X360 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | 7:08 PM

Video of Risen

Video of Risen

Deep Silver released a video of Risen, showing a couple of locations in this PC & Xbox 360 RPG. The game is developed by Piranha Bytes, who did the Gothic games.


April trailer

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Commented on 2009-04-15 21:20:20
meh, that 1 minute trailer didn't do anything for me. maybe i missed something.
Commented on 2009-04-15 21:46:36
Awful use of hdr/bloom.
Commented on 2009-04-15 22:20:00
thought that looked rather pretty tbf, nothing outstanding on the technical front, but hey not a punishment to the eye. On a side note id love gamersyde to change the thumbnail of the thing picking its nose lol, im not a fan off seeing people/creatures do that sorry!

But anyway defo keeping my eye on this, looks like it could be decent need gameplay though.
Commented on 2009-04-15 22:49:28
I'll wait until I see some actual gameplay, but it looked quite pretty.
Commented on 2009-04-16 00:18:50
Do want... On PS3.
Commented on 2009-04-16 01:21:55 In reply to vspectra06
Having played Gothic 2, this makes me really interested. Hope they nail the gameplay. Video looks like 360 footage too (based on the LOD and aliasing).
Posted by vspectra06
Awful use of hdr/bloom.
It's not great, but my idea of awful bloom is Unreal Engine 3 before Gears 2, or something like the new Wolverine game, THAT is awful bloom.
Commented on 2009-04-16 01:46:31
^ Oh yeah, because the PS3 never has games with aliasing issues...
Commented on 2009-04-16 02:03:50 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
^ Oh yeah, because the PS3 never has games with aliasing issues...
i think he was getting at the fact it's the 360 version out of the 2 versions announced..those being PC and 360. and of those 2, 360 has the most aliasing and LOD issues, something reletively unseen on PC if your rig is good enough.

anyway, it looks ok, the end made me lol tho...."RISEN!!!"
Commented on 2009-04-16 02:11:12 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
i think he was getting at the fact it's the 360 version out of the 2 versions announced..those being PC and 360. and of those 2, 360 has the most aliasing and LOD issues, something reletively unseen on PC if your rig is good enough.

anyway, it looks ok, the end made me lol tho...."RISEN!!!"
Yep exactly, if they were demoing the PC version I'm sure they'd crank up the AA and LOD as far as it'd go just to show how good the game could look.

No PS3 version, so I wasn't even talking about that.
Commented on 2009-04-16 02:19:55
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Commented on 2009-04-16 04:38:31 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
..the end made me lol tho...."RISEN!!!"
That made me chuckle too.

Nice atmosphere and the music is good too. Hopefully the gameplay will follow this trend.

I'm really craving a new western style RPG, maybe this and DA: Origins will tie me over till the next Elder Scrolls... and Diablo ;)
Commented on 2009-04-16 10:25:33 In reply to Archaos
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Posted by Archaos
I'm really craving a new western style RPG, maybe this and DA: Origins will tie me over till the next Elder Scrolls... and Diablo ;)
You need to look at this RPG for PC/X360 http://www.divinity2.com/
Divinity 2:Ego Draconis.Very interesting game with the ibility to morph into a dragon and Diablo loot system to name a few.

I also like Risen....free roaming RPG's are my favorite.
Commented on 2009-04-16 10:31:01
Risen is definitely on my 'maybe it will be good' agenda. I'll keep an eye out for it.
Commented on 2009-04-16 10:43:38 In reply to KORNdog
One word... Lush!
Posted by KORNdog
i think he was getting at the fact it's the 360 version out of the 2 versions announced..those being PC and 360. and of those 2, 360 has the most aliasing and LOD issues, something reletively unseen on PC if your rig is good enough.
Just stop with FUD, already.

People (as always) never see the 360 version on pc/360 games... that footage is PC footage.
Commented on 2009-04-16 11:09:57
Looks decent enough. New wRPGs are always welcome, and 360 is has a wealth of them this generation.

Would like to see a little something more substantial on this before I start getting excited for it. However, considering these guys did make the Gothic series, odds are Risen should turn out pretty good.

Anyone get a release date on this yet?
Commented on 2009-04-16 11:12:12
reminds me of two worlds..........
Commented on 2009-04-16 14:25:59
Looks alright but i wonder how it will look while actually playing...anyone making a open world RPG instantly wakes my suspicion, unless it's Bethesda. You know what to expect form them.
Commented on 2009-04-16 14:40:51
Loved the Gothic series. And this looks exactly like it.
Commented on 2009-04-16 15:25:53 In reply to hotkirby
Posted by hotkirby
reminds me of two worlds..........
Please, no. Not that disaster.
Commented on 2009-04-17 16:44:32 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
i think he was getting at the fact it's the 360 version out of the 2 versions announced..those being PC and 360. and of those 2, 360 has the most aliasing and LOD issues, something reletively unseen on PC if your rig is good enough.

anyway, it looks ok, the end made me lol tho...."RISEN!!!"
Oops, my bad. My mind just immediately went into anti-fanboyism mode without thinking. My appologies, Powder- In that context your comment makes sense...
Commented on 2009-04-18 23:26:19 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
i think he was getting at the fact it's the 360 version out of the 2 versions announced..those being PC and 360. and of those 2, 360 has the most aliasing and LOD issues, something reletively unseen on PC if your rig is good enough.

anyway, it looks ok, the end made me lol tho...."RISEN!!!"
..or if the game is developed for the 360 first, and then quickly ported to the PC without any care and love, which happens ALOT. Which results in a PC version where you cant even enable AA or change your keybindings, and in extreme cases not even change the resolution.

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