Risk of Rain – Rogue-like action platformer
The Risk of Rain, a game chock full of roguelike, platforming, side scrolling action. So many genres included in one action orientated package. The last time I saw something that had so many genre cross-sectioning was Hudson Hawk. It started off just okay, then just went somewhere that you would never recover from. This has nothing to do with the game, that game Risk of Rain is pretty good, but it is a risk that has not paid off for a lot of movies. I know, I know, it’s a game, but I have just watched 1941 from Mr. Spielberg which just tries so hard to be everything. It is why filmmakers like Spielberg and Lucas, need to have the studios watching them and telling them no. On the plus side, the only saving grace from 1941 is indeed Mr. Belushi.
But onto Risk of Rain
*Cough* yes, back to the topic of Risk of Rain. A fun side scrolling, platform, shooting rogue-like adventure. Where you do indeed get further each time you play it. There is a twist though. The longer you stay on a certain level, the harder it gets! Which isn’t a bad thing, you are against the clock, get lots of unlocks, weapons and buffs. but get to the insane level of difficulty and you will be talking about the movie 1941 on websites. Have a looksy at some game-play below played by none other than Rusty!
Risk of Rain seems easy enough……
Stop right there, I cannot let you continue with that statement. The beautiful thing that I adore about Rogue-likes is the ability for one game to be an absolute cake walk, then the next game that basically hands you your soul in one of the glass jars made to look like a jam jar, but is intended for some cider made locally which tastes the same as dogs bollocks. But you paid $15 for it, so you are going to enjoy it damn it. There are plenty of weapons, enemies, levels, platforms, items, buffs and characters that are randomly generated. And this makes this game. And so many enemies appear on the screen that prioritizing who to take out first is well, a priority I guess. What you saw on the video is nothing compared to what can happen.
I should buy Risk of Rain
The price of Risk of Rain is, at the moment, $9.99USD on steam. That price, and the content, justifies buying this game at full price. It is rollicking good fun that although. Recommend you play in short bursts as it can become frustrating after a while, but that is just part of the fun.
And speaking of Cider, here is a special bonus for you. Always look on the bright side of life, by Eric Idle.