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Risk of Rain

Risk Of Rain review

A positive forecast

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3 months ago

Watch 10 mins of Risk Of Rain 2, oddly set in a desert

When I look at how long all of my friends have spent playing co-op platform shooter Risk Of Rain, a roguelike about biffing alien bads, I see a list divided. Maybe half have put in a few hours. Maybe they, like me, enjoyed the bullet-hell combat and setting down a seemingly endless path of item and character unlocks - but found that path guarded by…

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6 months ago

1 year ago

Risk of Rain 2 taking action-roguelikeliking into 3D

Hopoo Games have announced they are indeed making a Risk of Rain 2 [official site], and this time they're taking the action-roguelikelike into 3D. Adam, Brendan, and The Mechanic have all gushed about Risk of Rain so it's good too hear Hopoo are back for more after swerving to make Deadbolt. Almost everything about Risk of Rain 2 is unsettled for now but Hopoo do…

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2 years ago

Feature: F*** you, Magma Worm

Have You Played… Risk of Rain?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Your first few wasted lives in Risk of Rain [official site] might give you the impression of a very limited action game. A tiny sprite armed with a handful of basic abilities (shoot, roll, shoot harder), you have to take on waves of…

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Feature: The Final Picks

Our Steam Sale Picks, Round 3!

We're coming to the end of the Summer Steam Sale so chances are you've picked up the things you'd already got your eye on, but there are always games that sneak under the radar or come from genres you might usually ignore. That's why we've put together our final recommendation list. Here's a whole list of things we love and why we think they're worth…

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3 years ago

Feature: How time doth waste you

How Risk Of Rain Increases Difficulty Over Time

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites a developer to help him put their game up on blocks and take a wrench to hack out its best feature, just to see how it works. The start of a game of Risk of Rain [official site] is quiet. Your small pixel character stands in a vast alien landscape, in which somewhere you’ll find a teleporter…

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Risk of Rain Team Return With Deadbolt

When we first looked at Deadbolt [official-ish site] last year, we called the freebie "a side-scrolling version of Hotline Miami with bits of Gunpoint thrown in." A year's worth of gaming later, I'd toss Not A Hero into that comparison. Since then, developers Hopoo Games - the folks also behind Risk of Rain - have worked on expanding it into a full commercial release. Now…

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Feature: Team RPS chooses the must-buy games from among thousands

Steam Winter Sale Recommendations For You

There are thousands and thousands and thousands and oh God help thousands of games discounted in the current Steam Winter sale. Honestly, it's ridiculous. Where do you start? Where do you end? How many will you ever really play? How many do you have to buy in order to discover the secret Half-Life 3 release date? Well, we can't help with the more existential aspects…

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4 years ago

Hail: Risk Of Rain Update Adds Two New Characters

Risk of Rain looks like a side-scrolling roguelite-shooter and in most regards that's what it is. It's also got a lot in common with ARPGs, in the way its characters' skills function and in how a newly unlocked character can completely change the way you approach the game. The latest update, version 1.2, is significant because it i) switches the game to a new engine…

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5 years ago

Feature: A positive forecast

Risk Of Rain review

I have died so many times. Risk of Rain is a small game and not altogether perfectly formed, but it also reminds me of The Binding of Isaac in all the best ways, except with cooperative multiplayer and weird science fiction in place of poo and blood. The ferocious difficulty and hordes of monsters also remind me another recent favourite – Teleglitch. Here's wot I…

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Impressions: Risk Of Rain Beta

At the very centre of the crossroads between roguelikelike and metroidvania lies Risk Of Rain. It is a ridiculously compelling procedurally generated side-scrolling platform survivor-me-do, with multiple characters to play as, single and co-op play, and some of the hardest-hitting deaths I've experienced in such games. Recently Greenlit, and due out very soon, I thought I'd plunge into the beta.

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