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June 30th, 2011, 09:59
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
The placement makes a huge difference to me. It breaks the immersion if items, weapons, etc., are placed in a way that's too unrealistic, or just doesn't make sense.
The point was that I'd rather have these items placed in an illogical way, than not have them at all.

Obviously, smart placement means a lot as well.

As far as the setting goes, Risen takes place on a small volcanic island, so I found the limited variety of environments completely fitting.
I didn't really mean fitting in the "plausible" way. I just think Fallout 3 is all about experiencing a destroyed world - and giving the player this feeling of hopelessness with all the rubble. That's why it's fitting.

It's easily explained why a volcanic island only has 1-2 underground environments, but I don't think it helps the experience at all. I think a lot more variety was called for. It certainly would have made me more keen to explore.
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