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Rip Them Off

Lozange Lab
Sep 24, 2020 - Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8.5 / 10
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6.5 / 10
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Nintendo Blast
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Rip Them Off

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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Unfortunately, the difficulty and not grasping it fully means I probably won’t be touching this game again. However, I’m sure there are people that will get it and will enjoy it, I’m just not one of them.

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Nintendo Blast

Felipe Lemos
7 / 10.0
Nintendo Blast

Rip Them Off is first and foremost a difficult puzzle game with leanings to the tower defense genre. A healthy mix, which can also, however, break every nerve. The game is a successful satire of the society we are heading to become, but at the same time it also shows what important decisions I have to make as part of a profit-and-earning ecosystem.

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