Risk of Rain is an action platformer with roguelike elements. With permanent death as a primary feature, players will have to play their best to get as far as possible. Fight on a mysterious planet with randomly spawning enemies and bosses, either alone or with 3 friends in online co-op.
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Veröffentlichung: 8. Nov. 2013

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"An infuriatingly challenging rogue-lite action platformer with multiple character classes and plenty of items. Amazing soundtrack. Bloody hard."
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Über dieses Spiel

Risk of Rain is an action platformer with roguelike elements. With permanent death as a primary feature, players will have to play their best to get as far as possible. Fight on a mysterious planet with randomly spawning enemies and bosses, either alone or with 3 friends in online co-op. With over 100 items at your disposal, you will find the tools you need to find the teleporter back home. Discover a myriad of randomly chosen stages, from the desolate forest to the frozen tundra.

The three main goals for our game are simple:

1. Design a game that is randomly generated every play-through, to keep replayability high and fresh.

2. Time = difficulty. The higher the in-game time gets, the harder the difficulty gets. Keeping a sense of urgency keeps the game exciting!

3. Be enjoyable, regardless of whether you win or lose. No more fussing with complex and non-intuitive gameplay patterns. Players should not blame the game for their loss!

''..joy comes from amassing items, gaining experience and watching your character evolve into a godly killing machine.'' - Joystiq

''This game is immaculate. The enemy design, the sound effects, the powers, the fights, all of it feels wonderful.'' - Eurogamer

"..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" - RockPaperShotgun

Key Features


  • Engage in local and online multiplayer with friends and other players from around the world!
  • Play and unlock 10 unique characters, from the Commando to the Miner to the Engineer.
  • Fight through hordes of different enemies and bosses, randomly chosen by the game with random abilities and powers.
  • Get lost and discover 10 massive levels with different enemies, shrines, and chests on each one!
  • Recruit the help of a wide variety of drones, from missile drones to healing drones!
  • Unlock the lore of the game through the item and monster logs!
  • Unlock new items and characters through difficult achievements to keep the game fresh with each playthrough.
  • Save your best highscores and stats!

Systemvoraussetzungen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any Linux Distribution 2012+
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
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21 von 21 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
48.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. November
Risk of Rain, das Spiel was ich mir als "Gelegenheitsspiel" gekauft habe, grobe Fehleinschätzung!
Dieses Spiel zieht Zeit ohne Ende, da man (selbstverständlich) überleben will und somit Items sammelt bis zum geht nicht mehr. Die mehreren Ebenen bringen mehr Schwierigkeiten mit sich, wie neue Gegnerarten.
Während man gegen unzählige Monster kämpft, kämpft man auch gleichzeitig gegen die Zeit, da das Spiel hab einer bestimmten Minutenanzahl dein Schwierigkeitsgrad um eine Stufe nach oben schraubt.

Es gibt verschiedene Charaktere, mit völlig unterschiedlichen Fähigkeiten, sowie besondere Items, welche durch Herausvorderungen freigeschaltet werden können.

Zwar gibt es keine Story aber das Spiel punktet bei mir mit großartiger Musi♥♥♥♥ermalung, langzeitigem Spielspaß und simpler Steuerung , welche Optimal ist, wenn man einen Controller benutzt.

Fazit: Risk of Rain ist absolut kaufenswert, für die jenigen, dennen Grafik und Story nicht so wichtig ist wie Gameplay.
Der CO-OP-Modus macht durch die verschiedenen Klassen viel Spaß, und frisst die Zeit förmlich auf.

Kurz : Super Spiel!
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10 von 10 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Juli
Macht Ihrgendwie süchtig, teilweise sehr kurzweilig. Aber wenn man erstmal etwas länger überlebt gehts richtig rund.
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7 von 7 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
23.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. Oktober
Ein Rogue-lite 2D Shooter der mit jeder verstrichenen Minute den Schwierigkeitsgrad weiter hochschraubt.
+ Der Space Rock/Electronic/Ambient Soundtrack <3 (z.B. Chris Christodoulou - Chanson d'Automne..)
+ viele freischaltbare Gegenstände und Charaktere
+ die einzelnen Fertigkeiten der spielbaren Charaktere sind einfach zu lernen, aber hart zu meistern
+ auch übers Netz im Koopmodus spielbar
+ sehr schnelles & forderndes Gameplay ...
- ... welches über einen längeren Zeitraum (ein Run kann über eine Stunde und länger gehen) extrem stark an der Konzentration zehren kann
- der Grafikstil ist doch eine Ecke zu minimalistisch für meinen Geschmack
- manche Gegenstandskombinationen sind zusammen stark overpowered

