History VideoGame / Risen

1st Jul '16 4:54:21 AM val
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* GreyAndGreyMorality: The two main factions are a group of fanatical KnightTemplar and a bandit clan. You ''have'' to side with one of them. Though the Bandits have a bit of a moral edge due to the fact that [[spoiler:the Bandit leader is the rightful ruler of the island who was ousted by the {{Knight Templar}}s.]]

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* GreyAndGreyMorality: The two main factions are a group of fanatical KnightTemplar and a bandit clan. You ''have'' to side with one of them. Though the Bandits have a bit of a moral edge due to the fact that [[spoiler:the Bandit leader is the rightful ruler of the island who was ousted by the {{Knight Templar}}s.]]
27th Jun '16 5:10:47 PM jake38
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* GoodBadBugs: Due to the way the game is programmed, [=NPCs=] can kill a defeated enemy while yelling "You die!", and moments later claim that they'll find the one responsible for the murder.
27th Jun '16 4:54:29 PM jake38
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!! Sequel contains examples of:

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!! Sequel Risen 2 contains examples of:
17th May '16 4:15:02 PM Ohio9
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* YouHaveResearchedBreathing: You need experience points and training just to learn how to kick people
12th May '16 10:20:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** There is the chance to [[TakeAThirdOption join a third faction]], but it requires earning enough favor with both of the previous factions to enter the main city undetected, and then prove your worthiness to the third faction before the KnightsTemplar faction forces you to join them.

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** There is the chance to [[TakeAThirdOption join a third faction]], but it requires earning enough favor with both of the previous factions to enter the main city undetected, and then prove your worthiness to the third faction before the KnightsTemplar UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar faction forces you to join them.
22nd Mar '16 8:17:09 AM Grobi
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Developed by German developer Pirahna Bytes, ''Risen'' is a third-person WesternRPG released in 2009. It is '''very''' similar to the games of the ''VideoGame/{{Gothic}}'' series made by the developers before they left their former publisher and lost the rights to the franchises name. One of its signature elements is the combat system: You can parry weapons, dodge, and break the enemy's guard, similar to a fighting game. The game is somewhat similar in nature to that of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', but instead of everything being randomly generated (leaving you to the mercy of [[DynamicDifficulty level scaling]]), everything is hand-placed by the developers, and leveling is accomplished by paying trainers to slowly raise your stats. This approach in execution makes leveling up feel more like a real accomplishment rather than flipping a flag that gives you [[PossessionImpliesMastery instant mastery]] over all types of weapons, as is usual in this genre.

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Developed by German developer Pirahna Piranha Bytes, ''Risen'' is a third-person WesternRPG released in 2009. It is '''very''' similar to the games of the ''VideoGame/{{Gothic}}'' series made by the developers before they left their former publisher and lost the rights to the franchises name. One of its signature elements is the combat system: You can parry weapons, dodge, and break the enemy's guard, similar to a fighting game. The game is somewhat similar in nature to that of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', but instead of everything being randomly generated (leaving you to the mercy of [[DynamicDifficulty level scaling]]), everything is hand-placed by the developers, and leveling is accomplished by paying trainers to slowly raise your stats. This approach in execution makes leveling up feel more like a real accomplishment rather than flipping a flag that gives you [[PossessionImpliesMastery instant mastery]] over all types of weapons, as is usual in this genre.
6th Feb '16 11:53:49 AM Forenperser
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: The two main factions are a group of fanatical KnightTemplar and a bandit clan. You ''have'' to side with one of them. Though the Bandits have a bit of a moral edge due to the fact that [[spoiler:the Bandit leader is the rightful ruler of the island who was ousted by the {{Knight Templar}}s.]]
** There is the chance to [[TakeAThirdOption join a third faction]], but it requires earning enough favor with both of the previous factions to enter the main city undetected, and then prove your worthiness to the third faction before the KnightsTemplar faction forces you to join them.


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* GreyAndGreyMorality: The two main factions are a group of fanatical KnightTemplar and a bandit clan. You ''have'' to side with one of them. Though the Bandits have a bit of a moral edge due to the fact that [[spoiler:the Bandit leader is the rightful ruler of the island who was ousted by the {{Knight Templar}}s.]]
** There is the chance to [[TakeAThirdOption join a third faction]], but it requires earning enough favor with both of the previous factions to enter the main city undetected, and then prove your worthiness to the third faction before the KnightsTemplar faction forces you to join them.
6th Dec '15 7:54:22 AM Baluar
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** Elaborating on the "it's not worth it", the sword is of little use in combat, as it can quickly be replaced by better weapons. Despite being made of gold, it can't be sold because of its SwordOfPlotAdvancement status, and so you'll end up pissing NPCs for nothing.

