The setting is basically a pirate story. We have pirates, ships and firearms. Though Piranha Bytes emphasizes that they're trying to avoid cliché pirates (with parrots on their shoulder and stuff like that). They think more of "bandits sailing the seas", not "Pirates of the Caribbean". The world will be bigger than Risen 1 and split into several islands.
We have our own review for Risen 2 Dark Waters :
I was not in such a hurry to finish Risen 2 for a number of reasons the first being that I hate waiting years for the next Piranha Bytes game. The second is that mod game a patch was announced f... Read more »