Customer Review

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unrewarding., 4 Oct. 2009
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Risen (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Got this game on pre-order after visiting the developer's great website. Looked good. I'm a fan of Mass effect, Oblivion and the Fable games so thought this would be a good game to get into.

Unfortunately...

The graphics are poor and shaky.
The camera is jerky and unhelpful during combat especially. ( i frequently found myself facing away from attackers mid-combat.)
The voice acting and script are sub-par.

I had four hours of it before I threw in the towel - feeling depressed and a little annoyed.

This is sad as the game promised much. Perhaps there will be some patches put out to sort out the glitches via xboxlive. To me it seems that they've had to rush it out as the faults above are noticable from the very beginning of the game.
I'm going to trade it in today.
UPDATE - 5 weeks later I ended up getting Dragon Age. Now thats a proper game.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 4 Oct 2009 12:53:37 BDT
genejoke says:
There is a good game in it but the points you made are correct and do make it hard to persevere, I cant help thinking a lot would have been solved if it had just been first person viewed instead.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2009 09:18:13 BDT
The forums are not giving it a very good rating either. What bugs me is that we have to fork out cash for something thats not finished.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 323,955