Throughout the game you are sent on different quests and missions to either kill something or find a certain object. As you move through the game, there's a green mark that guides you to where you're supposed to go next which is helpful so you have an idea of where you're heading. What you're asked to do will depend on previous choices so Scarlett sort of takes on the personality that you want her to have. I really liked that about the game.
Venetica randomly saves itself throughout the game and you can also save the game when you want except if you are talking to someone. If you die, you get sent to Twilight which is a realm somewhere between death and life. Here you can get your health points back and move to a different location if you have enough energy left.
The game is fairly simple to play and I like that the fighting is done mostly by pressing a button. There's nothing really complicated to it which is a plus for me since I'm not a huge RPG player. For those with lots of battle experience under their belt in other games, they may feel limited by this however. The graphics are really pretty cool and there is a lot of nice detail in the pictures. It's pleasant to look at as you wander around through the palace, sewers, dungeons, and canals. Unfortunately though, it doesn't scroll all that smoothly though and at times is relatively jumpy.
This is definitely an enjoyable RPG especially for those of us who aren't seasoned battle game players. It's fun and interesting and changes each time you play based on the choices you make. It's really easy to get caught up for several hours playing and loose track of time.
Venetica is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB for Alcohol Reference, Mild Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence. This game can also be found on: PC and PS3.