7/10. Defintiv empfehlenswert für Spieler die was mit dem etwas härteren Progression System von Rogue-Lite Spielen wie Binding of Isaac, Rogue Legacy oder Spelunky anfangen können.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
53.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. Juli
Guter Pixel Shooter!
Rougelike jede runde!
Gute schwierigkeits Modis!
Recht viele Items!
Coop Modus (Lokal/Hamachi)
Mehr Achievments = Mehr Items!

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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
19.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Juni
RIsk of Rain ist ein Rougelike-platformer mit Co-op Aspekten. Man könnte ihn mit Spielen wie Rogue legacy, The binding of Isaac und auch FTL: Faster than light vergleichen aber, Risk of Rain hat eine überaus schnelle Lernkurve und darüber hinaus macht es noch unglaublich viel Spaß. Ein Highlight des Spiels ist aber, die Musik die immer perfekt an die Situation und das Level angepasst. Fazit: Ein grossartiges Rouglike mit Co-op Modus, grandioser Musik welcher, auch noch nach vielen Stunden seinen Reiz nicht verliert weil, auch wenn man verliert schaltet man immer neue Dinge wie Items, Charaktere und auch mysteriöse Artefakte frei die das Spielgefühl nochmal auf eine andere Ebene hebt die andere Roguelikes nicht erreichen können.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
29.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Juni
Hey,

Das Spiel sieht zwar auf den ersten Blick mit seinem Retrodesign etwas komisch aus, bietet jedoch viele Stunden Spaß und ist verdammt schwer.
Der Koop-Modus ist mit Hamachi sehr leicht zu bewerkstelligen, mit dem internem können Probleme auftreten, falls mehrere Leute im selben Netzwerk zusammen spielen wollen.

Alles in Allem dauert es ziemlich lange alles freizuschalten und bietet die Möglichkeit sich unendlich lange zu verbessern! :)
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
29.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Juli
Ihr steht auf 8 Bit Grafik und Oldschool-Look?
Ihr mögt spacige Abenteuer und fetzende Bossgegner?
Ihr unterstützt Indie Games?
Ihr sucht eine echte Herausforderung mit Aggressionspotenzial?
Dann ist Risk of Rain genau das Richtige für euch! Entwickelt wurde das Spiel von zwei Studenten und wurde mit einem Kickstarter-Projekt ins Leben gerufen. In dem Rogue-Like Game landet man als einsamer Astronaut auf einen mysteriösen Planeten voller mordslustiger Wesen. Ziel des Spiels ist es, in die letzte Stage zu gelangen, oder - wem das zu hoch ist - solange zu überleben wie nur möglich. Und glaubt mir, ihr werdet sterben ... sehr oft. Und ihr werdet es immer wieder versuchen ... sehr oft. Aber es lohnt sich auf jeden Fall. Es gibt eine Vielzahl an Items, Achievements und Charakteren, die jede Runde individuell machen. Die Grafik ist simpel aber dennoch wirkt das ganze Spiel atmosphärisch. Auch die Hintergrundmusik ist gut gestaltet und passt zum Geschehen/Gemetzel. (Achtet besonders auf auf die E-Gitarre im ersten Level!) Alles in allem ist das Spielmehr als gelungen. Ach, und man kann es auch zu 4 Spielern mit Freunden oder online spielen!
Wem das bloße Lesen nicht reicht, sollte sich Risk of Rain
unbedingt zulegen. Ein Muss für jede Indie-Sammlung und alle Survival-Experten!
Vielen Dank für's Lesen.
Niklas B.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
20.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. Dezember
Guter Plattform-Shooter.
Graphic ist simple gehalten, erfüllt aber ihren Zweck.
Gameplay ist sehr gut, die Steuerung ein wenig gewöhnungsbedürftig aber man hat schnell den Bogen raus.
Man sammelt Items um seinen Charakter zu verbessern und mit der Zeit wird das Spiel immer schwieriger, also je länger man braucht desto schwerer wird es.
Es gibt viele Gegenstände und Charaktere die man erst freischalten muss, aber das geht relativ schnell.
Alles in allem ein gutes Spiel.

