YMMV / Venetica

  • Hollywood Homely: The people in Scarlett's home town seem convinced that she's pretty average, especially when compared to the apparently much hotter but never-seen blacksmith's daughter.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Apart from the graphics and engine, there's nothing in the game you can look at and say 'this is wrong'. It's got decent action RPG gameplay, decent roleplaying, decent design... and yet it all adds up to a game that's just all right.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: As Graham and Paul of LRR mention in their Let's Play (which only lasted until the first boss fight), if it weren't for the poor interface and responsiveness and lack of polish (they made a point out of Dervish being spelled Derwish in a number of different places) a lot of the game would be pretty good. They mention it specifically in regards to the Mistress boss fight, which they thought was a pretty good idea on the whole let down by not giving the player any clue what to do during the first and last stages.