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« on: April 18, 2009, 03:05:43 PM »

hopefully they can redeem themselves after the messy release of Gothic 3.
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 04:35:25 AM »

interesting, and somewhat badly done, teaser.  some seemingly random moments.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 11:44:18 PM »

some more footage.    getting a definite Gothic 3 vibe from it so far.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 02:38:57 PM »

here's a few new screenshots.  between this, the new Two Worlds and Arcania it looks like we got a few decent open world RPG's coming up.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009, 05:36:00 AM »

Yeah, they'll come out some time or other. I have no question that those games will become a reality. But when?  I just hope Risen or Arcania allow you to climb mountains and run atop roofs. I loved doing that stuff in Gothic 2.
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 11:40:06 PM »

and it's due in October


it should actually be playable by mid spring 2010  icon_twisted
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 04:07:08 PM »

a new video.  I'm hoping they manage to recreate the Gothic 2 feel- I'm currently 40 hours into that game and only felt like I was burning out once, but that was due to me overlooking something obvious.
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 03:07:14 PM »

Everything I've read seems to indicate that while they probably haven't innovated much, Risen should be a more polished game very similar to Gothic 1 and 2.
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2009, 03:33:24 PM »

here's the system specs:

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Risen System Requirements:
Required Hardware Specifications:
OS: Win XP
CPU: 2.0 GHz
GPU: Direct X 9.1; Pixel Shader 3.0; 256 MB (GeForce 7900 - ATI 1800)
RAM: 1 GB
Hard disk: ~2.5 GB

Recommended System Specifications:
OS Win XP or Vista
CPU: 3.0 GHz Dual Core
GPU: Direct X 9.1; Pixel Shader 3.0; 512 MB (GeForce 8800 - ATI Radeon HD 2900)
RAM: 2 GB
Hard disk: ~2.5 GB

the install size seems kind of small, it may even be smaller than Gothic 2.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2009, 04:37:59 PM »

The new video looks great. I can't wait. Thanks.
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 05:12:29 PM »

Interesting. Kinda modest specs. Weren't the first two games system pushers? I think this is a day one purchase for me.
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2009, 03:59:51 PM »

Quote from: Greg Wak on July 31, 2009, 05:12:29 PM

Interesting. Kinda modest specs. Weren't the first two games system pushers? I think this is a day one purchase for me.

I don't think Gothic 1 and 2 were.  Gothic 3 was, but mostly because it was extremely poorly optimized.
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2009, 02:37:46 PM »

a performance evaluation, but they are using a pretty good system to do most of it.
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2009, 05:00:47 PM »

That's not going to help me much as my system is not near that. The one interesting thing was that rez didn't effect frame rate much. I'm sure I'll be able to run this. Looking way forward to it especially since Dragon Age just got pushed back 2 weeks. And the screen shots look like a typical gothic game. I have really liked all 3 of these so far. Don't see how it can miss.
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2009, 02:17:08 PM »

looks like if you live in Australia you might have to go an extra mile in getting a copy unless they change things.  PB seems to have an obsession with hookers and drugs  icon_lol
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2009, 02:06:53 AM »

Was reading a thread on QT3 and someone posted this link which has 45 minutes of footage (3 15min vids). Seems to be the start of the game.
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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2009, 04:08:11 AM »

you're able to take down a wolf and an armed NPC early on in the game?  obviously PB has gone soft  icon_wink
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« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2009, 05:36:57 PM »

ding!  GOLDEN!  watching that playthrough got me a bit more excited.
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2009, 12:20:47 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 18, 2009, 05:36:57 PM

ding!  GOLDEN!  watching that playthrough got me a bit more excited.

You beat me to it! October 2nd! Although I never had any of the bugs that plagued the first three games it will be interesting to see if their supposed months of squashing will produce a cleaner release. Kudos to them for not holding up the pc release for the 360. I kinda wish Bioware had done that but if they had I would have been finished with DA and now I still have it to look forward to.
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2009, 05:53:49 PM »

Quote from: Greg Wak on July 31, 2009, 05:12:29 PM

Kinda modest specs.

The PC I built last year doesn't meet the minimum specs. frown
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2009, 06:44:55 PM »

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Quote from: Greg Wak on July 31, 2009, 05:12:29 PM

Kinda modest specs.

The PC I built last year doesn't meet the minimum specs. frown

Dang.  How much money did you spend?  $100?  My (at the time) $800 3 year-old PC equals the recommended specs except for 2.66Ghz dual core instead of 3.0 dual core.
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2009, 07:19:51 PM »

I didn't spend a great deal, no, it was just enough to be able to at least play modern games at the time.  Thankfully I've just got myself a new job so mega-PC is on its way. icon_biggrin

Oh, it fails on the GPU by the way.  Mine's a 7600 GT.
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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2009, 06:11:00 AM »

My PC meets the recommended specs except for the CPU, where I have a quad core that's slower on a per core basis.  Assuming the game uses all four cores, that will probably offset the higher recommended speed.

