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Game News Risen and Risen 2: Dark Waters Available on GOG

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Crooked Bee, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Tags: GOG; Piranha Bytes; Risen; Risen 2: Dark Waters

    Taluntain will be happy to know that I'm posting about Piranha Bytes' Risen 1 and Risen 2: Dark Waters being available on GOG.com now! The first game in particular is pretty good; opinion on the second range from terrible to good for what it is, so buy at your own risk.

    Risen 1 - What's cool about it:
    • Alter the destiny of the island by the actions you take.
    • Countless side quests and creatures to discover.
    • Over 60 hours of Immersive open world gameplay.
    Overview:
    A mysterious volcanic island. The heavy tremors on the island bode ill for its inhabitants. Ancient temples have risen from the ground recently, bizarre creatures are terrorizing the area. Fear and terror is spreading among the population.

    Risen 2 - What's cool about it:
    • The Gold Edition includes: Risen 2: Dark Waters, and the following DLCs: Risen 2: Dark Waters - Treasure Isle, Risen 2: Dark Waters - A Pirate's Clothes, Risen 2: Dark Waters - Air Temple.
    • With an all-new pirate-based theme, Risen 2: Dark Waters aims to combine the most loved classic RPG gameplay mechanics of the original Risen with a fresh theme and setting on a huge variety of themed island locales.
    • A third-person role-playing game set in a dark and gritty universe, Risen 2: Dark Waters maintains the most immersive features of the original Risen, with multiple approaches to every challenge allowing players to shape the game world based on their own decisions. These choices will serve to unlock new paths, features and additional skills for the character.
    • Together with a highly interactive environment and a full day/night-cycle affecting countless aspects of the game world, Risen 2 will be set in the most immersive RPG game world so far.
    Do give Risen 1 a try, at least, if not Risen 2.
     
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  3. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Don't bother with R2. It's not horrible but it's definitely a major decline from R1.
     
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    I think the first Risen was the last proper RPG I've played, back when I still had larger caches of free time. Pretty good game. Exploring that island and getting horribly murdered by too strong creatures from time to time was really fun.
     
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    The games are good for what they are, but old? I thought GOG had old games. Risen 2 came out 2012.
     
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    felipepepe alert
     
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    >Implying there is anything cool about Risen.
     
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  8. bloodlover Arcane

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    GOG does not have only old games. You can buy AoW 3 from there too and that from release day.
     
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    "Countless" is a grey area... is not a fake number, but it's also not something solid, so usually it isn't considered a hard promise in advertisement.
     
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    Then you have at least one reason to look forward for Risen 3.
     
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    > Implying that you are an retard.
     
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    Played Risen recently (was uber cheap on steam) and it's a good RPG if you like exploring and questing with factions. The end is a dungeon crawl though, which might drag if you have trouble in combat. I'd say you can't be wrong with Risen 1 - the first act basically sucks you in with all the quests and people to talk.
     
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    >Calls someone a retard, spells like a retard
     
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    > At least I'm not a retard with bad taste.
     
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  15. Risen is a good RPG. The last section is decline, but you can say the same for most RPGs (Torment, Bloodlines, KOTOR2).

    It has a great soundtrack too.

    Risen 2... well... I can't say many positive things.
     
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