Deep Silver released Risen a couple of days ago, a game from the developers of the Gothic series, Piranha Bytes. Here's the First 10 Minutes, of a game that may be described as Oblivion lite edition. Unfortunately, the X360 version is a huge disappointment on many levels.
I haven't been able to play it much since I got it late, but I'll share some of the early thoughts I've gotten so far. First of all, the previously mentioned graphics. There's a comparison image posted in the comments section below and that image simply says more than a thousand words. Except for the poor-looking environments and characters, there's also the framedrops.
The text size is so small that I found myself leaning forwards my tv as soon as a conversation began. The HUD works in the same manner, with small icons and object description. The cutscenes are sometimes laughable, with poorly choiced camera angles and low-poly characters. The battle mode is very clunky, with the first hours of the game consisting of using the A button for attack and B button for shielding.
The game takes off with the player as a stranded survivor on an unknown island, this is the part that the video shows below. My video settings didn't match the game's very dark colors, so the night setting in the beginning looks a bit off - sorry about that. You'll see a couple of conversations and battles, so enjoy!
@Sdarts: Yup. Oh and I can't forget to mention how dark it is, and that story, real nice. The dynamic between Jackman and Stewart was superb too. (4 Hours ago)
@Moonwalker: I'm glad you enjoyed it. And yes, Wolverine in the comics was always bloody, savage and ruthless. Something the previous movies never did, probably to stay PG-13 - suitable for teens. (4 Hours ago)
@digi_matrix: Looking very forward to it. But no spoilers please. Now I know I will most likely cry at the end. (Which is never a bad thing.) (4 Hours ago)
@droezelke: No problem, in games like Edith Finch what's most important is story, characters and world settings. It's like movies or a very short TV show/mini series, gameplay isn't as important. (4 Hours ago)
Oh and I loved the violence, yep. I never liked how there was barely any blood in the previous films, impossible when you have someone like Wolverine cleaning house. This is how it's done. (5 Hours ago)
And I'm so glad I watched the previous X-men movies first, specifically the two Wolverine movies, otherwise some things wouldn't have made sense (5 Hours ago)
Logan was absolutely fantastic. In terms of acting, emotion, character development it's in a different league than the other X-men movies. Fucking loved it. And man, Jackman is a boss! (5 Hours ago)