Gothic 1 is probably my most favourite game of all time and this is basically the same game that Piranha Bytes did over and over again. I didn't finish Risen, nor did I even buy Risen 2. Why? Because I am sick and tired of them making the same game, over and over again. I want something new.
Risen 2 was actually the biggest departure from the norm for PB. They revamped the equipment system, the skill system, the combat and the party system.