P.S. Es hat COOP
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. Juli
Risk of Rain :

Nunja es ist schon ein lustiges Spielchen für Zwischendurch. Die Achievements und freispielbaren Charaktäre sind recht schwer zu erreichen.
Was wirklich Spass macht ist , dass die Level neu designed werden bei jedem neuen Spiel.
Aber da kommt es recht schnell zu, denn man besitzt lediglich ein Leben und darauf passt man besser auf denn sonst heisst es: Ab von Vorne das Ganze , so wie im Spiel: Fasten than Light ;-)

JETZT DER GROSSE NACHTEIL:
Ich habe trotz der passenden geöffneten Ports nicht einmal ein Mehrspieler-Game starten können. Keine Ahnung woran es liegt aber laut Googel scheine ich nicht der einzige zu sein der dieses oder ähnliche Probleme damit hat.

Alles in Allem (EINZELSPIELERMODUS) macht es Spass und ist mal Etwas,wenn man Lust hat ein Ründchen gute alte Retro-Grafik in einem neuen "Indie-Action-Shooter" zu spielen.
Zum Mehrspielermodus kann ich leider aus oben genannten Gründen nicht sagen :-(
Was noch zu erwähnen wäre, dies ist ein Spiel wo ein CONTROLLER GERADE UNERLÄSSLICH IST!!
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
11.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Juli
Awesome Game for 4 Players.
Kind of addictive.
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335 von 371 Personen (90%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
153.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Oktober
serious review? serious review.
Risk of Rain is an extremely addictive arcade style 2D platformer shoot-em-up with roguelike elements.

Gameplay consists of dying a lot attempting to reach and activate the stage exit teleporter in each level, there are a total of 6 levels to complete per game before achieving TOTAL VICTORY

Online Co-Op, many characters with their own unique playstyle, randomly generated level layouts, and loads of items keep gameplay fresh and exciting so you can just get goat hooves and syringes and win instantly

  • Gameplay

    Tight, responsive controls and enough characters to pick a playstyle that you enjoy make this an incredibly fun and rewarding experience.

  • Graphics

    A charming, simple artstyle with smooth animations makes this game a treat for the eyes.

  • Sound

    An expertly done soundtrack brings a LOT to the table, sound quality is good, sound effects aren't obnoxious.

  • Story

    A very ambigous story, no definite answers are given, but clues are relayed through item logs and monster descriptions.

  • Multiplayer?

    This game features both local and online co-op, the co-op system (especially online) is a bit excruciatingly buggy, but very fun to play with friends.

  • Fun?

    The artstyle, gameplay, and unpredictability of this game make for an extremely enjoyable time.

Category Score
Gameplay 10/10
Graphics 10/10
Sound 10/10
Story 10/10
Multiplayer? Local and online co-op.
Fun? Yes!
Overall 10/10
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262 von 305 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
894.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. Dezember
I played this game a little. It was fun.
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152 von 167 Personen (91%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
100.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Oktober
Where do you begin with a game like Risk of Rain? It's so new and original, yet so classic and oddly memorable that we can all adapt to it rather quickly while not feeling like we're repeating something playing it. Most "pixel games" as they call them I see now are simply normal games... with pixel-y art styles. This is one of those games that actually blends well with the art style, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Let's talk about gameplay for a sec.

Gameplay: Risk of Rain will kill on your first run. If this does not happen, you are probably a carrier of Jesus' will and strength on Earth, because it's pretty dang hard to pick up on your first go. But to help, I'll elaborate on just how NOT to die. You are given the Commando to start out with, and classes like the Bandit, Enforcer, and CHEF will be easy to get early on. Every character has 4 skills, kind of like LoL, except you don't have a basic attack outside of them - They're all you got. Most classes tend to have a movement-enhancing skill in their third slot, and a powerful skill in their fourth. The Commando is no exception. He has 4 basic skills which are very easy to learn and starts with above-average high health to help beginners.

Unlocking Stuff: Unlocking stuff isn't as easy as you would think. You're probably going to start on Drizzle, the easiest game mode. However, if you're a wimp, the game won't save any of your progress (This includes item logs), and no monster logs will drop either. If you want 100% completion, you're going to have to step it up. Most characters are unlocked by doing special things or filling requirements. No surprise there. The Huntress and Mercenary are pretty hard to get, asking for 15 monster logs and 5 game-wins, respectively. But don't worry - You'll get there if you like the game.

