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Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood (Windows)

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Description

Something is rotten in the quiet medieval town of Senora. A mysterious Dark Brotherhood seems to have taken control over the town, and it's the player character's job to discover the identity of the villains and liberate the inhabitants.

Arcatera is a role-playing game. Much of the gameplay is dedicated to exploring the town and its surroundings, talking to people and gathering information that will advance the story. The player can choose to start the game as any of the four available characters: a fighter, a thief, a magician, and a monk. Besides influencing combat abilities, each of the characters also has his/her own background story. Combat is of the "real-time-with-pause" variety; the player must select commands from a menu to act in combat. The game has a developed conversation system, with NPCs having their own "moods", which make them react differently to the player's dialogue choices, and even losing patience and abandoning conversation altogether. It features 3D characters and pre-rendered backgrounds. There is a time limit of three weeks.

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Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood Windows Nice view
Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood Windows The hero adventurer
Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood Windows Main screen
Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood Windows Talking to NPCs. You always have the standard conversation choices such as "Compliment", "Insult", etc.

Alternate Titles

  • "Arcatera: Mroczne Bractwo" -- Polish title
  • "Arcatera: La Confrérie des Ombres" -- French title
  • "Arcatera: Die Dunkle Bruderschaft" -- German title

User Reviews

Unless you find it at the bottom of a clearance bin, stay far away from it. Gonchi (3675) 1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars
This game is an insult to gamers Horny-Bullant (56) unrated

The Press Says

Power Unlimited Aug, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 29, 2000 16 out of 20 80
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 2000 70 out of 100 70
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 2000 69 out of 100 69
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jul 14, 2000 60 out of 100 60
Gamesmania 2000 59 out of 100 59
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2000 59 out of 100 59
Imperium Gier Jan 22, 2001 5.7 out of 10 57
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 2000 40 out of 100 40
Just Adventure 2000 D 25

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Cor 13 (172231) added Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood (Windows) on Jul 12, 2001