Would those of you who love Risen 2 so much and those of you who don't please explain more detail/reasons why? I'm finishing up Risen and liking and hating parts of it so that is a good game to use for comparisons.
Are there any graphic improvements or is R2 just a new story (pirate/voodoo theme) in the same old wrapper?
Is lockpicking the same or have they changed all the mechanics around for better or worse?
Are the same PC and NPC, Patty, in the game? She gets a nautical chart depicting various islands her father/pirate buried treasure in/on. If R2 is a continuation is it in this sense or are the characters unrelated/different from R?
One thing that bothered me no end sometimes was the mapping. Is that improved any? I read/heard that the game is more linear then R but what about dungeons and maps? Are levels one on top of another so you can't tell which way to go at times? Any mapping tools like a means of noting whether you finished an area or room or need to return?
Conclusions? Playing R2 doesn't make much sense to do yet because I'm not keen on the pirate/voodoo theme. But I've loved a lot of the exploring/dungeons adventure/story found in R and if there is as much of that in R2 it will be tough to leave alone.
I've had a couple crashes to Desktop and points jumping around where I've gotten the PC stuck. Is that better or worse or the same with R2?
Thanks for the helpful thoughts.