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Risk of Rain 2
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Themes: ActionRPGPlatformerRoguelikeSurvivalCoopLocal MultiplayerLocal-coopMultiplayerOnline Co-opSingle-playerThird-Person Shooter Indie
Developer: Hopoo Games
Content Rating: Teen
A continuation of a well-received game that combines the elements of platform games, RPGs, and roguelike productions. Both installments of the Risk of Rain series have been developed by an independent studio called Hopoo Games. In Risk of Rain 2, a player assumes the role of a character traversing the surface of an unknown distant planet with the objective of surviving in this unwelcoming environment and exploring locations filled with aggressive adversaries. One observes the action from the third person perspective and explores dangerous areas filled with traps, arcade challenges, and enemies to defeat. Risk of Rain 2 offers improved character development system and elaborate crafting mechanics. Unlike its predecessor that featured retro style, Risk of Rain 2 delivers 3D environments and colorful, somewhat comic book like visuals.
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Risk of Rain 2 is a top-of-the-line roguelike. No matter how familiar you get with the controls, you’re never comfortable, as death is always one or two mistakes away. The vast number of enemies, items, and abilities make for an endlessly replayable experience. The extensive work done in the game’s more than a year in early access has paid off, as Risk of Rain 2 is one of the best roguelikes to hit the market in recent memory.
Despite my qualms with certain challenges and the last boss, I cannot get enough of Risk of Rain 2. I love the characters and discovering secrets while setting new goals for myself. As someone who mostly bounced off the first game, the sequel sucked me in like a Primordial Cube (an in-joke, hah!).
Risk of Rain 2 is an exceptional example of how to combine the rogue-like genre with shooter mechanics. Deep, satisfying and just so addictive, it’s taking every cell in my body to prevent me from taking a week off from work just to play more of it.