that but the decisions you make determine the outcome and that sort of twist is exciting. The graphics may have looked WAY out of date but they could have been much worse.
The voice acting is kind of bad, but everything else is actually pretty good. I picked it up to try it out, and I was pretty much hooked! It's kind of slow to start, but once you start getting skills... there is much fun to be had! It deserves a much higher rating than it is getting here. Reading some of the negative reviews make me laugh and shake my head, ignore those and buy the game!
great budget rpg
I love western rpgs and own just about every one of them on my 360. Tes 4 & 5, fallout 3 & nv, divinity 2, dragon age 1&2, koa: reckoning, dark souls, two worlds 2, mass effect 1,2,&3, fable 1,2,&3, arcania: gothic 4, and a couple others i am forgetting. Although its not as good as some of the games i mentioned, i still had a good time here. Venetica is a mix between fable and two worlds 2. The graphics are not very good, but dont let that stop you. It has a very fable-esque style in how it looks and i really enjoyed it. The controls are very basic. A button to attack, one to interact, another to roll, and others for blocking or potions. Do get this as long as you are not expexcting skyrim or dragon age. Accept it as a fairly simple (not as simple as fable) rpg with some fun gameplay. Good for the price.
good for a budget game
Venetica is average in almost every regard, from the uninspiring story, the repetitive combat, the technically and graphically deficient visuals, and the goofy sound design. It’s a playable game that fans of role-playing games starving for another Fable game may enjoy, but overall Venetica is a passable budget title with little to recommend.
P.S. No Autosave.
Lots of potential, but too many glitches
The game is decent and has a lot of potential. However, there are a lot of glitches and the combat system gets sort of tedious after awhile. When trying to complete quests, sometimes it is very difficult to know where to go next.
Its a really good game once you get into it.
Its a really good game for 10 dollars. The story is alright and gameplay is pretty simple. I passed this game in 30 hours. I'm playing my second run to get some achievements I missed the first time. It also has pretty easy achievements.
can you say suck on here?
may be ok for little kids, its kinda like a dragons age but with barbie instead. horrible game play standard lame plot. no auto save which i found out after wasting 30 or so minutes going thru the first bit of the village. *lame* went out of the village to be killed and they expected me to pull my teeth out again and start from the beginning? it will never be touched again. i say again... suck.
alot better then most budget titles.
remember guys this is a budget title.i bought this game knowing that and was i surprised.this games was really good.
it looks like a original xbox or even a ps2 game at times but you will for get all about then after a hour or to of play time.
i would say give it a try because it is alot better then most budget titles.
This game is not as bad as it seems most are saying. There is a lack in graphics, but that is not what makes a game in my opinion. Its game play and story. Which this game seem to have both. If your one that always wants the next big games so you can play the newest thing , then why do you truly play? This game has come out at a lower retail price even . This is worthy in my opinion of the money its an entertaining rpg. If you just judge a game on graphics then your missing out really. just enjoy it.
An Imperfect Gem Worth Your Time & Money
Venetica is a game with many positives and a few negatives. At its very inner core is an RPG, which is both rewarding and more in-depth than recent so-called "RPGs" like Mass Effect 2 and Fable III. While those are good games, their very basic RPG components were ripped out. You didn't have rewarding leveling up skill tree systems or a ton of loot. Outfit and weapon upgrades were very automated, not allowing room for true RPG customization. Unlike those titles, Venetica is an RPG through and through. You get tons of loot, you can buy tons of stuff, you upgrade your skills through great skill trees when you level up, you got to the smith and get him to custom fit new armor you've found, etc. This is an RPG. No one can really debate otherwise. It offers far more depth than the other titles I mentioned earlier in this article. Moving on, Venetica, beyond its RPG foundation, is a totally competent action game with a very serviceable combat system. You can chain combos fluidly by pressing the A button right after each swing follows through, thus doing some pretty impressive flourishes. On top of that, you have a block mechanic, which is done by simply pressing the X button. You can get new moves, better skills, etc., for everything with combat, including magic, as well. On the technical front, Venetica isn't pushing anything impressive. Textures are a mixed bag. Some areas have sharp textures, like wet walls, but other areas are blurry in comparison. However, with that said, it still has a wonderfully whimsical and charming artistic direction that allows it to transcend its less-than-impressive graphical faults. Characters are quirky and charming. The environments are bright and vibrant. Underground catacombs display impressive lighting techniques, good looking water effects, etc. It must be noted that there are some framerate dips in larger cities, though. The smaller areas, like houses and underground catacombs, have a solid and consistent framerate. To end on the presentation aspects, I'll mention the voice acting - it's about 80% good, 20% mediocre-bad. Generally, the voice acting is very well done for a budget production like this, as it adds to the quirky charm of the game's characters. Venetica is an RPG with minor faults that hold it back, but if you're willing to forgive those minor faults, you'll find a rewarding and charming RPG, with a good main character that'll keep you hooked from beginning to end. The game will take 20-25 on average to complete. As a $39.99 game, I'd recommend this to any RPG fans. This one surprised me on many levels. Venetica, you've won over my heart.