I keep trying to write this review but I am never sure how to articulate the words to express how magical Arx Fatalis feels to explore.
This is not a game I appreciated immediately, nor is it something I understood the potency of 15 hours in. But days after completing Arx Fatalis, I cannot stop thinking about every floor of this sprawling, claustrophobic labyrinth.
It is Arkane Studios' most freeing immersive sim and has the only magic system in this medium that actually made me feel like a wizard. It is full of little issues but I cannot recommend it enough.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022