Risen 3: Titan Lords is a action role-playing game, the sequel to Risen 2: Dark Waters. The third installment will return to the medieval setting of the first Risen... read more
Risen 3: Titan Lords is a action role-playing game, the sequel to Risen 2: Dark Waters. The third installment will return to the medieval setting of the first Risen instead of reviving the pirate theme of the second.
Abandoned by all the gods and suffering from the Titan Wars, a new threat rises from the soil. A young warrior is attacked from the shadows and deprived of his soul. He sets off to reclaim what is lost amidst the darkness that is spreading throughout the world. The banned Mages could be powerful allies on his quest. To get their help, he needs to find the Mage sanctuary on Taranis, also known as the Island of Thunder. Protected by the Guardians, the Mages search the mines of Taranis for crystals loaded with magic energy.
Before Risen 3: Titan Lords's official announcement, rumors persisted that the third installment in the Risen series was to be called Risen 3: Blazing Oceans. This was supposedly based on a Facebook post by the German multimedia firm Dluxe Media that stated it had scored a contract which involved the creation of the soundtrack for Risen 3: Blazing Oceans.
Risen 3: Titan Lords received mixed reviews. The large scale of the world, variety of enemies, and varied environments was praised as well as various minor tweaks to game-play, but the game was panned for its lack of significant improvement over its predecessor. Particularly in the muddied graphics, re-used flawed combat from the second game, abundant glitches, frame rate drops, and screen tearing even in the most scripted and cinematic scenes. Killer Bits stated, "The muddled menus and leveling system as well as dull dialogue, voice acting, and characters left me feeling that Risen 3 has failed as an RPG." Dave Rudden of IGN expressed that Risen 3 can be a "swash-buckling adventure, but when it comes to its item and skill systems, it’s roughly as coherent as a rum-drunk buccaneer." and went on to say, "with a flat story that rarely deviates from expectations, you’re left with an experience that’s fun in spurts, but ultimately tedious and empty."
Hooked Gamers stated: "Risen 3: Titan Lords oozes atmosphere and serves as a reminder that this type of roleplaying game is absolutely timeless. All you need is great gameplay, a decent storyline and a rich, varied open world in which every time you turn in a new direction a new adventure awaits. The time-devouring Risen 3 is as much about the player looking to claim back a lost soul as it is about Piranha Bytes finding theirs." While PC Gamer said: Combat quibbles and muddy graphics do little to spoil the fun of this enjoyable RPG.
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