In 2009, German studio Deck13—who would go on to make soulslikes Lords of the Fallen and The Surge collection—launched a third-person RPG by which you play Dying’s daughter. No, not Susan Sto Helit from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books, although I might kill for a sport 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 fireplace because of a level of jankiness and considerably shallow fight, however did earn some followers because of its uncommon Renaissance setting and odd concepts just like the lockpicking system, by which the ghosts of two thieves inform you which order to torque your 4 lockpicks.
As a part of GOG’s summer time sale, you may seize Venetica – Gold Version free of charge (opens in new tab) proper now. Be fast, as you’ve got solely bought till 6am PST/2pm BST on Sunday, June 12 to seize it. It comes with some extra downloadable goodies, together with a making of video, the soundtrack in mp3 format, the guide 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 somewhat a video tour of it.
We have put collectively a choice of our personal picks because the PC Gamer assortment in GOG’s summer time sale, with reductions on a few of our favourite video games. You’ll be able to seize Shadow Techniques: Blade of the Shogun or XCOM 2 for 90% off, Supreme Commander Gold Version or Bastion for 80% off, Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Version or Far Cry 2 for 70% off, and extra.