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Risen 2: Dark Waters


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448 ratings

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good but bad

posted by zavier09 (ENFIELD, CT) Sep 29, 2012

Member since Sep 2012

i was completely hooked ha ha until the end i defeated the kracken when the game froze i cleaned the disk ten times but nothing happend the game still froze i had control of my PS3 the hole time so my system did not freeze cause i quit each time through the PS button so that made me very disappointed with game fly and the disk is 100% clean of smudges and scratches so idk but it sucks i can't beat the game knowing i have am very capable of doing so if i could

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Well worth it!

posted by agjerde (BOTHELL, WA) Sep 17, 2012

Member since Feb 2008

I played throught the first one (on Xbox) and I'm now about 20 hours into this one. Not sure why it is rated so low. I found it to be quite rich and engaging, and better than the first one. The story is good and the game mechanics develop as you level up and train. Fighting might seem like just button mashing at first, but becomes deeper and more rewarding over time.

You might rate this game low if:
- You played it for an hour, wasn't instantly gratified, and decided to rage about it.
- You played it before major bug fixes. Yes, it had some problems at first, but we could all anticipate that, this being a cross-company PC port and all (Piranha Bytes made the PC version, Wizarbox the console versions).

You might rate this game higher if:
- You like pirates, treasure, a ship and a crew (Guybrush?), voodoo (oh yes!) and a monkey to steal stuff for you...

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Another, technical RPG!

posted by Ekuriox (FORT WORTH, TX) Aug 3, 2012

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Member since May 2003

4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

But instead of magical stuff, you have a pirate's storyline and aspect. If you enjoyed, Two Worlds II, Dark Souls, and enjoy those type of games you have to really... Pay attention to what goes on... You would like this game.

You play as a captain
The world is at the Age of Destruction. Titans that were once sealed away inside the Earth are now, on land and sea destroying. You have to join with a crew of pirates and try to find a means to end their rein of destruction.

Ten minutes into the game, and you forget the essential story -- Like most RPGs. You should stay in the first area for a while and get the idea of the game's mechanics... Such as, the lock-on feature L2(holding it) . Get to know the game menu and leveling up mechanics. Talking to AI will put you with teachers, those teachers teach you additional moves so that you can be a better, fighter, shooter, thief, etc ...

Deep Silver made a great pirate game... You can even get a pet monkey to train. Had I known that I probably wouldn't have killed them all for points to level up... From building your own guns, weapons, lockpicks, and to a variety of minigames... Such as, drinking, shooting, and other things... This game is awesome.
You should also take a minute to adjust the brightness, contrast, and gamma settings in the game options so you can see a more vivid surroundings. Deep Silver did a amazing job, making the structures and wild life look very detailed, but some of the foliage should just have been cut out. Great storyline, humorous acting, interesting plots... PIRATES!!
I'm still finding new things you can do and level up in. From searching for treasures to teaching a monkey to steal(don't kill all the monkeys) ... Its a great game.

If you want a game to run through in one day -- THIS AINT FOR YOU. Requiring a good amount of time to learn and understand the game's entire elements is one of the challenges this title offers.

Check it out.

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