Because it feels like post apocalyptic Risen.
Piranha Bytes is a one trick pony. It is a pretty good trick, but I don't need to play Gothic, but in in a dystopian post apocalypse.
I haven't really played Risen, mainly just looked at it, and it looked a lot like that cartoony ridiculously DRM'd had to find a less ethical means despite purchasing it anyway game, what's it called ... right, Borderlands. Risen looked like a more professionally done Borderlands to me.
NOPE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. Don't listen to me. Risen is NOT the game I'm thinking of. I'm thinking of that Bethesda title.
Elex is better than Risen, but they both got their appeal. I enjoyed the storyline more in Elex. I also enjoyed the general feel of it. I generally prefer swords and shields open world 1st person. I can tolerate behind the character 3rd person, which is what Pirahnabytes always loves to force us into. I liked the 3 Gothic games, but I liked the similar Elder Scrolls more. And between Risen and Elex, I did enjoy Elex more. But I also had vane hope throughout the game that there would be options to make my character turn around, seeing the error of his ways. But unfortunately Pirahnabytes likes to mostly make you role play the character as they imagined him rather than how you imagine him. But their titles are still fun enough to mostly overlook that.