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GF Rating
4.6

526 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Buggy but charming mess

posted by Kammat (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Apr 3, 2012

Member since Dec 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The first thing you'll notice when starting this game are the glitches and dated graphics. Once you're able to move past those, you'll find a pretty standard hack and slash game that stays relatively fun for a few hours.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Game-breaking Glitches and Uncaring Developer

posted by Eagle41 (REDONDO BEACH, CA) Mar 15, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Venetica is a game that could have been a decent game but game-breaking glitches on the XBOX 360 and the utter lack of concern by the developer and publisher in distributing ANY type of patch make this game frustrating at best and unplayable at worst. After much research, I found that XBOX 360 users were begging for a patch for over a year before they finally gave up without their needs being met.

The game-breaking glitches linger around quest-centric NPCs that disappear from the game permanently if the player saves a game in the wrong place then reloads that save. The player would then have to restart the whole game all over again, often more than once. I had one situation where one character just kept attacking me for no reason. After numerous restarts, clearing cache, etc., I finally found a workaround that worked for me so I was able to play this game to 100% completion.

Barring the game-breaks, this game was actually somewhat enjoyable for RPG fans and I would have scored it much higher (6-7). There are smaller glitches, as well (i.e. enemies falling through the ground or getting stuck in a wall, conversation that does not match the subtitles, disconnected hair, bad camera control in combat, really bad dialog, etc.) but it is the complete disdain these companies have shown for their console fans that destroyed the enjoyment this game could have been. Quite unsure how this game EVER made it to market.

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

waste of time....

posted by hulk432 (MANASSAS, VA) Mar 5, 2011

Member since Feb 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

not worth the time.... graphics are old the fighting mechanics are weak and the game play/ plot is lame......

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