That Risen preview was pretty underwhelming.
yeh the review didnt say much, except there are 3 factions, and you are stuck on an island..
which pretty much describes Gothic 1 in a nutshell as well.. i get the feeling they are going back to the roots on this - for instance he mentioned you cant into someones house and just fuck around without them getting pissed at you, which was also in G1..
so im thinking its another one of those "reboot" type games
anyways you can be sure it will be buggy on release, but ill still download it and give it a try before buy - G3 was soooo fucking bad, but then again G1 was sooo fucking good... so ... dunno