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GF Rating
4.9

634 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

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.

PROS:
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.

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.

OVERALL:
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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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Underrated

posted by Yayoa1 (INVERNESS, FL) Apr 22, 2013

Member since Apr 2013

All right, this game is pretty tight. Doesn't make you feel like a powerhouse cuz you aren't supposed to be a powerhouse. You learn to fight through teachings and get better through experience. Tough at first, but all you gotta do is man up and quest away with caution. Act like it's your real life at stake man. Pick your battles. Didn't like the last fight though. Too easy.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Risen 2 Rude

posted by brentkdyer (AUGUSTA, ME) Mar 26, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

Im not sure why I even tried this game. I didnt finish the first Risen due to an overly complicated story line infintesmal side quest and abusive AI's. I'm sure many people would consider this an exciting challenge and I realize the trend for games of this type to follow in the foot steps of the Elder Scrolls series... But getting verbally abused, slapped, shot, beaten and stabbed by every character in the game and not being able to do anything about it because 1. the rest will gang up on you and kick the stuffing out of you or 2. if you do fight back you may offend them or kill them and adversly effect the story line. Realism is the new trend sure. But I prefer to play in a world less rotten. just sayin...

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