Remember the olden days when you had a gaming console that had four games, and those were the only four games to ever come into existence for a two-three year period of time? Remember the games? Pong, Frogger, Space Invaders, and Asteroids. These were such technological marvels that people were willing to fork over the 200 bucks just to buy it and play it for a few minutes, and they could only play it a few minutes because that was the level of depth to the game.
Unfortunately, it seems video gamers, -especially- reviewers have become selfish and greedy as a whole. They want, demand, and expect more and more out of developers who took a gamble by spending a couple hundred thousand dollars to sell you a 40 dollar game.
This guy pissed me off. First off, Risen never claimed to be realistic or, well even Medieval for that matter. So where he got off marking off points because it wasn’t medieval enough for him I dunno.
But more importantly, it’s a video game. Graphics have NEVER mattered in a video game, and never will. And worse, this is an action RPG, NOT a regular RPG. The difference is, it focuses on combat and action probably ten times more than it does with NPC interaction, so gee, I wonder why NPC interaction sucks.
So I gotta say this to all reviewers and jaded gamers, just shut up and enjoy the damn game. There are some really bad video games out there today, some of which even have high end graphics, so really if you’re gonna get all uppity about some minor pet peeve like jumping physics, just keep it to yourself.