Rate Arcanum for me

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Rate Arcanum for me

Postby thaGforce » Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:57 pm

Is Arcanum a game worthwhile to play? I bought it back when my computer did not meet the requirements to play it :P and I recently found it again. I have played it for short while at times and it does not really seem a good use of my time. Well the first part at least, does not seem very great. Does it pick up later on? If anyone could write me a short review I'd be much obliged.
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Postby Navigator » Wed Nov 13, 2002 12:59 am

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Postby fable » Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:10 am

It's a good game, compromised by a lack of faces (giving it an impersonal feeling) on the main screen, and an involuted interface. Some people also claim that the magic side is overpowered, at least in the early stages. But I have to say it was pretty enjoyable. :)
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Postby samcu » Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:22 am

Hi Gforce,

The game is like Baldur Gate in the industrial revolution, with technology coming in to change the way people see things, you can choose to be a magician, technicial and about 20 other things you can be. There are no set class with leveling much like Diablo II where you get character points when you level up. There are so many places to go people to see and definitely too many items to pick up. The storyline is cool and this game can either be real time or turn based so you can do other stuff while you fight. Mind you, I haven't play many computer games for a while, so who knows what they have invented since April!

It is a subjective thing, to like or not to like this game. Anyway, there are many ways to play this game and there are a lot of added modules that you can download from the net if you got bored of the game. So give it a try because you already paid for the game. If you like it, it will be a bonus. Good luck. :D
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Postby MasterDarkNinja » Fri Nov 15, 2002 3:22 pm

My younger brother played it and loves it, he found out how to have a really funny game to.

Have a background of being a frankenstien monster guy, then your hero will be a complete idiot and get lots of funny dialouge choices and funny replies.
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Postby bullions27 » Sat Nov 30, 2002 1:36 pm

It's a pretty good game. Excellent dialogue and story but with a horrible, horrible combat system.
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Postby Krusader » Wed Jan 15, 2003 1:58 am

Plus it has memory leaks. After 45 min or so it becomes a real dog!

But I also enjoyed it very much. Not as I enjoyed Fallout or BG series, but it was a nice gaming experience.
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