AU Shippin' Out July 15-19: DARK

This week's releases are all about role playing. Step into the shoes of a newborn vampire or face off against evil to save the world.

It looks like the common theme is role playing this week, with Aussie gamers given the choice to either play as a vampire killer or take up arms against an evil power to save the world.

Stealth role-playing game DARK hits the 360 and PC on July 18. Protagonist Eric Bane may be a powerful vampire, but players have the option to stealth through levels and overcome obstacles whilst avoiding straight combat.

If a fight does break out, Bane has an arsenal of special abilities at his disposal, which must be replenished in the traditional vampiric way--by drinking blood.

Fans of the Arcadia series will be keen for Arcania: The Complete Tale, a re-release of fantasy role-playing game Arcania: Gothic 4 and its follow-up expansion, Arcania: Fall of Setarrif.

Arcania: Gothic 4 received a mixed reaction in GameSpot's review, praised for “being a straightforward, easy-to-play hack-and-slash RPG”, but criticised for its story and poorly translated dialogue.

For more details on games out this week, check the full list below.

15 July, 2013
Arcania: The Complete Tale (360, PS3)

18 July, 2013
DARK (360, PC)

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Zorine Te

Zorine “harli” Te is an Associate Editor at GameSpot, and is based in Australia.
Arcania: The Complete Tale

Arcania: The Complete Tale


I'd suggest not bothering with Dark - go to the Steam Sale and pick up Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines for a significantly better, longer, more fulfilling vampiric RPG experience (even given it's age).

I'm sure when this site eventually gets around to reviewing it, they'll echo that sentiment.

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@s_h_a_d_o Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is one of my favourite RPG's of all time. An incredibly underrated game. Real big shame Troika Games has disbanded.

p.s. Malkavian ftw.