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16. Re: Game Reviews Apr 30, 2012, 09:20 Quboid
 
Fair enough.

I assumed Jaguar was being sarcastic when he said he was the only negative reviewer of Risen 2 as all the reviews I've checked out have been negative; albeit taking ~6/10 as a negative score which it is, but shouldn't be. Maybe he wasn't being sarcastic, I'm not sure.

Things like quest markers and quick level-ups are divisive and subjective. I found it very hard in Gothic 3 to find things, virtually everything took some searching (not always a bad thing) and some things made me resort to Google (always a bad thing). Quest markers aren't realistic, but when you're constrained by dialogue trees (i.e. you can't ask people for directions or ask a quest giver to elaborate on a location), it's an understandable feature. IMHO a fairly quick level-up or two is a good idea just to help players understand how the game works but that's a subjective thing.

Another thing - I assume you're the guy who's been playing since 1985? First off, change your clothes and have a shower! Oh, not continuously? Good. Er, right, my actual point - if a game is accessible only to people who have been playing PC games for decades, then it is very, very badly designed. Moreover, gameplay innovations since 1985 are generally a good thing. Having an unfair difficulty curve is a bad thing and whether or not Risen 2 does have an unfair difficulty curve is subjective and the reviewer can only really give his or her own view on this. They could have been playing PC games since 1984 for all I know, but even if they starting playing games in 2010, their opinion isn't invalid.
 
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