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Arcania: Gothic 4

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Average action role-playing game with some violence.

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Those looking for a challenge won't find much of one here. The game's simple mechanics and formulaic RPG conventions are fun for a while, but missions grow repetitive, with many focusing on fetching items or eliminating some threat in the area. There is a skill system, plenty of inventory items, and numerous weapons and armor choices, but combat is simply a point-and-click exercise. It's worth noting, though, that there are some nice graphical touches such as varied locations, weather changes, and day/night transitions.

If you're looking forward to a straightforward action-heavy fantasy game you'll likely enjoy Arcania, but those looking for something deeper should adventure elsewhere. Note: the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game are the same.

Online interaction: This is a single-player game.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3 , Windows , Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Dreamcatcher
  • Release date: October 19, 2010
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T for Alcohol Reference, Blood, Language, Use of Tobacco, Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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