Sep 7, 2014The biggest issue is not that the development set their sights incredibly high, but simply that this kind of game is a mammoth project, and there is simply no way that a limited budget can pull off something of the standard of, say, Skyrim. Risen 3 is a raw, entertaining experience that lacks polish but offers substance.
Sep 15, 2014Sacred 3 - Titan Lords is a game with an interesting story and a world that, although huge, is accessible and easy to remember. However, it becomes extremely difficult to concentrate on the game with such a poor combat, since most of the game consists of fighting.
Official Xbox Magazine UKSep 3, 2014A large, open world and plenty of options can't make up for trainwreck technology, bad writing and clumsy combat. [Oct 2014, p.93]
Games Master UKSep 19, 2014The characters filling out the world are, frankly, insultingly stupid and voiced so badly it wouldn't have even been funny in the '90s.[Nov 2014, p.79]
X-ONE Magazine UKOct 11, 2014A veritable mess. [Issue#116, p.78]
Aug 27, 2014This is why we play videogames! I LOVE IT! Rpg lovers, get this game asap! It's so much fun! Beautiful world! Skyrim eat your hearth out!This is why we play videogames! I LOVE IT! Rpg lovers, get this game asap! It's so much fun! Beautiful world! Skyrim eat your hearth out! Thank you so much Piranha Bytes for this gem!!!… Expand
Sep 1, 2014Incredible game! No idea why people rate it this low - they probably didn't even try to finish it. I pre-ordered it and it was totally worthIncredible game! No idea why people rate it this low - they probably didn't even try to finish it. I pre-ordered it and it was totally worth it. It basically combines everything that was great about Risen, Risen 2 (not much was great about risen 2 admittedly but still they managed to make the most of it) as well as the original Gothic trilogy. The new hero is awesome, combat varied, the exploration worthwhile (you never know when you will find a new great weapon or a legendary item), piracy is still there, as in Risen 2, but it's not a main theme anymore - merely a storytelling tool - and works great. The framerate is much more stable than in previous games and the graphics is, I'd say, on par with Skyrim or Witcher 2.
To be honest I didn't expect this game to be SO GOOD - after a rather boring introduction the game picks up the pace and I just couldn't stop playing at times. Quests number in HUNDREDS and the freedom of choice is great.
To sum up: I recommend this sweet game to everyone who played any Risen or original Gothic game and enjoyed it, as well as people who generally love fantasy rpgs such as aforementioned Skyrim or Witcher.
PS: to malcontents who only play AAA games - don't believe the metascore - in reality the average of reviews worldwide for Risen 3 is about 8/10. But in fact it deserves much more.… Expand
Aug 31, 2014Appassionati dei VERI rpg, qui troverete uno degli ultimi esempi di vecchio gameplay e sana esplorazione fatta di enormi livelli, ricchi diAppassionati dei VERI rpg, qui troverete uno degli ultimi esempi di vecchio gameplay e sana esplorazione fatta di enormi livelli, ricchi di tesori e avventure tutte da scoprire, e una storia appagante e ricca di personaggi ben caratterizzati.
Questo è a mio avviso il più bel gioco della serie e anche il degno successore spirituale della serie Gothic, tanto apprezzata e mai dimenticata.
La conversione su xbox è la migliore dei tre capitoli, si forse alcune texture non fanno gridare al miracolo e anzi, sono molto sgranate, ma il colpo d'occhio generale non è affatto male e la fluidità per quanto da mia prova risulta essere sempre stabile (apro e chiudo una parentesi, ma anche il famosissimo Skyrim non faceva certo gridare al miracolo per definizione delle textures :-). Ottima l'acqua e apprezzatissima la possibilità di immergersi e scoprire a nuoto altre aree di gioco segrete.
Migliorato molto inoltre il sistema di combattimento, ora più vario fin dall'inizio e meglio calibrato.
Amo questo gioco e mi sento di consigliarlo a tutti gli appassionati del genere.
