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I am quite enjoying Risen 3 so far. The melee combat still isn't very fun, but they've improved on it and most other aspects of the game. With Magic back, exploration is rewarded more frequently. With Risen 2's melee focus I often didn't see a ton of useful treasures outside the direct stat upgrade variety. Now you've got reagents that you'll need for spells, you've got spell scrolls you can find so you can use other factions spells. You can even craft their spells. So even at the start you're getting quite a bit of fun stuff to do and try.
The voice acting is atrocious. And, uh, what's the deal with the "brother" bullshit? I've actually beat the previous two games and they sure weren't siblings back then. I suspect the translation is as shit as the voice acting.
Sigh. Still going to beat this, like every other Piranha Bytes games. But come on.
It's a different character. Though they are at fault a bit by making them look fairly similar.
I don't think Sony is any better generally. Even as close as E3 they had a few questionable moments where they managed to make something look exclusive with goofy wording. I do think MS seems worse about it with big titles though.