Risen 2 rises

You can’t deny that Deep Silver hasn’t picked a good week to release Risen 2: Dark Waters. There’s absolutely nothing else out at retail.

The PC version of Risen 2 was released to a sea of 6s and 7s back in May. There are no reviews of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version at the time of typing, but we can’t imagine it having come on leaps and bounds since then.

Those who have pre-ordered it from certain retailers will receive a Treasure Isle DLC mission which contains a legendary item and also helps to wrap up the plot from the first game. A special edition is also available, containing a soundtrack CD, poster, pirate flag, amulet, art-cards and a set of stickers.

We were sent the first Risen game to review, and although it was ugly when compared to the PC original and the combat wasn’t up to much, it still had a strong sense of exploration and discovery.

Over in the world of downloads, the third game in Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade promotion has been released. Deadlight is that game. Previews looks quite promising, but reviewers have found it to be rather on the short side – clocking in at just two hours long – and subsequently quite expensive for what it is. Hopefully next week’s Hybrid will fare better.

Next week: Agarest: Generations Of War 2 (PS3), Hybrid (XBLA) and a belated PC version of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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  • PS3 Risen 2 did not meet the trailer hype. I feel I wasted my money on this one. Did not have that open world feel as advertized on the box. When a pirate does not know how to swim what next. How about being able to read the screen. Yellow on an orangey/red background is what you get oh did I mention tiny font size or did I say shitty tiny font size. Oh well those 6’s and 7’s must be friends of the family.

  • The lack of reviews before release was something of a warning. They didn’t make a good job of the 360 conversion of the original, either. You would think they would have learned their lesson and put more attention into it the second time round.

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