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15. Re: On Sale Oct 20, 2012, 22:12 Jerykk
yuastnav wrote on Oct 19, 2012, 05:50:
Jerykk wrote on Oct 18, 2012, 23:15:
How is Risen 2 a horror game..? Not sure why it's included in the sale. Still, $17 is a great deal if you enjoyed Gothic 1, 2 and Risen.

Ah, here we disagree. I loved Gothic 1 and 2, Gothic 1 is probably my most favourite game ever. I played them to death.
And that is why I didn't really like Risen and will probably not play Risen 2 (I played a bit of the beta and didn't like it) - because it is just more of the same and nothing new.
PB's performance has been disappointing lately and the route they have taken with Risen 1/2 is not to my liking. Though I am probably in the minority on this one.

If you loved Gothic 1 and 2, I'm not sure why more of the same would be considered a bad thing. That said, Risen 2 probably has the most changes to PB's formula. The skill and equipment systems have been completely revamped and there are a lot more non-combat options in the quests. The weakest part of Risen 2 was the monster AI. In the previous games, the monsters actually slept at night (unless they were nocturnal) and attacked each other. They don't sleep in Risen 2 and very rarely attack each other. Also, they turned lockpicking into a minigame that pauses the rest of the world while you're doing it. I thought Gothic had the best lockpicking implementation, as you had to learn the most common lock patterns and if you broke a pick, you risked being heard by nearby NPCs. It was a subtle yet intense mechanic that worked really well.
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