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
posted by jjenkins1 (SAINT LOUIS, MO) Sep 27, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
Imagine a famous chef preparing a spectacular feast. He uses all the elements necessary to create an awesome meal, and even adds style to give the dish great visual appeal. Then just before the meal is served, he decides to defecate all over it. This is exactly the feeling i got from Risen 2. The game has many components of a great game- interesting chracter development and strategically deep combat (once you get a feel for it), but you have to dig through the poor graphics, constant freeze ups, lame voice acting and many other issues that I'm too lazy to type. I wasn't even able to complete the game because it froze every time I finished fighting the kraken. There were many points when I was actually starting to enjoy the game, only to have it freeze or suddenly time warp back to a point earlier in the game without warning. This really could have been a good game, but I'm very disappointed in the finished product. If I were to produce work of this quality at my job, I'd be fired, maybe some heads need to roll at this games design headquarters. Thank you Gamefly for preventing me from buying this....game.
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...