I picked up Risen because it was a free game on a buy two get one free deal, so I figured I would try it. I was pleasantly shocked because it was very fun. There is a few different paths you can take in this game with the main story, which is always a plus. Your actions have an immediate and obvious effect of the way others live, which was a very cool concept. The game is fun to play, running around killing things is not great fun, but enjoyable. But there were a few things that have kept me from going back and finishing this game off. It gives me a headache to play this game, the dialogue sequences hurt to watch. Literally it gives me a headache after 2-3 hours of gameplay. There just doesn't seem to be much to do besides the main story and a few side quests. Maybe I just haven't found that much, but an island with basically 2 large towns doesn't quite cut it for me. The story is enjoyable, but forgettable. You spend a lot of time running around talking to people, which is great considering the effect it has and how dull combat is. There are skills like smithing, but i really haven't found a great use for them other than filler skills. All in all this is an enjoyable game, but it would have been great if they fixed a few minor things.
yes: I recommend this product