Reviews for Risen 2: Dark Waters

75

Well themed

Avesomeofthat13 | Aug. 6, 2013 | See all Avesomeofthat13's reviews »

This game reminds me very strongly of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, but that's probably just due to the pirate theme. This game is genuinely very good, and easy to play - providing you don't die. If you do have the unfortunate opportunity to die whilst playing, you'd better make sure you save! Every time you die, you don't respawn, or get healed - you have to load a save where you're not dead - so if you've pillaged a town and been killed just outside by a monkey - you're going to have to reload a save from when you were alive. I do enjoy the combat in this game, as everyone you meet seems to have some sort of weapon they can equip, weather it be large or small and will attempt to fight you with it if you initiate combat with them. The story tends to drag on a little bit, but isn't quite as good as the original story from Risen 1. It's a very enticing too - taking advantage of the large plot of available land to make some very decent towns.

75

Good but not great

britishlad | July 31, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »

This is a good game but nowhere near as good as the first one. With that being said the combat in the game has improved quite a bit. Which was one of the major complains most people had. Risen 2 immersed me in its atmosphere, with it's amazing characters, music, and graphics. There is really not much to say here, I don't know why I liked this game so much, I just did. It was such a joy to explore every new island and talk to the npcs. I loved the enemy variety and the different items you could find. Even though the boss fights were so simple I still liked the overall variety.

Obviously there are some problems. The biggest one is that the game doen't take full advantage of its setting. A customizable ship with actual sailing and sea battles would have been awesome. Also more land to explore would add to the immersion of the game. And while the story was nothing special, I actually was quite impressed with the way it was told. It's a good game but it could've of been better