Third and Final Info Topic. Jeesh.

#1kcheung5440Posted 10/21/2011 3:06:40 PM
OK, Gamefaqs - if that is how you want to play it.

My game information repository. Just a copypasta of my closed topicS that I forgot to bump.

I haven't played the first title, and actually was completely unaware of this one until a few moments ago (thanks, random poster on the PS3 board). Having been ignorant of this (and the predecessor) until now, I've actually had past thoughts about what a good idea a pirate RPG would be...

Definitely check out the trailer on the game's homepage (http://www.risen2.com/startpage/). Looks pretty, VA might need some work...
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#2kcheung5440(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2011 3:07:06 PM
Preview from Ripten: using parrots as weapons, Mass Effect influences, and a 35-50 hour play time. (http://www.ripten.com/2011/08/11/risen-2-will-feature-35-50-hours-of-pirate-roleplay-personal-ships-killer-parrots-wenches-and-whores/)

As of right now, game is TBA 2012. No listing on Amazon or Gamestop for preorder.
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#3kcheung5440(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2011 3:07:45 PM
This news is older, but given the lack of movement on the board, may be new to most who happen upon this topic. http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/rpg/risen-2-dark-waters/news/6325895/risen-2-dark-waters-qanda-voodoo-priestesses-and-personal-pirate-ships?sid=6325895&mode=previews

-The game has been in alpha testing since July

-Can craft weapons and booze from found materials/ingredients

-Swarthy voodoo priestess as a companion (we saw her in the trailer)

-Tons of NPC interactions, like it or not.

-Parallel development among the three platforms (meaning it wasn't created for one then ported a la The Witcher 2).
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#4kcheung5440(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2011 3:08:25 PM
Gamershell has a bunch of screenshots (including the most recent Gamescom offerings). They look pretty.

http://www.gamershell.com/pc/risen_2_dark_waters/screenshots.html
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#5kcheung5440(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2011 3:19:23 PM
IGN has a big preview (excerpts below): http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1210360p1.html

The progression: ...you start out as a washed-up drunkard and end up as a pirate captain...

"The Witcher and Skyrim were partly the reason why we thought of another setting,"...I mean, how many medieval RPGs do people want to play?..."

Themes: ..."It's pirate-themed, so we're going for a high number of [eff words] per minute..."

Side quests: ...sabotaging cannons to blast away a prison wall and free a prisoner for your pirate crew, infiltrating watchtowers, even sending a fully-controllable trained money in through people's open windows to pick locks and loot chests...

Need to know how to tack or where the poopdeck is?: ...no actual sailing...you flit from island to island in a map screen rather than taking on the high seas...

No sailing? Why not?: ..."It's really important to focus what you're doing. You can try to do everything, but you can't do anything well then. The only people who can do everything right now are people like Rockstar and Bethesda...

Good point.
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#6kcheung5440(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2011 3:27:54 PM
http://www.gamedynamo.com/article/preview/2126/1354/en/PC/Risen_2_Dark_Waters

More good info - including mention of brighter colors than wRPG'ers are used to seeing, no bows/arrows, and day/night progression.
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#7kcheung5440(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2011 3:31:05 PM
Finally, another contributor!

BEB22
Posted 9/26/2011 2:13:05 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaF-axw86Vg

some gameplay!
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#8kcheung5440(Topic Creator)Posted 10/25/2011 6:14:22 AM
Prob will have dlc, no pc modding

http://www.gamepur.com/news/5936-deep-silver-no-mod-support-risen-2-dlc-possibility.html
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#9BEB22Posted 10/26/2011 5:49:02 PM
good information!
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#10kcheung5440(Topic Creator)Posted 11/3/2011 3:52:03 PM
Interesting quote from a developer here where he calls the 360 the weakest platform this generation.

http://www.gamebandits.com/news/risen-2-dark-waters-xbox-360-is-dead-wood-20035/
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