You awake from forced brain surgery to find key memory centers of your brain missing. They've been replaced by Nero, your peanut-butter-craving neuro-Hud, that will act as your guide to the universal super highways known as the Rings. If you can survive fiery trench runs, flail-swinging gladiators in intergalactic arenas, and feuding trash moguls, you'll discover that you're a Sage, capable of rewriting the physical laws with your thoughts.
Exploring the quantum space beneath atoms has made most Sages rather... eccentric, but relatively harmless. And yet The Consortium of the Inner Rings has deemed that any man or woman capable of destroying a world with a thought will never be bound by its laws. In the interest of peace and order, they have slated the Sages for extermination. So began The Extinguishing, a universal war whose casualties can be measured in galaxies. You will play a pivotal role in this terrible battle... if you can find out who you are. The Universe is only as vast as our minds can imagine. -- an unnamed Sage.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, AMD/Intel dual-core 2.4 GHz processor or higher, 2 GB RAM or more, Nvidia GeForce 8800/ATI Radeon HD 4800 3D graphics card with 256 MB VRAM compatible with DirectX 9.0c (Shader Model 3.0 support required), 4 GB HDD, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card, Mouse, Keyboard. Patched to version 220.127.116.11
Posted on 2013-07-09 06:24:17 byLost-brain:
I backed this game on kickstarter, because I find it relatively impressive for a game produced by a team of two person, and I don't regret that.
This space shooter is really entertaining, with dozens of ships who are really different from each others (and can all be personnalized) and have varied maneuvrability. This give an interesting tactical aspect to the space battle, dependingread more on your class battleship (fighter, rogue, etc...) and the weapon and other abilities you're equiping your ship. Be carefull on your choices for your ship, because your opponents are here in great numbers, and only your Sage's abilities (like slow down the action for example) can help you to defeat this horde.
About the story, it's well written (because of the humor and a large amount of references) but it's not particulary exciting apart from the points I just wrote.
In concerns technical aspect, the game have nice graphics for a small project like this one, and I don't have suffer about bugs or technical issues.
The multiplayers modes are interesting, but I have to advice you to get a decent ship before trying it, because all the other players will use the better ship they have, and many of them play the game for one or two months.
Finally, I just say that Ring Runner is a good game, with a solid (but a little repeating missions) solo campaign and an amusing multiplayer.
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Posted on 2013-07-12 10:10:09 bylsmithbauer88:
So I almost passed this game up because I thought it was another side scrolling space shooter. The first mission is exactly that and I was almost ready to turn it off because I have played so many of those "bullet-hell" games.
I was glad that I stuck around. This is one of those gems that come around once every few years and it deserves to be seen and played by all. The story isread more fantastic (alot of reading, but that's a good thing). There is no voice acting, but I still felt something for the characters. It's also funny, it made me laugh a few times, granted that's not too hard to do.
I can't speak for multiplayer because I have never seen a game up. The concepts are amazing and the combinations are near limitless...
My only gripes about the game are the "cut-scenes" in the middle of combat. It will freeze the camera. I would rather there be a passive chat system that didn't freeze the intense action. I have died so many times to that. The UI needs some work, it is just too plain for this awesome of a game, or am I insane? I like rain.
The reason that this might not make it is because people won't want to give it a chance. And it's a shame because they should. Also, it might be too complex for the average gamer. I am still a bit confused on the load out system for my ships. This has the makings of a great competitive game.
Regardless, this is an awesome title. I would give it 4.5/5 but I round up because this deserves it.
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Posted on 2013-07-10 02:48:55 byozgurcakmak:
The game is nearly perfect if you are into shoot-em ups. Story is a YMMV affair, I liked it, enjoyed immensely but I don't believe it will has the same effect on everybody.
The skills are a breeze to use, and every ship class is very different from each other. For example you have to adjust yourself to using the environment when you are playing with the grappler class (a-la Jackieread more Chan) but with the caster you mainly try to dodge damage and dish out fantastic amounts of it to the bogeys. I haven't understood how Hangar works and whether there are more & better weapons (shop is still... empty curiously. Maybe I haven't unlocked it yet.). But trying to discover stuff is fun.
You quickly adapt to the keyboard&mouse scheme. I don't have a gamepad so I cannot comment about it. But damned muscle memory hits. I often and occasionally hit a and d for strafing and s for slowing down. Also I found that having a gaming mouse helps, because the devs didn't limit the reticule to a certain distance from the ship, you often find it too far away from your ship and wonder why doesn't it turn that fast...
Those are minor quibbles though. I am so far enjoying it as long as I am careful with those issues. Story mode unlocks hangar&missions so if you are into replayability and you have it in the scenarios->wave mode. (and this is only one of the modes).
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