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Post by Dan @ 11:21am 24/09/10 | 8 Comments
JoWood have released a playable PC demo for Arcania: Gothic 4 today, offering RPG fans the chance to check out the latest addition to the popular European developed fantasy RPG series.

Arcania is the first title in the long-running franchise not developed by Piranha Bytes, this time around fellow German studio Spellbound is doing the honours while the former crew focus on a sequel to 2009's Risen.
Ten years have passed since the end of Gothic 3 and the world has changed - the Southern Islands have become embroiled in conflict, and set the stage for the player to brave countless adventures in the guise of a nameless hero.

Decisions will have to be made which will change not only the future of the Southern Islands, but of the entire world. Old acquaintances and new faces will aid the hero or attempt to thwart his efforts throughout his journey.
You can download the Arcania: Gothic 4 PC Demo as well as check out the PC System Requirements, right here (1.7GB) in the AusGamers files library.

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Latest Comments
Posted 11:27pm 24/9/10
Demo won't even work for me, Game insta-crashes when hitting the .exe or shortcut, tried compatibility modes and running as admin, I installed all the extra s*** when the game installed as well so I'm not really sure what the issue is. Not a great first impression.
Posted 11:41pm 24/9/10
For anyone who has the same problem as me above, you can fix it by not using Asus Xonar audio output as the default output device. Hopefully this has already been addressed and will be fixed for the full game.
Posted 06:54pm 26/9/10
Are you the warrior of fate?
Posted 07:52pm 26/9/10
Never played a gothic game before.. looks kinda interesting. Might give it a crack!
Posted 09:00pm 26/9/10
voice acting is rubbish and lip sync is bad.
Posted 10:56pm 26/9/10
Jump like your on the god damn moon, skill set seems very limited unless i'm missing something, voice acting and lip sync is horrible but it runs well enough and graphics are prettyish. Oh and the water physics where s*** runs downhill and forms pools is rather cool.
Posted 02:36pm 04/10/10
Gave this a bash today and it was pretty solid for a demo. The lip syncing is horrible and the voice acting could be better(compared to mass effect/DA) and there are a few other minor hiccups, but most of it's negligable compared to the actual gameplay

I'll be picking this one up for sure. $50 sounds about right for what was shown in the demo. Whether the story and voice acting picks up outside the demo or not, I don't know... But the immersiveness+RPG aspects+combat make for a decent dungeon romp

last edited by Phooks at 14:36:46 04/Oct/10
Posted 03:36pm 11/10/10
Hmmm I couldn't even bring myself to finish the demo, the voice acting/lip synch and graphics are just terrible, and the first few quests had me utterly bored. Why does the main character have to look like an emo fairy? A little character customisation would help. No immersion for me, will be giving this one a miss.
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