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Arcanum reviewed

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Arcanum reviewed

Game News - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Mon 1 February 2010, 17:57:24

Tags: Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura; Troika Games

Duly to the release of Arcanum on GOG - what a coincidence - Arcanum got reviewed by gameshard.net scoring an incredible 8/10. Incredible if you keep in mind that it neither has bloomboobs nor alien sex.

<p style="margin-left:50px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;border-top-color:#ffffff;padding:5px;border-right-color:#bbbbbb;border-left-color:#ffffff;border-bottom-color:#bbbbbb;">Like most RPGs, the skill in playing Aracum comes down to whether you understand what the numbers that make up your character mean. Fortunately Aracunm is fairly transparent in it’s inner workings, holding the mouse pointer over an enemy in combat gives you a percentage, much like it did in the original Fallout, it also tells you what penalties you are receiving, for instance if it is too dark in this particular dungeon, a light bulb will appear telling you to light a torch or otherwise illuminate the area is you want to dramatically improve your chances.

<p style="margin-left:50px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;border-top-color:#ffffff;padding:5px;border-right-color:#bbbbbb;border-left-color:#ffffff;border-bottom-color:#bbbbbb;">The combat really suffers though for lack of choice, ironic considering the variety of characters possible to create. Most fights come down to clicking on the enemy and hoping for the best, maybe using one or two tried and trusted spells, experimentation just seems to get you killed quicker.

This topic is open for debate now.

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