Gothic 4: Arcania (2010)
ArcaniA - A Gothic Tale is set in a rich world that invites the player to explore all of its innumerable attractions and details. Different climate zones, abundant flora and fauna, subterranean vaults, and cities and castles with unique architecture await the adventurous player. Clouds darken the skies, weather effects such as wind and heavy rain influence the game world, keeping it endlessly fascinating with its amazing graphics, day and night cycles, and a stunning display of light and shadow. Wonderfully atmospheric music and top-of-the-line sound effects create a truly immersive playing environment. A multitude of entertaining and challenging quests, challenging combat, mysterious NPC characters and a sophisticated plot guarantee many hours of highly entertaining gameplay. The Southern Islands await!
ArcaniA: Gothic 4 is a role playing game and the successor to Gothic 3. The approach is now a little bit different. Instead of a fully open world, the game now focuses on gameplay. The fighting, magic and skill systems have envolved to become much more action-oriented and direct but nevertheless still challenging.
The story continues 10 years after Gothic 3. The player character is not the same as in the previous Gothic games. Instead, the old hero became king and a new hero is rising. This should be seen as a complete cut, but a lot of references to previous games occur so the story doesn't feel out of context.
The actual gameplay combines RPG elements with a fast paced combat system. Overall the gameplay is kept simple to focus on an entertaining storyline. Regarding Gothic element it tries to reinvent what Gothic defines and offers in most areas not so much depth while still continuing the Gothic story.
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