The water's dark, but not for the reason you were hoping...

User Rating: 2 | Risen 2: Dark Waters PS3

I wanted to like this game so much. I love pirate settings, and an open world game in that type of world is so appealing to me. But this is just an awful game. It would be unimpressive visually on a last gen (PS2) console; inexcusable for a late gen PS3 game to look this bad. Combat is beyond terrible, as is the voice acting. The environments all look washed out, which is an accomplishment when you find yourself in a tropical island setting. The interface is also terrible, which is a huge issue in a lengthy open world RP type game. I just can't find anything positive to say about this game. A great idea gone horribly wrong.