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Preview: Swashbuckling and rum drinking in Risen 2 photo
Preview: Swashbuckling and rum drinking in Risen 2
by Steven Hansen

Pirates -- the swashbuckling sort -- are pretty great. Videogames are pretty great too; the good ones, anyway. For some unfathomable reason, these two things don’t come together as frequently as I would like. Fortunately, Piranha Bytes, creator of the Gothic franchise, is aiming to rectify this oversight.

Risen 2: Dark Waters maintains the team’s lineage of traditional, PC RPGs, but eschews the traditional fantasy fare in favor of something far more piratical, and, perhaps, a bit more accessible, without sacrificing the depth and skill trees associated with the genre.

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12:15 PM on 08.10.2011

Risen 2: Dark Waters gets a really epic teaser trailer

Here's a really nice teaser trailer for Risen 2: Dark Waters. This minute-and-a-bit of footage is more exciting than anything I found in my first (and only) hour of the first game. So, that's a good start! I'm pretty keen on...

Jim Sterling

12:40 PM on 05.12.2011

Have some bright n' breezy Risen 2 screens

It's nice to see a dark fantasy RPG that isn't so ... dark. I'm really digging the sunny screenshots for Risen 2, and it's also great to see that the twisted monster design from the first game is still intact.  The first...

Jim Sterling