Jeff Haynes from IGN previews Risen:
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started towards a tropic isle, aboard a cursed ship… While I took a little creative license with the lyrics to Gilligan's Island, there's something rather appropriate about the sentiment when it comes to Deep Silver's upcoming RPG, Risen. Much more than a tale of being stranded in a strange world, Risen is trying to present a living world that responds fully to every step you take and every decision you make. At a press event during GDC, I received a demonstration of the game world to see just what players can expect later this year.
Risen takes place in a medieval Mediterranean-like world, and starts rather dramatically: the main character starts out on a voyage across the sea to a foreign land.