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7.3 out of 10

Risen 2: Dark Waters

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Overall 7
7.0

Risen 2: Dark Waters Review

PlayDevil
10 September 2012
  • Summary: " Risen 2: Dark Waters " has a funny plot, but again is plagues by technical issues. The menu system is one of the worst I’ve ever seen on a console RPG. The lack of decent mapping and pathing is unacceptable in the modern era, and the dodgy animation is also not great. Add in some pretty insipid combat, and you’re left with a shell that has a really interesting theme and story, and some good quests, but not an awful lot of reasons to play through.
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Overall 6
6.0

Risen 2: Dark Waters Review

ztgd.com
16 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Land lovers beware, pirates are on the open seas of consoles now. Our full review inside.
  • Pros: + Massive game, + Getting your own pirate ship
  • Cons: Graphics are rough, Maps/quest log hard to read, Combat is limited and mediocre, Poor translation from PC
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Overall 6
6.0

Risen 2: Dark Waters

oxmonline.com
10 August 2012
  • Excerpt: With so few pirate games around — and classics like Sid Meier’s Pirates! and the Monkey Island series showing what the genre’s capable of — it’s easy to get excited at the thought of a full-on pirate-themed RPG. Even one as flawed as Risen 2: Dark Waters . As roleplaying games go, Risen 2 is pretty ambitious…maybe a bit too much so.
  • Pros: + A sprawling pirate adventure with plenty of depth.
  • Cons: - Unclear objectives and headache-inducing map will frustrate many newcomers., ? Piranha Bytes definitely has design chops, but can they harness their ambition and build a polished product?
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The Seas are Choppy, but There's Gold to be Found

GameCritics.com
5 June 2012
  • Conclusion: "Women love a bit of monkey petting.
  • Pros: The dialogue is frequently brilliant.
  • Cons: Starting a new game because there's no re-spec option.
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Risen 2: Dark Waters Review

GameBanshee
23 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Risen 2 is your quintessential two steps forward, one step back title. At its core, it is recognizably a Piranha Bytes game, and it offers the expected boons and drawbacks. It's fairly unforgiving at the start before becoming too easy at the end (at least, when I was wielding a musket). Its main draw is exploration and it offers enough rewards and hand-crafted locales to keep that interesting.
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Overall 6
6.0

Risen 2: Dark Waters

one-gamer
28 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Whether it's the ropey and repetitive combat system, the linear nature of the seafaring, the peg-legged presentation, the senseless scaling down of the game world or the bloody loading times, this is yet another port that treats the Xbox like a poor man's PC - and both the 360 and Risen 2 deserve much better than that.
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Overall 5
4.9

Risen 2: Dark Waters (Xbox 360) Review

canadianonlinegamers.com
19 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Risen 2: Dark Waters strives to deliver something we really haven’t seen before, an open-world pirate RPG that tempts players with the allure of a fully realized swashbuckling fantasy.  Given that the developers of Risen 2 have chosen a pirate theme, it has a unique advantage over other open-world RPG juggernauts like Skyrim, as very few games have dropped anchor on the swashbuckling side of the fantasy world.
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Overall 8
8.0

Risen 2

OXCGN
24 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Pirates, monsters…and wenches! by Sam Warhurst ©2012 Sam Warhurst While I normally wouldn’t sit down to play a single player Role Playing Game (RPG), being more of a social gamer and playing online multiplayer games, Risen 2 certainly attracted me at first sight. What gamer wouldn’t be interested in plentiful pirates, mythical monsters, attractive saucy wenches and adventure on the high seas?
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OXCGN’s Risen 2 Review

OXCGN
24 May 2012
  • Conclusion: Not for the weak, impatient gamer, Risen 2 is certainly guaranteed to keep you busy for some time if you’re looking to invest with a new RPG. In the end, what more do you need to fill your spare time other than in a fantasy world filled with pirates, voodoo, monsters and wenches!
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Overall 1
0.7

Risen 2: Dark Waters Console Review

nl.ign.com
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Risen 2: Dark Waters is een role playing game met een verhaal over piraten en flink wat elementen van een rollenspel. Dankzij een meer uitgebreide omgeving, een nieuw verhaal, nieuwe personages en een geheel nieuwe technische basis, zal Risen 2 het succes van de Risen-franchise wereldwijd uitbreiden. Hoewel Risen 2: Dark Waters dezelfde naam draagt, heeft het verhaaltechnisch niets met zijn voorloper te maken.
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