Despite still having a few issues Risen 3: Titan Lords is a vast improvement on Risen 2. The combat could be better but doesn't cripple the game this time, the world is more interesting and easier to get around, and there's tons of stuff to do.
This game is like Wine it gets better with age. I remember back at its release I found it lazy because the islands are ripped off from Risen 2. Now I do not remember anything from Risen 2 so Risen 3 is the superior Version.
A good spiritual successor of Gothic mixed with the previous Risen. It still have business to do with combat, narrative and quests, but clearly, if every RPG dominates an aspect of it, Risen is the master of exploration.
Two years ago we could give Piranha Bytes the benefit of the doubt, but this time around we can’t give the developer a pass. The third installment is practically a copy of its predecessor. Entire areas, enemies and weapons make their reappearance. This wouldn’t be a problem if everything was already perfect, but Risen 2 was littered with bugs and clunky mechanics. These are still present. Actually charging people for this game, shows the little respect the developer has for its gamers.
While it is certainly not the best RPG I have played it holds up quite well and offers some enjoyable moments and some unforgettable gameplay. It's combat is clunky and it's characters have little more personality than a rock, but other gameplay elements and it's underlying story make this game a good pick up when you can grab it on sale. It's a good game to add to any RPG fans library.
Basically more of Risen 2. The biggest issue is the end boss(es) pretty much make all the previous experience you've gained with the combat system and skills useless. Pretty anti-climactic compared to the rest of the game.
the combat ****. gameplay feels like risen 2, the franchise had problems since the day of risen 1. but risen 1 was great but not on the xbox 360. risen 2 wasn't bad but still was **** and risen 3 was bad. i don't hate this franchise. but the combat ****, story is cliche. and deep silver. why all the voice actors from your library **** ?.
SummaryThe 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 a...