In this age of austerity it’s tempting to hark back to the good old days. The Royals are enjoying a resurgence in popularity following the wedding of the definitely legitimate one to an attractive Muggle (it’s good for the gene pool). Nationalism is on the rise again; what could go wrong there? Risen 2 is cashing in on the trend with its pirate-RPG storyline, replete with Jolly Rogers, rum and cutlasses. Anyone seeking realism had best look elsewhere!