risen-3
Metacritic (PC): 65/100
Metacritic (Xbox): 44/100
Metacritic (PS): 55/100
Release: Aug 2014
Reviewed on: PC

Risen 3: Titan Lords

Site Score
6.5
Good: Great variety of settings and wildlife – Strong voice acting
Bad: Average combat at best – Difficult skill and item purchasing
User Score
6.0
(1 votes)
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Returning to the roots of the franchise Risen 3: Titan Lords promises fans to step back to the original formula of Risen and undoing some of the choices made in Risen 2 game design.

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Taking control of a new hero untouched from your past two journeys in the Risen universe (although has some relation to NPCs of the past) the story follows your role as a pirate captain pushing back the darkness that threatens the world while also helping the various inhabitants with their problems. With a fantasy style pirate theme the game takes players across all sorts of settings littered with unique and interesting elements.

Exploring these unique elements is easy thanks to the focus on freedom like many other open world role playing games. Risen 3: Titan Lords is no exception with main quests being able to be finished at your leisure, while tackling a number of the main parts in any order you deem acceptable.

This is easy to do in Risen 3: Titan Lords particularly as each new location presents new quests and characters to help you explore the world to complete quests along with sheer curiosity as to what could hide within. With this adventure being split over islands and across the 3 game factions there is plenty to keep you busy for tens of hours. The voice acting particularly brings everything to life as does the wild life that can play both foe and friend

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Combat is one such activity you’ll be engaging with a lot and unfortunately is the weakest element of Risen 3: Titan Lords, it is definitely passable but never quite reaches a level of fun due to its over repetitiveness and annoying camera that you’ll have to battle just as much as the foe in front of you. Matters are complicated by the less than streamlined role playing elements that make shopping and skill learning a chore.

Despite some shortcomings in the big RPG areas Risen 3: Titan Lords still has this strange sense of attraction as the island hopping and voice acting quickly become addicting.

Summary:

  • Take on the life of a pirate as you island hop and find hidden treasure.
  • Large variety in settings and wildlife.
  • Battle the demons of darkness with sword, spells and firearm.
  • Ally with one of three game factions.
  • Freedom to explore and complete quests as you please.

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Risen 3: Titan Lords, 6.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

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