April '12 - An Addictive Game Called Venetica.
believe it's been months since my last blog
entry. Time just shoots by sometimes. I
thought today I'd talk about a game that I've
been playing recently on the XBox 360 called
it from ebay a while before Christmas. To be
honest I found it difficult to get into at
first and I found all the spells, items,
skills, etc, all too annoying. I also found
myself spending a lot of time wondering what
I was supposed to do next.
stopped playing it for a while, then got back
into it until I was stuck on one of the main
boss characters. The game would display on
the screen where you're supposed to hit the
monster but quite often it didn't detect that
you hit it. The game's collision detection
wasn't accurate. It wasn't difficult as such
but rather annoying that I kept swinging my
sword at 'nothing' even though it was a
direct hit. Eventually I did get past that
monster though on my first attempt after a
long break of not playing the game.
haven't completed it yet. Sometimes I feel
the game is almost near the end then suddenly
upon the completion of a quest an entire new
area of the game is opended up.
playing today and one of the characters gave
me a flask of tears as protection and was
told to wear a dress and sprinkle the flask's
contents upon it. So I needed to get back to
my village to have a dress made. On the way
back I had to fight stone monsters and trade
their stone hearts in an occult shop. I also
bumped into a character named Kitten who gave
me another quest. Then when I finally reached
my village I had to fight thirty bad guys. So
essentially it took me two hours to journey
back to the village to get a dress. No wonder
the game lasts for so long.
suppose in many ways it's quite boring but it's
character voices are strange too, and I'm not
sure if it's intentional or not but they kind
of seem a bit camp. And I'm sure one of the
characters is voiced by Graham Norton or
someone doing an impression of him. Sometimes
a character will momentarily have a different
voice which is probably due to the original
voice actor not being available when they
added new dialogue to the game. Sometimes the
subtitles don't match what's being said
either. One funny incident is when the main
character Scarlett goes to the doctor and
hands him a letter but her voice says, "I
would like to purchase some mushrooms."
are lots of costumes within the game.
Normally you can't wear them right away
because they are too big and you have to get
another character, usually a blacksmith, to
alter them. One annoyance is that at the
start of the game Scarlett is wearing a
nightie but once you change costume the game
will never allow you to change back into the
the costumes reveals her shapely tummy and
bellybutton, I'm not sure that kind of outfit
would have existed in the 1600's but I'm not
sure nighties existed either, but it doesn't
have to be realistic it's just a game.
no XBox Live content whatsoever not even a
trailer for the game. Which is annoying
because there is so much available on the
internet for the PC.
Scarlett holds the legendary Moonblade.
(13th April '12):
While Xbox Live doesn't contain any extra
content for this game you can actually fully
download the game itself for £15.
Also I mentioned Scarlett wears a nightie at
the beginning of the game. This is in fact a
torn dress but the other characters refer to
it as a night dress, if you try to leave the
village before changing clothing they will
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