Platforming Shooter Rive Blends Explosive Combat With Quiet Exploration

Rive is a mixed platforming and shoot ‘em up title out now on PC and the Playstation 4. Frantic and full of robots to blast, it’s a fun title. It’s also the last game that developer Two Tribes will ever make. We jump in and blast all the robots!

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The game has an “anything goes” sentiment in the design. It shifts from twin stick shooting and explosions to exploration in quiet, dilapidated spaceship hallways. With a challenging approach to play that feels like it stumbled out of an arcade, Rive has a ton of ups and downs but usually lands on its feet. WiiU and Xbox One versions are planned as well.

Former Senior Writer and Critic at Kotaku.

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DISCUSSION

I love this game! It’s a good old fashion twin stick shooter and it is brutal has hell but in a good way. It’s not a very long game but for the price, it’s worth it. I’m currently still trying to kill the last boss.

I’m really sad though that this is their last game. =(

Edit: For those who are curious it does have a soft bear mode if you can’t handle hard mode but it mocks you by putting a bear icon letting anyone watching know you wussed out