Why did no one play Risen?

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  1. Boomdart

    Boomdart New Member

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    If you're looking for graphics, this is a one stop game.

    The environment breaths, the city is full of life, everything about it just seems so damned realistic, for a video game.

    It's not a huge game, you're stranded on an island but if you have a computer that can handle it with max settings (and I imagine by now most people should have at least that) then it is quite a world to explore.

    The island is not very large if you're comparing it to some online mmorpg or something, but in the single player context this game rocks. It is not pushover easy like Fable/Fable 2, this game is very very difficult if you choose to attack the wrong creatures at the wrong time. I make frequent use of save/load in the middle of a battle (this can get you in trouble sometimes when you have no chance to defend as the game loads) but when you finally kill whatever it is you're after the feeling of accomplishment is so much greater than mowing down hordes of enemies that barely block your attacks.


    Simple tips depending on what you choose:

    Go the bandits? Get your lockpicking to 2 asap, pickpocket to 1, sword skill and strength after that. Regardless of your skill you can always use a bad ass crossbow with your strength and it's very important. Once you get to the point you can wield bastard swords in one hand and a shield in another (level 6) then you can spend your points on whatever you want.

    Go the magic route? Concentrate on one spell, make it as best as it can get, doesn't really matter which you choose.

    Go to the inquisition? Kill someone randomly with a better staff and use it, then learn everything you can, concentrating on what you think you'd like the most.


    Monsters: These fuckers are tough, they will not idly sit by as you kill them. They make a valiant effort to stay alive every second of the battle. If you are holding your block key too long, the AI realizes that and is waiting for you to take your finger off the block key. You have to be crafty and learn the monsters' moves in this game.

    The monsters are a pain sometimes, but what is really tough is fighting other human characters (which you only mainly do in the Don's storyline) and that takes practice depending on what your weapon skill is at that time. Pay close attention to how the characters explain your abilities as you level them up.

    Then, enjoy the beautiful world that is Risen.
     
  2. ErwinRommel

    ErwinRommel New Member

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    because there are much better games out there
     
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    ErwinRommel New Member

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    I would boot up oblivion with some mods before even thinking of playing that
     
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    True, but IMO Oblivion without mods is poop. Fallout 3 without mods much better. Sadly, enough though they both offer very similar gameplay, the VAC system as well as projectile weaponry really make up the difference.

    Risen was fun, animations were poor, story was interesting (not great), the choices were nice, and the skill building was above average. I would give the game a 7.5/10. I played it and completed it, but all in all there were and still are better RPG games out there. Now, if you have finished all those "cool" RPG's and are looking for something good to pass the time, then Risen is a good choice.
     
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    game was alright, but not in the class of oblivion and fallout 3
     
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    Chanandler Bong OT Supporter

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    cuz it looks like ass on 360
     
  7. Wolf Demon

    Wolf Demon HURF DURF OT Supporter

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    pics/screens?
     
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    also cuz dragon age is out.
     
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    ForgottenSpiral Hope and Irony OT Supporter

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    So Morrowind then?
     
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    heres a nice one, I love the scenery because it sways with the wind, even trees and branches sway.

    Find a youtube vid of gameplay in HD for a better realization of what it's like

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    I played Dragon Age already, and beat Divinity II (awesome game but terrible ending, completely destroys re-playability).

    Not too many PC rpgs out there.
     
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    looks absolutely horrible, and wat to there not being many pc rpgs
     
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    more like wat @ saying the game looks horrible
     
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    compared to oblivion which came out many years ago, nga plz
     
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    This game looks better than oblivion, feels alive rather than a stationary picture.

    Has better shadows and lighting while the special effects give a more realistic perspective when looking off into the distance.
     
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    I think default Risen looks better than Oblivion with texture mods and all that shit :dunno:
     
  17. tibbar

    tibbar aww fennec foxah aww

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    What are the recommended requirements for this game anyway?
     
  18. tibbar

    tibbar aww fennec foxah aww

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    That's the minimum, which I barely meet, :rofl:
     
  19. tibbar

    tibbar aww fennec foxah aww

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    I've got a q6600 2.6ghz
    Geforce 8800 Ultra
    and 6GB of ram
     
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    I liked Risen a lot - I even beat it.
     
  21. Boomdart

    Boomdart New Member

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    I played with the same processor, 2gb of ram, and a 9800gt (your ultra 8800 is probably better) and it ran fine in 1680x1050

    It did get a little choppy in town sometimes, but not badly.

    I still have the same proc but 4gb ram now and a 5770, runs a hell of a lot better and does so w/ max settings across the board. The 9800gt would too, just not quite as well.
     
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    this

    i want TES5
     

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