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Risen 2 formally announced for PC and console

Monday, 21st February 2011 15:16 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Deep Silver’s formally announced Risen 2: Dark Waters for consoles and PC.

First details and screens of the game came out over the weekend.

The game takes several years after the end of the original title, where “raging titans have devastated the world and pushed humanity to the brink of existence. Subsequently, monstrous creatures have risen from the watery depths of the sea and their attacks have brought all seafaring to a grinding halt.”

The hero from the first game is now part of the “Inquisition,” and is sent to find out how “to stop the chaos caused by these creatures from the deep.”

Risen 2 will look to bring together the RPG gameplay elements of from Risen 1 as well as a “fresh theme and setting on a huge variety of themed island locales.”

No date yet. This was the game that Deep Silver teased at this morning.

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21 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Well finally. I hope they will fix STORY issues, quest issues and etc. what was wroing with it.

    Xbox 360 version they need to fix also, because it was a bit crappy.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    I hope they start from scratch with the combat-system. That was a complete joke and nearly ruined the game for me.

    Also the story wasn’t interesting, most of the characters didn’t have motivation, etc. etc.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    “Also the story wasn’t interesting, most of the characters didn’t have motivation, etc. etc.”

    I agree. Story was boring and uninspiring at all, but that was basically because of the Xbox 360 port. Piranha bytes have great taste for RPG games, but if they make a good one it’s always with bugs. If their games have less bugs it’s uninspiring at best.

    “I hope they start from scratch with the combat-system”

    I thought it was ok. They just need more moves.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    Guys, i never played Risen Before, therefore the question is, this news are great?, i mean this game is a must get?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @4 If you played gothic 1,2 or poor third installment you should try it at least.

    Xbox 360 version is a shoddy port. PC version runs great. Uninspired story. But great exploration and RPG mechanics.

    If you never played Piranha bytes you should play Gothic I or Gothic 2 with addon. They are fantastic and legendary.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    *Piranha bytes games

    PS: PAt, for F sake, bring the EDIT button… :(

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    Thanks Erthazus, but i never played those game before T_T, but given your enthusiasm, i will said is great news 8D, thanks again

    #7 4 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    @3: But i heard the 360 version WAS full of bugs. O: But i see your point. Usually the more bugs a PB title has, the more it’s worth it.

    I really like the Gothic series because the whole world feels so alive, something missing in great US/Canadian RPG’s, not even going to mention Japanese RPG’s.

    But i also missed that in Risen. Usually every character in Gothic had a tale to tell and a quest to offer, every character had a motivation for their actions.

    Something i didn’t even knew i liked: Becoming someone. In Gothic 1-3 you had to earn your armor, by the time you earned the title Paladin you gain respect, people started talking differently with you. That’s something completely forgotten and left out in Arcania. After two house (max) i wore an armor that would make a Paladin fell ashamed.

    Don’t know if that game flopped, but i can understand why it would.

    About the combat, i don’t know. It seemed very unbalanced to me. I the first few animals could kill because you could never really figure out how they are going to attack you. PB is pretty lazy when it comes to animation.

    Example: A wolf is about to attack you. The wolf stands, jumps 3 feet in front of you, bites 3 times in a row. You’re dead. If not, the wolf jumped back to his position again in a second. To attack him, you have to gain distance, which takes time, time the wolf could use again to kill you.

    There are a lot of situation where you have to fight multiple enemies, but the combat-system is not made for this, you can only fight one enemy at the time, even if you have a staff, you can’t hit other enemies, no matter how close you’re to them.

    Arcania might be a bad Gothic game, but it had a very fluid combat-system. Where you’re able to attack multiple enemies.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. DrDamn

    @4
    It’s certainly more of a particular taste of action RPG. It’s the sort of game which if it grabs you then you will love it – some just won’t like it though. Heavier on the story and interaction with people than other titles, quite flexible in quest approach and you often get presented with meaningful choices. Risen I played on the 360 a fair bit. Aside from the shoddiness of the port the combat was quite harsh. I never really found a connection with action and consequence in battles.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. ManuOtaku

    @9 so… is like dragon age..a little bit, if thats the case iam in… and thanks for the respond 8D

