In 2009, German studio Deck13—who would go on to make soulslikes Lords of the Fallen and The Surge sequence—launched a third-person RPG wherein you play Loss of life’s daughter. No, not Susan Sto Helit from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books, although I would kill for a recreation about her, however a corset-clad inhabitant of a fantasy model of Venice named Scarlett who fights with a indifferent scythe blade.
Venetica did not set the world on hearth due to a level of jankiness and considerably shallow fight, however did earn some followers due to its uncommon Renaissance setting and odd concepts just like the lockpicking system, wherein the ghosts of two thieves let you know which order to torque your 4 lockpicks.
As a part of GOG’s summer season sale, you may grab Venetica – Gold Edition for free (opens in new tab) proper now. Be fast, as you’ve got solely acquired till 6am PST/2pm BST on Sunday, June 12 to seize it. It comes with some further downloadable goodies, together with a making of video, the soundtrack in mp3 format, the handbook and an artbook (the latter in German), and one thing that is simply labeled “Venice”. As a 143MB obtain it is presumably not your entire Italian metropolis, however slightly a video tour of it.
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