W german rpg makers, Piranha Bytes forever in my heart.… Expand
Oct 21, 2014Sure, they did a good job taking the best bits out of risen 1+2, but boy are there some gameplay bugs. It feels like they really rushed thisSure, they did a good job taking the best bits out of risen 1+2, but boy are there some gameplay bugs. It feels like they really rushed this one out. I had high hopes, but maybe borrow from a friend before you buy.… Expand
Nov 3, 2014If this game had been released in 2003 it would have been amazing. The story is good so far and I love the faction bonuses/abilities you getIf this game had been released in 2003 it would have been amazing. The story is good so far and I love the faction bonuses/abilities you get by joining them. (Actually only played the Demon Hunters so far so I can't comment on the other factions).
I particularly don't like RPGs that allow you to "reset" your character i.e. K of Amalur and Dark Souls II. I haven't gotten very far in the game so I might be wrong, but having limited glory/experience and gold forces you to make some tough choices so you can't max out every ability.
The fighting system is fun, I think people get frustrated because the controls are almost the exact opposite to Skyrim and Dark Souls. i.e. RT is block, X is dodge and A is attack.....it took me probably 7 hours before I got used to the controls.
Because of the limited glory/experience/gold there is an added element of satisfaction after you complete each quest. You may not need all the loot you received but you definitely need the glory/gold.
I love how you start out really weak and then gradually get stronger. There is a sense of character progression similar to Dark Souls where starting out, simple enemies will swarm and kill you. But after building up skills and armor, each battle is no longer a fight to the death and it feels like your character is getting stronger. As well, I have gone through RPGs without ever using healing potions or magical buffs, this game forces you to use all your resources.
Like I said I just started, about 15 hours in, but I have died many times, so far it is challenging and fun.
The graphics are horrible.
Cut scenes are horrible.
Load times are horrible.
I am an old gamer and grew up in the 80s so bad graphics and load times don't bother me....so overall this game is fun and challenging.… Expand
Aug 14, 2014Hmmmm, where to start? From the outset and RISEN 3's earliest frames, blocky textures, screen-tearing and framerate issues abound.Hmmmm, where to start? From the outset and RISEN 3's earliest frames, blocky textures, screen-tearing and framerate issues abound. Technically, at least on 360, RISEN 3 is a functional mess; it hardlocked my console 5 times while questing or opening my inventory during the first island's initial journeys.
Almost shovelware, certainly broken and unfinished, RISEN 3 at full retail price IS, imo, a moneygrab, brazen and egregious. Will Pirahna Bytes fix their "hot mess?" Not likely, as the first and second RISEN games still have most, if not all, of THEIR broken issues still present at this writing.
Many other reviewers, professional and consumer, have also noted RISEN 3's poor FPS, microstuttering, unbalanced gameplay, and uneven presentation combined with poor texturing, bad lighting, and general lack of polish.
Moreover, many gamers have noted the "simple" dodge and roll combat mechanics while yet another word may describe the combat in a more terse way: "stunlock." Your player-character will become stunlocked and killed repeatedly on various difficulty settings; mobs will attack and attack and attack while your character will recycle animations as hitpoints dwindle to a visit to the reload screen.
Additionally, the game purports to have an autosave function that marks your place at random intervals in the gameworld; although, commonplace and effective elsewhere, in most games, in RISEN 3 during combat, while securing a potion or two, the autosave will cause the fps to plummet to slideshow effect, often locking up my XBOX 360.
CAN these seemingly random issues be fixed? Imo, hardware issues, gameplay design and poor coding will forestall RISEN 3's rise above the rim of the porcelain bowl. :(… Expand
Nov 22, 2014this game horrible it has so many gilches making the very boring i wasn't dissapointed this game is the second worst game of this year afterthis game horrible it has so many gilches making the very boring i wasn't dissapointed this game is the second worst game of this year after last of us remasterd… Expand
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