Risk Of Rain 2 Review (Steam)

Combine loot in surprising ways and master each character until you become the havoc you feared upon your first crash landing. This is our Risk Of Rain 2 review

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 2738mb Download size.
  • 3D action gameplay.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, Hud scale, gamma boost, fps limit, anti-aliasing, shadow type and resolution, ssao, and bloom.
  • Logbook-shows all things you have collected or encountered.
  • Controller support with Invert axis and sensitivity sliders along with the ability to rebind buttons.
  • Single-player and online modes.
  • Lobbies-visibility, voting, name, password, and custom tags.
  • A timer to see how long you survive. As you level up and time increases, So do the difficulty.
  • Three difficulties to start from: easy, Medium, and Insane.
  • Game browser with filter options.
  • Alternative game modes- Prismatic trials (fixed seed and online) and Eclipse (stacks modifiers as you play).
  • 10 survivors to play as with each having unique buffs and abilities. You get two initially and then must unlock the rest (unlock requirements are shown).
  • Load out-unlock and customize each survivors load out and skin color.
  • Roguelike element.
  • Every game is different.
  • Play how you want even in multiplayer as you are not tied together.
  • Massive boss fights.
  • Barrels and chests to find and open.
  • Pay to open units/chests/terminals for loot.
  • Artifacts: Find game-changing items you select at the start of the game.
  • Levels randomize every life/level completion.
  • Huge selection of game-changing passives. Items like more health, stronger weapons, better luck chance and so much more.
  • Can break down items and craft new ones within the level via a specific terminal.
  • Massive open space.
  • Satisfying combat.
  • Can get very addictive.
  • Playing with friends is awesome.
  • Solo play makes the game harder but also a lot more rewarding.

Cons:

  • Game is all luck based with no real skill apart from staying alive.
  • Playing with randoms is daunting as you browse the server list.
  • No way of pinging items or locations.
  • Online feels like a load of solo’s who just happen to be in the same area.
  • Loot stealing is way too easy.
  • Fall damage is a bitch.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 10/10
    Sound - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
9/10

Summary

For me, the original Risk of Rain Combine loot in surprising ways and master each character until you become the havoc you feared upon your first crash landing. was a game that consumed me, I gave that game hours upon hours of my life and I just couldn’t get enough. Risk of Rain 2 has done the exact same thing! For what they have done here is keep the core roguelike action of the original but made the jump from 2D to 3D and man oh man is it a proper game-changer. Enemies are more ferocious as they have a 360-degree circle to shoot at you instead of back or front of the old game. The intensity of fighting and boss fights in particular is exemplary as you can have more enemies on screen and from all angles. For those that may have missed the first game, Risk of Rain 2 is a 3D take on a 2D roguelike action game, you collect gold from enemies and barrels to which you use that gold to open bigger chests/terminals and they usually drop one of the 100s of passive abilities which can be as small as faster walk speed to health spawns upon kills, it’s not uncommon to have a bar of passives all running at the same time and they activate immediately and stay for your whole run. Boss fights are triggered whenever you want at the portal (once you found it) then activating it again after beating the boss will take you to the next level. Everything is randomized and everything is bigger and better. You have a wide selection of abilities for each of the characters and can unlock new ones through playing the game. I just can’t emphasize how good the game is and how much fun it is, it scratches many itches at the same time but most of all it is enjoyable and accessible as even if you suck, you can still advance. Online is a little easier to break you in but with randoms, it’s a fifty fifty kinda deal. Single play is hardcore with one life and careful planning makes Left 4 Dead look easy. Overall its one of the best roguelike shooters on the market and elevates the genre to the next level.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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