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Modern take on a classic genre
Channeling the spirit of classic rogue-likes such as Rogue and Hack, Risk of Rain is a cracking little effort that combines that old-school vibe with modern sensibilities. Players are thrust into a science fiction setting where they are the lone survivor of a ship which was shot down while in orbit and which crash landed on a strange planet. The game sees you appearing at a random spot on the planet, and must then locate a teleporter which also appears randomly, but which takes 90 seconds to activate. While you're waiting, enemies appear and which must be destroyed before you can enter the teleporter and move on to the next stage. An intriguing aspect of the game is the way the difficulty level increases over time, while you can also upgrade and equip your characters with gear scavenged from your spaceship. This gear is highly varied and includes such things as giving you a double jump, increased healing rates, and slowing down enemies. You have twelve characters to choose from to create a team of four, each with their own stats and skills and which helps to provide some variety. Risk of Rain really is a surprise title that is well worth checking out if you want a modern game that clearly displays its inspiration. While the visuals are pretty simple, they still manage to pack a lot of character, with some nicely atmospheric environments and small, but nicely animated sprites. Gameplay too is easy to pick up but gets pretty intense quickly and provides some insane action that is perfect for when you have a few brief moments to kill.