HIGH Damn, that’s a good sequel hook…
LOW Trying to hit anything further than twenty feet away with a bow.
WTF Is there seriously not a character sheet? I have no idea how much health I have.
HIGH Fresh, cheeky dialogue and interesting companions make for an entertaining romp across the high seas
LOW Unavoidable naval combat missions with huge difficulty spikes and no checkpoints
WTF The boss fight vs. an enormous cave spider who spits eggs out of her giant, unnecessarily realistic spider vagina
For my next big review, I've been working on Risen 2: Dark Waters (Xbox 360). I was a big fan of the first Risen, and I was always disappointed that the game never got the credit I felt it was due. It was rough, to be sure, and I can understand why a certain section of people wouldn't give it the time of day. That said, there was a lot of great stuff happening in that game once you got past appearances, and people who I would've expected to dig into it never did.
HIGH Realizing just how massive and detailed the game is.
LOW The choppy framerate battles inside the volcano.
WTF Gnomes packing one-hit-kill explosives.