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July 26th, 2009, 21:07
World of Risen's English moderator foobar has written a report about a recent Deep Silver community BBQ featuring Kai Rosenkranz from Piranha Bytes and including a preview of Risen based on some play time. Here's a snip from that:
I can tell you one thing for sure: I really liked what I saw and leaving that room with its RISEN demo PCs was not an easy thing. If you liked Gothic 1 and 2, you will probably also like RISEN and should give it a try. There are differences and also some disputable compromises for what are believed to be the requirements of the modern market. But the product as a whole is really convincing and looks very promising to me.
The article spans two pages, witha description of the event on page 1 and hands-on experiences of the early stages on page 2.
Thanks Kostaz and Ragon der Magier!
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Everywhere is something to discover. Climb a roof or a rock and you may find a small money bag, a weapon, a scroll or maybe just a great view across the valley you're in. The game certainly rewards you for straying from the paths - if you can handle what you find, that is
The quote above really makes me look forward to this game. I loved the 'world design' and 'atmosphere' sections of the article.

One thing I disagree with from what the author writes about is the naming conventions used for creatures in the world. Such as 'gnomes' versus 'devious gnomes' where 'gnomes' represents your run-of-the-mill gnome and 'devious gnomes' represents a gnome associcated with some quest objective. I like that because I know to avoid any encounter with non-generic creatures until I get a quest for them. I don't like getting an automatic 'quest complete' because at some point earlier in my adventures I killed 3 devious gnomes and then later on find the quest giver to kill those 3 gnomes… for me it's just not as fun as getting the quest and then killing them. This is very subjective on my part but that's how I like it.

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After this I'll preorder within the week.
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July 27th, 2009, 00:35
Sounds promising, the only UK release date I've found is 2nd of October is that correct?
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July 27th, 2009, 00:48
Originally Posted by [Jez] View Post
Sounds promising, the only UK release date I've found is 2nd of October is that correct?
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July 27th, 2009, 00:51
By International, do they include Australia?

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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July 27th, 2009, 09:56
I've been prepared for some "artistic" compromises for the mass market, so I'll live. Besides, I trust in PB and the exploration rewards sound great.

This is one game I'm really looking forward to
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July 27th, 2009, 22:19
But no info on what food was there on the barbeque …

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July 27th, 2009, 22:34
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But no info on what food was there on the barbeque …
He mentioned some steaks.
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July 28th, 2009, 09:55
Okay, thanks.

I think I was reading too fast, a habit that evolved at university: scanning a text for some key words, meanwhile skipping the rest.

I often fall prey to this technique, overlooking a few details.

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He mentioned some steaks.
3 of them actually…mmmm…steaks….

That guy must of been starving. I don't think I've ever ate 3 whole steaks before, even at a BBQ.

I liked his report and can actually feel the excitement Deep Silver has for Risen. I know he couldn't say too much, but the general feeling coming across from his preview is that there is more here than people believe.

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By International, do they include Australia?
Risen has drug use, it might not show up in Australia, tho the publisher will try to do something about it. So they said in a recent eurogamer.de preview.
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July 28th, 2009, 16:10
Originally Posted by Kostaz View Post
He mentioned some steaks.
No roasted Meatbug?
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No Meatbugs in Risen.
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Risen has drug use, it might not show up in Australia, tho the publisher will try to do something about it. So they said in a recent eurogamer.de preview.
Yes, and they also said all taking a leak animations had to be removed due to problems in the UK.
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July 29th, 2009, 08:43
But that's bullshit if you ask me, you can stab a helpless NPC on the ground and that's okay but you can't have some npc's pissing on a tree.
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July 29th, 2009, 09:31
Was Overlord censored for the UK too? The minions enjoy taking a whiz from time to time, y'know.
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July 29th, 2009, 11:14
Originally Posted by Kostaz View Post
No Meatbugs in Risen.
I hope there is some sort of equivalent …

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July 29th, 2009, 13:29
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Yes, and they also said all taking a leak animations had to be removed due to problems in the UK.
Grrrr . . . . how annoying, I thought the previous Gothics had those.
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July 29th, 2009, 13:31
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