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Shea Oct 10, 2012 @ 10:51am
Arcania: Gold or Risen 1
Hi all i just need a input on which game should i buy,Arcania: Gold or Risen 1 any info would be great
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Shane Oct 10, 2012 @ 11:23am 
This of course depends on what games you like.
If you liked the gameplay of Gothic 1/2 and maybe 3, you should definately chose Risen 1, because even though there is no story-relation to those games it has much more "gothic-feeling" than its actual sequel.
If you like hack and slay games and do not need an open world to have fun, Arcania is pretty much "okay", but there might even be better games than that.

For a Gothic-fan it's definately Risen imo. For a casual-gamer, who wants to try a RPG, Arcania is better, because of playability.
PEZ Oct 10, 2012 @ 6:31pm 
Risen is a much, much - much, deeper RPG. And it is not for the easily frustrated, it can be very tough from beginning to end, even on the easiest difficulty. But I absolutely adored it, one of the finest RPG's ever made.

Arcania Gothic 4 is more of an action game (a very good one at that if you crank up the difficulty), but a very simple (too simple) RPG. I loved Arcania as well once I played it for what it was, it really sucked me into the story and gameworld - and the combat is seriously kick-a*s.

I would get both if you can afford it, and then scratch your deep RPG itch as well as your action game itch. You really can't lose either way.
Last edited by PEZ; Oct 10, 2012 @ 6:37pm
Traveler Nov 1, 2012 @ 9:51pm 
Risen one of the finest RPG's ever made? Ya right, more like one of the clunkiest RPG's ever made.
boborpacku Nov 3, 2012 @ 10:49pm 
Risen 1 definitely. I played it and Risen 2 too. Arcania is very shallow and dumbed up.
Cygnus Nov 3, 2012 @ 11:15pm 
I need dumbed up, its going to take me 2 years to finish oblivion.
Tried Risen 2 demo liked it , probably catch that later on.
Last edited by Cygnus; Nov 3, 2012 @ 11:16pm
Revelator Jan 1, 2013 @ 8:34am 
I have all risen, all gothic, arcania all. each has strengths and weaknesses.
but all of them deserve a round.
PEZ Jan 24, 2013 @ 10:10pm 
Originally posted by Impish:
Risen one of the finest RPG's ever made? Ya right, more like one of the clunkiest RPG's ever made.

Just an opinion. Every bit as valid as yours. And I was commenting on Risen 1 by the way, as Risen 2 has some serious issues with player movement and perpetual stun locks.
Last edited by PEZ; Jan 24, 2013 @ 10:12pm
Fuzzy Mar 11, 2013 @ 2:38pm 
Agree with Shane and 19delta3.. if you liked Gothic 1 or 2, you'll definitely want to play Risen 1 (haven't tried 2 yet).
agedblade Mar 12, 2013 @ 9:31am 
Would it be better to get only the base Arcania game and save a couple of bucks? The first review I read was not very fond of the expansion.
D# Mar 13, 2013 @ 1:36pm 
I bought the gold pack just in case I do like the game, you can import your character into the expansion. If you dont get it now it will cost you more than 2.50 to get it later if you end up wanting it.
agedblade Mar 13, 2013 @ 3:03pm 
Thanks for the response. I actually ended up buying gold a few hours ago :)
Cheeks Apr 3, 2013 @ 12:09pm 
If you like the gothic 1 & 2 you should still consider risen uses the same type of engine and made by the same people =)
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