Venetica

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Venetica cover.jpg
German cover art
Developer(s) Deck13 Interactive
Publisher(s) dtp entertainment
Atari
Director(s) Jan Klose
Engine OGRE
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
Release date(s) Microsoft Windows
  • DE: 2009-09-04
  • NA: 2011-01-18
Xbox 360
  • DE: 2009-10-02
  • NA: 2011-01-18
PlayStation 3
  • EU: 2010-11-05
  • NA: 2011-01-18
Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player

Venetica is a fantasy-themed role-playing video game first released in 2009. The game was developed by Deck13 and published by dtp entertainment. It was released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Plot[edit]

The story of Venetica takes place in a 16th-century styled world where Death is a physical being, who follows the instructions of a group known as Corpus. Every generation, Corpus must select the successor for Death. The game takes place after the council chooses a necromancer to control death and he decides to bring complete death and destruction upon the world. This necromancer has immortalized himself through death, thus the current Death and Corpus cannot stop him. The only person capable of stopping him is Scarlett, the Protagonist, who is the daughter of Death, who must cultivate and grow her powers to save her father and the world from the necromancer.

Release[edit]

On August 26, publisher DTP Entertainment announced that the Windows version of Venetica went gold.[clarification needed] On November 5, 2010, the PlayStation 3 version of Venetica was released in the United Kingdom. The PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 versions of Venetica were released in North America on January 18, 2011.[1]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 60.50% (PC)[2]
46.50% (PS3)[3]
43.85% (X360)[4]
Metacritic 61/100 (PC)[5]
47/100 (PS3)[6]
42/100 (X360)[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 6 of 10[8]
GameSpot 6 of 10 (PC)[9]
6 of 10 (PS3/X360)[10]
IGN 6 of 10[11]
RPGamer 2.5 of 5[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shippin' Out Jan. 16-22: Little Big Planet 2, Mass Effect 2 PS3". GameSpot. January 17, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Venetica for PC". GameSpot. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Venetica for PS3". GameSpot. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Venetica for Xbox 360". GameSpot. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Venetica for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Venetica for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Venetica for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ Al Bickham (November 17, 2010). "Venetica Review". EuroGamer. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Venetica PC Review". GameSpot. January 28, 2011. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Venetica PS3 Review". GameSpot. January 26, 2011. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Venetica Review". IGN. January 28, 2011. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Venetica - Staff Review". RPGamer. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 

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