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  • Summary: The world of the RPG Risen 3 is abandoned by all gods and suffers from the Titan Wars when a new threat emerges. A young warrior is attacked from the darkness and deprived of his soul. He intends to reclaim what is lost amidst the shadows that is spreading throughout the world. The bannedThe world of the RPG Risen 3 is abandoned by all gods and suffers from the Titan Wars when a new threat emerges. A young warrior is attacked from the darkness and deprived of his soul. He intends to reclaim what is lost amidst the shadows that is spreading throughout the world. The banned Mages might be powerful allies on his quest. To attain their help, he must find the Mage sanctuary on Taranis, otherwise known as the Island of Thunder. Protected by the Guardians, the Mages search the mines of Taranis for crystals loaded with magic energy. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 49
  2. Negative: 6 out of 49
  1. Aug 13, 2014
    92
    For every reason I play RPGs (big decisions, interesting characters, fun gameplay, immersive exploration), Risen 3 hits every sweet spot.
  2. Aug 12, 2014
    83
    Piranha Bytes is going back to its roots – including new cool factions like the Demonhunters and Guardians, both using powerful fantasy-spells. The game also offers a rich and detailed open world, mixing pirate- with medieval-setting where you can explore tons of rpg-content. Unfortunately the cinematic and technical presentation isn’t state of the art, including camera- and clipping-problems. Though the combat-system has improved since Risen 2, it still isn’t well balanced and polished.
  3. Oct 22, 2014
    75
    The Germans took a step back and reintroduced more of the distinctive atmosphere of the Gothic series and the first Risen, which is a huge advantage for me. The world is so vivid and lively that it really makes you want to be there and see as much of the vast content as possible. It’s a shame that the game’s engine is visibly aging and the story lacks the punch. [10/2014, p.48]
  4. Aug 12, 2014
    70
    Despite its oddball shortcomings, Risen 3 is a solid open-world RPG packed with entertaining characters and challenging combat scenarios.
  5. Aug 20, 2014
    67
    The main strength of Risen 3: Titan Lords is the big amount of things to do. Missions of any kind, treasure maps, crafting, factions, exploration of the islands, some naval engagement and more. But for those who have already played Risen 2: Dark Waters the impression of "copy-paste" is really strong and unfortunately its main flaws are still here.
  6. Aug 21, 2014
    56
    It’s almost a good game. For some of you that will be enough. It’s a neat little diversion and it’s fun in spurts, and maybe that’s all you are looking for. However, there are many other better RPGs to play out there with better stories, and better systems.
  7. Aug 12, 2014
    40
    Bloated in the mission department, threadbare everywhere else, Risen 3: Titan Lords is cobbled together from rehashed material, and the series' many flaws are enhanced a hundredfold in the process.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 152
  2. Negative: 55 out of 152
  1. Oct 9, 2014
    10
    I really don't understand all the hate that surround this game. If I may, I suggest anyone to give it a try. It's a fun game, with greatI really don't understand all the hate that surround this game. If I may, I suggest anyone to give it a try. It's a fun game, with great graphics, a lot of freedom and tons of quests and attention to the detail. Don't let generic hate and arguable reviews make you skip this game. Expand
  2. Aug 15, 2014
    10
    Amazing game. The american audience is missing the point - again. When it first came out, 3 days before it arrived in Europe, it already hadAmazing game. The american audience is missing the point - again. When it first came out, 3 days before it arrived in Europe, it already had 90% bad reviews. But beware - it's an european game and it is better than any american-made open-world RPG. Suck it up. Expand
  3. Aug 12, 2014
    10
    This game is that what I expected. There is a lot of that things that were the best in Risen and Gothic series. Combat system is dynamic andThis game is that what I expected. There is a lot of that things that were the best in Risen and Gothic series. Combat system is dynamic and enjoyable. Game world has been made perfectly. You can decide where your hero will sail on a ship almost at game start. Story is very good and surprising. Risen 3 is one of the best RPG game of this year by me.
    You need to buy it!
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  4. Aug 16, 2014
    7
    having plunged deeper into the game its still no gothic but the best risen game from pb please remake gothic 1/2 or a new start in the gothichaving plunged deeper into the game its still no gothic but the best risen game from pb please remake gothic 1/2 or a new start in the gothic era ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2014
    5
    This game tries to capture the Gothic series feel but falls short. Combat tries to imitate the style of other rpgs but is unresponsive andThis game tries to capture the Gothic series feel but falls short. Combat tries to imitate the style of other rpgs but is unresponsive and feels choppy. The graphics are also very sloppy, and the voice acting and storyline is quite forgettable. Unfortunately, RIsen 3 does not do anything to help it stand out from its former greats, and everything it does do to try to bring Gothic up to date seems very underwhelming. Expand
  6. Aug 15, 2014
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The pros are the spirit and mood. Caribbean islands are perfect, they hide so many secrets. The clothes customization is good. And thats all.
    Contra: Fight system...I hate it. Very hard to hit the creaturesa and monsters, they attack to often. (2hits/sec). Thats why I cannot use the heavy hit with my sword. The monsters push me back when I load the powerred hit, and it zeroes when I fly back from the enemy hit. Enemies chase me always, almost impossible to escape. Too much enemies. When I try to escape from an unballanced fight, I meet at least 5 more enemies during running from my previous fight. At the end 5-7 enemies chase me and chase me and chase me until the infinity and beyond. This is the worst part of the game.
    When I accidentally hit a friendly NPC during a fight, it gets angry and starts to attack me, and ...read above....cannot escape from it.

