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The island Faranga needs a new hero, you!
Delve into a gritty, raw and atmospheric fantasy world in which every action has a consequence. In the epic world of Risen, filled with mysterious earthquakes, fearsome monsters and unimaginable treasures, forge your path with the sword, learn the art of staff fighting or become a powerful mage.
Countless side quests and creatures to discover.
Over 60 hours of Immersive open world gameplay.
Alter the destiny of the island by the actions you take.
"Old-school" RPG for anti-hand-holding playersJafenter | July 13, 2015 | See all Jafenter's reviews »
This is a solid RPG that doesn't smack you over the head with fantastical narrative and over the top cut scenes. The story, like the environment, is rather stark to begin with. As the story unfold the game focusses in on the main plot and curtails the side quests. The game is similar to the Gothic series and is definitely aimed at the "hardcore RPG lovers". Areas do not scale with your progress and you may run into a creature that you cannot even scratch until much later in the game. This gives a sense of fulfilment that is entirely apart from the narrative, you will need to pace yourself and think about what you can reasonable achieve given your current stats and gear. In short, the game starts of tough and you will have to learn your opponents manoeuvres, as well as your own, to survive. Near the end you will be extremely strong in classic rags to riches disproportion.
An unmemorable steaming pile of 'meh'.RedFlames | June 1, 2015 | See all RedFlames's reviews »
Meh. I could elaborate on that 'meh', but after playing Risen, I feel like I've been exposed to something so dull I may have turned beige. In all honesty I can't remember anything, good or bad about the game such was it's ability to be completely unmemorable. It was so much of a tedious chore to play, on one of my 'I'll give it one more chance... ' forays into the game, my brain inadvertently auto-piloted to 'Uninstall' button rather than 'Play'. And looking back on it, I had more fun waiting for it to re-download than I ever did playing.
Great for hardcore RPG lovers, but not greatZozolis | April 14, 2015 | See all Zozolis's reviews »
A hardcore RPG game. The game actually has a pretty bad story line. Choosing between two factions one being combat focused while the other one is magic focused. Sadly the game itself is more mage focused because for solving most of the puzzles as combat focused hero you will still need levitation or telekinesis scrolls. The thing I like the most is that there is no bad/good guys. Both factions are kind of grey with their own motives and such. The game sometimes gets you lost in it. For example why should this guy do that? And some quests are weird like literally sweeping floor. Exploration in this open world is really rewarding sometimes in good weapons or other advantages. But don’t get surprised if while exploring you’ll meet a monster who could destroy you in one it. Characters are a bit bulky, often in bad proportions but that doesn’t hurt the gameplay too much. Even though the animations are often robotic like. The beginning of the game is challenging. The whole game gets more enjoyable later on in the game.