Risen 2: Dark Waters: It’s Pirate Fantasy Time

Risen 2: Dark Waters

It’s Pirate Fantasy Time

by : GrathiusXR

©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos

We’ve seen a steady influx of quality RPGs as of late, from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, to Bioware’s Mass Effect 3, and it isn’t stopping there.

Risen 2 the sequel to its 2009 predecessor, which was unfortunately refused classification in Australia due to its “sexual activity and drug use”, will this time see the light of day Down Under.

It continues the story of ‘The Nameless One’ who was the protagonist in the first game and is due for release  on April 27th.

AFA Interactive, who have taken over the distribution reigns of this pirate fantasy single-player epic in Australia, invited us down to shed some light on what the game has to offer and what Piranha Bytes have done to improve the sequel.

Pirates find X this way

Update: Modified Left4Dead 2 Passes Classification In Australia

Update: Modified Left4Dead 2 Passes Classification In Australia

Less gory version for Aussies

david-twiter-avatar1by dkpatriarch

© 2009 David Hilton

As we reported last month Left4Dead 2 was banned in Australia.  Now the Classification Board has passed an altered version of the game into the highest rating category Australia has, the MA15+ category.

"infected living humans"
"infected living humans"

While this means the game is no longer banned, it still demonstrates the faulty ratings system Australia uses for games: some of the gore and violence is ‘reduced’ but certainly not all of it or even the violent weapon variety that includes axes, crowbars and chainsaws.

In other words, the game barely fits into a box that allows the board to say it passes the criteria for MA15+.

So why bother?

Left4Dead is revived. . . >

Why Has Risen Fallen? The R18 Debate Revived In Australia

Risen Refused Classification – OFLC Strikes Again

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© 2009 David Hilton

Here we go again. oxcgn risen

Risen, due for release in October for PC and 360, is the latest game banned in Australia, given the dreaded “refused classification” tag by the Aussie Classification Board.

The offending game Risen, by Gothic developers Piranha Bytes, is a third person Role Playing Game (RPG) that apparently contains “sexual activity and drug use related to incentives or rewards.”

Risen buried? More…>