Risen 3: Titan Lords
Great, Immersive RPG!
The 'Gothic' series, which is what 'Risen' is a part of, has suffered quite a bit in the past couple of years. The 'Arcania' bit was pretty terrible, to say the least. And after the first 2 'Gothics', it all seemed to go down hill as the game producers began to cater to the 'more is better' mass mind appeal.
The past 2 Risen's weren't the greatest either, if I am to be honest.
But wow! I have to say that I took a chance on this game, Risen 3, and did not regret it!
-Game Playability-your characters movements make sense now
-NPC Characters-the NPC's behave more like you think they really would in a variety of scenarios
-Game plot-the game plot is more original and engaging this time around
-Graphics-the graphics are vastly improved from the past two Risen's
-Monsters-new monsters and even some that surprise and can scare you
-Interactive environment-You can interact with the environment more; more things to find and pick up, more secret stashes to find, rewarded for exploring
-Buying and selling-you no longer have to worry about how much gold the seller has, if you have it, they can buy it!
-Polish-this is just the most polished game in the series that has come out in quite some time
Things I didn't like so much:
-Map copy from Risen 2 (this was a little silly)
-Guns/Muskets-kind of irrelevant in both game play and also story line, better to do away with guns all together in my opinion
-At a certain point you get to a level where your character can take on everyone and it becomes a matter of hacking and slashing your way through to the end...sort of repetitive
-Lopsided Big Boss Scenes-You go through the first 65% of the game without facing any real bosses...and then all of a sudden you face like 6 in a row...silliness
-Some irrelevances like-Astral Vision, potion brewing, and the ancient knowledge stones
Overall I was incredibly impressed with this game. I love RPG's, but I am extremely picky when it comes to spending my time playing them. If they made a few improvements, did away with the island aspects, added a larger landscape like in Gothic I, did away with the guns, put more emphasis on the bow, and created some new elements: maybe underground world like Arx Fatalis, they will have an absolute winner!
This game would have been good 10 years ago.
It's that simple.
Bought it and 3 minutes in I regretted it...
I'm going to play it longer, but it feels like I might have to chalk this one up to a $50 loss and move on.
The first Risen game I've owning and played and it will be the last...
Great game with "TERRIBLE MEDIOCRE GRAPHICS"!!!
Picked this game on release day.Everything's great except for the graphics. the developer really dropped the ball with character rendering. At many points of the game it even looks like everything except the main character is out of focus.This game does however have all of the characteristics of an Epic RPG.
The Risen franchise is a very underrated gaming franchise imo the graphics in the series haven't always been the best but the stories they tell and the gameplay have always been quite fun and are a most try for any RPG fan.
Pass on it
3 minutes of playing it, I regretted it...
I will play longer due to the fact I don't want to completely waste the $50 I spent on it, but the beginning really left a bad impression on me.
The combat tutorial showed me that the actual combat is very simple.
First Risen I've played and the last...
A bit of a letdown.
The story and quests are good but the graphics are like from 2006.The combat could be much better.A shame!!!