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September 29th, 2009, 01:33
World of Risen has posted their review and although one might be circumspect about a fansite opinion, there are some healthy indicators in the lengthy article. According to my Google-fu, this is a "conservative" Piranha Bytes game that returns to the values of Gothic and Gothic 2 - but in better condition than any previous release because "Risen runs without misfires".
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September 29th, 2009, 01:33
Babelfish's translation of the reviewer's summary of Risen:

"All in all Risen was a mad role performance, I it did not repent so much time thereby to have spent. All lovers of the Gothic series will surely have its fun thereby, in addition, beginners should find fast entrance. Those few small Macken, which still possess the play, concern only the atmosphere and with a possible successor will be surely no longer present."

Good enough. Sold.
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September 29th, 2009, 03:38
This game is looking to be a real home run. yay i really hope it will be

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September 29th, 2009, 04:51
Seems like none of the reviews are mentioning bugs or anything like that. This one could be a real hit!
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September 29th, 2009, 05:01
I can't wait, I want it now

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September 29th, 2009, 06:56
Woo hoo, gratz PB!

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September 29th, 2009, 11:25
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt - don't post that type of image again. Period.

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September 29th, 2009, 11:30
Not that I wish to be "sensitive" - but do we really need that sort of thing around here?
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September 29th, 2009, 11:42
Good choice

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September 29th, 2009, 11:46
(Back on-topic)

Best detailed explanation so far - I Babel fished the whole article.
A big thankyou to Don-Esteban for the review from a dedicated gothic series gamers perspective.
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September 29th, 2009, 14:15
Not from this review but somewhere else (I can't remember where) I found out the reason why you can't swim. If you go out into the ocean too far a giant sea creature comes out of the water and eats you.
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September 29th, 2009, 18:17
An English translation of the article is probably in the works.
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September 29th, 2009, 22:02
That would be a time consuming job, especially when there are 6 separate test articles.
Risen Test: 1. Gameplay
Risen Test: 2. Story
Risen Test: 3. Bedienung
Risen Test: 4. Kampf
Risen Test: 5. Fazit
Risen Test: 6. Technik

It's a great idea though, for the fanbase to construct their own in-depth articles. Yes there could be a touch of bias applied but i still trust their credentials above some obscure blogger reviewer.
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September 29th, 2009, 22:12
Originally Posted by DogInARocket View Post
Those few small Macken,
A "Macke" is some kind of irregular behaviour.

dict.leo.org says : http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&lan…acke&relink=on

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September 29th, 2009, 22:48
in relation to a machine/software:
Macke, Macken (german, colloquial) = bug, bugs (english)

in relation to a person:
"eine Macke haben" = "to be nuts"

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September 29th, 2009, 23:28
Been playing it for a few hours now. Feels like pure Gothic, up to the smallest details. A worthy successor it seems; I'm having a lot of fun. Game runs incredibly smooth on my almost two year old machine as well and I haven't encountered any bugs as of yet…
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September 30th, 2009, 00:44
I think instead spending time translating reviews, most gamers who got the game probably would be too busy playing

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September 30th, 2009, 17:13
Originally Posted by HiddenX View Post
in relation to a machine/software:
Macke, Macken (german, colloquial) = bug, bugs (english)

in relation to a person:
"eine Macke haben" = "to be nuts"
Ah so. Thanks HiddenX, and Alrik^. I suppose I could have looked that up myself, but I recall being slightly dizzy after reading through the translated article. I had to lie down. And in a way I wanted to believe it had something to do with mackeral.
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