This week I’ve been almost exclusively playing Risk of Rain Returns.
I like it; the changes from the original are mostly improvements, and it has more depth to it. The new characters are engaging and creative, and don’t feel too out of place from the original. It’s more of a challenge than I remember the first one being; then again, it’s been awhile. The Providence Trials are hit or miss, a few of them are annoying because the difficulty scaling is all over the place, but the good is really good. My one real gripe is the camera magnification, you get two settings; 1x and 2x, that’s it. I really wish there was a 1.5x since neither feel quite right.
Complaints aside, I’ve played 65 active hours with no sign of stopping, so the issues are clearly somewhat negligible.
What are you guys up to?
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