Thus, my May 2008 $600 Dell seems to be fine for another holiday season, as long as I don't upgrade the monitor.  And if I do that, I think that a video card upgrade would probably be all that would be needed. 

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« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2009, 08:32:05 AM »

So, how are the controls this time around?
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« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2009, 09:16:31 AM »

Simple. You only have to press Alt + Page Up + 5 to swing your sword left, and Backspace + Scroll Lock + Tab to swing it right. Goes without saying, really.

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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2009, 10:11:34 AM »

you DO know I'm actually sitting here, trying out those key combos right now?

oh, and its possible to do, I just dont know how I'll keep a hand on the mouse at the same time ;-)
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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2009, 02:18:52 PM »

don't forget the new movement controls.  w moves the left foot, e moves the right, and you have to hit them in perfect rhythm  icon_wink

on a serious note, I don't think I heard anything about the controls yet.  I know they were blasted for the Gothic 3 controls, but I'm kind of hoping they have alternated control options like they did in Gothic 2.
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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2009, 11:39:57 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on September 21, 2009, 09:16:31 AM

Simple. You only have to press Alt + Page Up + 5 to swing your sword left, and Backspace + Scroll Lock + Tab to swing it right. Goes without saying, really.

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« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2009, 12:47:23 AM »

from the WTF files, my local Gamestop is not taking pre-orders for this.  they said the option to do so isn't in the system.  anyone see any digital download sites that are planning to have it?
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« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2009, 01:19:48 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 26, 2009, 12:47:23 AM

from the WTF files, my local Gamestop is not taking pre-orders for this.  they said the option to do so isn't in the system.  anyone see any digital download sites that are planning to have it?

Steam has it for an October 2nd release.
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« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2009, 01:29:20 AM »

Quote from: WYBaugh on September 26, 2009, 01:19:48 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 26, 2009, 12:47:23 AM

from the WTF files, my local Gamestop is not taking pre-orders for this.  they said the option to do so isn't in the system.  anyone see any digital download sites that are planning to have it?

Steam has it for an October 2nd release.

thanks, I just checked that out.  I imagine they'll correct the release date as it isn't supposed to ship until the 6th, and hopefully they change the price too as I've heard it's only supposed to be 40 bucks.
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« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2009, 06:40:05 AM »

Risen's release date IS October 2nd. What's this about the 6th?
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« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2009, 07:10:21 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on September 26, 2009, 06:40:05 AM

Risen's release date IS October 2nd. What's this about the 6th?

never mind, got my dates mixed up  icon_redface

and looks like the 40 buck price on GS is a special deal.
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« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2009, 03:38:38 PM »

Yes Gamestop preorder for 39.99 is a sale price. Of course then you don't get to play it on release day because it only ships on the second. I think for ten bucks off I can wait a few days to play it. The reviews make it sound just like Gothic 1 and 2, and none of them have mentioned bugs. I am so all over this.

So gamestop charges tax for internet orders now? icon_cry Between that and any shipping increase over the minimum means I'm not saving much even with the sale. I think I will go B&M and be washing up on that island Friday night.
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« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2009, 07:00:05 PM »

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So gamestop charges tax for internet orders now? icon_cry Between that and any shipping increase over the minimum means I'm not saving much even with the sale. I think I will go B&M and be washing up on that island Friday night.

You must have a shipping facility or something related in your state - otherwise it shouldn't be any tax.
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« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2009, 07:08:04 PM »

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So gamestop charges tax for internet orders now? icon_cry Between that and any shipping increase over the minimum means I'm not saving much even with the sale. I think I will go B&M and be washing up on that island Friday night.

You must have a shipping facility or something related in your state - otherwise it shouldn't be any tax.

I think if they have a store in your state then they have to charge sales tax.
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« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2009, 07:23:57 PM »

Steam has posted the manual for the game.
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« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2009, 08:17:23 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on September 26, 2009, 07:23:57 PM

Steam has posted the manual for the game.

cool, we aren't stuck with the Gothic 1 control scheme.
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« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2009, 10:48:31 PM »

Yup, they do have stores here in Illinois. I orderd from steam. 5 bucks off and no tax, plus I should get it on day one, unless a million people are doing the same thing. Tongue
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« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2009, 07:35:02 AM »

A Norwegian publication just gave the game a score of 9/10, saying that the only reason it didn't get a 10 was because it didn't innovate. It's like the older Gothics, only a lot better, according to the review.
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