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DescriptionThe town of Caldera is in deep trouble. The Fortress of Crystal, the last haven of the Inquisition and the Old Empire, harbors a mysterious cave that may protect it from the assault of the Titans. Luckily, two of the Titans began fighting each other, which gives the Inquisition time to coordinate their activities on the land. However, a sea monster known as Kraken attacks and destroys their ships at sea. Pirates roaming about prevent supplies from being delivered to the fortress. In this troublesome time, the hero is sent on a quest to find a legendary treasure and perhaps figure out a way to destroy the Titans.
Risen 2: Dark Waters is an action role-playing game and a direct sequel to Risen. It features the same main character, now a member of the Inquisition. The game's action takes place several years after the events in the first game, in a pirate-themed, Caribbean-style world. The gameplay follows more or less the same recipe as all other Piranha Bytes games since Gothic, placing emphasis on dialogue, reputation building and world exploration.
The game allows the player to explore a world that's split into several islands, each loaded separately during gameplay. Not all islands are accessible from the beginning, but as the story unfolds, all of them can be explored by the player. The magic system has undergone a severe overhaul: the emphasis is now set on voodoo magic which deals with mind-controlling spells and curses. The close quarters combat system has been simplified. Also, unlike its predecessors, the game prefers to offer the player a more or less unique way of reaching the game's end. There is little in the way of faction joining in Risen 2; there is a line between different factions, but the difference between them is not as critical as it was before.
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Lock picking
- Middleware: Morpheme
- Middleware: SpeedTree
- Physics Engine: PhysX
- Risen series
- Theme: Sea Pirates
|The best pirate game since Sid Meier's Pirates.||András Gregorik (65)|
The Press Says
|Gry OnLine||Apr 23, 2012||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Spazio Games||Apr 29, 2012||8 out of 10||80|
|Eurogamer.it||Apr 23, 2012||8 out of 10||80|
|JeuxActu||Apr 24, 2012||15 out of 20||75|
|GameSpot||May 03, 2012||7 out of 10||70|
|Atomic Gamer||Apr 23, 2012||7 out of 10||70|
|Jeuxvideo.fr||Jul 31, 2012||7 out of 10||70|
|GameTrailers||Apr 30, 2012||6.7 out of 10||67|
|BeefJack||May 02, 2012||6.1 out of 10||61|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||May 03, 2012||6 out of 10||60|
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Related Web Sites
- Risen 2: Dark Waters -- the official website (Multilingual)
- Risen 2 @ Wikipedia -- information about the game in the open encyclopedia
Alex M. (990) added Risen 2: Dark Waters (Windows) on Jun 28, 2012
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