Summary: 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.
Summary: Risen 2 feels like it was sent out the door before it was completed. The in-game map has few details, the on screen compass is almost useless. You'll just learn the routes by memory long before you use it as any kind of direction finder. The NPCs look bland, like a high end PS2 game or something on PC 15 years ago. Their animations during dialogue scenes are repetitive. Every female characters all have the same action, one hand on hip, the other waving aside.
Summary: 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.
Not stellar, but hardly the worst time-waster I've played
M. A Jenkins "southerndudeman", Amazon
4 January 2013
Summary: 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.