We might already be in Cologne for the Microsoft conference, but we couldn’t fail to miss out on the embargo for Risen 3: Titan Lords. Stealthily released on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 we have four videos straight from the PC version ready to go along with our first impressions from Piranha Bytes latest.
Contrary to what was foreshadowed in the reveal footage, Risen 3 hasn’t left behind the world of piracy. We were happy to find the friendly atmosphere and kitschy bits of the previous game in tact along with some of its flora and fauna. The environments are still ripe for exploration with lovely visuals in tow despite a bit of pop-up trying its best to spoil things. As with the second game, dangerous encounters are legion and the new hero’s resistance is still rather fragile the beginning of the adventure. It is certainly more welcoming than the first few hours of Risen 2 where the smallest boar could decimate the player with ease, yet the combat system feels just as awkward out of the gate. By unlocking certain skills (both magic and not) and gaining glory (which allows to gain experience), the confrontations are valuable for leveling up, but beware, Risen 3 is not an action game and approaching it as such will lead down a familiar path of death and despair. It’s tough to say more at this point but by combining the best points of the two previous games, the developer should still manage to meet their fans expectations. Still, there’s always a sense that this series lacks the polish and attention to detail it really needs to shine and Risen 3 seems destined to follow its prequels in that regard.
You're more bothered about the vr being broken than me.....yup haha (1 minute ago)
@MrWhite: so I try a different game and it doesn't track left/Right which creates a monumental argument until I realise the cameras been knocked off the top of the tv >.< (3 minutes ago)
It was Tumble VR. You can see the virtual one in your hand. My brain completely forgot it was fake. (52 minutes ago)
I've forgotten myself like that too. I remember having to go somewhere when in VR, and I actually went to set the duel shock down on a virtual shelf only for me to hear it crashing off the floor (54 minutes ago)
@aphex187: Is the headset OK? (56 minutes ago)
So the wife goes to lean on a bed on Resi Evil and smashes her jaw off the tv table fkn Lol!!!! (58 minutes ago)
I can't freaking wait to play GOW. Fuck all the haters. lol (1 Hour ago)