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DrDamn

    @8
    Yep that’s exactly what I didn’t like about the combat. Couldn’t connect with what I should be doing at a particular moment in the combat in order to do well and not die so much. It’s light years away from the feel you get from say Demon’s Souls which is just as harsh – if not more so – but there is a great connection to the combat. If you die you know why you did and what you should try and do to avoid it next time.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    @10
    It’s not party based, so just one character – but I guess the connection you are making is more along the quest line. Yes – though what stood out to me in Risen was the number of grey areas in quests. It wasn’t always clearly about right and wrong – being good or bad – sometimes you had to make a judgement call based on limited information and your own feeling on the situation. It’s different and good in that regard.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @ManuOtaku, it’s not Dragon age like, it’s more of a WITCHER 1-2.

    @YZ, “But i also missed that in Risen. Usually every character in Gothic had a tale to tell and a quest to offer, every character had a motivation for their actions.”

    Yeah, character development in Risen was awful while in gothic 1-2 it was great.

    “But i heard the 360 version WAS full of bugs.”

    Shoddy port. PC version was OK. I didn’t got any bug at all like with previous titles.

    “Don’t know if that game flopped, but i can understand why it would.”

    It didn’t because Piranha Bytes have a massive FANbase support since first Gothic game.
    They still sell it and you can buy any version on their site right now.

    “PB is pretty lazy when it comes to animation.”

    More like they don’t know hwow to do it. They don’t have motion capture.

    Maybe you are gong to be shocked but only 22 people are working there. so don’t expect something super cool with animation, but graphics and design is always this gen.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @13:

    “Yeah, character development in Risen was awful while in gothic 1-2 it was great.”

    Yeah, i loved that. Especially meeting previous characters from Gothic 1 in Gothic 2. That was fun.

    “It didn’t because Piranha Bytes have a massive FANbase support since first Gothic game.
    They still sell it and you can buy any version on their site right now.”

    I actually meant “Arcania” and not Risen, though i was quite disappointed by Risen, i still think it’s one of the better RPG’s.

    “Maybe you are gong to be shocked but only 22 people are working there. so don’t expect something super cool with animation, but graphics and design is always this gen.”

    Okay, that actually shocked me. I thought it was a staff of at least 50 people. Good to know.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. ManuOtaku

    Erthazus, DrDamn, those games you keep mentioning are for PC right, the thing is i never played games in a PC before, so i know nothing about those games,i have been all my life a console gamer, you computers were i live were for the rich, back in the day…but hey thanks anyway, for your responds… know if you could please find a console rpg that is on the lines of risen…8D

    #15 4 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @15: Two Worlds 2, maybe? Not really many alternatives. It’s still a good game, just ignore the stupid dialogs and forgettable cast of characters.

    If you’re interested in Risen 2 i recommend waiting for reviews, maybe the port is just as bad as the previous one.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    “I actually meant “Arcania” and not Risen, though i was quite disappointed by Risen, i still think it’s one of the better RPG’s.”

    Arcania? Oh yeah, that thing… FLOPPED hard and it was done by Spellbound Entertainment that know nothing about great RPG games.

    for me that game was worse then piece of *put ugly word here*.

    @ManuOtaku, then go look forward for SKYRIM, maybe DAO 2, watch for Risen 2 because they can fix everything and you are going to treat yourself with nice RPG games.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Uncontested

    Risen was full of ‘meh’ small boring world.. boring characters… but im an addict for RPGs.. so I had to play it.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Moonwalker1982

    I absolutely loved Risen, and it was very addictive and this was even the 360 game. The bad port , bad graphics, bad framerates now and then, but i accepted all this and enjoyed the gameplay. The combat took some getting used to, but it felt like the Gothic games so i was right at home.

    Last weekend on the Risen 2 forum i saw that (i believe) according to a PC gaming magazine that Risen is 80% finished and they are busy with the audio now, the voices. I also read that the developer of Venetica is working on the console version….noooooooooo!!!!!!!

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Suikoden Fan

    if i got this it’d be on pc after that horrid port of the first game

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Hunam

    I just couldn’t get over the wonky writing and voice acting of the original.

    #21 4 years ago

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