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Great Game!!!!

posted by MonkeyDLuffy (SUN VALLEY, NV) Aug 3, 2012

Member since Sep 2011

1 out of 5 gamers (20%) found this review helpful

It takes a little time to get used but great game love the pirate theme and crew jaffar rocks f## k yes!

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posted by Ekuriox (FORT WORTH, TX) Aug 2, 2012

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Member since May 2003

8 out of 20 gamers (40%) found this review helpful

I'm a Pirate!

First off, this is another RPG -- That is rather difficult, but highly expansive. I been enjoying these technical games, I missed needing strategy guides and been getting tired of these titles that are just EASY.

The story goes -- You assume the role of a Captian.
Apart of the govern power, you are a lieutenant. The Titans are plaguing the world with destruction. Unsure of how or why the titans are destroying the world. You head off to join a band of pirates... Making your own crew... You gather a crew together on your journey and head off onto uncharted Islands to find the cause and reason of the Titans encumbering the world with destruction. All in attempt to end their rein.

I tried playing some, before giving a list of things you can do, but I found that there is far too much to really say.

I wish you didn't start off at not being great at fighting, but as you obtain Glory(leveling system mechanic) you can boast your stats and moves. You can also, talk to others and they can teach you skills. Doing that same instance of talking to AI, you can learn how to: make guns, use guns better, make lockpicks, sneak, intimidate, and a whole bunch of other things. LOTS of stuff you can do in this title.

Another thing, you will spend a good amount of time doing this, but calibrate the video contrast, brightness, and gamma settings in the game options. Doing so will give you a more vivid graphics.

Various types of weapons, skills, and other abilities to obtain. Harsh enemies, whom lay traps, and even do some voodoo. This title is top knotch. Spend some time in the first area -- Just to get the fighting controls down or you will be more frustrated. There is technique to it and the more you get the idea of it... The better idea you get when fighting enemies.

The game is originally for the PC, but it is still good on the consoles. If you like pirates, try this game.

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Quite underrated

posted by Nosson (SAINT PAUL, MN) Aug 11, 2013

Member since Jul 2013

I played the original Risen for a few hours and wasn't a fan of the poor port that was done for it. And after seeing how bad this one had done, I decided to give it a try. To start off, you can't go into this game expecting some high end RPG like the Elder Scrolls series, or Borderlands. So, I am going to do a pros and cons list for anyone interested in checking this game out.

It has pretty decent graphics. For a smaller developer, the game certainly looks quite well. Definitely an improvement to the engine from the previous Risen installment.
The game has strong voice acting throughout the entire experience.

Now for the cons.

The game is quite difficult. Even with the game set on Easy, it can be quite challenging and that seems to be a throw off for most people who have tried to get into it.
It has several character models that are reused over and over, which isn't always bad, but can be repetitive to some.
It's also very buggy. Whoever ports the game to console doesn't do a very good job, considering there are no control schemes.

The game is not bad. It's certainly an improvement over the last game, but still has some flaws that could be worked out in a next installment. For now though, we'll just have to wait and see what Piranha Bytes has in store for the future.

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