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Risen 3: Titan Lords

Discussion in 'Piranha Bytes' started by toro, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Elwro Arcane

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    1. Wait 2 years. Then try 3 -- it's better than many people say.
     
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  2. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    nobody reads them
     
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  3. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    And what about Risen 2 ? Playable after 1 ?
     
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  4. Barnabas Self-Ejected Patron Shitposter

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    Angry Joe really hates the risen series watch his reviews for good time
     
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  5. Falksi Arcane

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    Personally I love Risen 2, much prefered it to 1 & 3. It's more polished and action orientated than 1, and much less boring quest & dialogue wise than 3.

    The main characters & humour are superb. Patty, Bones and the Gnomes all have some brilliant dialogue, and overall I found the dialogue very entertaining.

    I played using a gun instead of Voodoo (so *minor spoiler * didn't align with the natives), and it made for fun run & gun style gameplay. So would suggest baring that in mind when you try games play styles.

    A 9/10 experience for me. Definitely flawed with various mechanics which simply work poorly, but a lot if that fades into the background simply coz there's so much fun to be had.
     
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  6. Elwro Arcane

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    In Risen 2. playing voodoo, I hit a main quest bug which made me repeat quite a few hours of the game. So be warned!
     
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  7. Kahr Guest

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    I had to laugh the whole way through Risen 2 or 3. Everytime the story continues it just gets so funny.
    Or the bosses. You really can't say the bosses aren't fun.
    EPIC BOSS BATTLE. Throwing a spear in there.:lol:

    Lol Risen 2/3 spoilers:
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    Mara comes out of nothing, kills the Pirate guy. Mara disappears again. WHAT A TWIST LOL
    Or the guy that betrays you in Risen 3, who had planned EVERYTHING in advance :lol:


    These games are comedy gold. If you can laugh about :retarded:.
     
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  8. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Let's not forget the classic-
    Patty: Boohoo.
     
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  9. Jinn Arcane

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    So I got Risen 3 for $1 on the new humble bundle. Mainly I decided to give it a try because of this Risen 3 Real Enhanced Edition Mod that seems to tweak a lot of the things Roxor had issues with in his review. I know it's not going to be able to redeem the many flaws of this game, but I wanted to see if it made it at least decent. Has anyone ever tried it?
     
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  10. jarmaro Arbiter

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    Not worth it.
     
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  11. Mr. Eko Novice

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    Started last week with this mod. It seems that some aspects of game are more enjoyable now. Haven't delved long enough to judge properly yet. But you simply can not unfuck combat system with any kind of moding, only recoding that thing from scratch can unfuck it (among other things). It seems that human and animal AI is behaving in a more interesting way than before, also seems that he somehow made parry more interesting and clever to use because he tweaked player and enemy combat actions-reactions to certain extent - now you have to either put it up when it's needed then release it and attack or evade, or put it up then super-roll and attack; you can't hold parry and attack, you need to release it in order to attack. If I remember correctly, before you could hold parry as long you want and hit when you wanted without releasing it, only strong enemy attack could maybe break your parry. He did few interesting things that might make combat and game in general more enjoyable.
     
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  12. Jinn Arcane

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    So I've played a couple hours with this mod and have to say I'm actually having a pretty good time. I don't know how bad Risen 3 vanilla was, but I can imagine how shit it was and am really impressed with what this mod has achieved in terms of difficulty and re-balancing. I've been getting the absolute shit beaten out of me by all types of enemies and have been enjoying the exploration so far.

    I would definitely recommend people try Risen 3 with this mod installed. Especially those who have been eyeing up that bundle and wonder "is it even worth the time I'll invest in it?" That being said, I'm only at the beginning of the game, so it certainly still has plenty of time to enter a nosedive. Would love to see some impressions of others who try it out.
     
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  13. Jinn Arcane

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    I've hopped around a few islands to find the faction that I was most drawn to. I'm thinking the Demon Hunters. I quite like Calador so far. Still waiting for the decline to creep on me.
     
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  14. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

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    They are all bad games, unless you don't care about combat and gameplay and then you might like walking around and talking to people.
     
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  15. adddeed Liturgist Possibly Retarded

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    Good hyperbole. Dialogue in the Risen games is some of the best there is. Just funny and non pretentious.
     
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  16. Keu Novice

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    Risen 1 has perfect gameplay, it's gothic formula how should be done 8-9 years later. They somehow fucked up with 2 and 3 trying to appeal to console paesants.
    You can have some mindless fun with 3 but is uninspired and you can see PB dindn't care about the game, dialogues and characters are worse than 2.
     
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  17. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

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    You guys have taste problems.
     
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  18. jarmaro Arbiter

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    Risen in general was a decent game, the problem is it had no soul, it was just a copy of gothic.
     
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    This is why I ended up abandoning it even with the improvements of the mod. There was a real lack of soul or passion that I could just feel seeping from it. Left me me feeling teased and hollow inside.
     
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  20. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    I wouldn't go that far. It had a decent atmosphere and okay-ish world. Not as good as Gothic 1 and 2 but serviceable.
     
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  21. JDR13 Prophet

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    I enjoyed all the Risen games enought to finsh them, but I agree that Risen 1 was a lot better than the sequels.

    Fingers crossed that ELEX marks a return to the style of PB's earlier titles.
     
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  22. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

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    They are all so bad, why do you people like them? The combat is terrible and an RPG with bad combat is worthless.
     
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  23. FUDU Arcane

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    How about fuck off and mind your own business.

    Why do you care what other people like anyway .
     
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  24. Falksi Arcane

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    I found the first an enjoyable game, but yeah agree that the combat really hindered the experience. Still good though, it gets far more stick than it should and I think RPG fans should give it a go.

    Now the second game is my personal fave &, whilst again combat is a bit pants, I found playing run & gun actually quite fun. Yeah it still feels a bit pap and gameplay is definitely under par allround, but it's bareable enough to mean it doesn't drag you down, & that you can really enjoy the games best features - it's humour & characters. My own experience with Risen 2 was great, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Risen 3 was a step backwards from 2 IMO. They'd changed the rifle controls to a more awkward setup, but 3 lost a hell of a lot of charm & humour found in the 2nd. It took itself a bit more serious, and the main character just wasn't voiced as well or interestingly. Plus playing through the same islands felt boring too. Again though, I still thin kthere's plenty in there for RPG lovers to enjoy.

    If you want gameplay then something like Skyrim may be better suited to you. But The Risen series is one which satisfies the part of me which yearns for a bit of depth, atmopshere, humour & sense of reward.
     
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  25. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    :whatho:
     
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