Summary: Risking Everything... ...to Please the NES Gods Make no mistake- modern though its release date may be, Risk of Rain's gameplay is just as classic as Donkey Kong, Mario, or Mega Man's gameplay. I say this mainly because it brings back that sense of arcade-style gaming, where players are often given little to no direction and are able to play and find out how things work and what they're supposed to do through trial and experimentation.
Summary: Very pleasing game, run after run you discover new items. It's a mix between binding of isaac for the items and fun and Faster than light for re-playability and each run being a load of fun and discoveries. I really enjoy this game.
Summary: I saw someone complain about the informal style of reviews on Metacritic, so here goes: Single player/multiplayer: 2/2-Alone or with friends, this game is as fun and as rewarding as you make it. Graphics 2/2: No complaints, beautiful art, in my opinion. It may not be to the liking of others, but do you honestly expect, or want AAA graphics from 2 students, who, in my opinion, di an amazing job.
Summary: I don't understand why this game is getting such a high rating by users. I don't like it. I bought this game after watching TotalBiscuit's fantastic review of it only to find myself disappointed by it. People are saying how fun and addictive this game is but for whatever reason I cannot relate to that. I find the controls annoying and on multiple occasions have found myself pressing the wrong button thus activating the wrong ability.
Summary: This is a decent game and the combat is a lot of fun. However, the platforming is extremely dull and most of the game is spend unloading hundreds of rounds into enemies with way too much health. It's not that it's hard, it's just dull. Killing some "normal" enemies can take over 30 seconds, and a lot of the time that's when you're on a ledge they can't get to, spamming your abilities until they die.
Summary: Just give it a shot! The mechanics are amazing, the gameplay is incredibly tight and extremely rewarding. It is good for longer sessions or a quick playthrough. And I did not even try the multiplayer yet!
Summary: This blend of many different genres is a fantastic play. I've been playing this both single player and with my roommate, and it's more than I'd hoped it would be. It'd be nice if the multiplayer wasn't your old-school "connect to someone's IP address" as opposed to a fleshed out lobby and open game selection thingamajig, but you know what? It's still a great game. 10.