Items and YOU: Items are, without a doubt, THE most key tool you need to survive the night. When you start out, you will find items randomly from boss kills, chests, imp vases, shrines, and other places. Chests require money, imp vases require you to hunt down and kill a few frantic imps, shrines are like casinos, and bosses should be obvious - Kill em for good stuff. Most (Keyword - Most) items can stack. A few, like Thallium, can not. This is why the RoR Wiki is your field guide for items here. Items give you various buffs and bonuses, and have the power to make or break you depending on how you use them and your luck with finding items that suit you. Once you start picking up Artifacts, hidden items that you can activate to change gameplay once you die, quit, or win, can alter some things - But I'll let you figure that all out.

Difficulty: There's two ways this game changes difficulty - One, by choosing your difficulty on the character-select screen, and two, by slowly raising it during gameplay at a speed dependant on what difficulty you chose. This makes for very adjustable learning curves that will suit you everywhere. Artifacts can also help or hinder you if you're good at using them or not, for example; The Glass artifact cuts your health to 10%, but gives you a HUGE damage boost (Used to be x5 damage but they nerfed it, I have no idea what it is now - Don't worry, it's still fun as heck if you don't get hit!). Remember to start and progress at a rate that you're comfortable with, or else you might not have as much fun.

Conclusion: Oh yes, this is a game you need. Don't even ask why, just get it. It's 10 bucks. It's awesome. Once you know how to use and abuse the artifacts and characters, you'll pretty much be playing something like a God Simulator with every run, finding new ways to use your characters, match items, and have fun with MULTIPLAYER - That's right, MULTIPLAYER! Also, achievements in the form of READING AND KNOWLEDGE! Also, THE GAME LAUGHS AT YOU WHEN YOU DIE and gives SNARKY REMARKS! The art-style is AMAZING! The music is AMAZING! The gameplay is BONKERS RADICAMAZING TIMES TEN! Just! Get! This! Game!
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486 von 613 Personen (79%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
20.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31. Oktober
The rain it is talking about is your tears.......
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112 von 122 Personen (92%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
32.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Juli
Risk of Rain is an action-platformer with roguelike elements, with some interesting mechanics wich I'll try to explain the best I can.

Even if you start with only one playable character, there're ten of them total, and each one plays differently, thanks to his own four attacks.
As time passes, difficulty will increase and enemies will spawn endlessly until you find the teleport, wich makes you fight for one last endurance round; beaten that, you can advance to the next level. Like other games of this genre, you can find active/passive upgrades (like piercing shots, increased defense, missiles and so on), but you can level-up too by collecting experience. An interesting fact is that powerups do stack, so you can have increased effects by collecting more of the same.
Once you've completed enough levels, you can choose between replaying them to gain more loot, or going to the final one; you can easily grind more powerups if you want to, but the game can be beaten in less than a hour in a good run.
Bear in mind that this is the kind of game where things get bad pretty fast, and you have to start all over again.
Pixelated graphics are really good, but sometimes the action on screen become a little too chaotic. Chaos apart, gameplay is overall pretty much solid and fun.
The game's soundtrack is AWESOOOOOME, I love it.
Also, this game has coop, playing with other people works well and in my opinion some classes are not meant to be played alone.

Reccomended if these features caught your attention, and/or if you have friends to play with.
I don't think Risk of Rain is a masterpiece, but it's a really solid game.
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82 von 90 Personen (91%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
34.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. November
Roguelikes have exploded as a genre lately, largely due to the number of indie productions out there exploring interesting ways to take an absolutely classic title and bolt new mechanics to it. Games like FTL, Rogue Legacy and Paranautical Activity instantly come to mind, taking randomised areas, crazy power-ups and eternal death as a basis and building them into something new and fresh.

Risk of Rain takes the idea of an impossible Roguelike to new heights. The hook of this 2D action platformer is rather simple: it literally gets harder with each passing second. Immediately the player needs to make a conscious decision: do you grind out the game in the first few minutes when the enemies are few and far between, farming gold and unlocking passive abilities that will help you when you reach the ten minute mark and all hell breaks loose? Or perhaps you want to rush through as many stages as possible before the difficulty curve rises. Risk of Rain is all about risk and reward, and while it doesn't necessarily break genre conventions, it manages to provide a compelling twist on basic mechanics.

