gamers (78%) found this review helpful
I loved the story line, the open game play, and the general premise of the game. The places that needed real work were the game engine. Too many people or enemies on the screen would slow the screen down. Sometimes I would get stuck in a rock I was trying to jump over. Sometimes my screen would just turn completely yellow and have to restart my xbox. The story line could get very messed up if you happen to get caught early on in the game by the "white robes". I reloaded the final battle close to fifty times due to programing errors. To say this game had some small bugs would be correct, as long as those bugs were as big as a small cars. Worst game ending for an RPG EVER.
Simply amazing. A few minor errors away from a 10.
posted by Shadowshot (ROME, GA) Aug 13, 2010
Member since Dec 2005
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
I have given this game an 8 for 3 reasons.
First, the character graphics could use a little touching up. Although the environment is beautifully rendered the PC and NPCs are not very pleasing to look at. Bodies are decent but faces are very blocky.
Second, lack of weapon and armor diversity. There are actually several weapon choices to go with and the base weapon is something that I agree with, but in my opinion there should have been more one of a kind weapons. Special weapons if you will.
There are only 14 armors possible excluding the peasants clothing you begin the game in. 5 are exclusive to the bandit path 5 are exclusive to the order path with two sets of clothing availabe to each.
The last is a little nit picky on my part but in the game you can forge your own weapons, rings, and amulets. I would like to also be able to enchant said weapons. (the jewelry is enchanted automatically by which gem you use to make it with) I would also like the option to forge my own armor. (This goes along with having more armor diversity.
On a positive note the environment in risen is simply beautiful. there are several cliffs you can climb up to and look out over the island and the ocean (I would advise you do this atleast once.) and this game possibly has the best night time world of any game I have ever played.
Other than the things mentioned before, a few minor menu problems, and absolutely no tutorial or how to guide for the first timer. (you are pretty much thrown into the world and have to learn by trial and error.) My advice is to look online and find a good help site before you spend 20 hours on a character only to learn you did things disastrously wrong! I use worldofrisen. de (it's in German, so you'll probly need to have google translate it.) and mikesrpgcenter. com. I have found these two sites most helpful while playing.
Have fun and I hope you enjoy as much as I have. I would tell more positives but I hve ran outofspace
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
i really enjoyed this game.its not the prettiest game in the world , but the immersion and the atmosphere of the game is great. it reminds me of the old school rpgs where you have to do some work to finish quests. if your a fan of the gothic games you will not be disappointed.