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** Elaborating on the "it's not worth it", the sword is of little use in combat, as it can quickly be replaced by better weapons. Despite being made of gold, it can't be sold because of its SwordOfPlotAdvancement status, and so you'll end up pissing NPCs angering [=NPCs=] for nothing.
6th Dec '15 7:53:12 AM Baluar
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* AcrophobicBird: The Sea Vultures. Incidentally, there aren't really flying enemies in the game, just giant moths that hover above the ground.

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* AcrophobicBird: The Sea Vultures. Incidentally, there aren't really flying enemies in the game, just giant moths that hover just above the ground.



** Most two handed swords count, but the absolute king of this trope in Risen is Titanwing, the best sword in the game, which is hinted to be ForgedByTheGods before they forcefully left the planet.

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** Most two handed swords count, but the absolute king of this trope in Risen is Titanwing, the best sword in the game, which is hinted to be ForgedByTheGods [[spoiler: before they forcefully left the planet.planet]].



* GoodBadBugs: Due to the way the game is programmed, [=NPCs=] can kill a defeated enemy while yelling "You die!", and moments later claim that they'll find the one responsible for the murder.



* SuperDrowningSkills: Anything beyond waist-deep water, and you either sink and wash over to the nearest shore, or get swallowed by a giant worm-thing [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartmentand wash over to the nearest shore]]. Really more of a sandboxing mechanism.

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* SuperDrowningSkills: Anything beyond waist-deep water, and you either sink and wash over to the nearest shore, or get swallowed by a giant worm-thing [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartmentand [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment and wash over to the nearest shore]]. Really more of a sandboxing mechanism.
5th Dec '15 9:00:59 PM Baluar
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**Most two handed swords count, but the absolute king of this trope in Risen is Titanwing, the best sword in the game, which is hinted to be ForgedByTheGods before they forcefully left the planet.



*** Tevhnically you can explore 90% of the island before joining any faction and clear out all monsters and loot (including weapons) from there, you don't have acces to advanced training (which is crucial) and armor (even more so) though so accomplishing this requires exploting all the tricks you can think of and even then it is a trully masochistic task.

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*** Tevhnically Technically you can explore 90% of the island before joining any faction and clear out all monsters and loot (including weapons) from there, you don't have acces to advanced training (which is crucial) and armor (even more so) though so accomplishing this requires exploting all the tricks you can think of and even then it is a trully masochistic task.



**Elaborating on the "it's not worth it", the sword is of little use in combat, as it can quickly be replaced by better weapons. Despite being made of gold, it can't be sold because of its SwordOfPlotAdvancement status, and so you'll end up pissing NPCs for nothing.



* InfinityPlusOneSword: You need it to damage the BigBad.
* InWorkingOrder: All the levers, buttons, drawbridges and ''especially'' deathtraps function perfectly despite the dilapidated and partially collapsed state of the underground temples in which they're found.

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: [[spoiler:A hammer, actually.]] You need it to damage the BigBad.
* InWorkingOrder: All the levers, buttons, drawbridges and ''especially'' deathtraps function perfectly despite the dilapidated and partially collapsed state of the underground temples in which they're found. No exceptions.



**It's justified, though. They need to pay the butcher's shop.



* SuperDrowningSkills: Anything beyond waist-deep water, and you either sink and wash over to the nearest shore, or get swallowed by a giant worm-thing and wash over to the nearest shore. Really more of a sandboxing mechanism.

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* SuperDrowningSkills: Anything beyond waist-deep water, and you either sink and wash over to the nearest shore, or get swallowed by a giant worm-thing and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartmentand wash over to the nearest shore.shore]]. Really more of a sandboxing mechanism.



* TooAwesomeToUse: Most potent magic scrolls, if you don't actually level magic. [[spoiler:TheDragon is pathetically weak and the BigBad is immune to magic anyway so you're quite likely to never use those Inferno scrolls you've hoarded...]]

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* TooAwesomeToUse: Most potent magic scrolls, if you don't actually level magic. [[spoiler:TheDragon TheDragon is pathetically weak and the BigBad is immune to magic anyway so you're quite likely to never use those Inferno scrolls you've hoarded...]]



**Using console commands to give normal weaponry to Lizards, though, will increase their damage output significantly.



* WeBuyAnything: And I do mean ''anything''! The poorest peasant can and will take any amount of treasure off your hands. Unlike in early ''Gothic'', no NPC ever runs out of money.

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* WeBuyAnything: And I do mean ''anything''! The poorest peasant trader can and will take any amount of treasure off your hands. Unlike in early ''Gothic'', no NPC ever runs out of money.
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