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April 25th, 2012, 20:26
Originally Posted by huggster View Post
So which is the most *enjoyable* path? Guns or voodoo? I need some fun right now.
From the reviews so far:

- Voodoo = Underused - Seems like there is only a dozen or so occasions throughout the course of the game where it makes sense to use it. It's also buggy as could be seen in one of the review videos where someone tried to make two monkeys fight each other and they did nothing but play tag.

- Guns = Overpowered - A lot of reviews mentioned that guns are unbalanced and overpowered which I find easy to believe from experience with the beta. Guns deal a lot of damage at close range and it should be possible to one-shot a lot of enemies at higher levels after hitting them once or twice with the melee weapon, i.e. whack - whack - BOOM - over.
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April 25th, 2012, 20:39
Some of the voodoo stuff is innovative, so I would try that. Shooting a gun, not so much… :/
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April 25th, 2012, 20:40
Originally Posted by huggster View Post
So which is the most *enjoyable* path? Guns or voodoo? I need some fun right now.
Guns if you want combat to be quick and over easy, voodoo if you want to do some more interesting stuff.

Originally Posted by TheMadGamer View Post
My one teeny-tiny criticism would be that there were a number of what I'd consider small spoilers that I would have rather not known about. But after reading a few of them early on in your article, I do acknowlege it was my choice to keep on reading so I take some of the blame myself.
Sorry! I try to avoid the worse, but I find it very difficult to talk this indepth about a game with offering solid examples. I think I avoided the worst kinds of spoilers (there's a bunch of nice little twists, some predictable, some less so), but I do need some story examples to illustrate what I'm talking about, rather than dwelling on vagueries throughout the review.
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April 25th, 2012, 22:47
I'm told the new beta Geforce drivers help with Risen 2 performance, so be sure to grab those if you're an NVIDIA user.
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April 25th, 2012, 23:19
Found another review:
http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/…-waters-review

7/10 and a quote that made my day:
What other game lets you learn a skill called "‘Nuff Said" that allows you to end the occasional conversation by pulling a pistol on your co-converser and sending them to Davy Jones' Locker?
Honestly can't wait to play this game… Um… To grab that skill.
Would be worth also here on the forum, right Dartagnan?
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April 25th, 2012, 23:35
That's too funny…

I already had my mind made up to go the Voodoo route because it sounded more interesting, but now I'm thinking I might do guns instead.
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April 26th, 2012, 01:37
"Cleverest bastard gnome! Fuck yes!"

Sold.
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April 26th, 2012, 02:24
http://www.ripten.com/2012/04/23/rip…-risen-2-pc/2/

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April 26th, 2012, 03:37
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"Cleverest bastard gnome! Fuck yes!"

Sold.
Heh. I really like Jaffar. But he does sound a little like Jar Jar Binks sometimes. But he's a lot of fun.
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April 26th, 2012, 03:52
I actually hate the gnomes with their baby language and retarded looks .

It's too bad PB got rid of destruction magic or I'd sink their entire stupid little island. I do hope there's other means to commit proper genocide on the gnome population though and you bet that Mr. Jaffar Binks is going to have the special honor of being the first to walk the plank in my game
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April 26th, 2012, 08:47
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
Would be worth also here on the forum, right Dartagnan?
I might make good use of it - which is what you meant, right?

After watching the zeitgeist review, I'm back to buying the game.

But I'm mighty disappointed they're talking about ~30 hours. PB specifically promised it would be 50% bigger than Risen.
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April 26th, 2012, 09:16
As much as I am a fan of PB - and as much as this is a lame answer - my understanding from looking through the Deep Silver forums is this "50% bigger" thing might include the water.

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April 26th, 2012, 09:20
I can't be certain, but I'm pretty sure I remember them speaking about landmass.

If they deliberately meant to include non-explorable water - then I'll have to force them into cyclical multi-page pointless debates - until they make a proper Gothic sequel!
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April 26th, 2012, 09:39
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
I can't be certain, but I'm pretty sure I remember them speaking about landmass.

If they deliberately meant to include non-explorable water - then I'll have to force them into cyclical multi-page pointless debates - until they make a proper Gothic sequel!
Poor, poor PB!
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April 26th, 2012, 10:25
Dunno if anyone already noticed, but Risen2 is available for preload on Steam - I've just started it.
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April 26th, 2012, 18:39
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
But I'm mighty disappointed they're talking about ~30 hours. PB specifically promised it would be 50% bigger than Risen.
There's an easy solution for all those people complaining about the 30 hours: Just don't use quick travel. The 10 hours more walking will for sure greatly enhance your fun greatly!
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April 26th, 2012, 19:46
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
But I'm mighty disappointed they're talking about ~30 hours. PB specifically promised it would be 50% bigger than Risen.
Do you have any source on that? I mean, from what I remember they werenīt exactly clear about it.
What I remember is me posting this.
I donīt remember them claiming itīll be 50% longer either.
Iīm not arguing, just interested.
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April 26th, 2012, 20:22
Holy crap guys. I just realized I forgot to talk about one thing in both my preview and review: you can't swim. Much more than the climbing mechanic, that to me was a huge deal in exploration. There's no swimming underwater to enter ruins or caves. If you hit deep water, you're teleported back to shore. No explanation or anything, it just fades to black and fades back in with you on the shore.

Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
But I'm mighty disappointed they're talking about ~30 hours. PB specifically promised it would be 50% bigger than Risen.
In explorable landmass? That's simply not true.

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Just don't use quick travel.
There is almost no quick travel in this game. There's occasional little dinghies you can use to travel from one beach to the other (only a few islands have these), and obv you take your main boat from islands to island, but otherwise, no quick travel.
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April 26th, 2012, 20:23
I'd like to see some benchmarks as it had steeper hardware reqs than TW2.
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April 26th, 2012, 20:33
Originally Posted by Brother None View Post

There is almost no quick travel in this game. There's occasional little dinghies you can use to travel from one beach to the other (only a few islands have these), and obv you take your main boat from islands to island, but otherwise, no quick travel.
Uhh…bring up map, click any previously visited location, quick travel. You can also return to your ship from anywhere and go to any island and then quick travel between any previous location on that island. There couldn't be more quick travel.
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