Conclusion: Tout n'est pas parfait dans ce Risen. On pourra par exemple évoquer l'absence de monture qui aurait pu se révéler "reposant", le mystère de ce heros "sans nom", un système de combat que certains pourront juger limité, une progression pénible en début de partie, les animations douteuses des personnages..., et la liste n'est pas exhaustive.
Pros: Un univers riche et dense, L'interaction, L'IA des PNJ, Le système de combat plus technique, Une difficulté assumée
Cons: Une progression lente, Les PNJ clonés, Défauts dans les animations des personnages
Excerpt: I am a huge fan of the Gothic series – one of the very few series that kept me playing until 5AM in the morning, for a few days in a row… You can imagine how happy I was to hear that Piranha Bytes, the developers of Gothic, have decided to bring us a new experience via a new game: Risen . I got the game, I’ve played it and now you can read my impressions.
Excerpt: The game takes place on an island. You wash up one day after a shipwreck, and soon enough you become embroiled in local events. Ancient temples have been rising up out of the ground, and while vast treasures can be found within, the temples have also been producing evil creatures, including skeletons and lizard men.
Excerpt: Risen is the latest role-playing game from German developer Piranha Bytes, which previously created the Gothic series (between 2001 and 2006). I only played the original Gothic , but from what I can tell Risen is a similar sort of game, with a gritty atmosphere, non-linear gameplay, various factions to join, lots of objects to interact with -- and numerous bugs and interface issues that cut into the fun. The game takes place on an island.
Summary: I think the thing that I liked the most about Risen was that fact that it’s so realistic. In most RPGs, you can just rob every house in walk into. If you steal from someone in Risen , they’ll resent you, attack you, call the guards, and basically be just hostile to you until the end of the game. If a character dies, they are dead for good, so it’s very important not to train some monsters back to your skill trainer! For the most part, Risen is a pretty hard core RPG.
Conclusion: Risen is a wonderful game RPG fans and most especially fans of the Gothic series will love. It doesn’t have the heap of bugs of the previous series, it is consistent and charming, it is challenging and quite lengthy. Unfortunately, it’s main advantage – that it’s a lot like Gothic – is it’s main disadvantage.
Excerpt: Releasing a title during the Fall quarter can be a daunting task, especially when your game is an RPG that will be competing with BioWare’s latest epic, Dragon Age: Origins . But developer Piranha Bytes and publisher Deep Silver gave it a go with their third-person action RPG Risen . While the game has places where it shines and can feature a worthwhile RPG experience, several glitches and shortcomings seem to keep the game from ever reaching the level of enjoyment that...
Conclusion: Fans of Risen will say that the game is a throwback to the old days when RPGs were hardcore, but hardcore doesn’t always mean fun. RPGs have evolved quite a lot over the last ten years, and Piranha Bytes seems content with not being a part of that innovation. Risen suffers from some really bad pacing (the first chapter quests do very little to push the story forward at all); questing is hampered by the uninformative quest journal, and the game's clunky controls and...
Pros: Excellent voice acting; island is beautiful.
Cons: Poor controls; horrid combat system; unintuitive quest design; unoriginal and bland gameplay; Gothic 3 but with shiny graphics.
Excerpt: I admit it. I'm addicted to RPGs. I played Morrowind for over 800 hours. Oblivion fell in only 350 hours, still a feat for most gamers I suppose. And I don't want to count how many modules I downloaded for Neverwinter Nights. Even games like Bioshock or Majesty 2 that have role-playing elements enthrall me. And I've been known to play lukewarm pure RPGs like Legend and Arx Fatalis for a long time despite their flaws.