I have one question about Risen 3. Does the series still punish you for grinding? I remember in Risen 1 I killed a bunch of animals, at the start of the game, then found out that the critters do not respawn and I was boned because I, shortly thereafter, unlocked a perk that doubled the resources from kills and late game those extra resources / xp would have come in handy. Which brings me to my biggest complaint with Risen 1, the game felt like it was trying to punish people who do not pre-plan their characters. XP was incredibly limited and it felt like the game was designed with min / maxers in mind, if you put a skill point in the wrong skill then you were boned at the end of the game.
Okay first question is are critters bound by permadeath? Secondly, does the game try to punish people that like to level up their characters? Is the game all about min maxing still?
As far as I can tell monsters respawned a lot more often then in Risen 1. Every time I went back to a previous island a lot of the monsters were back so I don't think that will be much of an issue, however the game is extremely easy even on the hardest difficulty so you won't ever have to worry about min/maxing to be effective anyway.