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Old 03-12-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Game-Over Risen 2 preview

Here is my impression of the first few hours of Risen 2:

http://www.game-over.com/gamenews/?page_id=18356
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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good first impression article. thanks. i look forward to your full review.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:50 AM   #3
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nice review!!

Im not a big fan of the animations either and its really my only issue, I played the beta to and i loved it!

Although the animations are not game brekaing for me, I can over look them a bit if its the only problem I have with the game thats ok.

Looking forward to the full version!
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:54 AM   #4
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I played the beta too. The animations arent perfect (they've never been in their games), but just like the characters it's slightly better than Risen 1. The combat animations are even a lot better in Risen 2 i'd say (playing Risen 1 right now), very fast and fluid. Maybe the running animation was a bit better in Risen 1 actually, but imo absolutely not a game breaker, i very much doubt they will change them with this little time left.

You don't seem to mention the really bad LOD system though, that was a much bigger issue. Branches shrinking and growing and pop-ups when 2D trees switches to 3D.. Quite distracting. It's funny how their LOD's has gotten worse by every game since Gothic3 (which handled it pretty nicely). In Risen 1 the vegetation pop-ins is pretty bad too, but it's worse in Risen 2 with the stupid looking shrinking and growing.. Hopefull it will get fixed, but again, with the little time that is left i doubt such core elements are changed, usually those are pretty finalized early on in development.

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Old 03-26-2012, 05:35 AM   #5
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Tell me combat system is same as Risen 1 and I'm sold. I don't want to be able to slash anything easily just from the start. I want things to run away like Ashbeasts and requirement to fight with a strategy to win a fight.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:21 AM   #6
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Very nice preview! Thanks for the read!


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It's funny how their LOD's has gotten worse by every game since Gothic3 (which handled it pretty nicely). In Risen 1 the vegetation pop-ins is pretty bad too, but it's worse in Risen 2 with the stupid looking shrinking and growing..
I found that to be my biggest issue with the BETA.
It´s probably owed to PB taking the consoles into account a little more while coding the streaming.
They´ve had this issue since the early versions and didn´t fix it so far, considering this, I wouldn´t raise my hopes too high.

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:06 AM   #7
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You know, I didn't notice the LOD problems until I played the full game. I just finished it and I'm writing the review now. All I can say is...sigh.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:14 AM   #8
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Where are you posting the review?
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:43 AM   #9
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It will be on Game-Over.com first but eventually on my personal site

http://objectivistgamer.com
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