If you only have a handful of time to play video games, Roguelikes offer a pretty good way to go. Don't have time to play some epic sword and magic RPG odyssey? Why not spend 30 minutes on a Binding of Isaac run? Don't have 60 hours for that latest triple A epic? Why not plunk a few minutes on Risk of Rain?

Recently that time has added up as I just unlocked the Engineer and Enforcer in Risk of Rain. I don't mind the Commando(the character you start with) but the game really opens up when you can use a different play style to win. Playing as the Engineer is such a different experience compared to the Commando that I worry some might miss how differently the game feels if they don't play any other class.

As with all Roguelikes the longer you play them the better you get and the closer you get to completing the game. In Risk of Rain I always can complete the first level and with my most recent run almost beat level 2 and have 23% of the game completed(not a huge feat yet, but I am having fun).

How far have you progressed in Risk of Rain? What characters have you unlocked?

EDIT Tonight I was able to make it to level 4 and was killed by Cremator.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 01/07/2015 at 07:03am

I haven't progressed very far in the game. I haven't played it very much nor do I think I've unlocked any other characters.

I do like the point you made in the beginning with your third paragraph about "Rougelikes." That is a good point. I see it fitting with Risk of Rain, Starship Rubicon, and FTL.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 01/11/2015 at 08:10pm

I have yet to unlock anything. One of the reasons I really like this game is I can sit down and play for 10-15 minutes. If something comes up and I have to bail mid-game I don't feel like I've lost anything.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/12/2015 at 12:48pm


Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 01/17/2015 at 02:41am

Tim, are you playing Risk of Rain with a controller or keyboard?

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 01/17/2015 at 05:21am

Controller. :)

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 01/17/2015 at 05:35am

What controller are you using? Maybe we had this discussion in previous post about this game. I bought a cool USB XBox 360 controller that's see-through and has blue lights. The game functioned much better with it and my PC recognized the controller easily enough. I remember when I tried to get a PS3 controller working on my old PC, that was a pain. I had to download a program (and device drivers) to get it emulated as an XBox 360 controller and even then it didn't work very well. Although I pretty much just tried it with Morrowind.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 01/18/2015 at 06:38am

I use a USB Xbox 360 controller. It works perfect for playing games (like this one) that benefit from a controller.

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