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Bucolic images of Risen

Bucolic images of Risen

The creators of Gothic release eleven images of the Xbox 360 version of Risen, their upcoming new adventure game. Greenpeace lovers, defenders of the whale, the shark and the baby seal, this news is for you.


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Commented on 2009-06-09 23:16:30
Looks a lot like...oblivion, only like 3 year too late :P
Commented on 2009-06-09 23:22:15
Well don't get me wrong i own a ps3 (and rrod'ed x360) but this game looks kinda retarded. Like authors didn't had idea what game to make.
Monks, monsters, skeletons, ... Damn it i just don't get it.
Commented on 2009-06-09 23:23:20 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Looks a lot like...oblivion, only like 3 year too late :P
nah oblivion actually looks better(art wise and technically)
Commented on 2009-06-09 23:24:34
Gothic is a great RPG series though.
Commented on 2009-06-09 23:28:32
Tried Gothic 2 but the controls were so awkward and it started bugging out within like 5 minutes after i started playing, so i decided it was a crappy game :P
Commented on 2009-06-10 00:03:55 In reply to Snoopers
looks ok I think
Posted by Snoopers
Gothic is a great RPG series though.
exept crazy boars in the forests and other flaws of G3
Commented on 2009-06-10 00:08:39
This game looks pretty cool:D
Commented on 2009-06-10 03:26:42
first this is not gothic 4 only the same developers. but this game will be good they have learned a lot of their mistakes and promised a great game. its a really deep game and the world is build by hand stone by stone and tree by tree. so you will se some great nature with realistic look and feel. and gfx are better than oblivion just look at pic 2, oblivion never looked that good on xbox360.
Commented on 2009-06-10 03:27:58
it does look pretty good, but I can't shake those horrible 4-legged creature animations from the last video I saw.
It was a big facepalm.

Whatever though, it'll probably be at least a decent game.
Commented on 2009-06-10 03:43:00
i want a new trailer...they seem good for a laugh, i'm starting to get withdrawl symptoms from not hearing the "risen" title sequence since about 3 weeks ago.
Commented on 2009-06-10 04:40:09
It looks really good. I like the design of the creatures and stuff. And also it looks very little like Oblivion to be honest...
Commented on 2009-06-10 04:57:55
Graphics- as GRAPHICS look really good. The game- looks insanely void of character. You show me Fable- I SEE the character- I SEE what the game feels like and it's theme. Same with Fallout. Same with Mass Effect. Hell, even Zelda. This- this looks like that shit game Two Worlds with better graphics. The only NEW game of this ilk I'm interested in... is on 'hold' because of funds. Show me The Witcher, I'll be more open. This looks forgettable before it's even out.
Commented on 2009-06-10 05:01:46 In reply to pythxvii
Posted by pythxvii
It looks really good. I like the design of the creatures and stuff. And also it looks very little like Oblivion to be honest...
I couldn't disagree more. I find it looks quite a bit like Oblivion, especially with respect to the not-so-great-looking human models.
Commented on 2009-06-10 06:32:48 In reply to Kethmach
Posted by Kethmach
Graphics- as GRAPHICS look really good. The game- looks insanely void of character. You show me Fable- I SEE the character- I SEE what the game feels like and it's theme. Same with Fallout. Same with Mass Effect. Hell, even Zelda. This- this looks like that shit game Two Worlds with better graphics. The only NEW game of this ilk I'm interested in... is on 'hold' because of funds. Show me The Witcher, I'll be more open. This looks forgettable before it's even out.
Absolutely. The Art direction is as boring an Cliche as is possible. Gotta love that rough-hewn stone. These guys need to expand their references beyond the European dark ages...
Commented on 2009-06-10 09:11:32
This is a love/hate thing for me. I do like the graphics, but at the same time I would like it to be bit less cartoonish. This looks a bit like Fable 2 in my opinion.
Commented on 2009-06-10 09:19:43
At least it looks better than Fable 2.
Commented on 2009-06-10 11:08:38 In reply to hotkirby
Posted by hotkirby
nah oblivion actually looks better(art wise and technically)
I'm not sure how you can say that.. The Elder Scrolls has a very bland art direction, and Oblivion itself was quite ugly, and all the environments were pretty barren. It was all the same.

This looks a lot more interesting, with the streams and valleys, etc.
Hopefully the gameplay holds up.
Commented on 2009-06-10 11:16:06
Beautifull game. Probably because it's exclusive on consoles.
Commented on 2009-06-10 12:31:18 In reply to WinterSnowblind
Posted by WinterSnowblind
I'm not sure how you can say that.. The Elder Scrolls has a very bland art direction, and Oblivion itself was quite ugly, and all the environments were pretty barren. It was all the same.

This looks a lot more interesting, with the streams and valleys, etc.
Hopefully the gameplay holds up.
The character generator sure didn't produce very interesting characters, but to call oblivion ugly is just...wrong. It did incredibly well depicting lush forest landscapes. That was it's biggest flaw too, all you ever saw were the same damn caves and forests ad infinitum.
Commented on 2009-06-10 13:43:45
the landscapes in Oblivion were 100% forgettable

yes, it looked superb on screenshots but once I played the game myself I realized it looks the same everywhere which is why they probably integrated that "click on the map to go there and spare you the chore of actually walking there", for they too realized, that walking this endless computer generated everywhere-is-the-same landscape was nothing but a "chore"

exploration is the major motive for me to play these games, so oblivion just bored me to death


that's what I loved about Gothic1+2 (never played 3) - handcrafted landscapes with personality and landmarks and no further use for maps, because you could orientated yourself at the landmarks and just from your memories, like "Oh I know this, I've been here before. If I turn there I'll end up there and there."

the devs already promised, that Risen was 100% handcrated aswell, which is why I'm looking forward to this game
Commented on 2009-06-10 13:47:05 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
Beautifull game. Probably because it's exclusive on consoles.
lol. If you're being sarcastic, then that's pretty funny.
Commented on 2009-06-10 13:47:50
Morrowind had great environments to explore but i still miss the quick travel because some times you just want to get where you are going and not have to spend half an hour walking, changing bugs and teleporting with mages. Though i clearly agree that there was a lot of forest and slightly less of everything else, the forests still look great.
Commented on 2009-06-10 21:34:47 In reply to Ronsauce
Looks a little like TES4 Oblivion but this has better lighting and improved graphics by the looks.
Posted by Ronsauce
I couldn't disagree more. I find it looks quite a bit like Oblivion, especially with respect to the not-so-great-looking human models.
Ah Oblivion... where men look like men, and women look like men too.

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