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#954741 - 05/08/14 04:23 AM Risen II
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I recently replayed the original Risen and posted here to say how much I enjoyed it all over again happydance

And now I'm playing Risen 2 and enjoying it just as much as the first !! thumbsup

[Both games offer the very simple combat format that I do so like : "Just unleash your weapon and click on the foe." No dreadfully complicated stuff to cope with at all grin]

For me they are two GREAT games dance
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#954780 - 05/08/14 08:46 AM Re: Risen II [Re: Mad]
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Enjoyed them both, too. yes

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#954786 - 05/08/14 09:22 AM Re: Risen II [Re: Rowan]
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I'm going to have to take a look at the Risen games, Mad.

(And the combat style sounds good to me, too!). grin

It's great that you have enjoyed both games so much. dance

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#954818 - 05/08/14 11:29 AM Re: Risen II [Re: Mad]
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So glad you are having a good time wave
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#954898 - 05/08/14 07:28 PM Re: Risen II [Re: Mad]
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I have Risen II as well and plan to play it fairly soon. I liked Risen, though I kind of skipped the ending boss battle.
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#954921 - 05/08/14 09:25 PM Re: Risen II [Re: hagatha]
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Oh, I often have to skip the end battles, hagatha. But I do sometimes win them. And it always shocks me no end when I do !! lol

Marian, I think you would enjoy the Risen games. And happily they stayed very close to the format of Risen for Risen II.

[Really nice not to have been plagued with huge "improvements" in the sequel. They so often turn out to be huge "disasters" instead eek]
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#955073 - 05/09/14 02:51 PM Re: Risen II [Re: Mad]
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Originally Posted By: Mad
[Really nice not to have been plagued with huge "improvements" in the sequel. They so often turn out to be huge "disasters" instead eek]


Agreed.

And the other thing I loved about Risen was its similarity to Gothic. I love Gothic, but I think I'm all played out, so it was wonderful to find a spiritual successor. I still play Gothic 2, though.
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#955092 - 05/09/14 04:46 PM Re: Risen II [Re: Mad]
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I think I enjoyed Risen II more than the original. Possible because the final battle in Risen one which I also had to watch on youtube. Anyway I rather enjoyed having the companions with me in Risen II.
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#955124 - 05/09/14 09:22 PM Re: Risen II [Re: oldman]
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hagatha .... Do the Gothic games offer "difficulty" levels ??
[I always felt the series would be too difficult for me.]
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#955142 - 05/09/14 10:52 PM Re: Risen II [Re: Mad]
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Mad, I don't think there were difficulty settings. Gothic starts out difficult and gets easier as the game goes on. You just have to stay in the safer areas until you get stronger. You can go everywhere in the game, so it is possible to take out major enemies by climbing up on top of things. Your choice of skills is important, too. Once you've gone up a weapon tree or two and upped your stats, you're good to go. I always liked the magic/ranged combo in Gothic, with some sword skills thrown in for unavoidable close encounters. They're great games, I think.
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#955149 - 05/10/14 12:07 AM Re: Risen II [Re: Mad]
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Another tactic, especially early in the Gothic games is to let the enemies chase you and lead them to someone that can help you. There is a farm with workers that fills the bill. Also run away and thin the crowd down to just one or two and then attack. I remember leading a bunch of orcs through a tavern. They killed the patrons and jumped on the tables. Running is good till you get stronger. Start with Gothic 2. It's the best and one of my favorites.

I liked the Risen games too.

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#955160 - 05/10/14 04:07 AM Re: Risen II [Re: Pokey]
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Thanks, both of you !! yes

I am still on the fence about the series though lol
[Starting out "difficult" seems very weird ....]
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#955178 - 05/10/14 10:19 AM Re: Risen II [Re: Mad]
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In one of the games I was able to take out an entire orc village with my bow by climbing a mountain and then firing down on them. That was before I was able to take on an orc face to face. Mad, it's only difficult in the beginning, not because of a setting, but because your character is puny until you've levelled up a bit. I find almost all games are like that, so nothing new.

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#955352 - 05/11/14 06:10 AM Re: Risen II [Re: Rowan]
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Thanks, Rowan. I'd better get my bow & arrow talent sharpened up ready then !! lol
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#955479 - 05/11/14 07:01 PM Re: Risen II [Re: Mad]
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Mad, I would recommend starting with Gothic 1 just for the game flow. Gothic does allow for running away, killing bosses from ledges with arrows, allowing others to die in your stead, and other cheesy tactics.. No need for bravery.
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