Set several years after the end of Risen, raging titans have devastated the world and pushed humanity to the brink of existence. Subsequently, monstrous creatures have risen from the watery depths of the sea and their attacks have brought all seafaring to a grinding halt.
The hero, now a member of the Inquisition, is sent out to find out how to stop the chaos caused by these creatures from the deep. His quest begins with rumors that the pirates who frequent the southern islands are the only ones who know a way to get rid of the creatures once and for all and end their reign of terror.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol, Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Bad Language, Drugs, Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Processor: Dual Core with 2.1 GHz, Memory: 2 GB RAM, Hard Disk Space: 5.5 GB, Video Card: 512 MB Radeon 3870 / GeForce 8800 GTX, DirectX 9.1c, DirectX compatible soundcard. Keyboard, mouse or gamepad required.
Posted on 2014-04-10 10:16:58 bysMull:
Everything that was good about the first can be found here too. I never understood the complaints. I just finished the game a day ago and loved it.
I really liked how fresh the game felt thanks to the setting and theme. Love the pirates, the voodoo stuff with the natives, the dialogue (often very funny), the characters, the pistols, the voice acting, the treasure hunting, the crewread more aspect, parrots and monkeys and ghost pirate captains and drinking rum and swearing and referring to the main enemy as that bitch Mara.
Just a fun game. Does it have problems? Sure, though i can't remember anything that really bothered me. It's a great action/adventure RPG with a unique feel to it.
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Posted on 2014-04-10 07:24:11 byKainKlarden:
Where Risen 1 was a wonderful return to form for Piranha Games, a game that was a bit like a remake of Gothic 1, and a bit like a new thing, Risen 2 is nothing like what Gothic 2 was, despite what you might expect. It is set in a bigger world, but the exploration is not very exciting and every separate island does feel separate. There's no stepping up in story or gameplay. Instead,read more the backstory implies something big is happening, but what you see in game is completely disconnected from it and final fight doesn't feel important, like it did in the original game.
And gameplay is in many ways a step down instead. Fighting system is simplified, in-game menus are a mess of tabs and subtabs for every little thing, some of the skills are next to useless and the game is still (and I'm guessing it's the same version as the Steam release) quite buggy after many patches.
And the piracy thing? The game tells you it's there, gives you pet monkeys and parrots, makes you duel pirates and drink rum instead of potions, but you can substitute piracy for anything else, and no one might notice.
Right before playing it I've finished Two Worlds 2 and that game, out of anything, felt like a more exciting experience with a more engaging story. Which is disappointing, because Risen 1 was fantastic. And I'm hoping Piranha games will make things right with the third game.
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Posted on 2014-04-10 15:09:03 byVictorVeles:
Most of the people write about this game saying that it doesn't have this and that, however one can write as well about what this game has: nice environment, check; nice loot and themed items, check; themed world with ok-ish characters, check; fresh abilities and combat that does an ok job, check; a ship ( with which you don't do that much), check; good dialogue, check. The gameread more makes you feel like you are a survivor at first, an explorer, though I wouldn't say it's as good as any other PB game. That doesn't mean it's not good! It's a decent game, which I say, is worth the money on special offers like now for instance, at release. If you see it in the future on sale, and you didn't play it, then buy it. To pay 30 $ for it I would say you really have to not care about $$$. It's a 11.99$ game at best. So, buy it at sale price, and embark on the journey of a soon-to-be
pirate and shiver me timbers! Hoist the sails mateys!
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