While I was playing through Risen 3: Titan Lords, and also later while writing the blog post about it, it repeatedly hit me how much the characters were cursing and swearing all over the place. I don’t consider myself a sissy regarding this – in fact, I often decry the lack of profanity in American TV shows.
Nevertheless, the writers certainly didn’t hold back regarding profanity, mocking and negging in this game, and there were places where I thought they really overdid it. I know this is a pirate game and it is supposed to fit the theme, but just a tiny bit more moderation might still have been for the better.
For example, have you ever had this dialog option before upon meeting the bad guy for the first time?
He deserved it, no doubt, yet it still seemed out of place. And Nekroloth didn’t really react to it anyway.
There was also this one dialog choice I didn’t even know was supposed to be insulting. Well, Patty certainly seemed to think so, and she didn’t want me to doubt it for a second:
Oooookay. Is it too late to take it back without a quickload?
And then there was the pirate by the wrecked ship in Kila that actually made me chuckle each time I clicked him. I did so repeatedly, just to hear him utter the following for the umpteenth time:
Excuse me, I didn’t get that. Would you care to repeat?
Here’s a gallery with the rest of the screenshots I collected, full of profanity and belittling: