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Risk System

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Available on:PCMay 14, 2019

Developer: Newt Industries, LLC

Genre: Action

In the distant future, humanity has discovered a method to replicate matter through the use of a Dimensional Gate. Industry is revolutionized overnight and a short period of chaos gives way to all warring factions uniting under a common banner. A few years pass and the peace brought about by Gate Technology crumbles once a new threat appears; a race of energy parasites that have crossed through the Dimensional Gate by mimicking the very materials humanity had believed they were replicating. Mankind is quickly overtaken as their technology is turned against them and the energy emitted by the parasites begins to take control of those exposed. In an act of desperation, the experimental RSK9 is constructed, a ship made of Pre-Gate materials and technology with the ability to absorb parasite energy and use it to power its incredible arsenal. Piloting the RSK9 is Alys, an ace pilot previously missing in action that has returned seemingly immune to parasite control. Her skill and resistance to the parasite energies influence make her the only pilot capable of preventing the extinction of mankind. NOTE FOR LINUX USERS - Due to game engine limitations we are only able to guarantee compatibility with Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS 64bit or newer. It is likely it will function on many other Linux distributions but it is impossible currently to be 100% sure. We very much want to support the Linux community and are happy to entertain suggestions on how we may improve compatibility in the future. GAME PLAY: -Increase your B-Meter & firepower quickly by flying as close to enemy fire as possible and absorbing their energy. The closer you fly, the more energy you net! -Fire your weapon while flying close to enemy fire and absorbing to perform powerful "Risk Shots". Enemies destroyed by these powered up shots will turn into energy to power your shield. The best defense is a risky offense! -Fly like an ace pilot and utilize Barrel Rolls to quickly cover vertical space & modify your attack! -Unleash the Barrier Breaker once the B-Meter is full to inflict huge damage on everything in sight! -Playing for points is fun again as higher scores are awarded for explosive bursts of destruction and taking risks! Destroy multiple enemies at once and utilize "Risk Shots" to string together combos and increase your score multiplier! -Experience different facets and paths to the story based on your performance and actions taken during missions!

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Risk System is for the hardcore, yet it's also original and well presented. That said, it just won't click for some due to the high level of difficulty.

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Although Risk System might not appeal to bullet hell enthusiasts, it still provides an excellent challenge. And really, Risk System isn’t trying to appeal to them anyway; it’s made to be much more accessible and innovative. In that sense, it exceeds in shining colors. I just wish there was more game to play. But for the low price tag, anyone interested in the shoot ‘em up genre can’t go wrong with a Risk System purchase.

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Risk System is an impressive game where it counts, and that's in its taut, thoughtful and challenging gameplay. The polish of the design reminded us of the excellent run n'gun Bleed, with its focus on dodging and retaliating in linear stages, but of course here applied to the shmup genre. Other than higher ranks, there's not much to rush back to in Risk System's six short stages, but they're sufficiently difficult enough to last genre non-veterans a good while. Absolute pro shmuppers may find it a little too breezy, but players of any skill level will be able to appreciate the exceptionally solid game on offer here. We say that there's no risk of buyer's remorse with this one.

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Risk System is a fun action arcade game that will keep you busy for a few hours. However, the repetitive gameplay may end your session early.

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