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GameBanshee reviews Arcanum

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GameBanshee reviews Arcanum

Review - posted by Vault Dweller on Mon 21 February 2005, 15:55:32

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

GameBanshee has posted a 3-page review of Troika's ticket to the Hall of Fame, Arcanum. Although gameplay and value scored 8/10, graphics and sound got only 6/10, and thus dragged the final score down to 7.2/10.

By most accounts, Arcanum is a true RPG, with lots of room for character development, along either technological or magical lines. Your character choices affect the gameplay in this large and nonlinear world.

On the upside, you can really make and play a unique character – the very epitome of role-playing. On the downside, you have so many choices to choose from that you may feel somewhat intimidated by the vast array of choices before you – and no matter what you choose, there will be something that you later wish you had chosen instead. Although, not-for-nothing, this adds greatly to the replay value of the game.

Arcanum is creative and clever, fun and immersing. You will love creating and developing your character, as well as collecting schematics, assembling items, and exploring the world. There are many NPCs and quests and items to keep you busy. The game is not going to be on par with the current standards of graphics, AI, or combat. Take this as a given. Look instead to the plot, the style, and the settings.

Can't argue with that


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