    Toooooo much missions, When I talk to an npc, 99% that it will give me a total useless quest. Get lost bag, find plant, kill beast, .... (do not worth to complete, too much annoying fight to get a package/plant, and get too small reward. And I cannot cancell the quest, it just fills my logbook. makes harder to see it.
    Less, but more interesting, more rewarding missions would be better.

    Main mission: what is the main mission? Im totally lost. Get crew? Get ship? Get back soul? How? Where should I start? Is there a progress? Or all main missions just put together, and do it in the order you like it?

    Conversation: very boring, robotic speech. the camera always jumps to one player to one npc. These camera jumpings are very exhausting to my eyes.

    Bugs: Oh my sweet mama.....so much bug, Wow, so pesky, much glitches.
    I had to start from the end of the crab coast, because the Booze mission got stuck. I should get eggs for Harry, but this speech option somehow disappeard, and nor Harry, nor Booze not communicate with me....I could not proceed foward with them. And I had not savegame before I met them first.

    Camera: already mentioned the conversation jumps. But when I fall down, the camera stucks, and sets into an impossible angle.

    All in all this game is very half-baked, and old. Built onto an old base of a buggy game. It is not good in 2014. They should have forget the elements of the first game TOTALLY. Mainly the fight system (read above). Among the others the physics are outdated, there are moveble wrecks, rocks, and bodies, but still not enogh today.
    Fight, bugs, camera, physics are the most negative part of the game. Why did they used the old method? it was long tim wrong. It was annoying in the gothics, and in the older risens. (I could not finish the Risen 1, because these. I didnt want to get into the mental hospital.)
    I had to cheat, Im not proud of it, but these points make the game unplayable. I had to counter-ballance them. Now I have 100 sword stat, and the most powerful sword in the second island (Kali, or what), and I bought every learnable stats from teachers. it makes the fight little bit easier, but the fast enemies make it bad.
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  7. Nov 27, 2014
    0
    Just bought this game and installed it on my PC. As soon as played it for an hour, it bores me. It did not meet my expectations, thought itJust bought this game and installed it on my PC. As soon as played it for an hour, it bores me. It did not meet my expectations, thought it could surpassed Skyrim or other games like it, but sadly it did not. Waste of money and time. I could have gone for Farcry4 which is on my 2nd list when i bought it. If this game sucks bigtime, how much more the other 2 which came before it. Expand

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