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Pirate Download: Risen 2 Does The Demo Dance

Piranha Bytes’ spiritual, Pirates of the Caribbeany Gothic sequel Risen 2: Dark Waters made its somewhat deflating presence known last month, but if one man’s one thousand words on wot he thought about it aren’t enough to cement your buying decision one way or another you can sample a demo now.

There’s a magic button which will install it over on the right-hand side of this here Steam page. The demo includes the beginning of the game, which from memory means scripted squid-assaults, beach combing, crab-fighting and talking to a woman wearing an impractical shirt.

Risen 2 is quite literally OK, but only just. To be honest I’d point you in the direction of the also heavily-flawed but far more ambitious and stereotype-avoiding Game of Thrones if you’re after a role to play right now.

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