In Risk of Rain, time = difficulty. The longer you play the harder it gets, do you tear through the levels as fast as you can or do you spend time collecting some of the many ability granting artifacts? With randomly generated levels, giant bosses and just one life. How far will you go?
Quite possibly my favorite game of the year. After following Risk of Rain throughout its Alpha and Beta periods, it's amazing how this fun little roguelike-like action platformer has blossomed into an expansive game that has held my attention for hours on end, and promises to continue doing so for many hours to come.
The graphical style and music illustrate a fantastic setting, the soundtrack captures very well the feeling of loneliness the player adopts, the monster and item logs are very interesting, there are many characters with diverse abilities and strengths, the gameplay is very smooth and exciting, the difficulty is very present but not unfair, and the game is long enough but also short enough that it's easy to play over and over again.
Gameplay is quick-paced and very fun. Enemies seem to keep spawning everywhere and you're moving as fast as you can to find the teleporter. The lack of good background music is a bit of a shame, since I can imagine it to be more exciting with bg music. The art style is awesome!
I'm excited to see what other classes you'll include in the final version!
it's a good game. lots of fun. I have enjoyed it for all of the time that i've played it. It's an extremely enjoyable game. :) Idk why the reviews have to be so long though. It's kind of ridiculous. If it didn't have to be so long, it's be a lot easier to review stuff. I kinda wish I hadn't wasted the time to type this, but whatever.
I have spent many hours trying to complete this game, it has become addictive to the point that all I can hear is the awesome sound track. I have had to deal with bugs and one save corruption. But it is totally worth it, the action is intense and never ending. This game is best played with a controller using the Steam Big Picture. I bought an Xbox 360 controller because of this game and I'll never look back. If you like to collect indie games this is definitely one for your collection.
Risk of Rain is a game that is absolutely phenomenal.
From the intro you can tell you will be playing a carefully crafted well made game. The game is all about killing all the things, but it has many deeper mechanics. As you are about killing your things, there is a meter that incrementally rises, when it reaches a certain point the difficulty rises. This game play mechanic right here helps make the game keep its players on their toes and adds a whole new level of urgency to the game. While after a while that might sound boring, the game keeps itself from growing stale with its wide variety of characters and play styles. The game makes it so that newcomers are welcomed, while veterans are still very entertained, which is something that is very hard to achieve. Overall Risk of Rain is a truly great gem in the treasure chest of independent game creation. That is my justification for giving this game such a high rating, and I see it as truly special. 10/10
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