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Reviewed: Arx Fatalis
Producer: Dreamcatcher
Required System: Xbox
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf
Date: September 12th, 2004


The RPG genre, both on console and PC, can be split into two main camps - real-time, and turn-based. Turn-based games run like Final Fantasy setups; the abilities of a player character are limited by the system, and the influence over a whether a fight is won or lost is based on the player's tactical skills only.

Arx Fatalis isn't one of those games. Instead, its interface is very similar to the Elder Scrolls or King's Field line; a first-person perspective and medieval weapons to wield. Combined with an innovative magic system, decently expansive world, and usable plotline, the PC version garnered good reviews. The Xbox version is almost a perfect port, but may actually take the edge in controls.

Added:  Sunday, September 12, 2004
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Page: 1/3

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