Risen 2 vs The Witcher 2

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#1 Posted by UnchartedZone (217 posts) -
I haven't played the original Risen or Witcher games, but their sequels both interest me. However, because I don't know anything about these 2, and because of the tons of other awesome games coming out this year, I am only getting 1 of these and do not know which one to get. If it helps, I like fantasy, open-world, action RPG games with a good story, good combat, a bit of exploration, and choices (though this is not necessary if the story is really good). Can you help me decide? Or should I not get one of them at all? This year, I'm already planning to get Dark Souls, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. How do Risen and The Witcher compare to these RPGs?
#2 Posted by Gauloisess (305 posts) -

Risen actually was a good game. Don't bother to play it on consoles though. The PC version is the way to go.

#3 Posted by Robbazking (2085 posts) -
I loved Risen way way more then Witcher, but it really looks like Witcher 2 got their **** together now.
#4 Posted by AdrianWerner (27878 posts) -

It would be crime to not play both :) And don't worry.. Witcher 2 will be out next month while risen 2 is sure to slip to 2012 :)

#5 Posted by UnchartedZone (217 posts) -
If Risen 2's release date is in 2012, I'll be sure to get it. But can anyone tell me the difference between these 2 games, exactly? What are the pros and cons of each?
#6 Posted by Planeforger (15411 posts) -

But can anyone tell me the difference between these 2 games, exactly? What are the pros and cons of each?UnchartedZone

If they're anything like their first games, then Risen 2 will be a really good open-world RPG without much of a focus on its story, while the Witcher 2 will be a fantastic story-driven RPG without as much freedom.

If I had to pick one though, it'd definitely be The Witcher 2.

#7 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8171 posts) -
Is Risen a decent game? I've been interested in it, but ultimately haven't tried it out. Is the console version THAT inferior? What are the system specs for PC?
#8 Posted by UnchartedZone (217 posts) -
Is Risen a decent game? I've been interested in it, but ultimately haven't tried it out. Is the console version THAT inferior? What are the system specs for PC?Salt_The_Fries
Yeah, I'm wondering about the PC version vs console version too. I actually prefer console gaming because I just can't relax in front of a computer with my hands on a keyboard and mouse. But people say the PC version is much better.
#9 Posted by Darth_Kane (2966 posts) -

Risen 1 was boring as hell. The Witcher is in my TOP 3 RPGs of all time.

I hope Risen 2 will be good, but for now, we barely know anything about it

#10 Posted by firefluff3 (2073 posts) -

[QUOTE="Salt_The_Fries"]Is Risen a decent game? I've been interested in it, but ultimately haven't tried it out. Is the console version THAT inferior? What are the system specs for PC?UnchartedZone
Yeah, I'm wondering about the PC version vs console version too. I actually prefer console gaming because I just can't relax in front of a computer with my hands on a keyboard and mouse. But people say the PC version is much better.

Ive only played the demo but, it was seriously bad, had framerate problems and just felt really choppy. Not my kind of game anyway but if your going to get it, get it on PC

#11 Posted by BanMido76 (202 posts) -
[QUOTE="Salt_The_Fries"]Is Risen a decent game? I've been interested in it, but ultimately haven't tried it out. Is the console version THAT inferior? What are the system specs for PC?UnchartedZone
Yeah, I'm wondering about the PC version vs console version too. I actually prefer console gaming because I just can't relax in front of a computer with my hands on a keyboard and mouse. But people say the PC version is much better.

I hear this line uttered thousands of times and it goes to show how many console gamers are completely ignorant about the possibilities of PC gaming. You can use a ps3 or 360 controller for your PC. And you could play from your couch with those or even your keyboard and mouse. Also Risen on consoles was pretty bad compared to the PC version. Let me show some comparisons. I can't post images themselves so here are the links. If someone wants to repost them to see the images then please do so. http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/Risen-360vsPC-1.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/Risen-360vsPC-2.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/Risen-360vsPC-3.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/Risen-360vsPC-4.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/Risen-360vsPC-5.jpg
#12 Posted by shane_orija (910 posts) -
Risen you have the most hardcore combat system for any rpg, ever. But... The Witcher 2 it shall be.
#13 Posted by 110million (14910 posts) -
Risen is good but has quite a few massive flaws. You basically go from "wolves will destroy you" to "nothing can ever take you down" in a few hours of equip upgrades, the ending is awful and non-existant, and the story as a whole is lame. That said, the world and exploration, fighting, etc was fun enough. The witcher was far more of a complete package as a game, but I will definitely be getting Risen 2 as well.
#14 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8171 posts) -
Risen you have the most hardcore combat system for any rpg, ever. But... The Witcher 2 it shall be.shane_orija
What's so hardcore about it? You got me intrigued...
#15 Posted by Mr_BillGates (3186 posts) -

I hated Risen. It was soo boring and just plain ugly overall.

#16 Posted by BanMido76 (202 posts) -

I hated Risen. It was soo boring and just plain ugly overall.

Mr_BillGates
How is this ugly? It looks better than anything on consoles. http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-1.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-2.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-3.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-4.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-5.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-6.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-7.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-8.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-9.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-10.jpg
#17 Posted by Masculus (2804 posts) -

Risen is a great game, i think that the second one will take a while to release though. The Witcher 2 comes next month.

#18 Posted by SkyWard20 (4509 posts) -

Risen is far from being in the top RPG's.

#19 Posted by SkyWard20 (4509 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mr_BillGates"]

I hated Risen. It was soo boring and just plain ugly overall.

BanMido76

How is this ugly? It looks better than anything on consoles. http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-1.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-2.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-3.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-4.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-5.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-6.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-7.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-8.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-9.jpg http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx358/RyviusRan5/RI-10.jpg

It has good lightning/foliage, but the character models are pretty bad.

#20 Posted by SkyWard20 (4509 posts) -
[QUOTE="shane_orija"]Risen you have the most hardcore combat system for any rpg, ever. But... The Witcher 2 it shall be.Salt_The_Fries
What's so hardcore about it? You got me intrigued...

Me too, and I was close to finishing the game...
#21 Posted by kozzy1234 (35125 posts) -

I honestly cant wait for both.

The Witcher1 and Risen 1 on PC were two of hte best rpgs this gen.

Risen is one of the most underrated rpgs ever, and was a better rpg then Demon Souls or Oblivion imo (two big name rpgs).

#22 Posted by BanMido76 (202 posts) -

It has good lightning/foliage, but the character models are pretty bad.

SkyWard20
That is one of the few things that it is bad in but overall it looks good.
#23 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (19818 posts) -
Risen was pretty sweet and of course The Witcher 2 will be amazing. Can't wait for both. :)
#24 Posted by lawlessx (46285 posts) -

It would be crime to not play both :) And don't worry.. Witcher 2 will be out next month while risen 2 is sure to slip to 2012 :)

AdrianWerner
WHAT! I thought it was late 2011 :cry: