Oh man. A pirate RPG. With the Inquisition. What a fantastic concept. And the Kraken is an antagonist, no less. Could the premise behind Risen 2 be any more perfect? In all honesty, however, while the potential is there in buckets, an utter lack of polish and thought on the developer’s part seems to have bottlenecked this pirate-y sequel’s success. Some might argue that gritty edges are a trademark of Piranha Bytes’ games, but Risen 2 really needed to be a well-crafted labour of love from the developers in order to stand out from the competing ARPG heavyweights.