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Risen 3 Review

The Good, The Bad, and The Janky


Risen 3

HIGH Fresh, cheeky dialogue and interesting companions make for an entertaining romp across the high seas

LOW Unavoidable naval combat missions with huge difficulty spikes and no checkpoints

WTF The boss fight vs. an enormous cave spider who spits eggs out of her giant, unnecessarily realistic spider vagina

The ups and downs of being a pirate

Risen 2: Dark Waters Screenshot

For my next big review, I've been working on Risen 2: Dark Waters (Xbox 360). I was a big fan of the first Risen, and I was always disappointed that the game never got the credit I felt it was due. It was rough, to be sure, and I can understand why a certain section of people wouldn't give it the time of day. That said, there was a lot of great stuff happening in that game once you got past appearances, and people who I would've expected to dig into it never did.

Risen Review

...Right Near the Top, It has

Risen Screenshot

HIGH Realizing just how massive and detailed the game is.

LOW The choppy framerate battles inside the volcano.

WTF Gnomes packing one-hit-kill explosives.

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