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Essays 21 March 2020, 15:00

author: Michael Grygorcewicz

Intemperately devours games, movies, comics, books, TV series everything that has a good story and doesn't run away. Also a fan of wolves, Metal Gears, brawlers, and buying old games he will never have time to play.

Small Games for Dozen Hours Little Gems Under 200MB

In times, where 1TB drives aren't big enough, there still are games that just need 200MB to create enchanting worlds for dozens of hours.

Risk of Rain

INFORMATION

  1. Size: approx. 90 MB
  2. Released in: 2013
  3. Genre: roguelike platform game
  4. Platforms: PC, PS4, XONE, Switch

My first Risk of Rain playthrough lasted less than two minutes. I got on an alien planet and started shooting at some alien. The enemy did not care much about my attacks, and in a moment the only opponent was joined by four more and I succumbed to the onslaught of the enemy. Subsequent approaches were better for me-I was able not only to survive the first waves of opponents but also get to the next levels. In the end, I was dying anyway, and all progress went to hell on numerous occasions.

Risk of Rain is a platform game with permadeath mechanics taken straight from roguelike productions. We get to an alien planet, choose one of the different character classes (although at first we only have one, and it is quite long before we get the next ones) and jump between platforms while fighting off hordes of aliens. The enemies you kill increase your experience level, and during the game, you acquire useful items, which compensates for the very rapidly growing ferocity of enemies. Simple visuals are unlikely to please even pixel art fans, but the fast pace of the game and the numerous challenges will provide dozens of hours of fun-especially in cooperative mode.

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