Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

Arcania GOTY (lol? actually complete) edition $20 pre-order on Amazon (360 only atm)


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
55 replies to this topic

#1 David Hibiki

David Hibiki

    Well then...

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

Saw this while browsing, might be the new MSRP but was quite higher at one point. Feel free to close if this is the new MSRP.

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=Arcania

PS3 version is still $30

#2 whitereflection

whitereflection

    Shake well before serving

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

Wow, I'm actually excited for this. This and Two Worlds II are underrated games, and while not as polished, I enjoyed them more than the Elder Scrolls games.

I think the "Game of the Year" title is Amazon's addition because nowhere on the cover does it say that. It only says "The Complete Tale" under Arcania.

#3 jthieme

jthieme

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

I wasn't even aware that there was DLC for this game. Did they ever fix the achievement bug that prevented you from getting 1000/1000 in the original? I never started the game due to that issue.

#4 nnthomas

nnthomas

    meeble meeble

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

The DLC never came out for this, I believe, and neither was the achievements fixed.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, gives me reason to dump off my current copy.
Posted Image

#5 Backlog_Overload

Backlog_Overload

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

You know, I don't even recall ever hearing of this game. How would you guys compare it to Two Worlds II? Better, or Worse?

laboy229.png


#6 nnthomas

nnthomas

    meeble meeble

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

I haven't actually played it (Arcania) yet, but I did not care for Two Worlds II at all. And I liked Two Worlds (1).

From what I hear this is on the lower end of the EuroRPGs available on console, though.

But you can't go wrong for $20, either.
Posted Image

#7 Backlog_Overload

Backlog_Overload

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

I haven't actually played it (Arcania) yet, but I did not care for Two Worlds II at all. And I liked Two Worlds (1).

From what I hear this is on the lower end of the EuroRPGs available on console, though.

But you can't go wrong for $20, either.


I enjoyed Two Worlds II for the first 15 hours or so. Then the plot became uninteresting(not that it was great to begin with) and the sub par combat began to wear on my nerves, so I just rushed through the rest of it. It could've been great with some more polish and attention to detail.

laboy229.png


#8 jthieme

jthieme

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

I think I will hold off until the game has been released to see if they fixed the achievement bug in this version or not. I wonder if this will have separate achievements from the original game?

I liked Two Worlds 2 up until the final battle, that really turned me off. Haven't tried Aracania yet though to compare. I understand it's nothing like Gothic 1-3 though.

#9 Brother Daz

Brother Daz

    Scotch and yes?

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

Thanks OP, I played a little of this when it first came out and ended up selling it for one reason or another. I liked what I played of it, sure it's not the best RPG out there but it's decent IMHO

#10 Backlog_Overload

Backlog_Overload

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

I think I will hold off until the game has been released to see if they fixed the achievement bug in this version or not. I wonder if this will have separate achievements from the original game?

I liked Two Worlds 2 up until the final battle, that really turned me off. Haven't tried Aracania yet though to compare. I understand it's nothing like Gothic 1-3 though.


Oh man, that boss battle... :bomb:

laboy229.png


#11 cjenvy

cjenvy

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

isnt ps3 getting a new version w the dlc next month

#12 whitereflection

whitereflection

    Shake well before serving

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

The DLC never came out for this, I believe, and neither was the achievements fixed.


The DLC was released on PC a while back with the console release TBD, but I don't think anyone actually expected it to get released since developing for consoles is very expensive and these European RPGs can't be very profitable to begin with.

How does this game compare to similar RPGs? The setting is more mundane. There aren't any orcs or dragons or many fantasy elements - you are just a normal guy trying to make sure that your nation doesn't get swept up in war. Personally, I loved it and I think there should be more games where you're just an average Joe and not The Savior of The Universe.

#13 Blaster man

Blaster man

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

What is this? I never heard of it.

#14 thegame956

thegame956

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

It's a preorder that comes out in August . Nice

#15 ooga

ooga

    Mmm Zombie Chickens!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

what is this? I never heard of it.


+1

Click on GamerCard below for my game list.

 

MrzombieChicken.jpg

 

http://mygamerprofil...mrzombiechicken


#16 biledriver

biledriver

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

What is this? I never heard of it.


It was also referred to as Gothic 4. It may have flown under your radar if you didn't pay attention to games like Two Worlds 2 and Divinity 2.

There was a demo on 360 though I believe, not sure about PS3.

#17 Big St3ph3n

Big St3ph3n

    Strange MUSIC!!!!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

loved arcania gothic 4. traded it a while back preordered this, love mediocre action rpgs.
Posted Image
NINTENDO ID: Bigst3ph3n
Part of THE MEDIOCRE NATION: THE MEDIOCRE SHOW
Twitter: @bigst3ph3n -- RIP 2pac, BIG and Sega Dreamcast.

