IGN writes: "As a gamer that doesn't traditionally follow PC titles (besides my timeless affair with StarCraft), I was unfamiliar with the Gothic series. This European role-playing game franchise features a nameless hero who fought all sorts of evil. The games let players slay monsters, seek out quests, cast magic and tackle all the classic RPG tasks that we know and love. But the Gothic games haven't been as popular here in the United States as they have been in Europe. The new developers of the Gothic legacy, Spellbound, are hoping that will change with Arcania: Gothic IV, the latest in the series".