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New images for Risen

New images for Risen

Some new images of Risen have just been released by Koch Media and they're all from the PC version of the game. The character models may still look a bit rough around the edges but the island looks great. The new game of the makers of Gothic will be released in early October on PC and Xbox 360 and hopefully, it will suffer from fewer bugs than their previous game.

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Commented on 2009-08-10 18:22:49
very poor quality pictures dont do the game much favours
Commented on 2009-08-10 18:34:35
I can't wait to play this, I'm in a serious need of a good RPG game.

As for these pictures, they really should be in a higher res, but even on them the game looks good IMHO.
Commented on 2009-08-10 18:40:44
the official site has some pc and x360 separated from each other, where I can't see really the diference between them. maybe you guys should look there for more media.

The combat on some videos gave the game a poor vibe, but i'll wait and hope for the best.
Commented on 2009-08-10 18:41:36
i think if they get the controls right that it might be a pleasant surprise.. theres some good voice talent signed up for it so hopefully that means the storys decent
Commented on 2009-08-10 18:51:41
Man, these guys are some serious polygon conservationists. Someone should tell them that you can use more than 1500 polys on a model on these machines. I've met guys with this mentality before- it's one thing to be able to model in low poly( and impressive if they are really good at it), but they forget that you only model that way because the machine can't do more. I swear, some of those models are circa 1999(dreamcast). At that level there should be 50 characters on screen...
Commented on 2009-08-10 18:55:20
there is. it's called extra fooliage for the ignorant bunch.
Commented on 2009-08-10 18:57:55
god bless the dreamcast
Commented on 2009-08-10 19:44:40
@ Frozpot )
Yes, by todays standards the character models look shitty and if videos up until now are any indication then animations are on the same level ..

Still, if this game feels like G1+2 then I'll love it.
Commented on 2009-08-10 20:03:24 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
there is. it's called extra fooliage for the ignorant bunch.
Hmmm, would you rather have an extra bush, or character models that don't look like they belong in a 10 year old game? I'm all for foliage, but if at the end of the day the people look like monkey shit, then they need to check their priorities. It wouldn't bother me so much if they had a ton of guys on screen, but based on these shots, it looks like only a handfull...
Commented on 2009-08-10 20:16:25
character models look like fable 2 imo.
Commented on 2009-08-10 22:16:20
Codemasters called, they want their orange filter back. Other than that, it looks a bit old and scruffy. Like a budget PC game.
Commented on 2009-08-10 22:16:30
i think fable 2's character design has ALOT more personality in them.

I'd like to see some gameplay footage of this
Commented on 2009-08-10 22:35:36 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
character models look like fable 2 imo.
True, but at least fable 2 had an artistic flair to it. This looks uninspiired, dull, and German. I assume they are German, with a name like Koch...

It's far too functional for my liking, the same reason I gave Two Worlds a miss.
Commented on 2009-08-10 22:39:40
Tbh i think Fable looks totally uninspired as well. The art is great but the transition from 2d to 3d just drops the ball completely. That said the characters in risen look lame as well. Especially coupled with the mediocre animation and bland world.
Commented on 2009-08-11 02:08:44
It seems like an on-rails game, i dunno just the image i got from this game.
Might be a cool rpg, if i wasnt pre-occupied with Aion.
Commented on 2009-08-11 06:26:11
@ Baleur )

no, it isn't, it's an open world rpg with a story focus - it's more linear than say oblivion but more free than usual jrpgs .. somewhere in the middle between those
Commented on 2009-08-11 08:45:01
Visuals look strong but my main gripe is that the (main) character looks so very dull and uninspiring!
Commented on 2009-08-11 10:46:11
animation in gameplay clips is as clunky and bad as always in german RPG:s... no thanks
Commented on 2009-08-11 11:17:58
looks clearly are the most important part of a game to the people here
Commented on 2009-08-11 12:40:14
I am rooting for the Gnome. Go, Gnome, Go ! :)

This is RPG that has intriguing setting (mysterious island), so I am interested.

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