#18 mindcycle

mindcycle

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

I've played both the original Arcania and the addon on the PC. The original game is ok.. If you're a fan of the Gothic series you'll likely enjoy it, but don't go into it expecting anything close to the level of depth of any of the 3 Gothic games. Think of it as "Gothic Lite".

A little background on the Gothic series of games if you've never heard of them.. They were developed by Piranha Bytes who later went on to make Risen and Risen 2. This game is made by another developer entirely, so while it shares the same story and characters of Gothic, and the same type of game play as the Gothic and Risen series, it's also pretty different at the same time.

That said, the addon Fall of Setarrif is pretty bad. I bought it for like $3 and felt ripped off even them. But I guess if you're getting it as part of the whole package why not..

Edited by mindcycle, 24 January 2013 - 09:16 PM.


#19 groundskeeper

groundskeeper

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

I reserved this game at this price about a month ago. Didn't realize it was thread worthy.
CAG Not Found: Abort, Retry, Ignore?

#20 GrafixGuerilla

GrafixGuerilla

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

Bought, finished and traded. Isn't a GotY Edition suppose to come out within a year, not two years after the game was released?

From Wikipedia: On March 22, 2011, JoWooD Entertainment announced that the expansion has been delayed indefinitely because of legal issues with BVT Games Fund III. However, on September 21, 2011, the new publisher, Nordic Games, announced that the addon will be available on October 25, 2011 for Microsoft Windows.

I'll pass on the GotY Ed. Hopefully, the next gen consoles will be out by the end of the year and I won't be buying anymore 360 games in the fall.

#21 TooPoor

TooPoor

    ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

I think this is the first time that a game I haven't heard of get a GoTY edition.

Well, to be fair I wouldn't know if for a previous game both the original and GoTY eluded me.

Mathematically Correct.
Use factual statements, logical deductions, mathematical calculations and objective analysis; not rage.

My Trade List

NI_YA_SHA_BI.png


#22 David Hibiki

David Hibiki

    Well then...

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

I reserved this game at this price about a month ago. Didn't realize it was thread worthy.


Well MSRP isn't a deal per say and this is below what I see and a pre-order, so if u can find this price everywhere feel free to request a lock.

#23 teknomedic

teknomedic

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

I'll try out the demo and see if it's pre-order worthy.

Can anyone comment on how the demo stacks up?... is it a good sample of the full game??
Gamers Unite... VOTE!
http://videogamevoters.org/

#24 nnthomas

nnthomas

    meeble meeble

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

I think this is the first time that a game I haven't heard of get a GoTY edition.

Well, to be fair I wouldn't know if for a previous game both the original and GoTY eluded me.


It's not a GOTY edition, that is something Amazon put. The boxart calls it "Arcania: The Complete Tale"
Posted Image

#25 Y2Bogus

Y2Bogus

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:24 PM

Bought, finished and traded. Isn't a GotY Edition suppose to come out within a year, not two years after the game was released?


I have a better question, doesn't a GotY edition mean that the original game at one point won a game of the year award?
Posted Image

#26 teknomedic

teknomedic

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

read above your post. ;)
Gamers Unite... VOTE!
http://videogamevoters.org/

#27 TsaebehT

TsaebehT

    far from god

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

I liked how this game dealt with light/shadows, their aren't too many games where when you whip out a torch you cast a shadow opposite it. Although the shadows were pretty jagged, for lack of a better word, and the framerate suffers at times.

If you don't pay much attention to the story, acting, etc. and you just play it for the gameplay it's not that bad. Pretty sure the combat had a lockon system, which I feel really suits this style of gameplay. I liked it enough, to finish it.

#28 NightCat

NightCat

    Backtoad_Overload

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

Wow, I'm actually excited for this. This and Two Worlds II are underrated games, and while not as polished, I enjoyed them more than the Elder Scrolls games.

I think the "Game of the Year" title is Amazon's addition because nowhere on the cover does it say that. It only says "The Complete Tale" under Arcania.

You like the Risen series to great games.

#29 Corgstradamus

Corgstradamus

    Here's Corgi!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

isnt ps3 getting a new version w the dlc next month


http://www.amazon.co...eywords=arcania PS3 for $29.99

#30 MrBonk

MrBonk

    CAG Veteran

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

GOTY is really just a blanket term. Many of the games that get GOTY editions I don't feel deserve the name Game of the year. But I don't really care. To me it just means a complete version of the game.