Niche Gamer Plays is an ongoing video preview series where our staff take an in-depth and yet concise look at classic, current, and upcoming games across all current gaming platforms.
While Reikon Games’ darling cyberpunk shooter Ruiner has been available for a little while (as has been my review), I finally sat down to play the game live.
This episode of Niche Gamer Plays is actually done under our newish “Papa Orselli Chill Stream” series, a stream that yours truly hosts every Monday night. I typically pick games at random to stream, however I’ve been wanting to do Ruiner live for quite some time now.
Here’s a rundown on the title, via Devolver Digital:
Ruiner is a brutal action shooter set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis Rengkok. A wired sociopath lashes out against a corrupt system to uncover the truth and retrieve his kidnapped brother under the guidance of a secretive hacker friend. Combine preternatural reflexes, augmented tools, and the arsenal of fallen foes to tear down and dismantle the corporate titans of virtuality dealers at HEAVEN.
- Sophisticated & Brutal Combat: Ruiner features lightning fast combat that requires a delicate balance of overwhelming, brute force, and elegant strikes to overcome all manner of savage opponents. Blast through crowds or slow down time and hand select your points of attack before unleashing a storm of violence on the battlefield.
- Cyberpunk Inspired Arsenal: Equip all manner of high-tech firearms and melee weapons to ruin all that oppose you. Employ state of the art gadgets like energy shield, dash augmentations, and the switch gun stun or hack the opposition onto your side of the fight.
- Story-Driven Action: Violent confrontation is a means to an end and trust is a devalued currency in Rengkok as you navigate a senseless world with the help of a mysterious hacker friend.
- Exceptional Soundtrack: Explore and battle to the intense beats of Khoven, DJ Alina, and famed anime composer Susumu Hirasawa (Paprika, Millennium Actress).
Ruiner is currently available for Windows PC, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you can find my review for the game here (I absolutely adore it and highly recommend it).