Risk of Rain Review

Is Risk of Rain frustrating?

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Julian Benson (after 1 day 12 hours play time)

1163 days ago

No. It's more zen-like
That is, until the last boss
Much hair was pulled out

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MrAptronym (after 4 days 11 hours play time)

461 days ago

It can be tense when things suddenly shift against you, but I don't think the game is terribly frustrating.

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How well does Risk of Rain let you develop your character?

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Julian Benson (after 1 day 12 hours play time)

1163 days ago

There are lots of builds
But it's all by random drops
You don't choose your path

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What strategies have you learned to survive in Risk of Rain?

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MrAptronym (after 4 days 11 hours play time)

461 days ago

Tactics will depend on your character to a great degree, but I suggest staying in the first zone until you have a couple power-ups unlocked. Aim for something to keep your health up, and look for what stacks. If you have a chance to get the vial that increases your max HP with each kill then take it over anything else.

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How harsh is the RNG in Risk of Rain?

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MrAptronym (after 4 days 11 hours play time)

461 days ago

Pretty harsh. There is an unlock that will let you choose power-ups. Other than that, Everything from levels, bosses to your items will be randomly chosen. There will certainly be times where you lose because that enemy you aren't good at fighting took you off guard.

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How active is the multiplayer community for Risk of Rain?

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Julian Benson (after 1 day 12 hours play time)

1163 days ago

Can't play with strangers
The multiplayer is bugged
Sometimes works with friends

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MrAptronym (after 4 days 11 hours play time)

461 days ago

There isn't really a lobby system, and playing with friends can be a bit buggy. When it works well it is a lot of fun though.

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How good are the sounds in Risk of Rain?

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Julian Benson (after 1 day 12 hours play time)

1163 days ago

Best soundtrack in ages
The first level is haunting
Worth game price alone

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MrAptronym (after 4 days 11 hours play time)

461 days ago

Amazing soundtrack, it is what sold me on the game when I first saw it.

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How good are the graphics in Risk of Rain?

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Julian Benson (after 1 day 12 hours play time)

1163 days ago

Pixels make you small
The levels tower above
Freakish mobs abound

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MrAptronym (after 4 days 11 hours play time)

461 days ago

Lovely. It is all pixel art, and it is very well executed. The forms are all simple, but distinct and with a pallet that works, not an easy feat.

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How does Risk of Rain run on your PC?

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Julian Benson (after 1 day 12 hours play time)

1163 days ago

Badly optimised
It runs slowly on laptops
A problem since launch

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MrAptronym (after 4 days 11 hours play time)

461 days ago

It isn't very well optimized, I have a decently high-end PC and I have gotten slowdowns a few times when things get crazy.

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Does the setting of Risk of Rain feel original?

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MrAptronym (after 4 days 11 hours play time)

461 days ago

Yeah, it is pretty interesting. Silly and alien feeling.

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What do gamers think of Risk of Rain after many hours of playing

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Julian Benson (after 1 day 12 hours play time)

1163 days ago

I do enjoy it
Though some runs are doomed from start
It's good for podcasts

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