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« on: August 12, 2014, 11:24:10 PM »

Figured I'd start a thread for this game.

I did play through the initial tutorial area. And it plays like a Risen game so far. Terrible combat. Nice looking locations but with a slightly dated graphics look. You get rewarded for going off the beaten path. And big bewbs. BIG BIG bewbs.

It also seems to stick heavily with the pirate + fantasy theme of the last game.

I'll have to dive in to it a bit more to get a better impression of it.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 03:12:30 AM »

Played a bit more. Went to Antigua, which was in the last game, and its almost exactly like it was in the last game. A bit beat up, because of what's going on, but all the houses, and many of the people, are the exact same. So a bit of reusing assets from the previous game. Hopefully the entire thing isn't like that. But would have at least hoped they reimagined Antigua rather than using what they had done in the previous game.

That said its a Risen game. Plenty of quests, lots to explore, and not enough money to raise all the skills you want to. So having fun.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 02:51:31 AM »

Ok the game is pretty decent. If you liked Risen 1 you'll like this one. Plenty of quests (almost too many) and some fun conversations. I'm certainly not bored by things. And it also has the same drive to get more gold as the previous games. There's so many skills you can pick up but there's always the lack of gold at hand.

Getting more used to the combat. You really have to watch the monsters tells. Then dodge/block when appropriate. Each monster has their own attack patterns that seems to vary so once I got used to the combat its taken a little layer of complexity. I'm not totally sucking at combat now. And learning riposte is a nice helper.

Moved off of Antigua on to another island, from R2, and nothing on it looks familiar. So that was good. I also got to bed a maid and that was good too.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 01:47:43 PM »

I'm a long time fan of the Gothic/Risen series, so I will definitely be picking this one up. BUT I am a little bummed that they stuck with the Pirate theme, I thought they were moving back to the Medieval theme for this one which I liked a lot better. Still It's Risen, so I already know I will love it. Heck I loved Risen 2.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 05:31:08 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on August 15, 2014, 01:47:43 PM

I'm a long time fan of the Gothic/Risen series, so I will definitely be picking this one up. BUT I am a little bummed that they stuck with the Pirate theme, I thought they were moving back to the Medieval theme for this one which I liked a lot better. Still It's Risen, so I already know I will love it. Heck I loved Risen 2.

Yeah, they did a fake out with the trailers. Its like the last game with the heavy pirate theme with fantasy elements in it.

I did check out another island last night from the previous game and so far that one also has the exact layout as R2. There's even a cave I went in to that had these termite monsters that were in the cave from the previous game. So they're certainly reusing assets. Still enjoying the game though.
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 11:43:58 PM »

25hrs in and this game really has its claws in me now. I think there's 3 major islands, possibly a 4th with the inquisition, 2 DLC islands and a few smaller ones. I'm guessing I'm 3/4s done on the Guardian faction island - I just joined them. I'm probably 1/2 way through the Voodoo Pirates island, had an offer to join them but there's another 1/2 of the island I can't even get to as its blocked by a huge wall I haven't figured out how to get past. And I'm about 1/3 of the way through the Demon Hunters island. I haven't even touched the 2 DLC islands or the Inquisition Island yet. And there may be some smaller islands I haven't seen.

So this game is pretty huge. I'm expecting at least around a 40hr game if not well beyond that.

I just acquired my "big ship" after joining a faction, and to my surprise I found out they added some Assassins Creed like naval combat. Not as good as AC, or as in depth, but not too shabby. Fun regardless.

Also it looks like the crew that you get to join you each has their own little side quests, ala Mass Effect. So that's neat too.

After joining the Guardians faction I can finally use magic + sword fighting regularly. My magic is pretty wimpy at this point but can see it enhancing combat with the spell caster monsters. Its nice though not having to use a spell and have it be gone until you come across another.

I'd say this is probably my favorite Risen game out of the three. Not sure I can recommend it at $50, particularly without getting the pre-purchase DLC, but I would recommend it at its first sale. Gonna get your money's worth at the $35-40 level for sure.
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2014, 01:03:01 PM »

Any of you remember "Mud" from Gothic? Well he has returned with a vengeance with even more annoying interrupting dialog. Also there is a bully outside of a bar that has the same opening dialog as a bully in front of a bar in Gothic 2.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2014, 05:02:39 PM »

Quote from: Fafhrd on August 19, 2014, 01:03:01 PM

Any of you remember "Mud" from Gothic?
I remember killing Mud and then feeling mildly bad.
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2014, 07:08:22 PM »

Ah is that where Mud came from? Man he's annoying.  Although I would get him back after battles when I would mistakenly hit him after the monster was dead.

At one point I lost him on the island somehow and thought he was gone for good - and he was for awhile. But then as soon as I showed up with my big ship he was back. Ugh.

Thankfully he doesn't seem to follow you off that particular island.
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2014, 05:14:10 PM »

This game takes a long time to finish. 50hrs in and still not done. At about 45hrs in I thought it was coming to a close. But all of a sudden there's more! So definitely a lot of bang for your buck with this game.
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2014, 03:18:09 AM »

And done at 51.5hrs. Pretty decent final boss battle too. Although wish there was a bit more to the ending.

I do have to say they did a fantastic job on the final area. The artists seemed to have spent considerable care designing it and there's some really fantastic vistas to behold. Problem was I was kinda pooped with the game by the time I got there so didn't explore as much as I probably should have.

So overall this is a very solid Risen title. I probably enjoyed it as much as I did the original and its far better than the sequel. They really improved on a lot of the complaints from R2 although there's still plenty of room for improvement. Hoping R4 uses a new engine and they add some new tricks to the series.
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2014, 01:39:26 PM »

Quote from: Crawley on August 27, 2014, 03:18:09 AM

And done at 51.5hrs. Pretty decent final boss battle too. Although wish there was a bit more to the ending.

I do have to say they did a fantastic job on the final area. The artists seemed to have spent considerable care designing it and there's some really fantastic vistas to behold. Problem was I was kinda pooped with the game by the time I got there so didn't explore as much as I probably should have.

So overall this is a very solid Risen title. I probably enjoyed it as much as I did the original and its far better than the sequel. They really improved on a lot of the complaints from R2 although there's still plenty of room for improvement. Hoping R4 uses a new engine and they add some new tricks to the series.

The rumor is that their next game is going to be a proper Gothic game, since they got the rights back to the franchise. So it should be good.
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