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2.0 out of 5 stars Dismal, 5 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: Risen 2: Dark Waters (PS3) (Video Game)
It all seemed promising, a wide ranging pirate based game, where could it fail?

Well, the graphics seemed slightly familiar until it dawned on me that they reminded me of the delivery guys from the Dire Straights video for 'Money for Nothing' (ask your parents). The NPC acting is weak and bizarrely animated and the sound gives no clues to what's happening in the environment.

The 'quests' are simplistic, unchallenging and repetitive and it seems that you can complete them without actually being aware there was a quest to complete. Flotsam, anyone?

Also, a game set on islands with only an occasional rowing boat to use seems a little churlish. Let me, at least, swim if I can't have command of a ship.

For a game studio to release this when Skyrim has been out for nine months either shows how far ahead it is or how unfinished a game can be and still secure a release.

The extra star is for the pirates. You can't completely hate a game with pirates in.

Or monkeys.

One star each for monkeys and pirates.

Save your money and keep playing Skyrim.
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Initial post: 14 Aug 2012 12:08:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Aug 2012 12:11:21 BDT
A. Tyler says:
One point to make here:

You can complete the quests before getting them as the game does not spawn new items or enemies just for quest purposes. It stops you from killing all the boars, for example, before you take the quest to kill the boars, only to find they are all dead...

Unlike skyrim, where killing certain "bosses" before you are on the quest , so they don't drop the quest loot and you then vcan never complete the quest... This happened to me on several occasions.

You still have to find the NPC to get the quest, and van then tell them you have already solved there quest. Simple and less prone to bugs.

Oh, and you are also comparing a large budget large studio game with a game ported from a pc version where the developer is tiny, really small, and has no where near the cash of a triple A title.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2013 01:18:25 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Feb 2013 01:19:53 GMT
MatTheCat says:
And then there are always the silent minority of people whose minds can see through the hype of Skyrim and openly denounce it as the pile of lame boring empty repetative crap that Skyrim is. A big fkn empty landscape which serves no purpose other than being a barrier in between the dozens of generic dungeons and the depressingly bland hack n slash gameplay that is required to storm through them.

Risen 2 on the other hand, for all its flaws offers a highly entertaining and immersive RPG experience, with amusing dialogue and characters that arouse interest in the gamer as do the situations that occur between the characters.

Risen 2 has charm and personality.

Skyrim has a humongous budget and nothing else.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 09:43:07 BDT
Neil says:
Seriously? Despite the many glitches that plagued the PS3 release of Skyrim it can't be mentioned in the same breathe as Risen 2. It's like comparing a weekend in Blackpool to a Skiing holiday. Get a grip son.

Posted on 10 Dec 2013 11:18:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Dec 2013 11:19:15 GMT
N. Shep says:
Comparison of budgets might be valid if the game price reflected the lack of budget (and therefore development) of the games but I paid £34.99 for Risen 2 when it came out so, it seems to me, that the developers were keen to play on the same field as other games.

The fact it now costs £3.99 suggests the market has let it find its level.
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