GP writes: "The biggest surprise for me when playing Risen was that I didn't end up hating it. If I hadn't been reviewing it, I probably would still hate it, much like I did for the first four or five or maybe seven hours that I played it. For me, this mostly generic fantasy RPG got off to a very rough start. It's not an attractive game. Although many of the settings on this mystic isle look nice, the character models and animations seem primitive and are decidedly ugly."