Risen 2: Dark Waters - Complete Package - Playstation 3 (Special Edition)

3.4 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
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  • New Visual Technology - High-res texturing, gorgeous weather, water and light/shadow effects, a fully revamped character animation system and an exhaustive NPC character model design which greatly reduces the chance of "clone" NPCs
  • A perfect blend of classical RPG gameplay and a fresh, unique underlying game world; Several Unique Islands encourage exploration and adventure while the player hunts for secret treasures and hidden areas
  • Risen 2 features open world complete with rum, firearms, dirty tricks and a brand new voodoo magic style; fully envelops players with full day/night cycle, dynamic weather patterns, NPCs with daily routines who react based on your behavior
  • Every Gameplay Decision Has a Consequence - players get to shape their game experience and even the game world itself depending on their actions and choices, their choices may change the character's skill set, NPC relationships, or potential quest lines

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3

Risen 2: Dark Waters is a third-person role playing game that thrusts players into the role of the nameless hero as he infiltrates the world of Pirates in hopes of discovering the key to vanquishing the Titan scourge threating the civilized world.

Product Information

Platform:PlayStation 3
ASIN B007FMSH4M
Release date July 31, 2012
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3.4 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #30,305 in videogames
#1,593 in Video Games > PlayStation 3 > Games
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Product Dimensions 5 x 5 x 0.5 inches
Media: Video Game
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Platform for Display: PlayStation 3
I stayed away from Risen 2 for some time, due to early reviews. However, with the Christmas break upon me, I decided to give it a try in Gamefly. And as it turns out, if you dismiss the fanboys and the haters, you get a pretty accurate review of this game. It's not perfect, but it's hardly terrible, and at times, it's quite fun.

THE GOOD:

Gameplay (sans fighting): The exploration aspect of the game is a blast. I've wanted to play a real pirate game for some time since being disappointed by Rogue Galaxy many years ago. This game almost does the trick. While there is a storyline about saving the world, the real fun is interacting with others, robbing graves, and in general, accumulating loot. The main plot isn't bad, but I find it implausible that pirates would worry so much about anything other than getting rich and getting women. And while the main character isn't a full pirate, it still strains belief.

But there are numerous islands to explore, numerous sites to find, numerous treasures to plunder, and (unfortunately) numerous enemies to fight. I wish it was easier to run from the enemies (more on that later), but I thoroughly enjoy the other aspects.

Dialogue: It's like the script was written by a well-versed 14-year-old. F words pepper the dialogue (there is one hilarious character, late in the game, that curses about every other word). And yet, I find the dialogue pretty good (much better than Two Worlds 2, whose dialogue didn't match the game in the least). I enjoy the voices for the most part, and given that you will be talking a LOT, that's a plus.

Graphics: I don't know why everyone beats up on the graphics. While they may not be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, they are more than functional.
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Loved this game! How much you say? Well I played it all the way through twice and had to grind about 4 hrs extra just to get the last trophy for the platinum(dumb trophy by the way) The game is quite humorous and fun and can easily take 40-50hrs on the first playthrough. My only complaint is the combat which was much better in the first game. Why did they take away block? Who knows? Play it on easy and it is a blast. I know this game did not sell so well but I still hope that there may be a sequel someday for the next gen!
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Platform for Display: PlayStation 3
Good:
-Unique Pirate theme and tropical settings including beautiful beaches, treacherous jungles, creepy caves and voodoo temples.
-Surprisingly good music that does a great job creating ambiance. Going in caves genuinely scares me thanks to this (and the fact that I'm stubborn about not wanting to use up torches lol).
-Lots of quests/exploring/collecting to do.
-Interesting combat: I admit, the combat at first in this game seems super boring, but once you are able to buy a few skills (faster attacks, power attacks, etc) it really improves.
-Tons of skills to learn: ranging from sword and gun skills, to voodoo, to sending a trained monkey through a window to rob a house for you lol.

Bad:
-The text is TINY, so unless you're right in front of your TV you will have a hard time reading it. For the console releases of this they really should have included an option to make it larger.
-Lots of pop-in textures.
-The in-game map isn't great because you can't zoom.
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Story line : 5 stars
Pirate Theme: 5 stars
Tech upkeep: 4.5

It was a great game, the story was equally good. though later in the game it got a little laggy. No big deal as I had a blast.
Definitely this game is in my top 10 favorites.
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Maybe 3.5 stars.

So I finished this game...finally. I enjoyed it more than the first which I never finished. It seemed like it had everything there for a good game but it was just boring after a while. I played on easy since I read that was a better option to enjoy the game with less frustration. I won't cover combat, it is what it is. Simple and shallow like everything else in the game.

+Some character development. Not much but enough to feel like you were getting better at things.
+Fun to be a pirate. This may be the best part of the game. There aren't a lot of games in the pirate genre.
+Fairly open world. You can revisit any of the islands you were at previously and actually you need to for some of the quests.

-Bad lighting in caves. It was really dark. Ok, it is dark in caves. I get it. But you don't get a mini-map and you can't see where you're going. How is this fun? Even with the gamma turned on max brightness and playing in a dark room, I could barely see with the pathetic torch.
-Chests and lockpicking. The mini-game for picking locks got a little old after a while. I know developers try to come up with clever new ways to present the lock picking skills in games but it was just old after a while. And there were no consequences to failure. You only need one pick in the whole game and if your skill is high enough, you get to try their little mechanic as many times as it takes to "win". Chests are scattered throughout the game and some you just have to come back to later in the game once your skill is high enough. That random chest on a random beach somewhere that might hold something but is too high level for you when you find it? Just come back to it hours later in the game! Oh, you don't remember where it is or that it even exists?
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