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August 18th, 2010, 18:33
Originally Posted by DPB View Post
I thought the dungeons were quite well designed, but it became a bit tiresome having to do all of them in a row in the later chapters. It would have been better if they'd been spread throughout the game instead.
Agreed about the spreading out.

But, to be honest, I think PB suck at making dungeons, and they never really made them well. Risen represents their best attempt yet, but they still basically recycle the same 3-4 puzzles in an environment with almost no variety. Not to mention VERY few kinds of enemies.

Look to the old Dungeon Master clones, or Ultima 9 - for how I prefer my dungeons to be designed

As for the rest of Risen, I think it was positively superb. No one does open world environments better - and I think the engine handled seamless loading magnificently.

I wouldn't mind more variety in terms of character development, but with the other improvements, it will be a minor issue.




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