Rip Them Off

Lozange Lab, Lozange Lab

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
55
Top Critic Average
17%
Critics Recommend
Based on 6 critic reviews
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Rip Them Off

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

55

Top Critic Average

17%

Critics Recommend

Based on 6 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMar 25, 2021
PCSep 24, 2020
Xbox OneMar 24, 2021

Developer: Lozange Lab

Publisher: Lozange Lab

Genres: Simulation, Puzzle, Strategy

Rip Them Off is a minimalistic new puzzle game of economic management and tower defense. The Board needs its profit, and it’s up to you to line the streets with shops the masses can’t resist. Choose your locations, pick your stores and earn enough to advance up the corporate ladder with its increasingly difficult challenges! --- Message from the board --- Welcome [New Hire Name Here]. We’re proud¹ to have you as the newest member² of our [Product Name Here] sales team. Here at [Subsidiary Company Name Here] we’re passionately committed to [Vague Passionate Commitment Here] and we know you are too³. Here at [Company Name] we’re all about giving the people what they want, and what they want is [Product Name] (the ad boys have seen to that!⁴). As a valuable member of our [Company] family⁵ this is where you come in. ¹ Any assertion of pride is purely performative and does not reflect the Board’s opinion of individual employees ² Unless otherwise stated new employees shall be referred to as “Office Drone” ³ Please see Standard Employee Contract section 11b Subsection 12: “Your New Personal Opinions” ⁴ Any suggestion of consumer manipulation by [Company Name] advertising practices is purely hypothetical ⁵ [Company Name] is a registered corporation and not a familial unit. Please see Employee Contract section 154a, “Knowing Your {Lack Of} Rights” Choose Maximising profit and satisfying the board will require planning. In each city, utilise suspiciously empty locations and create an inescapable maze of retail opportunities the masses simply won’t be able to refuse! Spend Those stores aren’t gonna build themselves! Make sure to prioritise your earning potential by managing your budget: buy the right stores in the right locations at the right price. Earn Once you build it, they will come. And keep coming! But it’ll take more than one location to satisfy the Board’s exponential profiteering. Combine locations and store types to really take them for all they’re worth and open up exciting new opportunities around the world! --- Key features --- - An innovative new type of game: Combining puzzle mechanics with tower defense games, Rip Them Off is a new breed of challenge, easy to pick up but hard to master. - Gorgeous design: Evoke your inner Mad Man with 1950s inspired music and graphics. - Addictive gameplay: Each new city provides an increasingly devilish challenge. Can you make it all the way to the biggest metropoles? - Challenge your friends: Who’s the best rip off merchant? Compete against your friends and/or rivals with the leaderboard feature to find out who comes out on top. - Map of the Moment: Hone your capitalistic edge post-launch with Map of the Moment, showcasing revamped versions of your favourite maps with fun modifiers to keep you on your toes. - Go fast or slow: Control the flow of time to make sure your strategies unfold with perfection. Choose your location, choose your stores, give the people what they want. And of course, don’t forget to… Rip them off!

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Overall, Rip Them Off is a pretty unique take on the tower defense genre. While there aren't a ton of maps, there's plenty of room to revisit them to try to improve your scores. Further, the later maps are incredibly difficult, so you'll probably be playing them for a while. Thankfully, the game accounts for these factors and provides an effective way to tinker with your setups. If you want a game that's easy to pick up, yet hard to master, Rip Them Off is well worth your time.

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All things considered, Rip Them Off is a good, unique tower defense game with a comically cynical viewpoint. It has a limited number of levels, but it is also not very expensive, making it an ironically good deal considering the subject matter.

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Even though the aesthetic, soundtrack, and intelligent dialogue create a package that looks outstanding, Rip Them Off fails to come together in its puzzle gameplay. While utilizing trial-and-error can have its merits, Rip Them Off's method of having the player learn a mathematic language that it then changes constantly just doesn't make for a fun gameplay loop. Lacking hard solutions and ramping up difficulty before you've been properly taught makes Rip Them Off a puzzle title that is hard to recommend.

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There is no reason why anyone would ever play this on any console. Even if it were played on its intended platform, Rip Them Off is barely a game. It is a strategy based, tower-defence where there is no strategy, as it revolves around failing to understand the conditions. No con-artist would ever accept failure, and yet this insists that gamers should learn to enjoy losing.

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