Check out the review of the game here: Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura Review
Arcanum is an incredible game. One of the best, in fact. It’s got everything one wants in a game, from lots of dialogue and sidequests to a robust character creation system where your stats actually have an appreciable impact on your competency and how people perceive you. You’re able to attack anyone (to the point where the game can become more difficult for those who can’t resist violence), go anywhere, and slowly figure things out for yourself as you go along. That’s not to say that the game doesn’t lend you a hand, of course, because it does. It’s just nice to be given so much freedom in a game, especially given how little freedom modern games allow.