I started playing Risen today. I have never died so quickly on 'easy' mode in any game in my life. I could just be wandering around and then suddenly! Wild boars attack! Or a bog monster, or a vulture! And one time I went too far out into the water and this giant appeared and threw me back onto the island. Its definitely a game where saving frequently is important. I hope the sequel is a bit easier.
Also, I saw the new trailer for FFXIII Lightning Returns. Looks like my original thought that everyone except for Lightning was dead was wrong, since Hope was narrating a bit and Noel was there and apparently someone who looked a bit like Serah.