Players are given access to a number of characters, each with four unique abilities that will aid them in combat. Each of said abilities has a cool-down timer after use, so learning which character fits your play style, and how they fit in with the rest of your team is imperative for survival. In the beginning you only have access to the assault trooper, but after multiple runs you will slowly unlock a cast of devastating characters that will help you see the game through until the end.

Once you select a character it's game on. You are dropped on a hostile world, filled with enemies. Each enemy killed will net you some gold, which can be spent unlocking chests found in the level, or taking a gamble and spending some at a divine statue. Sometimes this will yield you amazing items, other times it will take your money and laugh at your tears as you received nothing at all. Each time you use one of the statues the cost goes up also, which often had me throwing money away at it three times before I realised I was broke.

There are tons of items throughout Risk of Rain that will give you the upper edge, most of them offering passive buffs against your foes. There are a select number of consumable items you will find along the way that can be used to get yourself out of a tight jam, and there are also some helpful assault and healing drones that you can spend money repairing so they will follow you around and help against the onslaught of enemies. Just like any Roguelike, learning how to use these items in unison is key to survival, and after a dozen or so runs, you will begin to understand how it all fits together.

Each level essentially has the same goal: find and activate the teleporter which will call in a randomised boss fight. The bosses are tough....really bloody tough, and they will definitely give you a run for your money. To make matters worse, the timer is still creeping up towards a harder difficulty, and regular enemies are still spawning into the world, which makes is a cluster of pain and misery. Once the boss has been defeated the enemies stop spawning, you are left to clear the last of them, and then you can teleport to the next level. Before you leave however, you better search for any chests you may have missed, because each time you teleport you will lose your gold.

Risk of Rain keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time, simply because that ominous timer is always ticking in the upper right corner. Slowly but surely you see the difficulty status rise from easy to no chance in hell and the sweat starts forming on your brow. You want to make sure you survive the game, but you also need to do it as quickly as possible. It's an impossible task, one that is truly captivating and kept us coming back for more and more.

While Risk of Rain supports solo gamers, the true core of the game lies with the four-player co-op. When you're tackling the beasts of other worlds with three of your best friends, each playing a different character and you are all working in unison, the game really shines as something special. If you're not likely to play the game with friends, I'd almost recommend skipping it all together; that is how integral the multiplayer truly is.

Risk of Rain manages to pull off the pixel look with style and flair. The characters are enjoyable, the enemies are ghastly, and those tunes are fantastic. If you can swing a few dollars, definitely pickup the soundtrack from the website, it's right up there with Fez and Monaco in terms of great indie game albums.

Super Recommended, 10/10!

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180 von 249 Personen (72%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. November
I can safely say that Risk of Rain is far better than it's clone, Chance of Percipitation.
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67 von 78 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
14.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. Oktober
This is one of my favorite Rogue-like game.
This game is good, you can end up playing this game for hours.
Even if you had died in the game, you will always try again and again and again.
"Easy to play, hard to master" can be applied to this game.
Every playable characters have their own unique playstyle.

The bad thing about this game is only the bug that still haven't been fixed even with the latest patch v1.2.0
Hope that Hopoo Games will give more love to this game by keep updating it.
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108 von 150 Personen (72%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
102.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31. Oktober
When you do it right, you become a demi-god of death.

It feels great.
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31 von 36 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
148.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. November
This
game
is
AMAZING.

The mechanics are well-oiled (especially after the last updates; now, it flows smoothly). The OST is simply beautiful. The graphics create a unique atmosphere: the gameworld is dark-toned but not lugubrious; you feel lonely, but never properly desperate, and the scenarios are always enjoyable (even after countless hours of replay). Also, the storyline of sorts is gradually revealed via item logs and monster logs you acquire after some time playing - the game starts in media res. You don't need to know what's going on to enjoy it, but it surely adds to the flavor. I particularly like this form of storytelling: a very good game becomes more and more fascinating once you start realizing (well, perhaps not exactly) what's going on after some exploration. It reminds me of Diablo II in this point.

Most important, though, is that it is PURE FUN. Very challenging and very rewarding, it leaves me wanting more every time I play. Actually, I sort of developed an emotional attachment to this game; when I started playing it, I was somewhat distant from videogames (after 24 years of being a total videogame nerd), not really willing to play too much. This game (along with Papers, Please and some others) helped me "feel the magic" again, sorta like falling in love once more with your boyfriend/girlfriend after a period of strain and doubts.

tl;dr: FUN, rewarding, beautiful, challenging, cool, buy the hell out of it
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