Reviews for Risen 2: Dark Waters


Not to all tastes but definitely underrated

Roryyyyyyyyyy | Oct. 3, 2013 | See all Roryyyyyyyyyy's reviews »

I enjoyed the first game thoroughly, so when I tried risen 2 I was expecting pretty much the same thing gameplay wise. The thing I found with it was that they took some of the stuff that made it feel nicer to control (maybe not the most physically sound like being able to turn in the air, but that is no big deal) and changed it around. The control system isn't bad, but it does feel quite unnatural, and somewhat underwhelming considering the era in games it was released. The combat I found was still very difficult, but again, like the first one it got easier the more you understand it. The story was mediocre, it wasn't bad but wasn't particularly awe inspiring, which is a shame because the first one was great fun. When you open a chest it doesn't just simply show an inventory which you would expect, instead it takes you to a pointlessly irritating inventory menu. This is also the same when buying things, but in this case it is more frustrating. You find yourself accidentally selling your clothes and weapons before figuring out how it all works, and not being able to buy your stuff back. On a whole I thought the game was all right, but nothing really impressive.


Very good game

britishlad | July 2, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »

I surprised at the many negative reviews I found on other websites of this game because I found Risen 2 Dark Waters to be much more entertaining, cinematic and engulfing than Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout and Dead Island put together. Additionally and most importantly I believe Risen 2 Dark Waters is lot more fun than any of the rest of the RPG's out there which I've had the opportunity to play. Risen 2 Dark Waters is focused on a theme which I LOVE. Risen 2 Dark Waters looks clean. Risen 2 Dark Waters is uncluttered with organized quest logs. Risen 2 Dark Waters' GUI is just right and never gets in the way of immersion. The graphics are great though the animations are a little weak in places such as cutscenes Yes, Risen 2 Dark Waters is a great game and highly recommended