Conclusion: Risk of Rain is a great roguelike experience that will certainly delight those looking for a challenge in terms of action platformers. Its lack of hand-holding will definitely attract many, but a few more explanations concerning how you can unlock characters might have been useful.
Pros: +Great mix of platformer gameplay with roguelike elements, +Impressive time-based difficulty mode, +Keeps you challenged at all times
Cons: -No explanation for character unlocking, -Ropes and stairs require careful positioning, -Soundtrack doesn't always match the action on screen
More Like “Partially Cloudy With A Chance Of Sunshine”
9 December 2013
Conclusion: Concept: Inspired by 8-bit platformers, this randomly generated action title doesn’t pull any punches
Graphics: The randomly generated environments are visually uninspired, but the enemy designs are great and have a nice variety
Sound: After a few hours, the 8-bit-inspired soundtrack made me feel like switching over to podcasts
Playability: Platforming with a keyboard causes hand cramps, but the interface works perfectly with a controller
Entertainment: Fans of...
Summary: Roguelike elements have been steadily gaining popularity in the past few years, especially among independent developers. Titles like The Binding of Isaac , FTL: Faster Than Light , and Spelunky have taken the ideas of random level generation and short games usually ending in permanent character death, and applied them masterfully to each of their own gameplay genres.
Excerpt: Risk of Rain is the kind of game that speaks to the compulsive hoarder inside all of us. You travel through teleportation gates as you seek out your lost vessel, collecting its scattered cargo along the way. But you're not wasting time collecting discarded vampire romance novels or shipments of novelty T-shirts. The items you collect are imbued with special powers, giving you an edge in your fight for survival.
Pros: Item collecting is rewarding and compelling, Character classes and items unlock at a steady pace, Supports local and online co-op for up to four players
Cons: Some minor clipping issues and item placement quirks
Conclusion: The Short Version: Risk Of Rain is a retro-tough indie gem that pumps Roguelike and RPG elements into insane old-school run & gun platforming. You'll love every ridiculously addictive hardcore second of it, probably grinning and gurning like a sweaty lunatic as you do so.
Pros: Engaging, stressful, intense, hectic platforming bliss, Versatile skills, classes and items make playthroughs unique, Outstanding soundtrack and eyecatching pixel art style, Superb local co-op
Cons: Repetitious enemy types, especially in early game, Can be overwhelming, both in difficulty and visual feedback terms, Online co-op is straight out of 1999 (remember those IPs!)
Roguelike platformer chaos done right – Risk of Rain review
20 November 2013
Summary: Whatever downsides Risk of Rain has are absolutely outweighed by the many things the game does right. The gameplay is refreshing and fun, the graphics are charming, the setting is unique, the music is pleasant to listen to. On top of all of this, there’s a slew of unlocks on offer that make the game an achievement-addict’s dream, and each of the ten available classes (which, I stress, require unlocking in order to acquire) are wonderfully distinct, giving Risk of Rain...
Pros: A fun roguelike platformer with a unique approach, Audio and visuals are charming, and the setting is enticing, Hordes of unlocks and unique classes/items ramps up the replay value
Cons: A little buggy in places, Online multiplayer has an archaic interface
Summary: Une fois n’est pas coutume, nous allons nous pencher (mais pas trop bas) sur un petit jeu indépendant en pleine “ hype “ dans le petit monde des jeux vidéo. Risk of Rain. J’en vois déjà frémir, et ils ont raison.
Pros: La musique, Le dilemme rapidité et renforcement, Le design graphique
Excerpt: Risk of Rainissa pelaaja haaksirikkoutuu vihamielisiä olioita vilisevälle planeetalle. Karkuun on päästävä nopeasti, sillä selviytyminen muuttuu sekunti sekunnilta vaikeammaksi. Toimintasankari etsii ulospääsyä, taistelee hengestään ja kohtaa lopulta todennäköisesti kivuliaan kuoleman. Kaikki alkaa alusta. Tässä on Risk of Rain pähkinänkuoressa.
Summary: Хардкорный слэшер-платформер от молодой студии. Никакого «графона» и философского сюжета. Только пальцеломающий игровой процесс, где главная наша задача — выжить под аккомпанемент качественной электронной музыки. Только не стоит надеяться, что все получится с первого же раза!