Risen 3’s New Trailer Shows Its Oldschool Roots

Though they rose to fame thanks to their brutally realistic and unforgiving Gothic series, the two Risen games that followed after the breakup between them and their publisher Jowood were seen as lacking the depth of their earlier games. With so much attitude, hate, unfair bashing and social justice warrior shaming, I haven’t seen an RPG this mocked before its release since the collector’s edition of Dungeon Lords. (Which trust me, was met with the biggest cry of pain I’ve ever heard in the CRPG community)

Perhaps that’s why the developers released this very detailed (and long) video showing you why Risen 3 is going to be the game the first two should have been.

For those like myself who are looking forward to Gothic’s European CRPG gameplay again, Risen 3 seems to be exactly what the series’ fans have been hoping for since the underwhelming 2nd game in the trilogy.

We’ll be doing a review for it here at Nichegamer, so you’ll know for sure whether or not any of this holds true in the game’s final release form.



Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

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