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Risen 2: Dark Waters

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Oh, just go on and read this, I've written everything there. Screenshots included.

For those of you who may know what I'm talking about...well, I'm talking about Risen 2. It looks brilliant and it got me really excited!

When TTG launched Tales of Monkey Island, people were talking about the possibility of having a MI RPG... this is as close as possible to that idea/dream! Let me hear your thoughts, let's get excited together! :D

...that sounded better in my head.

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  • How old is your computer? Gothic 2 is pretty old, I'm sure most computers can run it.

  • @Silverwolfpet said: How old is your computer? Gothic 2 is pretty old, I'm sure most computers can run it.



    Well, it runs most TT games without much trouble, but let's say with games post-2006/2007 she can't make it. For example, I bought BioShock some time ago and I couldn't play it because of the graphics. And in the end it ended up being too violent for my taste :p

    However, I'll try Gothic 2. Maybe it could work? Let's hope so, because that description you made, made me droll!

    Oh, and is the Kauff and Gustav game gonna be an RPG? :D

  • Hm, I suggest you start with Gothic 1. Same idea, but it's the beginning of the story. It's kind of important.

    As for the Kauff and Gustav game... it will certainly be a point&click game :) Classic gameplay, Curse of Monkey Island-type. It's going well, but I need a few more animations to start building it.

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    @Trenchfoot said: However, I'll try Gothic 2. Maybe it could work?



    Your computer can't be THAT old. I think:

    Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.2 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.

  • Reminds me less of Monkey Island and more of Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3 (which imo are great movies but not at all Monkey Island-ish.)

  • To me, it feels like the lovechild of Tales of Monkey Island and Fable III. I have no reason why it feels like a lovechild of the latter, it just does.

    'Course, it's probably just because Fable III is the only Xbox game I've ever played, being a hardcore Nintendo fanboy.

  • New info: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/gdc-11-risen-2/713059

    I like that in the interview, at one point, the dude says something simmilar to "If you ever wanted to be a pirate" hahaha! :D

  • @Chyron8472 said: Reminds me less of Monkey Island and more of Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3 (which imo are great movies but not at all Monkey Island-ish.)



    True. Interesting story, I heard that Ron Gilbert and Disney both were inspired to create Monkey Island and Pirates of the Caribbean by the same source material - a book containing a hero, a ghost pirate and ghost ship and ghost crew, and a damsel in distress. Oh, and with the dog who holds the keys to your jail cell but is always just out of reach.

    Okay, I haven't read the book, but the book I'm talking about is Tim Power's "On Stranger Tides." Ron Gilbert also admits to Monkey Island being inspired by Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride.

    I find it all kind of cool.

  • @Chyron8472 said: Reminds me less of Monkey Island and more of Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3 (which imo are great movies but not at all Monkey Island-ish.)



    Something else interesting I dug up (from Wikipedia, should you choose to trust the information):

    "Cancelled film
    In 2000, Lucasfilm together with Industrial Light & Magic were working on an animated film based on the [Monkey Island] series. Steve Purcell created the concept paintings and Ted Elliott wrote the story. However during development the film was cancelled. Concept art of the film was released via Purcell's official blog.
    In 2007, fan site World of Monkey Island was contacted by an anonymous source who told them that Ted Elliot had written the script for the film who before then remained unknown to the project. Elliot would later go on to write the Pirates of the Caribbean film series which bears striking similarities to the Monkey Island series.[7]"



    I'm honestly surprised it got this far. I didn't think Monkey Island would ever generate a movie - but would love it if it did!

  • If they did make a Monkey Island movie, there would have to be at least one instance of Guybrush putting a ramrod or giant q-tip in his pants.

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