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.
I only started watching Into the Badlands 3 weeks ago, before the start of the second season. The first season only has 6 episodes, so it's easy to binge/catch-up. Really liked it since the beginning. (15 minutes ago)
But as a "Hero Drama" or just simpy "Drama" show, it's good. That's why I recommend Into The Badlands, it has great fights, a serviceable story and some very good characters. (16 minutes ago)
@Moonwalker: I do get it. As a "Action Hero" show, it sucks since there's not much action and even the little it has, it's frankly average quality-wise. Nothing impressive as Daredevil's. (18 minutes ago)
Yeah I'm really not getting all the negativity about Iron Fist. I find it a very enjoyable show actually. (22 minutes ago)
And some of the characters use superpowers, not really a spoiler since it's revealed in the first episode's half. Almost all the fights put any in Iron Fist to shame. Seriously. (34 minutes ago)
I really, really, really recommend "Into The Badlands" on AMC: [url] It's not a AAA show - doesn't have the budget. But the fight scenes are great. (35 minutes ago)
Basically, what he did in the last episode was what he was supposed to be doing from the 5th or 6th episode onwards, instead we kept learning many families' histories. (37 minutes ago)