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Gorath August 26th, 2009 15:03

Venetica - German Version Gone Gold!
 
Publisher dtp sends word that Venetica has gone gold. It will be released in the German speaking countries on Sept. 4th. The XBox conversion needs a bit more time, it will follow in October.
More information.

KasperFauerby August 26th, 2009 15:03

Argh, enough with all these german RPGs :)

When do we get any in english?!?

No, seriously - great news! Looks like a fairly interesting RPG.

szokol August 26th, 2009 15:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by KasperFauerby (Post 1060967081)
Argh, enough with all these german RPGs :)

When do we get any in english?!?

Yes, those germans get everything first! That's a scandal! :furious:

:D

ToddMcF2002 August 26th, 2009 15:22

Seems as if all the RPG's with features we really want come from Europe and Germany specifically. Dragon Age is my only local hopeful, but even that looks like cutscene hell and on rails linear.

txa1265 August 26th, 2009 16:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by ToddMcF2002 (Post 1060967089)
Dragon Age is my only local hopeful, but even that looks like cutscene hell and on rails linear.

Perhaps loads of cutscenes, but the linearity I'm not so sure about - they are talking about 60 hours main quest, 120+ hours based on optional stuff. We'll have to see …

PrinceOfDeath August 26th, 2009 16:43

Now.
Just waiting for the English to follow in October!

Alrik Fassbauer August 26th, 2009 17:51

Very nice ! :) I'll definitively keep Venetica further on my radar ! :)

… So many new interesting games, so few time and money …

(King's Bounty Add-On, Majesty 2, Tropico 3, Venetica …)

Gorath August 26th, 2009 18:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrinceOfDeath (Post 1060967126)
Now.
Just waiting for the English to follow in October!

October?

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Grandor Dragon August 26th, 2009 18:07

Excellent. The German magazine Gamestar loved it. They said it as really an unusual title. A bit light on character development (ie, not a stats game, not a huge amount of items), a bit Witcher-esque combat, and focused on telling a very unique and lovely crafted story.

Sicne they played a preview version, they only gave a provisoric score of 60 out of 70 (normally their scores are out of 100). Supposedly it means that Venetica will get at least 60/100 as the final score.

vidder August 26th, 2009 18:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grandor Dragon (Post 1060967154)
Supposedly it means that Venetica will get at least 60/100 as the final score.

Hope not, 60/100 in Germany means something like near total failure.

JonNik August 26th, 2009 18:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grandor Dragon (Post 1060967154)
Excellent. The German magazine Gamestar loved it. They said it as really an unusual title. A bit light on character development (ie, not a stats game, not a huge amount of items), a bit Witcher-esque combat, and focused on telling a very unique and lovely crafted story.

Yeah I was expecting it to be a bit RPGlite. I like the rest !

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gorath (Post 1060967152)
October?

I couldn't find anything solid regarding an english release. Not on the site,
not listed on amazon or play… Does dtp handle the English territories too
because I havent heard anything about a publisher ?

vanedor August 26th, 2009 18:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by vidder (Post 1060967161)
Hope not, 60/100 in Germany means something like near total failure.

60/70 means 85% if the entire game is as good as the part reviewed. But in theory, the game cannot get lower than 60. I think that's what Grandor Dragon meant.

PrinceOfDeath August 26th, 2009 19:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gorath (Post 1060967152)
October?

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Yes October.
At the End Of The GamesCom Trailer I sent in it says October 2009.

All we need is to know who the Publisher/Distributor is.

Roi Danton August 26th, 2009 20:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grandor Dragon (Post 1060967154)
Excellent. The German magazine Gamestar loved it. They said it as really an unusual title. A bit light on character development (ie, not a stats game, not a huge amount of items), a bit Witcher-esque combat, and focused on telling a very unique and lovely crafted story.

.

Actually that is exactly what I'm looking for. Cool.

PrinceOfDeath August 26th, 2009 20:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grandor Dragon (Post 1060967154)
Excellent. The German magazine Gamestar loved it. They said it as really an unusual title. A bit light on character development (ie, not a stats game, not a huge amount of items), a bit Witcher-esque combat, and focused on telling a very unique and lovely crafted story.

Sicne they played a preview version, they only gave a provisoric score of 60 out of 70 (normally their scores are out of 100). Supposedly it means that Venetica will get at least 60/100 as the final score.

Is that on the web?
If so Link Please!!
Also Deck13 have a Written Dev Diary on there website about Charector Development.
For Those that want to read it you can find it on there site or you can find the simplified(Blank Page just with text) version with pictures here

martink August 26th, 2009 21:10

What we now need is a "German for Video Games Made Easy" course.

Grandor Dragon August 26th, 2009 23:25

Can't find it on the web. But you know what? I am sitting here with the review and a nice glass of white wine. Let me translate the summary box for you. I am doing rather quickly, but you'll get the point.

("+" means that the aspect is positive, "-" negative, "?" uncertain since they didn't test the final version)


Graphics:
+ good character expressions
+ beautiful landscapes
+ good lighting
+ some good animations
- some poor animations
8/10

Sounds:
+ fitting soundtrack
+ nice sound effects
+ well acted cutscenes and dialogues
- some effects too monotone
9/10

Balance:
+ with the right weapon, every enemy can be defeated
+ 3 difficulty settings
+ including one for newbies
- someitmes too easy
9/10

Atmosphere:
+ fascinating story
+ atmospheric locations
? will there be more diverse interiors and character models?
? will AI-glitches be fixed?

Controls:
+ easy to learn keyboard controls
+ clearly laid out menus
- quickbar too small
? will the camera be improved?

Scale:
+ diverse quests
+ appropriate length
- little replay value due to lack of different character classes
8/10

Quests:
+ diverse main quest
+ different types of side quests
+ no "gather X amount of Y" quests
- gets weaker towards the end
9/10

Characters:
+ useful combat skills
+ magic system fits the story
+ credible NPCs
- levelling system too simple for pros
8/10

Combat:
+ enjoyable action-combat
+ different weapons required for different enemies
+ useful special skills
- can become monotonous
9/10

Items:
+ useful items
+ upgradable "shadow blade"
- too little diversity
? will there be more items?

HiddenX August 27th, 2009 00:07

sounds nice

Dhruin August 27th, 2009 01:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrinceOfDeath (Post 1060967197)
Yes October.
At the End Of The GamesCom Trailer I sent in it says October 2009.

All we need is to know who the Publisher/Distributor is.

I'd be very surprised if a yet-to-be-revealed publisher got the game out so quickly. That would mean close to zero effort for pre-release marketing, such as English previews. Clearly this won't be a big release but some little effort might garner a handful more sales.

I'll bet it's not until next year.

Grandor Dragon August 27th, 2009 07:23

At least your version would be patched out of the box :)


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