The world has been abandoned by its gods and is scarred from the rampage of the Titans. Humanity is struggling to regain strength and rally its forces. You, however, have more pressing concerns: your own life has been shattered and you must set off to reclaim what is lost amidst the darkness that is spreading throughout the world. Who knows, maybe you'll even save the world at the same time?
Three threads of destiny lie before you. Three ways to rise up against the Titans and regain your soul. Which path to take? The choice is yours.
Freedom: Freely explore and take on quests at your leisure. Quests will have different ways to tackle them and different outcomes. You can play different parts of the game in whatever order you wish and shape your character individually.
Exploration: Discover quests and characters as you make your way through the diverse world of Risen 3 - Titan Lords. From quaint medieval-style towns to delving deep into the dank dark of mines, to the supernatural shadow world, there is a wealth of possibilities waiting to be explored. You will be able to traverse this world in a variety of ways, from swimming to climbing.
Enhanced combat: Featuring a revamped fighting system, with new animation systems in place that add nuance to the fights.
Magic is back! Crystal magic has returned, bringing with it devastating new combat abilities. Wield elements such as lightning, fire and ice to obliterate your foes, or make use of a multitude of additional magical skills to aid you in exploration - the choice is yours!
Guilds & factions: Choose to ally yourself with one of three distinct guilds, each offering unique skills, armouries and quests allowing you to approach your quest in very different ways. Discover additional factions that exist to bend the balance of political power in the world, each with their own agenda for you to uncover. Be careful which characters you trust – some might ally with you with the intent of fulfilling their own sinister plans.
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I have a mixed feeling about this title as I even had fun playing, despite a very weak combat system. However, when I advanced in the ranks of the Taranis mages I became too powerful. The spell I learned knocked out every encountered enemy or a group of enemies before they managed to come close. And that was for about 3/4 of a game, later some more resistant enemies are introduced but there is an easy way to kill them as well. I was hoping for more balanced gameplay so keep that in mind.
The original Risen was one of my favorite RPG's. Then came 2 and 3, neither of which lived up to my love of the original. This one is definitely better than the second one, but never lives up to the original. The DLC is not worth getting. It adds like an hour or two of extra gameplay, which doesn't add anything relevant to the story. The islands in this game never feel large or varied, just like in the sequel. The original Risen really felt like a believable island, which was just not captured by either sequel. The quests are a bit boring and generic. The story is good, but doesn't bring anything new to the table. Whereas the original Risen had a great combat system with parrying, the 2 sequels turned into button mashers and completely removed the parrying, which I actually really enjoyed. Risen has been 3 games now and there probably won't be a fourth, and none have ever felt really complete. It always feels like there's more that either got cut or that they keep saving for another sequel. I also feel like the graphics got worse in each game. For whatever reason I thought Risen looked very real, but the 2 sequels just added blur and got uglier and more cartoony looking. There are sometimes multiple ways to complete your objectives, but you'll never want to play through the game again. I played the first game twice, and the sequels once each. Gothic and Elder Scrolls are much better games, but Risen is worth a playthrough if you are tired of those. Just don't go in expecting anything incredible and you'll be satisfied because Risen just never reaches the level you feel it should. It just stays mediocre throughout.
In the very beginning, you start on a ship battling. It teaches you how to block enemy attacks, how to dodge them and just the basic stuff. After the whole chaos on the ship is over, you end up on a basically paradise. A island which is the most beautiful one you've ever seen in a video game, however there are unfriendly creatures waiting for you. You can use pistol and a melee attacks in the beginning, you also are getting quests which you have to finish and follow the whole story from the beginning with the quests you are receiving. The graphics are much much better compared to the last versions. Also later on you can use spells, magic against bosses and enemies. It has amazing battle system, allowing you to dodge the enemy attacks with jumping and running, great animations and bosses. The whole world surrounding you is very beautiful and the storyline is impressive as well.
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