So, Risen 2 is pretty good, if you're a fan of Gothic 1, 2, 3, or Risen. It has more or less all the problems of those games, and all the good parts too. Combat is an improvement over Risen, so I don't understand the complaints. It gets more interesting as you level up, because there's tons of moves you can use in combat, like kicking enemies, shooting them in the face, throwing sand in their eyes, and so on. I really don't know what to say beyond that. It's not a game that's going to have any sort of major mainstream appeal, but if you're a fan, it's definitely a game that's worth getting.