Back when I wrote for one of those girl gamer sites (yes, even I have a dark past), I got a press release about a game the got me pretty excited. Small German development team, Deck 13 were to publish Venetica, a fantasy themed role-playing game that appealed to me with its Fable-esque screen shots and open-world role-playing game promises. Venetica all but fell off the radar until 2011 when I received an email asking if I would be interested in the review.
Would Venetica end up being a under the radar gem, or another over ambitious RPG that fails to deliver?
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