An action RPG with a fantastic world. It has everything it should have - interesting factions to join, hard and unique monsters to fight, lots of various stories to explore. The overall experience is great and put the game in line with the likes of Gothic titles or Dark Souls. My only gripe is melee fights. In theory the fighting system sounds nice: you have defensive and offensive moves, and have to defend yourself unless you see a mistake in the opponent's fighting and then your strike. In reality, it is a very slow and sometimes frustrating experience, as just one mistake might make you loose a very important and long fight only to start it all over again. Small hint: if you choose to be a mage, you'll be able to ignore melee fights starting from act 2. But this is just my impressions after playing it several times. By and large, Risen is an exceptional game that every action/RPG lover must try.